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The Glimpse (The Glimpse, #1)
3.48
Dangerous. This book is dangerous and disappointing. I can't tell you about the fury I felt at the very beginning of this book. The propaganda, myths...more
Apr 15, 2012
Nov 09, 2011
 
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
3.93
You must turn off your brain and ask no questions when reading this book. It’s a requirement to enjoy it. I failed miserably. It may be readable but I...more
Feb 09, 2011
Dec 09, 2010
 
Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters, #1)
3.57
**spoiler alert** A review in book covers.

EXHIBIT A: First published in hardback with this cover:



It's a mirror image of a statue symbolising the ident...more
Nov 02, 2010
Aug 19, 2010
 
Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
3.80
Lessons learned :
Never trust history.
Never trust doctors.
Never trust scientists.
Never trust technology.
Never trust blanket medication.

Overall my exper...more
Sep 26, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
 
Tempting the Beast (Breeds, #1)
4.00
Tempting the Beast is a lesson in how not to write romance or a book in general. Editors do an important job and I wish a good one had worked on this...more
Apr 05, 2012
Jul 06, 2010
 
The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1)
4.04
Well written but I think my sheer impatience with the set-up got to me.
References to Samuel Lyle (Darkest Powers trilogy) and the Nasts, Cortezes and...more
Apr 02, 2011
Mar 25, 2010
 
Hounded
4.11
I jinxed myself. I read the first 5 pages and thought I might actually like it after procrastinating over the decision of: to read, or not to read? I...more
Oct 18, 2011
May 30, 2011
 
Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1)
3.99
This one came highly rated by friends and after seeing it constantly mentioned I decided it must be worth a try. I can say I was completely engrossed...more
Jul 09, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
4.06
Not at all what I was expecting after the numerous 5 star reviews from the most discerning critics.

My UK cover:

Pretty unremarkable, right?

The US cove
...more
Nov 04, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
 
Starters (Starters, #1)
3.93
Super strong opening chapters with a premise similar to TV’s Dollhouse which although interesting, threw up more questions than answers.

Starters shine...more
Feb 16, 2012
Nov 21, 2011
 
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
3.86
Damn this seductively beautiful book cover. *sigh*

Confused and worried about the yo-yo ratings given this by my friends, I was hoping my experience wo...more
Sep 24, 2012
May 20, 2012
 
Touched by an Alien (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #1)
3.75
A mash-up of "Men In Black" and "Ghostbusters" with a central "McGyver" character. Intriguing premise. The sex scenes were steamy and the humour somet...more
Oct 23, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
 
Pride Mates (Shifters Unbound, #1)
3.97
"No Shifters Allowed!" - That's exactly what fascinated me in this book, this racist mentality both in law and society in general. Legally shifters ar...more
Feb 23, 2011
Sep 06, 2010
 
Three Days to Dead (Dreg City, #1)
3.60
A brilliant first chapter and an intriguing concept but this book just didn't do it for me. The story dragged and became never-ending. The outcome was...more
Feb 27, 2010
Dec 27, 2009
 
The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1)
4.12
It's okay to rape your husband. (Source: Chapter 18 onwards.)

Up until this chapter The Duke and I was on the road to four stars. Four and not five bec...more
Oct 06, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)
3.95
First of all, I can't quite believe this comes from the same author that wrote The Immortal Rules. Kagawa has certainly made progress in developing he...more
Jun 29, 2012
Apr 18, 2011
 
The Iron Hunt (Hunter Kiss #1)
3.61
I HATE this book! Everything about it is terrible. I feel cheated of my time and robbed of my money.

The plot is a simple one. In fact this would've se...more
Jun 12, 2011
Nov 26, 2009
 
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
4.17
So much potential. Wasted. Ruined by a poorly constructed insta-love triangle.

This is not A Game of Thrones. Nor is it The Hunger Games. Or Poison Stu...more
Jul 05, 2012
May 21, 2012
 
Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)
3.94
What would happen if the supervolcano at Yellowstone erupted?
Ashfall attempts to answer that question by following Alex, a typical 15-year-old boy fro...more
Jan 28, 2012
Oct 20, 2011
 
Alien Mate (Alien Mate, #1)
3.57
Raise your hand if you iron your underwear? No one? Diana does. She's a little plumper than your average gal so her undies contain little more fabric...more
Jul 07, 2011
Oct 28, 2010
 
Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1)
3.85
Many people seemed to like this one but unfortunately I didn't. About 50 or so pages in childhood sexual abuse is described immediately followed by wh...more
Jun 24, 2010
Feb 11, 2010
 
I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver #1)
3.76
As a cross between TV shows Six Feet Under and Dexter for a YA audience (hmm, really?) this was a fascinating and insightful look into the sociopath...more
Jan 22, 2011
Jul 15, 2010
 
Married With Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1)
3.77
Dear god, what have I read?! Horrific. Superficial Too Stupid To Live characters I don't care about, stumbling around blindly asking to be eaten.

Comed...more
Dec 02, 2011
Sep 22, 2010
 
Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1)
3.68
I'm giving up on this one. I wasn't offended by it as others have been, I just found it uninteresting and was struggling to read every page with enoug...more
Feb 12, 2011
Aug 06, 2010
 
Legend (Legend, #1)
4.18
I do enjoy a good dystopian, I do. But I have standards.

Any dystopian worth its salt absolutely must have:

Characters to root for
The split POV between...more
Apr 24, 2012
Oct 18, 2011
 
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)
3.99
A post-apocalyptic western with a touch of sci-fi and the paranormal. No speech marks and a writing style that does not include good spelling, punctua...more
Oct 17, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
 
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
3.77
I see Beautiful Creatures as Adult Literary Fiction meets Young Adult with a heavy dose of Paranormal Romance.

The story is told from a male perspectiv...more
Mar 26, 2010
Dec 05, 2009
 
Firelight (Firelight, #1)
3.92
My utter disappointment has driven me to give this a pitiful 2 stars. Some would argue it deserves more and up to about 15% in I would’ve agreed with...more
Apr 24, 2011
Jun 17, 2010
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.34
Barring the first couple of pages I read this from start to finish in one session. It was that compelling. There were a few short pauses when I was wo...more
Sep 18, 2011
Jun 06, 2011
 
Tempest Rising (Jane True, #1)
3.68
Pages read: 110/359. Conclusion: Life is too damn short.

I knew early on that I was never going to finish this book. The death knell went off every few...more
Aug 18, 2011
Jan 27, 2010
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