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The Near Witch (The Near Witch, #1)
It's really easy to see how much time and thought debut author Victoria Schwab has successfully invested into the wording of her witchy kidnapping ta ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
"Yamaguchi Hiroyuki, who rested agura-style in front of a too warm kotatsu, enjoyed a cup of fragrant genmaicha with a plate of fresh kusamochi from a ...more
Jul 16, 2012
May 28, 2012
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
He faced her then, arms folded across his chest. 'I have no time for games.' The tips of his fingers had black rings of charcoal dust buried under th ...more
not set
Feb 10, 2014
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)
Read for the first time from February 18 to 20, 2010.

Up to the middle of the book I would have rated solid four stars, but then I noticed the characte
Aug 07, 2013
Oct 17, 2009
Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2)
I have selected the authors I want to display as my favorite ones with care - writing one of my favorite books does not automatically switch me into f ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Jan 09, 2011
Blood Song (Lharmell, #1)
During the first chapters there were only some things that rubbed me the wrong way:

- the language in general and certain expressions that in my point
not set
Jul 28, 2011
Wood Angel
I had read 106 pages when I stopped to admit to myself: "This is not for me". I was getting impatient and started flipping pages to quicken my pace. M ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2010
Winter's Child: A Retelling of "The Snow Queen" (Once Upon a Time)
My almost completed review just disappeared with an uncontrolled flick of my finger and I am too frustrated to start afresh. So, I am just going to sp ...more
Dec 03, 2011
Oct 17, 2009
The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)
I've read the first 132 pages and also the last 78 - because I kind of was interested in what happend to Princess Raisa and Hanson 'Hunts Alone' Alist ...more
not set
Oct 27, 2009
Slumber (The Fade, #1)
Slumber is road trip fantasy fiction set in a parallel world, which some magicians' clans had especially created for their kind in order to evade huma ...more
not set
Dec 04, 2011
Burn Bright (Night Creatures, #1)
A scifi-in-space-fantasy-monsters-vampires-and-strange-creatures-good-and-evil-beastly-but-gorgeous-guy-drugs-and-blood-thriller featuring an innocent ...more
Jun 11, 2011
Feb 10, 2011
Troubled Waters
Although I liked Archangel, I believe Troubled Waters has been the last Sharon Shinn novel for me. At the moment new authors sprout out of the ground ...more
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Oct 01, 2011
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
He nodded. 'And how old are you?' 'Eighteen.' But he said nothing. 'I know,' she continued. 'It is impressive that I accomplished so much at such an e ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
I want more of this! Why does it have to be a debut novel? If it weren't I would now be hungrily browsing titles at my favourite online bookshop order ...more
Dec 13, 2013
Oct 17, 2009
Although the average rating of 3.25 stars strongly indicated „Beware, this book is not for everyone”, I never would have guessed that I might be one o ...more
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Jul 26, 2011
Illusions of Fate
Welcome to "Howl's Moving Castle" (view spoiler) me ...more
Feb 18, 2015
Feb 06, 2015
To Stand Beside Her
I received an electronic review copy of B. Kristin McMichael’s fantasy romance To Stand Beside Her in exchange for an honest review from her husband. ...more
not set
Jan 27, 2013
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)
I loved reading 'Bitterblue' , loved it even more than reading 'Fire'. It is very important for me to say that, because I had been extremely hesitant ...more
Sep 28, 2012
Dec 11, 2009
Clockwork Heart (Clockwork Heart, #1)
The first 300 pages I would have rated 4-5 stars, the last 70 or 80 only 3. [downgraded in hindsight from 4 stars to only 3 five months later, because ...more
Aug 11, 2010
Oct 26, 2009
Silvermay (Silvermay, #1)
Birdie folded me into her arms and said into my ear, 'I know why you're so reluctant, Silvermay. You still think yourself in love. Well, this is your ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2012
An Ember in the Ashes
"An Ember in the Ashes" represents the satisfying sort of a three-star-book to me: A great way to spend a few hours in a cruel YA world with overly be ...more
May 11, 2015
May 01, 2015
Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1)
*** 2.5 stars ***
Dec 04, 2014
Dec 02, 2014
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)
I have stopped reading the sequel to The Final Empire after 131 pages although I liked it. And if there were not so many other books waiting to be rea ...more
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Nov 07, 2009
The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)
"A cliffie???" she asked. Shit.
Jan 10, 2015
Jan 05, 2015
Fox and Phoenix (Lóng City, #1)
Abandoned after reading 9% of the lot, 1) because of the bratty, bragging hero and 2) because I felt cheated/at loss/demented due to the fact that I w ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2011
The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #1)
I stopped reading after 86 pages. It turned out to be really too slow for my taste. All those ultra-detailed interior and fairytale-fashion descriptio ...more
not set
Apr 20, 2010
Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles, #3)
Each time I finish reading a Melina Marchetta novel I am leaning on the side of wonder so much that I might topple over.
Aug 02, 2013
Aug 25, 2011
The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)
*** 2.5 stars ***
Jan 04, 2015
May 28, 2013
The Magic Fountain - by H.R.H. Princess Gloriana
If you squint a little, you see that the cover says this is "The Story Behind the Book by Roger McGough".
I reread this "picture book" again this week
Aug 1996
Oct 31, 2009
Forest Born (The Books of Bayern, #4)
I have to say it: In my personal opinion Shannon Hale is a one-hit-wonder. I truely loved every page of 'Goose Girl', but every other book - with the ...more
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Feb 15, 2010
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