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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
3.31
**spoiler alert** This book is a sort of combination prequel/retelling of Mary Shelley's famed work, and it does a wonderful job of immersing the read ...more
Sep 07, 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
Deerskin
3.86
Loved the protagonist, loved her love interest. Loved the much of the story. But I can't get over the setup of the beginning of the novel. To expand t ...more
Jun 2010
Sep 23, 2010
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
**spoiler alert** Grossman's world-building is wonderful, and the plot of this novel is so engrossing and fine-tuned that I didn't want to put the boo ...more
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
 
Chalice
3.73
Color me disappointed. This world had so much potential, and I wanted to like Mirasol so badly--but the entire time I was reading this book, I felt as ...more
Nov 18, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
**spoiler alert** I think that this was maybe the most satisfying way to wrap up the series (for me, at least). I'm a little surprised about all the P ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Jan 03, 2011
 
Spindle's End (Folktales, #3)
3.76
As a retelling of the "Sleeping Beauty" fairytale, this book is interesting--it takes the source material and twists it and transforms it, mostly in a ...more
May 26, 2010
May 10, 2010
 
Flygirl
3.92
Solid WWII-era what-if concerning a young African American woman passing as white in order to join the WASP. This was a great read, and it's obvious t ...more
Jul 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10)
3.87
A nice way to calm things down after the events of the last novel in the series. I'm curious to see how everything gets wrapped up in the end, assumin ...more
Sep 15, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
 
Going Bovine
3.65
A modern-day reimagining of Don Quixote, told from the perspective of a teenager suffering from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The more time I spend away ...more
Jun 2010
Sep 07, 2010
 
Grave Sight (Harper Connelly, #1)
3.83
Interesting premise from an author that I always enjoy, with a much grittier feeling than the Southern Vampire Mysteries. I go to Charlaine Harris nov ...more
Sep 23, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
 
Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, #3)
4.29
This book didn't really get going for me until around 300 pages in--not great, when it clocks out at ~450. The last action-packed bit was fun, though; ...more
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 02, 2011
 
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
4.11
I will read anything this author publishes. She writes fantasy in such a way that I want to tear through her books, but at the same time I want to rea ...more
Aug 20, 2010
May 10, 2010
 
What Casanova Told Me: A Novel
3.28
Not my usual reading fare, and not really my cup of tea, either. This book is well crafted, though, and I very much enjoyed both of the protagonists-- ...more
Sep 28, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
4.10
With this one book, Kristin Cashore has supplanted the place that Robin McKinley firmly held on my bookshelves. Cashore's Katsa is an amazing heroine, ...more
not set
Jan 23, 2010
 
Skies of Gold (The Ether Chronicles, #5)
3.73
Not what I was expecting; this was recommended to me as steampunk/fantasy, but it's firmly a romance novel.
not set
Sep 22, 2013
 
The Book of Lost Things
3.98
I absolutely loved this book. It starts off slowly, but as soon as David enters the fairytale realm, things pick up with astounding (and horrifying) s ...more
Oct 20, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
 
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
3.93
Loved it. Now the interminable wait until the conclusion!
Nov 13, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
 
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (The Wicked Years #1)
3.48
After all the hype I'd heard about this book, I have to admit that I was a bit let down when I finished it. Much darker than I'd expected, the book is ...more
Jan 2006
Jun 06, 2007
 
Thud! (Discworld, #34)
4.25
I began this book in June of 2007, and despite my best efforts, I could never motivate myself enough to finish it. I adore Terry Pratchett's writing, ...more
Jun 2007
Jun 07, 2007
 
American Gods
4.10
Completely brilliant; the latter part of this book hits like a punch in the mouth. You expect dark elements from Neil Gaiman, and in this book, you ge ...more
May 09, 2010
Jun 07, 2007
 
Mozart's Women: His Family, His Friends, His Music
3.79
Still working through it, but it's an intriguing read so far.
Apr 13, 2009
Jan 21, 2008
 
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
3.92
None
not set
Oct 05, 2013
 
Five Decades: Poems 1925-1970 (Neruda, Pablo) (English and Spanish Edition)
4.43
None
not set
Nov 11, 2010
 
The Tao of Pooh
4.00
None
not set
Nov 11, 2010
 
The Selected Levis
4.51
None
Feb 26, 2009
Jan 21, 2008
 
Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)
4.18
None
Nov 02, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
 
Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1)
3.70
None
Feb 11, 2013
Jan 14, 2011
 
The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #4)
4.12
None
Feb 26, 2009
Jun 07, 2007
 
The Halfling's Gem (Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #6)
4.14
None
not set
Jun 07, 2007
 
The Old Man and the Sea
3.66
None
not set
Nov 12, 2010
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