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Gone (Gone, #1)
I read this book out of curiosity, with no preconceived notions. Merely because I was curious what kids would do in a world with no adults. I admit I ...more
Sep 02, 2010
Jun 13, 2009
Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1)
Dragon Bound was an awesome book. I loved just about everything about it. I'm not even going to pretend that my favorite element wasn't Dragos, 'cause ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
Rich, vivid, entrancing. City of Bones is all those things and more. As I read this book, I felt that sense of childhood joy that I remembered from re ...more
Sep 15, 2010
Dec 04, 2008
Neverwhere is one of those books that answers the 'what if' question about the city in which you live your days, going through your admittedly 'mundan ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Mar 26, 2009
Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1)
I have to thank my Goodreads friend, Jess R, for encouraging me to read this book. All she said was, Rhyzkahl was like an Anne Stuart hero, and I was ...more
Sep 08, 2010
May 19, 2009
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It has beautiful writing. The descriptions are lyrical and lush in their imagery. The ideas are very imaginat ...more
Sep 04, 2012
May 27, 2011
On the Edge (The Edge, #1)
Ilona Andrews (writing team of Ilona and Gordon) caught and kept my interest when I read Magic Bites. I liked the distinctive voice I saw in that stor ...more
Jun 17, 2011
May 29, 2009
Ascension (Guardians of Ascension, #1)
Ascension took me a while to read, when I typically devour most paranormal romances. The writing style didn't grab hold of me and refuse to let me go, ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Mar 06, 2011
Lord of the Vampires (Royal House of Shadows, #1)
Sadly, I was pretty disappointed with this book. If it was written by another author that I didn't have higher expectations for, I would have liked it ...more
Sep 29, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
The Magicians
Did you ever read a book, and enjoy it, where you weren't even sure you really liked the main characters at all? They are people that you wouldn't wan ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
A World Without Heroes (Beyonders, #1)
A World Without Heroes is a 'grew on me' book. Initially, I was not sure I liked the tone at all. At first, I thought it would read more like a Disney ...more
Oct 06, 2011
Jul 16, 2010
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

I was excited to read Shadow and Bone because the story seemed to have some Russian elements, and I love just about anything Russian. While the story
May 13, 2013
Jun 18, 2012
The Lost World (Professor Challenger, #1)
The Lost World is a classic work of action/adventure that has a lively feel that made for a very fun read. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, best known for his ...more
Sep 13, 2011
Nov 03, 2008
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
This is a hard book to rate. Honestly, most of it is quite silly. I have seen movie versions and adaptations and I knew that it was pretty bizarre. Bu ...more
Feb 22, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
Finding the Lost (Sentinel Wars, #2)
I liked Finding the Lost much more than I liked Burning Alive. I obtained a much better sense of the world and the storyline, which is expected. More ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Aug 13, 2009
Shadow Heir (Dark Swan, #4)
It's all about Dorian for me. For him, I give this three stars. Also liked the faerie aspects. Otherwise, this didn't ring my bell.

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Nov 30, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
Ready Player One
I'm really glad the Action/Adventure Aficionados group chose this as a monthly reading selection. It encouraged me to grab the audiobook from my libra ...more
Jul 30, 2014
Aug 30, 2013
Ruse, Vol. 1: Enter the Detective
I've really been into Sherlock Holmes lately. Well, at least more than usual. Yes, you can rightly blame that on the BBC series Sherlock. So when I sa ...more
Dec 02, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
Salvation Run
Salvation Run is definitely a book from the villain viewpoint. It's interesting to see that vantage point, if well done. I think this was mostly well ...more
Oct 02, 2014
Oct 02, 2014
X-Men: No More Humans
This was almost four stars. I just felt that the storyline wasn't as clear as it could have been. I loved the artwork, and the story idea was interest ...more
May 12, 2015
May 15, 2015
Demon (The Fallen, #2)
This was a solid four star book until the last hundred or so pages, when it really turned around, and I knew it would get the highest rating from me. ...more
Jun 28, 2012
Oct 19, 2010
Tremble at the Terror of Zis-Boom-Bah (Billy Hooten, Owlboy, #3)
Rating 3.5/5.0 stars.

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Dec 29, 2010
Dec 28, 2010
Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans, #1)
Royal Street is a very refreshing and enjoyable urban fantasy read. I was captivated by the sights and scenery of New Orleans, and the honest and enli ...more
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 27, 2011
The Rithmatist
Let me be transparent in advising readers to think twice about experiencing this book as an audiobook. I'm not sure it works that well. It could be me ...more
Dec 02, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
Factotum (Monster Blood Tattoo, #3)
I loved this book. It was so rich and intricate, a whole new world. I adore Rossamund. I just wanted to hug him the whole book. I loved his relationsh ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Sep 30, 2011
Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars, #1)
**spoiler alert** Burning Alive was a book that pulled me in from the beginning. For that, I definitely give it points. I liked the storyline about Se ...more
Jan 28, 2010
Dec 30, 2008
Moonbeams  (Beams and Light, #1)
Moonbeams is an enjoyable sword and sorcery/heroic fantasy novel with good world-building. I like that the main character is a tough/capable warrior p ...more
Dec 13, 2011
Sep 30, 2011
Avengers Legends, Vol. 1: Avengers Forever
Oh, dear. I shouldn't have put off writing this review for so long. There is a lot going on in this book, because of the complexity of the storyline. ...more
May 31, 2014
May 30, 2014
The Flock of Fury (Billy Hooten, Owlboy, #4)
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Dec 30, 2010
Oct 02, 2010
The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1)
Sherry Thomas has proven herself as an author who uses the written word with a palpable love and respect for its power. I haven't had much luck with Y ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Aug 29, 2013
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