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The Habitation of the Blessed (A Dirge for Prester John, #1)
I thought the premise was fascinating - what if the Prester John letter were real? (I actually picked this up due to her Big Idea post on Scalzi's blo ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Dec 16, 2010
Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence #1)
A wonderful oddity of a book - it's definitely fantasy (magic! gods!) but neither J.R.R. Tolkien-style quest/chosen one high fantasy nor empires fight ...more
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
This was a super-engrossing read. It managed fantasy without the high fantasy Tolkien-tropes that at this point I find incredibly tiresome. The world ...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
Three Hands for Scorpio
While I know Norton is a SF writer, I am not sure I could name another book. This was another "hey, you're snowed in!" book. Except I ended up hauling ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 06, 2013
A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14)
Holy crap, this series is over. I am not sure I believed this day would come. Robert Jordan is the reason I refused to read Harry Potter until the ser ...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Daja's Book (Circle of Magic, #3)
I am going to just write this review covering this book and the two next ones, partially because I read all three of them in about two sittings and th ...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time #13)
OMG, plotlines are definitely winding down. (I know the last book did it too, but this was at one point a Jordan; he could have introduced an entirely ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
On the Edge (The Edge, #1)
OK, so, I adore Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series. I think it's amazing. So I picked this up, knowing nothing about it.

OMG, it's a romance. It seeme
Apr 07, 2010
Apr 07, 2010
Vampire Warlords (Clockwork Vampire Chronicles #3)
Given how grim this trilogy started out, I was impressed it managed to end in a way that wasn't apocalypse. (Neither was it happy ever after, but that ...more
Jul 25, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
Wizard Squared (Rogue Agent, #3)
I admit I kinda OD'd on this series - three books in short order is a lot, and it's easy to get tired of something when you have a lot of it in a shor ...more
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
A Red Sun Also Rises
Yet another entry in the "books that started out well but went off the rails" category. (Maybe I should just make it a category.) I'm not sure steampu ...more
Feb 06, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
Warbreaker (Warbreaker, #1)
I got this book off the library's free paperback shelf. I picked it up because I loved the WoT book Brandon Sanderson had written. It was something I ...more
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 14, 2010
I picked this up because it was at the library and I was out of stuff to read. I think I've heard the name Jack Vance, but I'm not sure I'd ever read ...more
Apr 14, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
Circle of the Moon (Sisters of the Raven, #2)
I was obviously on a Barbara Hambly kick. Sometimes when I read several books in a row by an author, I like the books but I'm ready to put that author ...more
Dec 11, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1)
Two amazing pure fantasy books in the same month? I know, I was shocked, too. While completely different from the Cold Magic books, still awesome. It' ...more
Jan 14, 2015
Jan 24, 2015
Except the Queen
Picked this up because I needed something to read and remembered I liked Jane Yolen. This book was definitely strange, but another book that I found h ...more
Mar 05, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3)
It's tough to keep a good con man story up for multiple books, but Scott Lynch seems to be doing it so far...

Once I brought this book back from the li
Mar 08, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
The Shattered Vine (Vineart War #3)
Welp, that trilogy finished. It was perfectly fine, but didn't keep me up until midnight waiting to see what would happen.

The ending felt a little ab
Apr 13, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, #1)
I grew up reading books about pioneers (Caddie Woodlawn, the Little House Books, the Anne books, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, etc etc). While the fema ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
I love, love, loved this book. It is a beautifully drawn world. The main character is a fantasy trope (female killer!), but it's from her point of vie ...more
Jun 23, 2010
Jun 22, 2010
Last time I ran out of books I put a slew of things on hold at the library. This one came up because wikipedia mentioned that SM Stirling had an ember ...more
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
Minerva Wakes
Some books are aimed squarely at me. This one is ... not. The protagonist is 31, married 11 years, 3 kids. All things which are not remotely connected ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Mar 10, 2011
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
It's really hard to tell what I thought. I was reading these books as they came out, so there was about an 8 year gap since the last one. I totally me ...more
Sep 05, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
Cold Fire (Spiritwalker, #2)
After such a great first book, I was worried about book 2. I needn't have. It was still great. Definitely a feminist book, in that the women protagoni ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 24, 2015
The Outcast Blade (The Assassini, #2)
I remember being kinda lukewarm about the first book in this series, but this one sucked me in, even though it's Oh My Gods another vampire/werewolf b ...more
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
Flesh and Fire (Vineart War #1)
I enjoyed the Retriever's series, so when I was looking for something else to read and saw Laura Anne Gilman had another series, I grabbed it. It turn ...more
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 16, 2014
The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)
Wow, OMG, a good Wheel of Time book. Maybe that's unfair, as I obviously have liked the series enough to follow it this far, but I feel like the last ...more
May 15, 2010
May 19, 2010
Saint Fire (Secret Books of Venus, #2)
I picked this up because I was out of books and vaguely remembered liking this author, so I went into this sort of blind. It was an incredibly quick r ...more
Jun 30, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
The Wreck of Heaven (The World Gates, #2)
When I was in the throes of out-of-reading-material desperation, I requested this from the library, even knowing it was the second book in the series. ...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
The world is the same as Graceling, but a different kingdom. There's only peripherally overlap.

Another strong female, but this kingdom has a totally d
Jul 08, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
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