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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1)
"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
Sep 06, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1)

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
Mar 19, 2010
Mar 14, 2010
Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)
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

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
Jan 2010
Dec 28, 2009
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
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
Aug 2009
Jun 10, 2009
Ready Player One

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
Dec 17, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
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)
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 Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)
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
May 11, 2011
May 04, 2011
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)

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 cours
Mar 13, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1)
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
After reading Neverwhere for the second time, it remains one of, if not thee, favorite book of mine by Gaiman. There really aren't many flaws to this ...more
May 04, 2009
Jun 03, 2008
The Golem and the Jinni

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
May 13, 2013
May 10, 2013
The Book of Lost Things
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.

Feb 29, 2012
Mar 02, 2010
Geekomancy (Ree Reyes, #1)
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
Dec 17, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
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
Jun 03, 2011
May 29, 2011
The Thirteenth Tale
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
Sep 26, 2009
Sep 18, 2009
The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1)
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
Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)

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
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
The Hum and the Shiver (Tufa, #1)
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
Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, #1)
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
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
The Night Circus

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
Dec 12, 2011
Sep 07, 2011
The Crown Conspiracy (The Riyria Revelations, #1)
**spoiler alert** An enjoyable enough book, but nothing that wowed me. It was generally well-paced, but it also wasn't a book that I couldn't put down ...more
Apr 14, 2009
Mar 25, 2009
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2)

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
Jan 26, 2011
Jan 20, 2010
Little Bee
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
Mar 03, 2011
Mar 02, 2011
The Stand
2 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
Jul 2011
Jan 28, 2011
To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2)
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
May 11, 2009
May 05, 2009
Among Others

I like the general premise of the book, especially the whole magical realism aspect of it. It's something I've been seeing more and more in book
May 18, 2012
May 10, 2012
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
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 Girl with All the Gifts
So, this book...

First and foremost let me state that had this not a) been picked for a group read and b) been raved about relentlessly repeatedly, I w
Dec 02, 2014
Nov 29, 2014
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