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A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry, #1)
I would rank Hamilton as one of my favorite writers, but for her fatal flaw. She creates wonderful characters and settings, but inevitably she has to ...more
Nov 21, 2008
Nov 15, 2008
A Stroke of Midnight (Merry Gentry, #4)
More of the same with Hamilton. Lots of sex interrupted by a bit of plot.

This book pretty much takes place in the span of only one day and we see Mer
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Jan 12, 2009
The Masterharper of Pern (Pern, #15)
McCaffrey offers a prelude to her original Dragonrider novels by revisiting a main character of those stories, Masterharper Robinton. However this mig ...more
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Jul 13, 2009
Wings of Wrath (The Magister Trilogy, #2)
I love C.S. Friedman! Wings of Wrath is the second book of the Magister trilogy, and as such pretty much sets up the finale. However the depth of Frie ...more
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Feb 15, 2009
Death's Daughter (Calliope Reaper-Jones, #1)
An interesting introduction to what I hope becomes a longer series. Amber Benson creates a universe similar to Piers Anthony's On a Pale Horse. Like t ...more
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Mar 15, 2009
Beyond the Black Stump
I love stories about the taming of Australia. Beyond the Black Stump satisfies this craving, describing life in frontier sheep grazing portions of the ...more
Dec 03, 2008
Dec 03, 2008
A Caress of Twilight (Merry Gentry, #2)
Like most Hamilton books she has a good premise and starts with a great story that can really hook you, assuming of course you can handle the gratuito ...more
Dec 21, 2008
Dec 11, 2008
Best Served Cold
As one might easily guess from the title, this is a novel about revenge and the darkest of deeds. The mercenary leader Monza Murcatto and her beloved ...more
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Sep 14, 2009
The Seven Deadly Sins of Science Fiction
I remember this one fondly, as it was one of the books my dad kept on his bathroom reading shelf. A collection of 9 sci-fi short stories dealing with ...more
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Apr 27, 2009
Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, #2)
I've got mixed feelings about this book and the series as a whole. On the positive side, Goodkind creates interesting main characters and settings, an ...more
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Aug 17, 2009
Hamilton's first book is completely different from everything else of hers I've read. Its more of a pure fantasy novel for starters, set in a high mag ...more
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Apr 22, 2009
Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)
I like to call these books "Vampire Testosterone Porn". By porn, be prepared for lots of sex scenes, although they are easy to skim or skip. So far Wa ...more
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Sep 25, 2012
Swallowing Darkness (Merry Gentry, #7)
This book is what I read Hamilton for. The sex is way toned down, and the action, plot and magic are much more developed.

That doesn't mean there is n
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Jan 17, 2009
Santa Olivia (Santa Olivia, #1)
Jacqueline Carey is one of my favorite modern authors and I've been eagerly anticipating this book for some time. It didn't let me down.

The blurb on
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Jul 10, 2009
Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #20)
I still enjoy Hamilton's books - she has a great style and really brings to life her characters. But this one could use a LOT more editing. Some blata ...more
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Aug 23, 2011
Hammer of God (Godspeaker Trilogy, #3)
Great conclusion to the Godspeaker trilogy.
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Jan 26, 2009
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
This book at first appears to be a one joke gimmick, a quickly published novel intended just to make a buck. I was however pleasantly surprised at its ...more
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May 11, 2009
Bones of the Dragon (Dragonships of Vindras, #1)
This book is similar to other Weis and Hickman stories, in that it is centered around a war in heaven between the Gods, and is played out by the morta ...more
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Feb 26, 2009
Madeleine's Ghost
If you are interested in books about Louisiana and New York, this book might be worth the read. Unfortunately the setting is pretty much the highlight ...more
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Feb 27, 2009
Already Dead (Joe Pitt, #1)
This is a gritty detective novel set in present day NYC. Joe Pitt isn't your average P.I. however. He's also a vampire, and not an especially popular ...more
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Mar 20, 2009
Red Planet
One of Heinlein's young adult books, this one deals with libertarian ideas as an overly authoritarian headmaster clashes with the wild-western philoso ...more
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Oct 25, 2009
Backup (The Dresden Files, #10.3)
Not certain why this was published as a standalone book, as its really only a short story. It would be perfect for inclusion in an anthology with othe ...more
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Jan 17, 2009
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (The World As Myth)
I probably shouldn't have read this book so soon. It is apparently a later novel of Heinlein's, and as such something of a last hurrah reuniting many ...more
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Feb 08, 2013
Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #3)
The Sookie Stackhouse series is getting better with each book. Bill goes missing and Sookie goes to rescue him, even though its likely he's been cheat ...more
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Jul 08, 2009
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
This is the weakest book of the series thus far... not bad considering its 5th of the series. Its still well written, but it just doesn't have quite t ...more
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Oct 08, 2009
The Winds of Dune (Heroes of Dune, #2)
While the elder Herbert has passed, his son has been doing a good job of continuing and expanding the series. Winds of Dune is one of the better of th ...more
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Aug 29, 2009
The Dolphins of Pern (Pern, #13)
McCaffrey attempts to rewrite Menolly's story... instead of a girl loving music and running away to live in caves, the boy runs away because his paren ...more
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Jul 27, 2009
Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14)
The quality of the Dresden books continues to be excellent. I can't recommend this series any more highly. So many other authors let things start to s ...more
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Jan 10, 2013
Every Last Drop (Joe Pitt, #4)
Joe Pitt just doesn't know how to stay out of trouble. This novel finds him stirring the pot to levels never seen before. Amazingly enough he keeps la ...more
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Apr 10, 2009
Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, #4)
Cheating Bill has left the country, Eric has lost his memory at the hands of some evil witches and her brother Jason goes missing. Life has grown a lo ...more
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Aug 25, 2009
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