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Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3)
Probably my favorite so far--definitely my favorite of the first three, even though I thought the second was my favorite (although the second features...more
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
The Book of Blood and Shadow
Wow. I was hooked the moment I read the first page. Looking back at my progress posts on Goodreads, I compared this book to The Historian and The Da...more
Sep 23, 2011
Sep 08, 2011
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
Um, I don't know where to start. I'll try to be non-spoilery.

I usually don't read book reviews or seek information about the plot of a book before I r...more
Nov 04, 2011
Oct 06, 2011
The Poacher's Son (Mike Bowditch, #1)
While mysteries are not my preferred genre, I had an opportunity to read an ARC of this book through the Barnes & Noble First Look program. I thou...more
Mar 14, 2010
Feb 06, 2010
Truly, Madly (Lucy Valentine #1)
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and likely would not have read it, otherwise. It is not really my preferred genre and reads like fluffy chic-l...more
Dec 26, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
Searching for Arthur (The Return to Camelot, #1)
I adore Arthurian legend. I especially adore adaptations of the well-known storylines and enjoy the fresh perspectives. When my friend Donna Hosie rel...more
Aug 24, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)
This story has amazing potential, yet I felt like this book was nothing but exposition. Yes, it is the first in a series and must set the scene; no, i...more
Nov 11, 2009
Nov 09, 2009
Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter, #1)
So much better than the first Dark-Hunter book, in my opinion. This book is funny, tender, sexy, and just a lot of fun to read. It brings a different...more
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Beautifully, stunningly written. I had trouble putting it down; not because of any one compelling thing, but because it seems constantly on the edge o...more
Feb 11, 2010
Feb 18, 2008
The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy is painful, beautiful, uncomfortable, dark, funny; but mostly it's honest. Rowling's gorgeous prose is familiar to Harry Potter rea...more
Oct 17, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
The Time Traveler's Wife
While I was not convinced with the author's explanation of the mechanics of time-traveling, I was thoroughly taken in by Clare and Henry's love story....more
Jul 09, 2009
Jun 16, 2007
Bellman & Black: A Ghost Story
BELLMAN & BLACK is gorgeously written and perfectly paced, allowing the reader to almost float through the story as it deftly unfolds. Readers who...more
Oct 13, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
Memoirs of a Geisha
Beautifully written! I was completely taken into Sayuri's world and felt the narrative was absolutely believable as a memoir. Oddly, I was not as inte...more
Apr 26, 2011
Nov 15, 2007
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
Honestly, the only thing that kept me reading was Salander's storyline. (Oh, and I hated the use of characters' last names, by the way.) The pacing, f...more
Sep 28, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)
So many people recommended this book to me; plus I'm really intrigued by Showtime's "True Blood" series. I don't have Showtime and have never seen the...more
Feb 25, 2009
Oct 18, 2008
One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2)
I much preferred this book to the first in the series. Cat shows a lot of emotional maturity, but not so much that she's flawless. Also, I love the in...more
Jan 17, 2009
Jan 01, 2009
At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3)
Longer than the first two, but not really any meatier. Unfortunately, many "twists" were predictable, but I appreciated the character growth and consi...more
Jan 21, 2009
Jan 01, 2009
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)
Loved this series! Loved this book. A very satisfying ending to an amazing story. This is not my preferred genre, yet it's among my favorite books. Ev...more
Jun 03, 2010
Dec 29, 2009
Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)
From the beginning of the series, I've not been a fan of Butch. However, I found his story to be compelling and interesting. While the plot was predic...more
Mar 19, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
Phantom (Sword of Truth, #10)
If you get this far into the Sword of Truth books, then #10 will offer no new insight or surprises. It's of the same formula as the previous nine book...more
Dec 15, 2009
Mar 01, 2009
Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)
Recommended to me by loads of people, so I just had to read it. This book offers an interesting twist on an often-used premise. It's a fast-paced, qui...more
Jan 10, 2009
Jan 01, 2009
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Excellent pacing and engaging storytelling. I really enjoy each character; usually I can find someone to dislike in any book. Even "bad" and minor cha...more
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Jan 27, 2011
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)
This series is currently being read (and favored) by many of my friends, so I had to see what all the fuss is about. I thoroughly enjoyed it! It's a g...more
Feb 07, 2009
Oct 06, 2008
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
I loved this sequel to Hunger Games! The plotting is as intense as the first, and the character development made me continue to care. While there were...more
Sep 03, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Let It Snow
Adorable, light and fun! The authors effortlessly linked their individual stories for a delightful and quick holiday read. I would normally give a boo...more
Dec 24, 2009
Dec 16, 2008
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Brilliant and heart-wrenching. Collins and her 'no holds barred' style made me cringe, cry, laugh, cry, and cringe over and over again. I appreciate t...more
Aug 25, 2010
Feb 19, 2010
Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2)
Written better than the first, although I'm still not quite sold. I think I don't like Sookie, which is probably why I remain disinterested. Eric, on...more
Mar 06, 2009
Oct 21, 2008
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
I enjoyed this sequel more than the first right up to the end. Even so, I'm giving it 4-stars because I was thoroughly entertained and captivated. I c...more
Dec 30, 2009
Sep 28, 2009
Before I Fall
Beautifully written, compelling, and interesting. The premise has the potential to be cheesy, but never takes that turn in this book. I'd recommend it...more
Jul 24, 2011
Jan 29, 2010
13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1)
An absolutely charming read! Nice pacing, interesting characters, fun places--I couldn't put it down.
Apr 17, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
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