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Gloriana
3.60
I slogged through the first half of this book with little interest. There was so much exposition with so little action, and characters were piled on. ...more
Feb 18, 2011
Nov 29, 2007
 
Chosen (House of Night #3)
3.90
(Same review as for Betrayed since they're basically all the same.)

These are generally just trashy YA paranormal romance, but are GREAT for some brain
...more
not set
Jul 31, 2012
 
The Diviner
3.43
From any other author this would probably have gotten another star. But Melanie Rawn has set my sights so high for her work that when it falters, I ho ...more
Nov 2011
Dec 27, 2011
 
The Skies of Pern (Pern, #16)
4.00
Trashy scifi that kept me briefly entertained...

McCaffrey's books aren't usually particularly compelling, but they're usually enjoyable quick reads.
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Nov 02, 2009
Nov 03, 2009
 
Kushiel's Mercy (Imriel's Trilogy, #3)
4.30
Glad to see this trilogy over. Unfortunately I couldn't bring myself to not read this last one.

Pretty much par for the course by Carey, except I don'
...more
Aug 2009
Sep 12, 2009
 
Betrayed (House of Night, #2)
3.95
These are generally just trashy YA paranormal romance, but are GREAT for some brain candy. The main character, Zoey, is often rather obnoxious, but I ...more
Jul 2012
Jul 31, 2012
 
Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1)
3.79
I've noticed that Amazon prices the first books in series at like $3 and then all the others books in the series at higher prices. They've gotten me t ...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 07, 2011
 
Marked (House of Night #1)
3.78
How do you feel about the words "YA lit vampire boarding school series"? If you giggle with glee, then you'll like this book. It's nothing special, bu ...more
May 13, 2011
May 15, 2011
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
Borrowed this book from Justin after it was described as a (somewhat mediocre) adult Harry Potter rip-off. I basically agree with his succinct review. ...more
Oct 2009
Oct 24, 2009
 
Tempted (House of Night, #6)
3.97
Hmmmm, so this is the last of the free books I have from this series. And like most of the reviewers say, it's pretty awful. In general they've manage ...more
Aug 06, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
3.79
I got this after reading a review on EPBOT and the concept just sounded AMAZING. And I was right.

The story isn't that interesting, but it's worth it f
...more
Aug 2011
Aug 11, 2011
 
Changes (The Dresden Files, #12)
4.53
**spoiler alert** This is one of those books that I want to rate lower because some of the things that happened upset me so much. Harry loses his offi ...more
Mar 06, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
 
The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1)
3.94
Despite trying this book several times and never getting more than 10-15 pages in, I finally made it through by forcing myself into it with a trip wit ...more
Sep 11, 2009
Sep 07, 2009
 
Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10)
4.43
A fairly generic Dresden book, but an enjoyable one. It seemed less formulaic, but that may just be because there was a longer gap than usual between ...more
Mar 22, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
 
Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks
4.53
I should have gone back and re-read at least the last book of Locke and Key, because I was pretty lost when I read this one. But the story is great an ...more
Mar 03, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
 
Sleeping Beauty Box Set
3.99
Basically some extremely boring erotica. I do like the attempt to graft it to the Sleeping Beauty tale, it's an interesting take. But generally not ve ...more
not set
Dec 04, 2007
 
The Light Fantastic (Discworld, #2; Rincewind #2)
3.89
For whatever reason, this book didn't annoy me as much as the previous one. However, after reading these two, I don't think I feel compelled to commit ...more
Nov 14, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
 
Blackdog
3.59
Some books suffer from their form factor, and I think this may have been one of them. It's a long book and the edition I read was a HUGE paperback - a ...more
Jun 2012
Jul 02, 2012
 
Untamed (House of Night #4)
3.97
Still trash, still reading the series. As another reviewer pointed out this had less 'ohmygosh, which boy is cuter' in it than the last few have which ...more
Aug 02, 2012
Jul 31, 2012
 
Dangerous Angels (Weetzie Bat, #1-5)
4.30
I find it rather shocking that I'd never heard of these books as a kid. Punk rock girls and their gay best friends? Seriously? My cup of tea!

I wish I
...more
Apr 03, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
 
Dragon Prince (Dragon Prince, #1)
3.94
Buying this for my Kindle is like keeping Oreos and Kraft MacNCheese in the cupboard for bad days. Comfort food.

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Trashy fantasy romance AND I LO
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Jan 19, 2012
Dec 10, 2007
 
Welcome to the Jungle (The Dresden Files, #0.5)
4.06
Thought I had reviewed this already, but apparently not...

Graphic novel prequel to the Dresden files series. I thought the art was so-so, though appar
...more
Jan 2008
Mar 16, 2009
 
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: 14 Amazing Authors Tell the Tales
3.84
Considering the quality of contributors, I was expecting better. These are bestselling authors! But I suppose they aren't all used to writing short st ...more
Feb 22, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
The Prophet of Akhran (Rose of the Prophet, #3)
3.82
I've read this series so many times that I can't really keep the books straight. See my review of The Will of the Wanderer for a general review of the ...more
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 09, 2013
 
The Wind in the Willows
3.95
I thought I had read this as a kid, but after reading it again, I think I either read excerpts or saw a TV show or movie... I'd looked back on it fond ...more
Jul 2011
Dec 04, 2007
 
Between the Lines
3.52
I follow Jodi Picoult on Twitter and she RTs a lot of complimentary reviews from her fans so I admit I was probably expecting something life-changing ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
I have seen so many references to this book and read so many drastically different reviews I pretty much have to read this book. I don't even WANT to ...more
Feb 2008
Dec 17, 2007
 
The Will of the Wanderer (Rose of the Prophet, #1)
3.74
One of my favorite 'pick it back up' fantasy series for whatever reason. I haven't really read many other Weis/Hickman stories because they fall into ...more
Apr 06, 2013
Aug 03, 2012
 
The First Confessor (The Legend of Magda Searus, #1)
4.23
This one got an extra star for far exceeding the expectations I had. The last couple Sword of Truth books I attempted to read were painfully obnoxious ...more
Aug 2013
Mar 29, 2013
 
The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches, #1)
4.08
I loved this book in high school, and I'd like to read it again.

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Dammit Anne Rice, I used to love you. You used to write lush books filled wit
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Sep 2011
Dec 04, 2007
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