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The Glimpse (The Glimpse, #1)
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
Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9)
I'm going to preface this review by saying that if I hadn't read interviews and blog posts about this and future books then I would've awarded more st ...more
Jan 14, 2011
May 31, 2010
Starters (Starters, #1)
Super strong opening chapters with a premise similar to TV’s Dollhouse which although interesting, threw up more questions than answers.

Starters shine
Feb 16, 2012
Nov 21, 2011
The Lottery
Available as a free PDF.

"Is that it?" was my first thought upon finishing. The only thing saving this is the thought that it was written in 1948, post
Jan 2013
Dec 31, 2012
Meathouse Man
This is some fucked up shit. Misogynistic and necrophilic fucked up shit. With illustrations. My inner feminist is vibrating with rage and is drawing ...more
Aug 05, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)
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
Jan 28, 2012
Oct 20, 2011
Cloned and Curious
"You want to film me fucking myself."

Man is lured into participating in a super-secret medical trial. Man is unknowingly cloned, pumped with viagra an
Feb 08, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Darkfever (Fever, #1)
I'm sorry, I don't get it. I'm not sure why Darkfever is so popular. For most of the book I was bored and on top of that the characters are incredibly ...more
Sep 05, 2010
Oct 01, 2009
Awesome story told in verse,
excited now I am to converse.
A game of hide and seek with a little sister
turned into an adventure oh so sinister.

Red Ridin
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
Into the Bermuda Triangle (Turbulence, #1)
Cue The X-Files theme tune.

Think back to that pilot episode when Gillian Anderson was frumpy and David Duchovny was still cute, when everyone believed
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
Shewolf (True Mates #1)
A tale of two halves. First 50%, 1 star. The second, 4 stars.

Five years ago, when this was first published, the language used, in the first half in pa
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
The Communist Manifesto
It's been a while since I studied Marxism at school, a refresh of my memory was required, and having never read The Communist Manifesto, I thought I m ...more
Oct 26, 2014
Oct 25, 2014
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
Rosa Parks was not the first woman to refuse to give up her seat on a bus for a white person. I know, I didn't know this either. It's not our fault. ...more
Aug 10, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
An okay 1855 retelling of a classic that dates back to at least the 17th century.

I've not read any of the classic versions before so certain elements
Mar 19, 2014
Mar 18, 2014
The War of the Worlds
A tale of two halves. An excellent, attention-grabbing opening which gradually deteriorates into an uninteresting and contrived mess made for skimming ...more
Aug 03, 2014
Oct 04, 2012
Ashen Winter (Ashfall, #2)
First, I'd like to apologise for cussing out Mr. Mullin's name for the first third of the book. I told myself it was only a book but it got to me. Act ...more
Apr 11, 2012
Jan 29, 2012
Outside In (Insider, #2)
After a brilliant and very useful recap of Inside Out, this only got better. It found it's footing immediately and ran like the wind to the closing li ...more
Jan 04, 2011
Jul 17, 2010
Immortalis Carpe Noctem (Immortalis, #1)
I'm going to be honest, the first 30% was 1 star. I struggled against the awkwardness of the writing and really wanted to put it down and read other t ...more
Jun 09, 2011
May 10, 2011
I Have a Dream / Letter from Birmingham Jail
I am the product of MLK's "dream" as the daughter of a black mother and white father. Who knows, I might not be here if people like him hadn't fought ...more
Aug 29, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
Do not read this, listen to it.

Besides the veritable buffet of Hollywood A-listers from various ethnic backgrounds providing narrations, there's beau
Jul 11, 2014
Dec 24, 2013
The Princess & the Penis
Once upon a time, a young naive princess unwittingly encounters a giant disembodied penis in her bed, poking her in the butt. She has no idea what it ...more
Feb 23, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
Go the Fuck to Sleep
ETA June 2011: Listened to Samuel L. Jackson reading this on YouTube HERE and he narrated it perfectly. Profanity always sounds great when it's comin ...more
Jun 16, 2011
May 28, 2011
Alabama Blues
In my quest to read something by a present day Barbadian author, I came across this free read by Margaret Sisu. Few can write a decent short story wit ...more
Apr 07, 2014
Jun 30, 2013
American Fairy Tales
Polar bears in drag. Zombie birds. Pink glass dogs. Baum's politically incorrect fairy tales have them all. Stereotypical Italian criminals aside, I e ...more
Jul 2014
Jul 01, 2014
The Reiver
Length, laziness and/or problems meeting the deadline killed this short story, originally published as part of The Mammoth Books of Scottish Romance . ...more
Apr 07, 2014
Jan 31, 2012
Sold is a lyrically beautiful and graphically descriptive story of an innocent 13-year-old Nepalese girl from the mountains, sold by her oppressive ga ...more
Jun 14, 2014
Aug 18, 2013
Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)
A cleverly written, Tim Burton-eque fast-paced magical mystery with witty dialogue, and a beautifully eye-catching cover.

Mr. Skullduggery Pleasant is
Mar 03, 2013
May 23, 2011
Harvest Moon (Cat Clan, #1)
Set after the Moon Trilogy, I enjoyed this more-so than those books. It was the slow burn that did it. The hero and heroine don't get together until 5 ...more
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
Lust After Death
There's nothing like a bit of necrophilia in the morning.

Our RoboZombies (the zombies are actually referred to as 'steins', as in Frankenstein)don't
Jan 13, 2014
Dec 05, 2012
William Walker's First Year Of Marriage: A Horror Story
This was an accidental download (thank god it was free!) as I was browsing on my phone which I checked out to see what it was like before deleting but ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
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