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The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)
3.94
In a nutshell: Fantastic idea, horribly executed.

The writing did nothing for it. I almost never start on an author's writing style but in this case, i...more
Aug 18, 2010
Jul 17, 2010
 
Poison Study (Study, #1)
4.18
When I first got this book, I wasn't too thrilled. I started reading it but the writing style distracted me. Maria V. Snyder uses shorter sentences th...more
Feb 09, 2009
Dec 04, 2008
 
The Eyes of a King (The Last Descendants, #1)
3.23
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


I read somewhere that Catherine Banner was slated to be the next J.K. Rowling. I’m sure whoev...more
Jun 18, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
 
Voices of Dragons
3.68
The only reason I'm giving this book a "B-" is because I liked the idea. But I can't say much more than that. Needless to say, I had a huge issue with...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jul 27, 2009
 
Brightly Woven
3.83
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


Ever had that feeling that a book gives you—where you know for sure that you’re totally in lo...more
Apr 09, 2011
Nov 24, 2009
 
Tiger Lily
3.94
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


"Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hai...more
Sep 09, 2012
Nov 15, 2010
 
Airman
4.12
Truly, this summary doesn't give the book justice. You read it and it's like, "Oh sure, sounds fine." But the book contains so much more.

This takes a...more
Mar 07, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
 
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
3.95
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


Straight up: probably one of the best books I've read in a while. Robin LaFevers has construc...more
Mar 07, 2012
Aug 14, 2011
 
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)
4.04
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


This is the first book of Ms. Marchetta's that I've read (she's also written "On Jellicoe Roa...more
Nov 25, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
 
The Shadow Cats (Fire and Thorns, #0.5)
3.76
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


I'm a big fan of Rae Carson's debut, The Girl of Fire and Thorns. When I saw this one, I imme...more
Aug 05, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
 
The Nascenza Conspiracy (The Cassaforte Chronicles, #3)
3.90
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


This has to be my favorite out of all the Cassaforte Chronicles. Which is saying something, p...more
Mar 05, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
 
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1)
4.16
This has got to be one of my all-time favorite books. Will is such a free-spirited boy and Halt is that dominant, silent, intriguing teacher, father f...more
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Sep 01, 2008
 
Legacy (Legacy, #1)
3.69
What to say about this book...well. I first must say this about the author: I find myself reluctant to say that she writes as maturely as an adult but...more
Dec 26, 2009
Dec 05, 2009
 
Fall of a Kingdom (The Farsala Trilogy, #1)
3.71
I am a huge fan of Hilari Bell's Writing Tips and I was dying to see it in action. I bought this book a long time ago and I am so glad I finally read...more
Mar 09, 2014
Aug 02, 2010
 
The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8)
4.15
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


The last Artemis Fowl book. What a thrilling end! This book marks the very first to make me,...more
Aug 09, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
 
Raven's Strike (Raven, #2)
3.99
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


Another inventive and engaging story by Patricia Briggs. I really wish there were more than t...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
 
Blue Fire (Healing Wars, #2)
3.97
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


I liked this second installment, even if the writing gave me a little bit of trouble.

Janice H...more
Dec 07, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.89
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


This is a fascinating mix of elements. This is a book that brought about that rare feeling wh...more
Jan 10, 2011
Sep 26, 2010
 
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
4.03
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


I have always loved dragon stories, and with one notable exception, I have never been disappo...more
Nov 07, 2012
Mar 08, 2012
 
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
4.09
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


I love the instances when a book lives up to its hype. I didn't have to read any reviews to k...more
Nov 19, 2012
Feb 11, 2012
 
Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)
4.10
This is a book meant for people who can read thick, flourishing descriptions. I say "thick" because details are very, well...thick. Usually it would b...more
Oct 22, 2009
Sep 14, 2009
 
The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3)
4.52
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


Here I am, eighteen-years-old, and still finding unbelievable enjoyment in Rick Riordan books...more
Oct 15, 2012
Nov 20, 2011
 
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)
4.21
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


The False Prince, had, in my mind, many flaws: the writing was simple, but not elegant and th...more
Jul 2012
Oct 12, 2011
 
Dragonswood
3.84
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


Dragonswood is distinguishable to me for being (basically) the first book for me to buy on pu...more
Jul 15, 2012
Aug 25, 2011
 
Vessel
3.87
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When Vessel first caught my eye some months ago, I dismissed it. What a mistake. Sarah Beth D...more
Oct 09, 2012
Jun 05, 2012
 
Secret Sacrament (Secret Sacrament, #1)
3.95
This book holds a powerful thought process. It makes you think about what each object in this book symbolizes in this world. And how exquisite, the en...more
Jan 07, 2009
Jan 05, 2009
 
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
3.70
So I'll just jump right into it, yeah?

I felt nothing for the characters. There was no depth. At least if I hate a character, that says something for h...more
Jul 28, 2010
Jan 01, 2009
 
The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2)
4.25
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.

In one word: incredible. While only a single scene of Girl of Fire and Thorns stayed perfectl...more
Jan 26, 2013
Aug 06, 2011
 
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
4.06
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.


A well crafted and excellently written book, though it's not without its faults.

This is the f...more
Oct 28, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1)
3.75
Originally posted on The Authoress: Book Review and More.

I had all kinds of wild expectations for The Assassin's Curse: there had to be romance, but n...more
Jan 13, 2013
Aug 03, 2012
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