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A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
A Storm of Swords, by author George R.R. Martin, is the third installment in the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, and has become a must-read series fo ...more
May 15, 2011
Jul 12, 2010
The Maze of Bones  (The 39 Clues, #1)
Book one of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, by author Rick Riordan, is an exciting young readers adventure book that will leave you sitting on the ed ...more
Feb 05, 2010
Nov 17, 2009
The Secret History of the World: As Laid Down by the Secret Societies
Where to even begin with this book? The Secret History of the World: As Laid Down by the Secret Societies by author Mark Booth is every bit as ludicro ...more
Sep 22, 2009
Apr 05, 2009
Rules, by author Cynthia Lord, is a touching look at the life of a young girl, Catherine, who's coping with the conflicting emotions of living with he ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
Onion John
And the moral of the story is? Don't try to force a crazy bum into not being a crazy bum anymore, because they'll just turn out to be a crazy bum anyw ...more
not set
Aug 24, 2010
God Emperor of Dune (Dune Chronicles, #4)
God Emperor of Dune by author Frank Herbert is a religiopolitical novel disguised (poorly) as science fiction.

3,000 years after the events of Childre
Oct 02, 2013
Apr 05, 2009
Night of the Solstice (Wildworld, #1)
When I first picked up this book I thought the author L.J. Smith was 'Little John Smith', the former tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles and that he ...more
Mar 22, 2011
Nov 19, 2010
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by author Betty G. Birney is a heart-warming folk-tale that will inspire you to see more of what life has to of ...more
Oct 12, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic
Toys Go Out, by author Emily Jenkins, is a short novel supposedly written for children. But I really think it's more going to appeal to women to read ...more
May 08, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
After constant badgering I finally took the plunge with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by author J.K. Rowling. What is there to write that has ...more
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
Slaughterhouse-Five by author Kurt Vonnegut is a strangely edgy story about an author who's writing a novel about his experiences during World War II ...more
Nov 09, 2009
Oct 31, 2009
A Brief History Of Secret Societies
A Brief History of Secret Societies, by author David V. Barrett is an extremely well-researched look at secret societies in the modern world. Barrett ...more
Jul 19, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
A Clash of Kings by author George R.R. Martin is the sequel of the fantasy epic A Game of Thrones and continues the story where its predecessor left o ...more
Feb 21, 2010
Nov 10, 2009
Lady Anna's Secret Garden
As a book reviewer and critic I can be harsh and extremely sarcastic. So I was more than a little surprised when the author, S. Thomas Kaza, contacted ...more
Apr 11, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1)
Apparently mediocrity has become the new standard of excellence on Goodreads. I really give this a 2.5/5 stars, but I generously rounded up to the 3. ...more
Jan 17, 2014
Oct 02, 2013
Mystery Behind the Wall (The Boxcar Children, #17)
OK, let me preface my review by saying that I had no idea that The Boxcar Children was an entire series. I found this book in a pile of old books on a ...more
Sep 26, 2014
Aug 31, 2014
The Magician's Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
The Magician's Nephew, by well-known author C.S. Lewis, is a classic young readers' fantasy novel in the famous Chronicles of Narnia series. It was th ...more
Oct 22, 2013
Apr 05, 2009
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
Reek, Reek, it rhymes with bleak. What can I say? A Dance with Dragons is the 5th book in A Song of Ice and Fire, by author George R.R. Martin. It's m ...more
Apr 13, 2013
May 16, 2011
All the Lovely Bad Ones
All the Lovely Bad Ones, by author Mary Downing Hahn, is yet another horrifyingly spooky young readers ghost story by an ageless wonder. This time MDH ...more
Nov 20, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
A Game of Thrones by Author George R.R. Martin is a fantasy novel that reminds me a lot of the epic classic, Le Morte d'Arthur. It has small elements ...more
Oct 31, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
The Legend of Bass Reeves
The Legend of Bass Reeves by author Gary Paulsen is a Western written for young readers. It focuses on the true story of a little-known marshal who pa ...more
Jun 29, 2011
May 08, 2011
Deep and Dark and Dangerous (A Ghost Story)
Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story, by author Mary Downing Hahn, is a supernatural thriller that you may not want to read while you're alone.. ...more
Nov 16, 2009
Oct 13, 2009
The Coffin Quilt: The Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys
Meh. 'The Coffin Quilt: The Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys' by author Ann Rinaldi is intended as a young readers historical fiction novel b ...more
Jun 02, 2014
Feb 08, 2014
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
Warning: you may not like this book if you are an atheist, a minotaur, a Satanist, a lion tamer, 7 feet tall, a witch, or a Tom Brady fan. The Lion, t ...more
Feb 08, 2014
Apr 05, 2009
The Black Pearl
The Black Pearl, by author Scott O'Dell, is a young readers novel about a young man living in a small fishing village near the Gulf of California who ...more
Aug 13, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Here Lies the Librarian
Here Lies the Librarian, by author Richard Peck, is a coming-of-age young readers story set in rural 1914 Indiana, where women's suffrage and the bras ...more
Jun 25, 2010
May 26, 2010
The Horse and His Boy  (Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
'The Horse and His Boy', by legendary fantasy author C.S. Lewis, is a short novel about a boy... and a horse.

Shasta is young boy living in Calormen, a
Mar 27, 2015
Apr 05, 2009
The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1)
Two words: Bor ing. The City of Ember starts off with a unique and interesting premise. A small community lives in a dark, underground city. They have ...more
Sep 08, 2009
Apr 27, 2009
The Tiger Rising
The Tiger Rising is a sensitive story about two children, Rob and Sistine, who have each lost a parent, and their discovery of a caged tiger in the wo ...more
Sep 09, 2009
Sep 09, 2009
The Rogue's Hour (Everquest)
I've been part of the EverQuest universe ever since its inception in 1999, so I was excited when they published some books to accompany the world. The ...more
not set
Apr 05, 2009
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