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The Battle for Skandia (Ranger's Apprentice, #4)
Holy Bananas!

Book Four in the Ranger's Apprentice not only makes up for the lack luster book Three, it left it my fists pumping in the air! Book Three
Jan 2008
Jan 27, 2008
The Dead-Tossed Waves (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #2)
**spoiler alert** Warning.... Spoilers and Cursing

Man, this book pissed me off. The first book, was a complex story of a girl who did not understand t
Jun 08, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
Named Peak by his obsessed by mountain climbing father, Peak finds himself in court about to be sent to juvenile detention cell, for climbing a skyscr ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 04, 2007
Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go
When Milton and Marlo Faust die in a tragic marshmallow related explosion, their souls wind up in Heck, one of the outer reaches of H-e-double hockey ...more
Aug 19, 2008
Aug 19, 2008
Troll Blood (Troll, #3)
When Peer and Hilde are offered a chance to join a viking ship heading to Vinland, it seems to good to be true. Both have dreamed of visiting Vinland ...more
Aug 30, 2008
Aug 30, 2008
The White Darkness
In this brilliantly crafted story of madness and despair comes the story of teenage Sym who is whisked away from her normal teenage anxieties to face ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 25, 2008
Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper (Simon Bloom, #1)
(3 1/2 stars)

Have you ever seen the inside of a teacher's edition of a school book? Not only does it have the answers to all the question, it also pro
Apr 04, 2008
Apr 04, 2008
The City in the Lake
When Timou's father, the mage Kapoen, disappears on a journey to find the missing heart of the Kingdom, Timou follows his footsteps to find the heirs ...more
Oct 19, 2008
Oct 19, 2008
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
in the Seven Kingdoms, anyone born with or who develops eyes that have two different colors are then Graced with an ability that separates them from e ...more
Jun 17, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
The Land of the Silver Apples (Sea of Trolls, #2)
i really enjoy nancy farmer, as she does a fantastic job of weaving tales and making them feel very accessible to all readers (The Ear, the Eye, and t ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 27, 2007
The Outcasts
This book started out really well as an outcast group of teens from a school in England are chosen to go on a school field trip. The beginning had a r ...more
May 04, 2008
May 04, 2008
Frontier Wolf
Another wonderfully re-relese from Rosemary Sutcliff, Frontier Wolf follows the path of disgraced Alexios Aquila who is placed as punishment in charge ...more
Feb 05, 2008
Feb 05, 2008
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1)
When it is time for his right of passage in front of the Dragon Council, Eon is scared that his disability will mean the end of his master's dreams an ...more
Jul 15, 2008
Jul 14, 2008
Wild Things
At least once or twice a year, I come across a book that is so engaging that I truly savor the reading experience, often reading slower than I normall ...more
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
At first the narrative voice is a little off putting, but once I was reeled in, there was no escaping this fast paced escapist journey. Ousted from hi ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Jan 07, 2009
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
**spoiler alert** I will try to avoid spoilers but be warned....

So the last chapter of the otherwise nearly flawless Hunger Games made me really mad.
Jun 22, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
I just spent the last three months reading this series and am a bit overwhelmed but very satisfied. The fire and ice saga is a well thought out world ...more
not set
Sep 17, 2011
Passenger (The Marbury Lens, #2)

Given how exciting the first book was I jumped immediately into the second and I was rewarded with another breath taking leap into the dar
not set
Sep 07, 2012
The Faerie Door
The worlds of the Faeries are interconnected by magic gates, but when the sinister Shadow Knight moves between worlds his intentions are not good. The ...more
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
X Isle
I was really excited to crack open this book, because I love the premise... major flooding was drastically altered life as we know it, forcing everyon ...more
Jul 22, 2010
Jul 22, 2010
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
My biggest beef with this book is something that I brought to the table, which is a misunderstanding on my behalf that this was a sequel to Graceling. ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 01, 2009
**spoiler alert** SPOILERS:

I was pretty disappointed with Pastworld, because the premise was so interesting. At some point in the future, a new amusem
Dec 03, 2009
Dec 09, 2009
Heroes of the Valley
Halli, the second son of the House of Svein has grown up hearing the tales of his ancestor's great deeds and wishes to have adventures for himself, bu ...more
Feb 22, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
Boot Camp
A touching tale of a troubled teen who is sent to a "boot camp" by his parents, Boot Camp is a work of fiction that draws on real life "teen behaviora ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 27, 2007
The Lion Hunter (The Lion Hunters, #4)
The first in a new series, The Lion Hunter follows Telemakos and his younger sister as they leave the comfort of home and travel to the kingdom of San ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 27, 2007
Flight Behavior
I read the bulk of this in airports and airplanes and enjoyed the kingship between strangers who appreciate the same author.

Although some mentioned a
not set
Mar 07, 2014
Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
This has been moved back and forth on my to read pile, so when I finally started, I was very pleasantly surprised by this touching story of misfit Alb ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
Skin Hunger (A Resurrection of Magic, #1)
Wow- this is refreshingly dark look into the life of wizards. Combining two different stories, we get a glimpse into the inside a wizarding school, an ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 23, 2007
The Last Summer of the Death Warriors
I dont know how to review this without spoilers, so be warned....

With Pancho's father dies, he is left an orphan and is transferred to a place called
May 08, 2010
May 11, 2010
Sharp North
It's hard to figure how to categorize this amazing read as it touches on some many different themes but still stands uniquely on it's own. Set loosely ...more
Jan 29, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
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