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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Somehow, despite the popularity of this book, I managed to escape ever having read a review or a detailed description. All I knew was that it was abou ...more
Aug 22, 2010
Mar 22, 2009
Carrion Comfort
A fascinating concept of "vampires" that feed on violent acts and are able to bend the will of most of the rest of the human population through a sort ...more
May 20, 2010
Nov 11, 2009
The Oracle's Queen (The Tamír Triad, #3)
This books brings all the resolutions you expected if you read the first two books of the trilogy and almost no surprises. The battles are bigger and ...more
Oct 30, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner, #1)
As the first book in a series, there's a lot of groundwork and back story in this novel. Almost too much, with the action spread thin until the very e ...more
Feb 2007
Mar 01, 2009
Le Cirque De Magie
The mythology the author uses and expands on is very interesting, but the story telling is dull and clunky. Characters act without underlying cause pa ...more
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
I caught most of the Sci-Fi series based on this series, and liked the combination of magic and private eye story. The books (or at least this first ...more
Aug 2007
Feb 27, 2009
Shadows Return (Nightrunner, #4)
Absence not only makes the heart grow fonder for fans of fictional characters, it also makes the characters a lot more fun to read when they're they o ...more
Sep 06, 2009
May 10, 2009
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
I read this for a group challenge and boy oh boy, was it a challenge to finish this! It's not that this just isn't my kind of story, it's that there's ...more
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 12, 2012
A Stroke of Midnight (Merry Gentry, #4)
Although I was never a fan of Ms. Hamilton's better known Anita Blake series, I did, once upon a time, enjoy reading her Meredith Gentry books. No mor ...more
Jan 2006
Mar 03, 2009
The Privilege of the Sword (Riverside, #2)
Kushner brings back Alec from her first book (Swordspoint) to play a major role in this third visit to Riverside, the fictional Middle Age world where ...more
Nov 2006
Mar 01, 2009
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
There's a lot to like in this book, and a lot that could have been made better if Rowling had an editor that actually edited. Reminding myself frequen ...more
Sep 2007
Feb 26, 2009
Happily Ever After
"Fairy Tales Retold" is the subtitle, and the only thing truly negative I can say about this collection is that I would have liked to see a broader se ...more
Aug 22, 2011
May 07, 2011
Rootabaga Stories
This is a set of stories that belongs on every "read aloud" shelf, right next to all the Dr. Suess books and the Brothers Grimm and all those Little G ...more
Jan 26, 2010
Dec 06, 2009
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
Definitely the most convoluted of this series that I've read so far, I'm still not quite sure who was on who's side in this book. However, the charact ...more
Oct 05, 2007
Feb 27, 2009
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
I really enjoyed the first third of this book, it had all the makings of a "I couldn't put it down". Unfortunately, the first third is the book, it do ...more
Aug 15, 2010
May 27, 2010
King Jeremy
I stuck with this book because at the core, it's a premise with promise: teenage boy, coming to terms with being gay as well as discovering he is deve ...more
Dec 24, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
I liked everything in the book, (including the introduction with bits of background on the writing of each story) but the tale that will stick with m ...more
Oct 2006
Mar 01, 2009
Masters of Midnight: Erotic Tales of the Vampire
**spoiler alert** Four novellas about gay vampires that are almost as much romance novels as they are erotica. The writers do come up with some origin ...more
Sep 2006
Mar 01, 2009
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
Yes, the author borrows from the great stories of adventure and fantasy. But there's plenty of original work here too, especially with the young hero' ...more
Nov 2006
Mar 01, 2009
Traitor's Moon (Nightrunner, #3)
Well, now I'm going to complain maybe the author should have kept her heroes apart. It's just so sad to discover that it was only UST that kept a stor ...more
Apr 09, 2007
Mar 01, 2009
Enemy of God (The Arthur Books, #2)
I'm still enjoying Cornwell's version of the Arthurian legend. Using a story teller as a narrator rarely works for me because it's an excuse for a laz ...more
Dec 30, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
The Borrowers (The Borrowers, #1)
This is the book that not only introduced me to fantasy fiction, it planted the seed for my favorite type of fantasy fiction: where the mundane become ...more
Dec 24, 2009
Dec 06, 2009
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
For a very good review that says almost everything I'd want to say about this book if I were as good at reviewing as she is, see Kelly's review . I ag ...more
Aug 07, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
The second book of what is to be the six part A Song of Ice and Fire series, this is where the action really gets going. Intrigues, politics and allia ...more
Apr 14, 2014
Mar 01, 2009
The White Road (Nightrunner, #5)
After the last book's excessive torture scenes, this book reads like a breath of fresh air. Serigil and Alec are together, they're still discovering s ...more
Jun 07, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
Casket of Souls (Nightrunner, #6)
Definitely better than the two books/one story that proceeded this one in every way. The plotting is tighter, the villain isn't too obvious, the magic ...more
Jun 20, 2012
Nov 27, 2011
Anansi Boys (American Gods, #2)
A fun read with a nice little message about the importance of stories mixed in with the usual (or unusual?) Gaiman characters.
Jan 2006
Mar 02, 2009
Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)
I'm still not a steampunk fan, apparently. Then there's the story: classic young adult - kids save the world! - mixed with stereotype humans. Alan Cum ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
Out of Oz (The Wicked Years, #4)
As part of a series, this is a definite improvement over the very forgetful Book 3, and brings back the more interesting characters of book 2. Reading ...more
May 12, 2013
Oct 04, 2011
The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King #1-4)
What a wonderful read and source-work for anyone who appreciates fantasy fiction! It's epic, it's deliberately anachronistic, it often mocks the very ...more
Apr 24, 2009
Mar 29, 2009
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