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Jan 12, 2013
Jan 13, 2013
Gideon's Sword (Gideon Crew, #1)
Abysmal, made even worse because it was written by two great authors who excel in character creation. Reads like the first draft of an amateur's first ...more
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Jan 06, 2011
The Strain (The Strain Trilogy, #1)
The story was interesting, but the pacing was all over the place. Painfully slow in the beginning and rushed towards the end. Characters come together ...more
not set
Jan 06, 2011
American Vampire, Vol. 3
It was good enough to keep me reading the series.
Jun 29, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
The Terror
A great historical fiction novel. It didn't really need the added horror element, but it works. Simmons does a great job of capturing artic exploratio ...more
Apr 14, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Hawk Quest
The novel started out great, with interesting characters, great atmosphere, and a good story. However, around the 200 page mark it began to turn into ...more
Jul 10, 2013
May 10, 2013
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
Still holds up. A great character driven story.
Jul 22, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
F in Exams: The Funniest Test Paper Blunders
I thought it would contain answers from students who were oblivious or just plain stupid, but it is mainly a lot of bad puns from students who obvious ...more
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Jul 31, 2011
Covet (Fallen Angels, #1)
A good start to what could be an interesting series. Hopefully the next one builds on the larger conflict a little more.
May 28, 2012
May 08, 2012
Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3)
I am starting to like this series more than her Mercy Thompson series. Interesting characters and great world development.
May 03, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
The book is OK as a follow up, but the ending was rushed, the main character is whiny and pretty thick headed, the bad guys are cliched and pretty stu ...more
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Jul 11, 2011
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
There is a good book in here somewhere, unfortunately the author fails to find it. The premises is intriguing, but the execution fails, particularly a ...more
not set
Mar 10, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
While the setting and the plot are actually really interesting, Collins' the writing is lacking, resulting in a mediocre book. Too much happens off pa ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Nov 26, 2011
Directive 51
A good premise, but too cliche in some parts and Barnes ruins all the tension by having major events happen "off screen." Wow a cold front is moving i ...more
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Mar 06, 2011
The Neon Court (Matthew Swift, #3)
Griffin's editor finally made Griffin realize she was writing an urban fantasy novel, not a London travelogue. The third installment is more streamlin ...more
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Jan 06, 2011
The Bride Wore Black Leather (Nightside, #12)
A little short but still a great, fun series. Lots of cameos makes it with the read. Not sure where Green is headed next, but I will be along for the ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
A superbly crafted novel. Extremely well written, not an unnecessary or ill-placed word. Best writing I have read since "A Prayer for the Dying." The ...more
Jun 11, 2011
Mar 06, 2011
Thirteen Years Later (The Danilov Quintet,  #2)
Started out really good and then went down hill towards the end. It suffers from James Bond syndrome. The hero and villain have numerous, and in fact ...more
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Feb 08, 2011
Deceived (Star Wars: The Old Republic, #2)
A nice change of pace from the Star Wars stinkers that have been coming out. Good character development, with some darker plot twists that I liked, an ...more
not set
Apr 16, 2011
Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)
An excellent start to a trilogy. Great world building, interesting characters, and a good plot. It drags in places and could have used a little trimmi ...more
Oct 28, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2)
The first one was a little better, but the pacing and editing are better. Liked the conspiracy angle, but the author drops it right at the end, making ...more
Jun 21, 2011
Jan 06, 2011
The President's Vampire (Nathaniel Cade, #2)
I picked up the first book in this series because the premise sounded so stupid I had to give it a try. The President has his own vampire, whatever. H ...more
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Jun 21, 2011
Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8)
Another good entry in the series. It added a few new characters that were interesting, but didn't move the overall story arc too much. It suffered a l ...more
Apr 13, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
The Daylight War (Demon Cycle, #3)
Another great book in the series. Although it doesn't move the plot along all that much, it adds enough to be satisfying. The characters remain intere ...more
Mar 30, 2013
Mar 06, 2011
River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6)
If you liked the rest of the series you'll like this one too. Briggs manages to have actually character development without butchering her characters, ...more
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Feb 08, 2011
Emperor of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #3)
A wonderful end to an outstanding trilogy. I was saddened to come to the end, but glad it ended so well, which is the hallmark of any good series. I l ...more
Sep 28, 2013
Jan 15, 2013
The Walking Dead, Vol. 14: No Way Out
Not the best in the series, but not the worst. Read too much like filler. Find a way to move the story along without, surprise, a mass zombie attack f ...more
May 08, 2012
Aug 14, 2011
The Long Earth (The Long Earth #1)
Interesting premise with tons of potential that doesn't go anywhere. For such a broad theme, the plot is rather shallow with the authors offering smal ...more
Nov 05, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
The first part of the novel is pretty good, but then it starts to fall apart. The characters become cliche, annoying, and worse, uninteresting. The te ...more
Nov 04, 2013
Aug 16, 2013
Monster: A Novel of Frankenstein
This was a fun, quick read with a nice spin on Frankenstein as told from the monster's perspective. The ending was a little tacked on and rushed, but ...more
Jan 25, 2013
Dec 19, 2012