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The Magicians' Guild (The Black Magician Trilogy, #1)

"It's hollow, it goes on forever. My god... It's full of tropes!"

I mean, seriously. I'm not saying this book was complete Harry Potter rip off, but co...more
Jul 03, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
The Sum of All Men (Runelords #1)

A close approximation of the female lead.

This has been a pretty good year for me for reading. I haven't come across that many real stinkers. I've fou...more
Sep 25, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Something from the Nightside (Nightside, #1)
This book came highly, highly recommended to me, by the same friend who bought me my first Dresden and Belgariad books. Never before have I doubted he...more
Oct 30, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
The Curse of the Mistwraith (Wars of Light & Shadow, #1; Arc 1, #1)
I like the *idea* behind the book, but I can't quite grasp the world she's cast it in. Like, who are these sorceresses and why do they all have a coll...more
Jun 28, 2011
Dec 21, 2010
The Age of Odin
I was really hoping to like this book a lot better. It revolved around a loser named Gid, who is "Special." By the middle (I think?) of the book, he's...more
May 30, 2011
Mar 04, 2011
Devices and Desires (Engineer Trilogy, #1)
Not technically bad, but somehow by the time I'd read more than half of the book, it still had not grabbed me. I ended up giving up on it about 60% of...more
Aug 04, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
The Fallen Blade (The Assassini, #1)
I drive between two and three hours every day, back and forth from Long Beach to LA, with my carpool/cousin/coworker. It's a LOT of time to spend in t...more
Oct 24, 2013
Oct 09, 2013
Patient Zero (Joe Ledger, #1)
This is offered up as a zombie book, and while that's accurate to one extent, it's mostly a CIA, terrorism, special ops book. I think if I had fully u...more
Dec 21, 2011
Dec 27, 2010
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1)
It's a shame I didn't like this as well as everyone else did; I was really looking forward to something to fill in my gaps in Dresdenland. But unfortu...more
Aug 07, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1)
**spoiler alert** This book gives me hope. Not hope that female characters can be well-written, not hope that there might be a nice, long, easily-read...more
Jan 19, 2011
Dec 30, 2010
Shadow Moon (Chronicles of the Shadow War, #1)
Someone needs to tell George Lucas that it's okay to create a story without having to make it a sequel.

As a sequel, it sucks. Willow bears no resembl...more
not set
Dec 25, 2010
The Wanderer's Tale
What is sad is that it took the writer twelve years to write this. The introduction of the shaman Wodesman is brilliant, but the rest of the book does...more
not set
Dec 28, 2010
Iron Lake (Cork O'Connor, #1)
Action built up nice at the end, but I didn't connect with the characters at all. The writing style might be better for a more hard-boiled tale.
Apr 2012
Feb 26, 2012
Atlantis (Jack Howard, #1)
I learned that not everyone can look up the proper spelling of Greek letters. It's lambda, not lamna. Also, the worst effort in character development...more
Aug 19, 2010
Sep 30, 2009
Angelology (Angelology, #1)
May 2010
Dec 29, 2010
Monster Hunter International (MHI, #1)
not set
Jun 30, 2011
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