The Reapers are the Angels (Reapers, #1)
I don't typically write reviews, but sometimes I come across a book that shakes the words out of me. Reapers Are The Angels snuck up on me. In some wa...more
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 07, 2012
The Martian
Man, this book! I'll start with the bad since there is so little of it. All the science stuff got a little tedious at times. But on the other hand it...more
May 29, 2014
May 22, 2014
Box Cutters
Beautifully written stories. A fast-moving carousel of open windows into the soft spots of its characters lives. The stunning cover also makes a great...more
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Nov 13, 2013
For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1)
I'm a sucker for a Jane Austen retelling. Though Persuasion is one of my least favorite of the works, FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS pulled it off. I ma...more
Jun 07, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)
The beginning of this book was pitch perfect. It had all the ingredients for a great horror novel: creepy atmosphere, interesting lead character, quic...more
Apr 08, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
My copy of this book is covered in multi colored highlighter ink. This was the first book I picked up when I decided to get serious about my writing,...more
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May 14, 2012

This didn't work for me. I liked the simplicity, but everything, the writing, the characters, all felt joyless. Like the author made a ugh sound befo...more
May 02, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman #1)
I'm not a fan of graphic novels. Sandman was my last effort to try and "get it", but I still don't. I powered through the Walking Dead series because...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 05, 2012
My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1)
okay. obviously with a title like MY LIFE AS A WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE I wasn't expecting life changing literature. I wasn't expecting much at all. It was...more
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 29, 2013
I don't even know what to do with this book. I kept hearing how controversial and well written it was. and it is definitely both of those. every other...more
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Jan 08, 2014
We Need to Talk About Kevin
This book was an emotional punch to the gut. I was so stricken by the horrific nature of it, that I almost put it down several times, but my need to k...more
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Jun 02, 2012
Dead Space: Martyr (Dead Space, #1)
this book is misleading. the games take place in space. this book does not. the games are terrifying. this book is not. I realize this story is about...more
Jan 06, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
more like 3 1/2 stars. I liked it, was entertained throughout. I think the comparison to Game of Thrones and Hunger Games did this book a great disser...more
May 12, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Zone One

I'm not go to give this one stars because I'm not sure what to think. Sometimes literary and horror come together and become BradJolina, and other ti...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 12, 2012
This came highly recommended, but it wasn't for me. I found the writing loud and at times annoying, though it had its good moments too with clever and...more
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 07, 2012
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)
A goth munchkin and girl from a trailer does not constitute quirk. Calling this book quirky is like the hot, popular girl in class putting on a pair o...more
May 22, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
I thought I would like this more but alas, I proved to myself once again that I still don't like short stories. That being said, some of the writing w...more
Sep 03, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
This man [Joshua Gaylord/Alden Bell] can write a menu and I will read it. I want to be him when I grow up. I want to write like him. He is my hero.
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Jun 08, 2012
The Conqueror Worms
Giant man eating worms yessss! There's a special place in my bookish heart for pulp horror. A very entertaining read, but it could use a better cover.
May 20, 2012
May 20, 2012
Shadow  Riders
This wasn't my favorite Louis L'Amour book, but it was still good. I was a huge fan when I was younger, now they seem a little dated. I hope westerns...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 09, 2012
Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
I didn't love this story. I'm more of a zombie traditionalist, but the writing was pitch perfect which made it easy to push through.
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Dec 19, 2012
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
his writing is always impeccable, but this is the third book by this author that I've read and I haven't enjoyed any of the stories. I keep thinking,...more
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Jul 12, 2013
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
So many words. So many boring words. I didn't rate this book because it's not bad, it's just not for me and I'm not going to give it one or two stars...more
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Jan 28, 2013
The Waking Dark
I've been waiting a long time for a YA book to break out of its mold and get balls-to-the-wall crazy. People used to talk about how violent Hunger Gam...more
Oct 07, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
My Blood Approves (My Blood Approves, #1)
So many typos and grammar issues. It was too distracting to even finish.
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Aug 09, 2014
The Gargoyle
Not typically something I would read, but the writing was beautiful so I continued reading just to see what wonderful or superbly ugly images the auth...more
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
Cruel Beauty
The writing is nice and the twist on the Beauty and the Beast story was interesting, but the slow pace and claustrophobic setting weren't for me. I re...more
Apr 30, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
Last to Die (Rizzoli & Isles, #10)
I love Tess Gerritsen. She can spin a crime tale. Her humor kills me though. It's like watching my parents in front of the tube with TV dinners cracki...more
Feb 15, 2013
Sep 01, 2012
This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It
I'm a little sad I didn't like this book more than I did. John Dies at the End is one of my favorite weird fiction books. Spiders isn't bad, just not...more
Jun 05, 2014
May 11, 2014
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
The writing in this book was beautiful. I hate angel/devil themed books typically, but I was able to overlook that. Definitely worth a read.
Apr 24, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
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