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Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Peter and the Starcatchers, #3)
4.15
If you’ve read the previous two books in the Peter Pan prequel trilogy, then you ought to take the time to read through this last book in the series. ...more
Mar 23, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
 
The Lightning Tree
4.38
The good thing about this story (aside from it being a new Rothfuss story) is that it's not about Kvothe. It's about Bast, and if you want to know mor ...more
Jul 14, 2014
Dec 22, 2014
 
Split Infinity  (Apprentice Adept, #1)
3.91
When I was 13, I read a lot of Piers Anthony, and when I say “a lot,” I mean a lot. The guy was pretty much all I read, from the Xanth series to the I ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Feb 18, 2010
 
Juxtaposition (Apprentice Adept, #3)
3.88
When I was 13, I read a lot of Piers Anthony, and when I say “a lot,” I mean a lot. The guy was pretty much all I read, from the Xanth series to the I ...more
May 07, 2012
Feb 18, 2010
 
Peter and Max
3.95
**spoiler alert** My admiration for Fables has been chronicled several times in this blog, as recently as last month, so I won’t go in to what the sto ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
Necessary Evil and the Greater Good
3.67
WE INTERRUPT OUR PROGRESS ON SERIES to bring you a special review. What makes it special? Well, a dude I know wrote it. That's not a first around here ...more
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
 
The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8)
4.16
With The Last Guardian, the saga of Artemis Fowl comes to a close. I went into this book with more than just a little trepidation, especially consider ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
 
Fables, Vol. 19: Snow White (Fables, #19)
3.87
I've heard through the grapevine that Fables will be ending its run with issue 150. While I've had a lot of fun with this series and seeing how Willin ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
 
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
4.56
After I finished The Name of the Wind last year, I found a lot of reviews and comments complaining about Kvothe being a Mary Sue character. I sort of ...more
Jan 15, 2014
Nov 18, 2013
 
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
4.49
Would you believe there were parts of this book where I kept thinking, Get on with it!? I mean, I get the structure of the story requires that we see ...more
Dec 31, 2014
Dec 25, 2014
 
The King of Elfland's Daughter
3.84
The King of Elfland's Daughter is considered a classic fantasy novel, and at least one essay describes it as one of the founding novels of modern fant ...more
May 07, 2014
May 04, 2014
 
The Unwritten, Vol. 9: The Unwritten Fables
3.40
I won't lie to you. I wasn't anticipating liking this volume at all. Orpheus in the Underworld seemed like it riffed too much from Sandman, and it end ...more
Aug 14, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
 
The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)
4.11
Based on what I've been reading lately, some folks recommended this book to me, since it followed some of the same tropes as the other books. It looke ...more
Sep 05, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
The Princess and The Queen, or, The Blacks and The Greens
3.93
I've rated everything A Song of Ice and Fire five stars so far -- even A Feast for Crows! -- because I look at the series as one complete work, and ea ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
It might be strange to start out a review of a book by one author by talking about another, but I've done it before, and it looks like that's what I’m ...more
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
 
The First (The Returned, #0.5)
3.50
The Returned was a lyrical novel of past and present, life and death, and pain and remembrance. It wasn't a particularly great novel, but it told a pl ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
 
The Rogue Prince, or, A King's Brother
3.65
I've rated everything A Song of Ice and Fire five stars so far -- even A Feast for Crows! -- because I look at the series as one complete work, and ea ...more
Jul 14, 2014
Dec 22, 2014
 
The Choice (The Returned, #0.7)
3.48
The Returned was a lyrical novel of past and present, life and death, and pain and remembrance. It wasn't a particularly great novel, but it told a pl ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
 
Itsy Bitsy
2.89
First things first: "Itsy Bitsy" is a short story, distributed in e-format, comprised of 28 screen-swipes. Based on my limited experience with e-books ...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
 
The Thing Beneath the Bed (The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle #1)
4.23
I doubt you can make out what the Newbery-like sticker on the front of this book reads, so I'll write it out for you: "This shit is not for kids. Seri ...more
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
 
Shoggoth's Old Peculiar
4.03
I was straightening up my bookshelf earlier today, and stumbled across this chapbook, stuffed into a corner out of the light. I remember having bought ...more
Jan 23, 2015
Jan 23, 2015
 
The Sparrow (The Returned, #0.6)
3.63
The Returned was a lyrical novel of past and present, life and death, and pain and remembrance. It wasn't a particularly great novel, but it told a pl ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
 
The Great Bazaar and Brayan's Gold
4.08
I know I can't be the only one who's annoyed with the title of this book. It's not that it's misleading (the two stories in the book are titled "The G ...more
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
 
The Returned
3.30
In The Returned, the dead have come back to life. This isn't a zombie story, nor is it even a horror novel (the dead return as if they had never left, ...more
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
 
Fables, Vol. 20: Camelot
3.98
Fables will be coming to an end with issue 175. This might be a good thing; I think Willingham has probably taken the idea of Fables as far as he can ...more
Aug 31, 2014
Aug 30, 2014
 
The Unwritten, Vol. 7: The Wound
3.95
Tommy Taylor has come a long way since volume one of The Unwritten. He started off as the son of a famous writer, and the inspiration for a popular ch ...more
Jul 13, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
 
Dead Man's Knock (The Unwritten #3)
4.05
I’m still really excited about this series, as it gains its legs and prepares to jump forward. The characters are starting to become more real, and th ...more
Mar 23, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
 
The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun #1)
3.82
So, I have an Internet friend who is always touting how great of a writer Gene Wolfe is. One, day, I finally asked him: “What’s a good place to start ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
 
100 Cupboards  (100 Cupboards, #1)
3.75
The premise of this book is fascinating: A young boy who has a hard time finding his place in life goes to live with his aunt and uncle, and stays in ...more
Oct 30, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
 
Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle, #2)
3.90
Sometimes it's hard to pick the next book I want to read (new stuff usually beats out old stuff, and the new stuff I have is numerous enough to make i ...more
May 13, 2014
May 11, 2014
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