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Welcome to Bordertown (Borderland, #5)
4.06
Whew, this is going to be a long review as each entry gets its own blurb. *deep breath* Well, here goes...


Ellen Kushner & Terri Windling – Welcome
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May 27, 2011
May 10, 2011
 
Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love (Kushiel's Legacy #1.5; Phèdre's Trilogy, #1.5; The Dresden Files, #11.5; Outlander, #8.5)
3.76
I want to savor these stories little by little because they are so darn good but I find myself rushing through them needing to know what happened next ...more
not set
Nov 17, 2010
 
Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls, #2)
4.31
I remember liking the first book well enough to make a note to read this second one. But... why??? I can 't remember why I liked it enough to do so no ...more
Oct 24, 2011
May 08, 2011
 
Vampire Next Door
4.00
Dropped.

This story suffers from the "show not tell" syndrome. I am being told about this story in an overly simplistic and - dare I say - boring mann
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May 2014
May 01, 2014
 
Lhind the Thief
3.68
Sherwood Smith continues to amaze me with her fantastic but thorough world-building skills. Every nuance of her stories feel so effortless and yet I w ...more
Aug 22, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
 
City of Stairs
4.31
GOODREADS ARC WINNER.

4.5 stars; I found this to be an enormously entertaining read with really well-thought out world building, good characterization,
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Aug 14, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
 
Sorrow's Child (The Taint, #1)
3.57
UGH! DROPPED!!

"Did it not strike you, Lilith, that by doing so* you may have led the young man into believing it was an invitation to further intimaci

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Aug 22, 2012
Aug 22, 2012
 
Cobweb Empire (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, #2)
4.16
What to say about the second installment of Cobweb Bride that hasn't already been mentioned in other reviews?

It is a good, solid read that picks up ri
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Oct 02, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
 
Cobweb Forest
4.13
Wow, it took me far too long to finish this book. I set it aside and failed to pick it up again for a rather long time, I must admit.

I'm not going to

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Apr 23, 2014
Dec 22, 2013
 
In Times Like These
4.34
Goodreads winner.

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out how to review this book. I think it has a lot of potential to be good but it feels like a
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Apr 17, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
 
A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries, #1)
4.12
Too many people smirk in this book. It was starting to drive me nuts.

Besides that, it felt almost a little like The Da Vinci Code meets Interview with

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May 28, 2012
May 28, 2012
 
Bitter Frost (Frost, #1)
3.53
On the heels of reading Julia Kagawa's wonderful trilogy I can't help but feel that this story falls quite flat. It is short, very similar to the Iron ...more
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
 
Shadowspell (Faeriewalker, #2)
4.03
I was curious enough after the first book that I delved right into this second Faeriewalker book. The plot started off well enough to keep me interest ...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 20, 2011
 
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)
3.83
I started out liking this book quite a bit but religious wars just make me sick and all the mention of God this and God that kind of soured this story ...more
Nov 04, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
 
Blood Song (Lharmell, #1)
3.91
I don't understand how the ratings on this book are as high as they are. The writing was sloppy, imprecise, rushed, and written for a very young audie ...more
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
 
Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #20)
3.89
Hm, I'm not really sure why I keep reading these books. I've felt myself drift off and away from Anita Blake's world for many books now, probably some ...more
Jun 08, 2011
Jun 07, 2011
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
It still amazes me that this book is considered YA. It is a very very dark journey our main protagonist goes on as she watches so much death and destr ...more
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 28, 2012
 
Lady Doctor Wyre (A Jane Austen Space Opera, #1)
3.55
A bit of a sad excuse for a book, really. Take one beautiful, poised, smart, articulate, and technology-inspired aristocratic lady and place her firml ...more
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
 
Bones of Faerie (Bones of Faerie, #1)
3.60
A post-apocalyptic world emerges with trees that savor the taste of blood and children sometimes become a bit fey with hidden powers that hearken back ...more
not set
Feb 20, 2011
 
Mélusine
3.63
I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I've picked this book up a couple of times and dropped it because I found it boring. Well, I made it all the w ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
 
Blood Oranges (Siobhan Quinn, #1)
3.29
Initially I really liked the refreshing uber-snark of our not-exactly heroine but by the end of the book it was starting to get on my nerves. Our prot ...more
Feb 10, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
I don't understand this book, nor the popularity it seems to have. It feels like some sort of updated slightly different version of Narnia. Am I missi ...more
Dec 24, 2011
Dec 23, 2011
 
Need (Need, #1)
3.72
Bored bored bored. I'm so bored that I don't even want to finish this book. The plot feels very contrived and oh-so-convenient as events stack up one ...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
 
The Immortal Prince (Tide Lords, #1)
3.97
I don't consider myself a squeamish reader by most standards. And this is not a book to be squeamish about. Not really. However, when talk of the Cras ...more
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 01, 2011
 
One Salt Sea (October Daye #5)
4.34
I rather enjoyed the last book prior to this one. Quite a bit, actually. This storyline less so. A lot more characters were introduced, a war was anno ...more
Mar 27, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
 
The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3)
4.27
I cannot tell you how much I love this trilogy (series?)!! Part Alice in Wonderland meets Labyrinth, add in a bit of Peter Pan meets Dunsany's King of ...more
Feb 22, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
Storykiller
3.90
GOODREADS FIRST READS WINNER

The monster under the bed is real.

So are all the other storybook creatures that kept you awake at night. Luckily, there
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Jun 04, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
 
Cast in Silence (Chronicles of Elantra, #5)
4.21
I want to like these books but I feel like I'm always left wanting at the end. Every single book seems to close at a slightly jarring spot; I expect t ...more
Nov 23, 2011
Nov 24, 2011
 
Japanese Dreams
3.43
I quite enjoyed this collection, more than I thought I would. Grammatical and italics differences aside, I happily followed along the path set out by ...more
Sep 28, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
 
Requiem for the Devil
4.19
I do rather like Jeri Smith-Ready and this book rather reminded me a bit of how Lilith Saintcrow and Karen Marie Morning write. I like the characteriz ...more
May 22, 2011
May 18, 2011
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