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This book is well written, but didn't grab me quite the way its predecessor did. I guess I'm a sucker for love stories, and for most of the plot Firet...more
Oct 17, 2009
Oct 11, 2009
Keeping It Real (Quantum Gravity #1)
I very much enjoyed this book. The first fifty pages or so felt a little disjointed; as the main character herself expresses it (with regard to someth...more
Jun 11, 2010
Jun 01, 2010
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1)
This book was certainly gripping. It deals mostly with the youth of the main character, Kvothe, in the form of his own narration to a scribe. He's unl...more
May 02, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
The Mirador (Doctrine of Labyrinths, #3)
Okay, the Felix/Mildmay love-hate dynamic is starting to get a little old at this point. You just want to shake them both, because they really want th...more
Dec 14, 2009
Dec 12, 2009
Dragon Prince (Dragon Prince, #1)
There's nothing like a good trashy fantasy novel to speed through (or fill up your GoodReads annual goal). Trashy in the sense that it's not that well...more
May 29, 2012
May 28, 2012
The Virtu (Doctrine of Labyrinths, #2)
I thought this was a really enjoyable read. I guess the cyclical nature of the two main characters' relationship can get a little old, but they're bot...more
Dec 12, 2009
Dec 09, 2009
The Huntsman (Warriors of the Wasteland, #1)
I looooved Douglas Hill when I was a kid (ColSec, Last Legionary, etc.), and I was so excited to find this out-of-print edition in an antiquarian book...more
Jun 22, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
The City Watch Trilogy: A Discworld Omnibus.
I have several friends who are absolutely nutty about Discworld. For me, they seem to hold limited appeal. Of course, it may be my own fault for havin...more
Dec 02, 2009
Nov 25, 2009
Murder Past Due (Cat in the Stacks, #1)
It was cute, and certainly something that habitual fans of the genre (which I am not) will enjoy. The cat is lovable. I got annoyed at times with the...more
Oct 16, 2010
Oct 11, 2010
Dragonflight (Pern, #1)
I've read a LOT of Pern books, all several years ago. I adored them at the time, but suspect I wouldn't be quite so enchanted these days. Still, McCaf...more
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Jun 19, 2010
A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Mary Russell, #2)
I enjoyed this, but found it somewhat lacking in zing. The heroine, while admirable and smartly written, spends more time on introspection than in the...more
Aug 08, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
Corambis (Doctrine of Labyrinths, #4)
Oh yay, they're finally starting to get it! (That is, Felix and Mildmay.) This was a pleasure to read, with a good balance of action and characters an...more
Jan 07, 2010
Jan 07, 2010
The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)
I read this a good few years ago, but my memory is definitely positive. I'd like to read it again and explore the rest of the series.
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Jun 19, 2010
Passion Play (River of Souls, #1)
I'm glad I only paid a few dollars for this book (I got it at one of the Borders fire sales). My first complaint is that it seemed to be marketed to a...more
Apr 07, 2012
Sep 06, 2011
The Echelon Vendetta
This was good. Fairly shallow literature, but well written and fast-moving. Various gory ick scenes. I'd read the next if it happened to wander by me.
Aug 24, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
Dragon's Child (King Arthur, #1)
The author's somewhat childish and clumsy use of language is offset by good characters and a solid plot. I wouldn't call it stellar, but it kept me in...more
Oct 07, 2009
Oct 01, 2009
Touched By Venom  (Dragon Temple Saga, #1)
Readable, but rather silly and oh-so-trashy.
Jan 18, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
The High King's Tomb (Green Rider, #3)
This book dragged a bit, although it didn't seem like it should have. Karigan's a reasonably good character, but the shifting from scene to scene just...more
Feb 02, 2010
Feb 02, 2010
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
In one sense, this is a pretty standard epic fantasy; of course, it was written before most of the comparable books I've read. Martin does a great job...more
Jun 27, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy, #1)
This book lends itself to being read all in one day (which I actually did). Excellently conceived and executed; not quite a children's book but perhap...more
May 21, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
It's so easy to sink into Rothfuss's world! Plot moves along at a good clip, encountering some minor ridiculousness along the way but mostly quite sol...more
Aug 02, 2012
May 05, 2011
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
I blew through this great book in a single day (and no, it's not that short!). The premise and plot grabbed me; the characters are compelling. The man...more
Nov 08, 2010
Apr 05, 2010
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1)
This book has a lot going for it: a fun premise, two briliant-but-damaged main characters, and a mysterious villain. The pacing seemed a little uneven...more
May 05, 2011
Jun 16, 2010
Santa Olivia (Santa Olivia, #1)
This was definitely an intriguing find. Set in a military-state dystopia and populated with interesting, believable characters, the plot moves quickly...more
Oct 08, 2009
Oct 11, 2009
Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)
I somehow neglected to update Goodreads when I finished this. It's a sign of how heavily I rely on this website that I started to read it again becaus...more
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Mar 17, 2009
Going Under (Quantum Gravity #3)
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Jun 11, 2010
Banewreaker (The Sundering, #1)
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Sep 27, 2008
On a Pale Horse (Incarnations of Immortality, #1)
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Jan 26, 2009
Bearing An Hourglass (Incarnations of Immortality, #2)
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Jan 26, 2009
Wielding a Red Sword (Incarnations of Immortality, #4)
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Jan 26, 2009
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