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Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #17)
Yet another book where we get to return to the Anita Blake of old-- there is very little sex in this book and lots of Edward. We get to learn more abo ...more
Jun 13, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
Pearl in the Void
Pearl in the Void is the sequel to "Worth of a Shell," which begins the Stone Moon Trilogy. As a "second book," you may expect it to be a mere bridge, ...more
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May 01, 2013
Mona Lisa Awakening (Monère: Children of the Moon, #1)
**spoiler alert** I am so torn.

On one hand, this book is a fluffy, silly fantasy. On the other, WHOA PLAGIARISM! There are SO MANY elements from Anne
Nov 05, 2011
Nov 05, 2011
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
I don't know that you can count this book as a "read," since I finished three... maybe four?.. chapters and had to resist the urge to throw it across ...more
Jul 22, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
The Worth of a Shell
An early offering from MCA Hogarth, this novel is rich, evocative, and harsh. The world is well-built, the characters are deeply drawn, and the plot d ...more
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May 10, 2010
Mindtouch (The Dreamhealers 1)
Sweet with a hint of spice

This is a rare story in so many ways. It is an asexual romance, a story of a deep and magical friendship that transcends bar
Jul 2014
Jun 04, 2014
Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #20)
I liked this one. More Edward and less sex make for a better Anita Blake book, IMO. The ending felt rushed, but that's standard lately, I think. I can ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2)

I finished Deadline a few days ago, and was simultaneously in love with and wanting to stab Mira Grant with one of her own machetes.

This book is
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 01, 2011
A Bloom in the North (The Stone Moon Trilogy, #3)
A brilliant, perfect, sweet, sad ending. I will be thinking on this for a while.

Go, read the trilogy! It's amazing!
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May 01, 2013
Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)

OK, so, this is more of a rant than a review. I love the BDB series, and I've been excited about this book for ages because ZOMG a gay relat
Nov 30, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
Welcome to the Jungle: Everything You Wanted to Know about Bipolar But Were Too Freaked Out to Ask
This book was awesome. It's lighthearted and more directed at teens/college kids than adults, but I think ANYONE who has bipolar disorder should consi ...more
May 21, 2011
May 21, 2011
Cast in Shadow (Chronicles of Elantra, #1)
Technically, 3.5 stars.

This first installment of the 'Chronicles of Elantra' held my attention well, but slowed down a great deal in the middle, and t
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Jan 11, 2011
Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)
Actually 2.5 stars

This book was just meh. It was very hard to find a lot of sympathy for Calla, or to believe in her emotions for Shay in the beginnin
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
License to Ensorcell (Nola O'Grady, #1)
So, I'm a big Kerr fan from way back, and I thought "ooh, urban fantasy! Awesome!" and grabbed this book ASAP.

All the acronyms annoyed me SO MUCH. Rea
Feb 13, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Cleopatra's Daughter
I am so not sure if I am going to be able to finish this book. Thus far, I've picked it up and put it down six times. I can't put my finger on what it ...more
Aug 2010
Jul 27, 2010
The Other Boleyn Girl (The Tudor Court, #2)
I was not crazy about this particular novel. The characters of Mary and Anne were so polarized, and the author never gave a good understanding of why ...more
May 05, 2011
May 01, 2011
To Desire a Wicked Duke (Courtship Wars, #6)
I love historical romances, but this one was kind of irritating. I think it couldn't decide if it was a ghost story/mystery or simply a romance with a ...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
Dragongirl (Pern, #22)
The story was compelling, but I had major issues with the pacing. I felt like there were pages and pages where it was racing headlong without a break ...more
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Mar 10, 2011
This is a cute little tale, and would make a fairly good introduction to the world. However, I felt that the conflict resolved itself too easily, and ...more
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Nov 30, 2011
Intrigues (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles, #2)
This was such a fun read, and I really enjoyed returning to the familiar Collegium and Mercedes Lackey's world of Companions and Heralds. I have recen ...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
Talon of the Unnamed Goddess
A fun fantasy adventure

This fast-paced and fun adventure has a strong heroine and an interesting world. Its only drawback is that it is awfully long-w
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't)
I adored this book. It's my first Betty White book, but I do not think it will be my last. It was conversational and sweet, and felt to me like what h ...more
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Jun 03, 2011
Touchstone (Glass Thorns, #1)
This wasn't a book, this was a really long prologue for book 2.

I loved the characters, the magic, the world building. But NOTHING HAPPENED. Where was
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
Dragon Moon (Moon, #9)
I was enjoying this book, right up until the author forgot to transition between the location she'd taken the characters to and their home base. I was ...more
Jan 11, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love (Kushiel's Legacy #1.5; Phèdre's Trilogy, #1.5; The Dresden Files, #11.5; Outlander, #8.5)
I borrowed this book from the library as soon as it was available. I had heard it contained a tale from Jacqueline Carey about Anafiel and Rolande. Th ...more
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Feb 05, 2011
Lovers and Beloveds
I think I'd give this book 3.5 stars, really. It was good, but not exceptional. I also thought it was a stand-alone, but clearly it is not.

I enjoyed
Jul 05, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
The War for Late Night: When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy
I learned a lot from this dense read. It is chock-full of interesting anecdotes about the various late night personalities. It does a surprisingly goo ...more
Feb 07, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
The Constant Princess (The Tudor Court, #1)
I had issues with this book's pacing. I felt like there were stretches that would have been better served by summary rather than long passages that ju ...more
May 2011
Apr 29, 2011
The Copper Bodice
I'm very ambivalent about this tale. On one hand I really liked the romance; on the other, the rest of the story was so dark it was off-putting. (both ...more
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Jun 29, 2011
Darkness Calls (Hunter Kiss, #2)
Darkness Calls is an excellent second novel, continuing the adventures of Hunter Kiss and her motley band of friends. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot, a ...more
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Nov 12, 2010
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