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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1)
4.55
"I must confess myself... disappointed."

(For those who don't get the reference, it's a line that Voldemort uses in Goblet of Fire - the movie version...more
Sep 06, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
 
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)
3.51
(1.5)

Steampunk and zombies and mini-apocalypse, oh my. How could you go wrong?

For starters, you could have lead characters that I never really connect...more
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 14, 2010
 
Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)
3.76
I have something of a taste for children's and young adult fantasy stories. I'm a total geek for Harry Potter, and quite enjoyed Fablehaven, Tithe, an...more
not set
Jun 04, 2008
 
Warbreaker
4.16
2.5

Let me start by saying that I was pleasantly surprised. For some reason I was expecting another epic type fantasy, with lots of travel and descript...more
Jan 2010
Dec 28, 2009
 
Ready Player One
4.30
1.5

This was an ok read. Outside of the sci-fi aspect of it being set in a future world where people, to various degrees, spend chunks of their lives i...more
Dec 17, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
 
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
3.95
So, what can I say? I enjoyed the book, but in a guilty pleasures, sort of embarrassed to admit kind of way. Let's admit it - this is hardly well writ...more
Oct 2009
Sep 30, 2009
 
The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower #7)
4.22
So, the first time I read this book I rated it 3 stars, and that was probably a bit high for it, because I hated the ending. I hated it so much, left...more
Mar 23, 2011
Sep 13, 2010
 
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
4.28
2 1/2

I'm not really sure what I think of the book.

I liked it from the outset - the description of all the trouble little Locke gave the poor Thiefmak...more
Aug 2009
Jun 10, 2009
 
The Book of Lost Things
3.97
So I finished the story part of this last night (though I'm still browsing through the additional material stuff), and I ended up really liking it.

Act...more
Feb 29, 2012
Mar 02, 2010
 
Geekomancy (Ree Reyes, #1)
3.58
According to a friend of mine, if you don't love this book then you have to hand in your geek card... so I guess consider my card revoked?

Here's the t...more
Dec 17, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
 
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)
3.93
So... Um... Well, that was, erm, something all right...

So I suppose I should start off by saying it's not quite what I was expecting but, of course,...more
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
 
The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)
4.10
1 1/2

I had avoided this book for awhile, despite all the good things I'd heard about it, primarily because I was afraid that the "gritty realism" proc...more
May 11, 2011
May 04, 2011
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
1 1/2

Where to start?

Some people don't see to like this book because it's too bleak and depressing. Not depressing in a truly sad kind of way, more ju...more
Jun 03, 2011
May 29, 2011
 
The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1)
4.26
I don't have much to say for this book. I thought the premise was interesting, but there was something about the execution that just didn't grab me. L...more
Jul 10, 2010
May 29, 2009
 
The Night Circus
4.00
3.75

This is another one of those hard ones for me to review.

Overall, I really liked the story - the idea of the Night Circus, the whole dream-like qua...more
Dec 12, 2011
Sep 07, 2011
 
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2)
4.21
2.5

I read this for a group I'm in, and I wrote a big long post about it, so now I'm sort of talked out. Maybe I'll do a proper review in the future. F...more
Jan 26, 2011
Jan 20, 2010
 
Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, #1)
4.04
1 1/2

In my review for Graceling I stated that I was a bit of a sucker for romance elements in action type stories. I have, in the past, admitted to, p...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
 
The Hum and the Shiver (Tufa, #1)
3.82
As the book opens we are introduced to the main protagonist, Bronwyn Hyatt, a daughter of the Tufa - a mysterious people who live in Appalachian count...more
Mar 02, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
 
Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)
4.10
2.5

As some may know, I'd read Ship of Magic in December of last year, and I wasn't that overly impressed with it. Based on that book, and some of Hobb...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 
The Alienist
4.02
I found out after I finished the book that Caleb Carr started off by writing historical non-fiction and that he even first pitched this book as non-fi...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.92
2 1/2

What to say? This is one of those books which is hard for me to rate.

In a way it reminded me of The Monsters of Templeton in that I generally enj...more
Sep 26, 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
Little Bee
3.65
I'm sort of bouncing back and forth between 2 and 3. I need time to think about it.

***

I've decided to give it 2 1/2, because it was pretty good - and...more
Mar 03, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
 
Divergent (Divergent #1)
4.34
When I first read the blurb of the book I was skeptical about the set-up of the story/world and also turned off by all the comparisons to Hunger Games...more
Apr 06, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
 
The Golem and the Jinni
4.11
2.5

I first heard about this book recently when a friend read it and said he was very impressed with it - he said it was much better than what he was e...more
May 13, 2013
May 10, 2013
 
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)
4.10
4.5

This is a really fun book, in a fun series, and I almost want to give it 5 stars, but I can't help but feeling just a small sense of dissatisfactio...more
Feb 25, 2012
Nov 09, 2010
 
To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2)
4.14
2 1/2

I picked up this book because it was the read of the month for the Sci-fi/Fantasy group here on goodreads. Time travel tends to hurt my head, and...more
May 11, 2009
May 05, 2009
 
Lord of Light
4.10
2.5

I had a bit of a hard time following what was going on, at times, with this book. Not because of the so-called non-linear* nature of the story, but...more
Mar 30, 2011
Aug 12, 2009
 
The Stand
4.31
3 1/2

It only took 2 1/2 weeks, and I have conquered The Stand! (It probably wouldn't have taken so long, except I had a show going on for most of the...more
Jul 2011
Jan 28, 2011
 
The Meaning of Night (The Meaning of Night #1)
3.70
3 1/2

This is another book which is, in a way, hard for me to review. The book was not without its flaws. In many ways I can think of more negative thi...more
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
 
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
3.35
The book has a cool premise - following a book thief, trying to understand his motivations and whatnot, and also following the man whose quest it is t...more
Jan 15, 2012
Sep 11, 2009
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