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Birth of the Pack (Weregirls, #1)
I was very disappointed in this book. The writing style was choppy, and the main characters (the Weregirls) show no sense of responsibility towards th ...more
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Feb 25, 2009
Dragon's Fire (Pern, #19)
Someone needs to sit Todd down and explain the virtues of continuity to him.
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Feb 25, 2009
Thirteen Orphans (Breaking the Wall, #1)
Read from 11/27 to 12/2. Great idea for a story that's marred by the fact that most of the book consists of people sitting around in a house and talki ...more
Nov 27, 2008
Feb 23, 2009
Key to Conflict (Gillian Key, ParaDoc #1)
Do not touch this book, lest you be contaminated by its suckitude.
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Feb 25, 2009
HIDDEN MICKEY: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales!
Read from 12/24 - 12/29.
Dec 29, 2010
Jan 01, 2011
Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography
Read from 11/5 to 11/17. Horrible book. I know a man who is literally an expert on Peanuts and he pointed me at the many articles in which Schulz's fa ...more
Nov 05, 2008
Feb 23, 2009
Fire Raiser (Spellbinder, #2)
Read from 1/15 to 1/20. I liked the first in this series, but I found this novel to be a huge disappointment. The plot didn't really get started until ...more
Jan 15, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
The Red Queen (The Cousins' War, #2)
Okay, what's up with the literary historical anomaly on page 161? Margaret Beaufort, in a scene set in 1461, says "I am a flower that wastes its sweet ...more
Aug 25, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
The Virgin Queen's Daughter
Read in its entirety on 2/11. Based on the interesting historical rumor that Queen Elizabeth had a child before assuming the throne. Given what I've r ...more
Feb 11, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, #6)
Read from 2/16 to 2/17. This was the second part of a loose two-book story based in the universe of Kitty Norville. While the first part moved a littl ...more
Feb 16, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
Gordath Wood
Read from 6/24 to 6/30. Good concept, but bungled somewhat in the execution. I actually communicated a bit with the author about this, and she agreed ...more
Jun 24, 2008
Feb 24, 2009
Royal Exile (Valisar, #1)
Read from 2/12 to 2/16. First in the Penraven trilogy. I tend to like Fiona McIntosh's brand of "dark fantasy". I think she walks the fine line betwee ...more
Feb 12, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
We Think, Therefore We Are
Read from 2/9 to 2/10. I was fairly disappointed in this collection. Too many of the stories didn't really fit the theme, and some of them were downri ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
On the Prowl (Tales of an Urban Werewolf, #2)
Read from 2/7 to 2/9. I love the Sophie Garou books. They have the right amount of humor without falling into the trap of being too silly. Good charac ...more
Feb 07, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
Undone (Outcast Season, #1)
Read from 2/17 to 2/19. First in the "Outcast Season" series, and the first that I've read in the world of the Weather Wardens. I picked up the first ...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
Read from 7/4 to 7/5. Rated two stars because I really didn't see the point in a sequel to "Spin", which was an excellent book. There didn't seem to b ...more
Jul 04, 2008
Feb 24, 2009
The Other Queen (The Tudor Court, #6)
Read from 9/17 to 9/22. Poorly written. The three main characters spent most of their time repeating themselves--for instance, Mary goes on about how ...more
Sep 17, 2008
Feb 23, 2009
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4)
Read from 2/4 to 2/5. I love this series and it's gotten stronger over time. I like that Mercy isn't the superpowered badass that so many other heroin ...more
Feb 04, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
The Hunger Scream
Re-read in its entirety on 5/26. Old young adult novel about a girl suffering from anorexia. I read it as a teenager and managed to find a copy of it ...more
May 26, 2008
Feb 24, 2009
Olive's Ocean
Read in its entirety on 9/27. Read in honor of Banned Books Week. Not sure why this is #3 on the banned books list. Story was rather too simplistic fo ...more
Sep 27, 2008
Feb 23, 2009
Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (Tales of Valdemar #4)
Read from 12/8 to 12/10. Lackluster collection with a few good tales. Lackey should be horsewhipped for the Valdemar version of Scooby Doo. No, I'm no ...more
Dec 08, 2008
Feb 23, 2009
The Almost Moon
Read from 10/9 to 10/10. Started out interesting but went rapidly downhill. I think the author got tired of writing and forgot to finish the book.
Oct 09, 2008
Feb 23, 2009
Ender in Exile (The Ender Quintet, #2)
Read from 11/18 to 11/22. Card at his best! A good tight novel that fills in some of the gaps left in the last chapter of "Ender's Game".
Nov 18, 2008
Feb 23, 2009
Make Room! Make Room!
Read from 4/26 to 5/2. Doesn't stand up to the test of time. One of the rare instances where the movie was better than the book.
Apr 28, 2008
Feb 24, 2009
Succubus Dreams (Georgina Kincaid, #3)
Read from 10/6 to 10/7. Loved it! Good story, great characters, and an author who dares to NOT make everything turn out all hunky-dory.
Oct 06, 2008
Feb 23, 2009
Not Flesh Nor Feathers (Eden Moore, #3)
Cherie Priest's books are good, quick reads with plenty of action and a good sense of the places she's writing about.
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Feb 25, 2009
By the Sword (Valdemar: Kerowyn's Tale, #1)
Re-read from 10/29 to 11/4. Kerowyn is one of my favorite Valdemar characters, so I love this book.
Oct 29, 2008
Feb 23, 2009
The Graveyard Book
Read from 12/3 to 12/4. Another home run for Gaiman! Some genuinely creepy moments in this one.
Dec 03, 2008
Feb 23, 2009
Re-read from 5/10 to 5/12. Life story of Erik, the Phantom of the Opera. One of my favorites.
May 10, 2008
Feb 24, 2009
Empire of Ivory (Temeraire, #4)
I saw little need for the characters to spend the majority of this book in Africa doing nothing.
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Feb 25, 2009
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