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Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, #1)
The best thing about this book is the setting. I liked the variety of cultures between the lands that are connected by the giant bridges. The setting ...more
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
The Broken Land: A People of the Longhouse Novel (Iroquois, #3) (North America's Forgotten Past, #19)
After finishing the novel I realized I had jumped into book 3 of 4, but didn't feel lost for not having read the previous books. Enjoyed the culture o ...more
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Aug 16, 2012
Lord Tophet (Shadowbridge, #2)
The sequel to Shadowbridge. This book ties up the ends of the first novel and had more of a focus than the first. The settings of the world is great, ...more
Apr 13, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
The second book in The Hunger Games trilogy. It's as tense and fast-paced as the first book, continuing the dystopia setting. Can't wait for the third ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
The Map of Moments (Hidden Cities, #2)
The protagonist running around trying to find points on the map made for a storyline that dragged on a little, but I liked the setting of post Katrina ...more
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Jul 14, 2009
I was surprised to learn this book was published in 2004, it reads as if it was written in the 1900s. A romping good pirate adventure.
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Mar 01, 2011
Midsummer Night (Aetherial Tales, #2)
Started out a little slow, but really got drawn into it about a third of the way through. Fun summertime read!
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Aug 17, 2011
The Snow Queen (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #4)
While this is Book 4 in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series, this is the first of the series that I've read. Mercedes Lackey is one of my favorite author ...more
Jan 2009
Dec 08, 2008
The Knights of the Cornerstone
Besides the main character bumbling around town, nothing happens until the 3/4 way through the book.
May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009
Alternate universe where demons take over people. It has some really great parts - mostly when a particular demon is in control of someone - but the r ...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 08, 2009
Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: Seasons 1 & 2
Not a lot of new information or behind-the-scenes info, but the layout and design of this book is gorgeous.
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Oct 19, 2012
The Gates (Samuel Johnson, #1)
A boy and his dog discover the gates of hell opening. A fun and light-hearted read.
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May 11, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Loved this series! This third book in the trilogy started off a little slow, but quickly became as suspenseful and page-turning as the previous two bo ...more
Nov 2010
Oct 24, 2010
Too Many Curses
Fun and quick read that reminded me of Douglas Adams' style of writing.
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Dec 18, 2008
The Desert Spear (Demon Cycle, #2)
Loved all the characters and the pacing. There's always something happening, making it a very hard book to put down. Can't wait for the third book to ...more
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Jan 31, 2011
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1)
The Napoleonic Wars with dragons! Great characters, I loved the ever proper protagonist and his dragon. Looking forward to the other books in the seri ...more
Oct 14, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch, #15)
Fast-paced detective book. I couldn't put it down, but I'm giving it two stars because I'm still cheesed off about the ending.
Dec 23, 2009
Dec 07, 2009
Odd and the Frost Giants
A quickie read (took me about an hour) on a Norse myth. Fun little book!
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Sep 28, 2012
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Loved this book! To punish the masses for uprising, the all-powerful government forces each of the 12 districts to randomly pick one boy and one girl. ...more
May 18, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1)
Lots of tense action makes for a fast-paced book, but many of the characters are glossed over and the politics are muddled. The first hundred pages ar ...more
Nov 15, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
This book reminded me of the movie "Equilibrium." The dystopia is gradually revealed throughout the book, with a seemingly perfect society revealing i ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Aug 21, 2009
The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1)
Great world and character development. There's a jump in time during which some of the character's personalities are changed; that's never explained, ...more
Jan 04, 2011
Jun 15, 2010
The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern, #1)
Wow what a page turner! I loved the style of the author's writing. Highly suggested for any sort of fantasy fan.
Nov 29, 2008
Oct 14, 2008
Chasing Vermeer (Chasing Vermeer, #1)
The characters were great. I didn't like how so many things were coincidental (reminded me of The Da Vinci Code), but it is a fun read.
Jun 08, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
The Graveyard Book
Loved all the characters! It's a little dark at times but that wasn't bad; the bit of creepiness added to the tension.
Jul 27, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
General Winston's Daughter
Surprised by the sudden twist at the end. Enjoyed following the protagonist on her adventures in the new land.
not set
Oct 14, 2008
Black Swan Rising (Black Swan Rising #1)
Liked the main character, but I'm not one for vampires.
Aug 17, 2011
Jun 30, 2011
The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, #1)
A clever and fun read with lots of funny twists on nursery rhymes.
May 12, 2009
Oct 13, 2008
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 02, 2012
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
Jan 22, 2014
Nov 19, 2012
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