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InterWorld (Interworld, #1)
3.49
I’m always a bit shocked when a Neil Gaiman book manages to make a public release without me knowing about it. I wonder if I’m paying close enough att...more
Dec 30, 2007
Apr 09, 2009
 
Dust (Silo, #3)
4.27
**spoiler alert** My biggest issue with this volume was the crass emotional manipulation going on in the story. It's one thing to create a situation a...more
Nov 18, 2013
Nov 15, 2013
 
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
 
Son of Rosemary: The Sequel to Rosemary's Baby
2.48
**spoiler alert** This book may very well be the worst book I've ever read, not just because it goes for the "Everything you've read has been a dream"...more
Jan 1998
Feb 18, 2010
 
The Other
3.98
I'm not quite finished with my trip down nostalgia lane. I have one more to go after this (Carrion Comfort is the one following The Other, and then I...more
Oct 07, 2012
Oct 07, 2012
 
Homeland
3.93
Homeland was a book I hadn't really planned to read as part of my "finish up my unfinished series" project for the year. I enjoyed Little Brother, but...more
Jul 03, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
 
Harvest Home
3.92
I've read reviews of this book that give it a hard time for being derivative of stories like The Wicker Man or "Children of the Corn," but this story...more
Jan 17, 2006
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
 
The Man Whom the Trees Loved
3.90
The Willows was a story that kept popping up in my Goodreads recommendations, and a few weeks ago, I finally downloaded it as a free e-book. I had ini...more
Nov 2013
Nov 01, 2013
 
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
 
Fables, Vol. 19: Snow White (Fables, #19)
3.84
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 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
 
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
4.55
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
 
Juxtaposition (Apprentice Adept, #3)
3.87
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
 
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
3.69
Earlier in this blog, I mentioned that the works of Preston & Child are a guilty pleasure of mine. In my mind, I envision them like potato chips:...more
Jan 19, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
 
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
3.68
So, just a few reviews back I mentioned that I’m not embarrassed or ashamed of what I read. I may have called my own bluff with Fifty Shades of Grey,...more
May 20, 2012
May 21, 2012
 
Let the Right One In
4.05
Sweden, based on a lot of things I've read about the country, sounds like a great place to live. The country is supposedly one of the happiest countri...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
 
The King of Elfland's Daughter
3.85
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
3.35
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
 
Noctuary
4.18
In the foreword to this book, Ligotti writes a bit about weird fiction. He talks about how that type of fiction is about the unknown, and even describ...more
Apr 03, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
4.00
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 Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories
3.95
Ms. Willis has done a lot of research into the bombings of London during World War II. This is evident through her inclusion of three (three!) differe...more
May 12, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
 
Blood Groove
3.32
For the first time, I get to review a book that was written by someone I know! There’s something really cool about that, partly because I once enterta...more
Sep 03, 2010
Sep 05, 2010
 
The Humanoids
3.73
Every so often, I run across a book that has an intriguing idea, but is rather dull and dry for reading. Vinge’s Rainbows End and Flynn’s Eifelheim ar...more
Apr 22, 2007
Feb 24, 2010
 
Batman: Year One
4.22
I like origin stories. It might be a holdover from when I was collecting comics as a kid, because the origin issues usually became worth more than the...more
Jan 2004
Feb 24, 2010
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War Part 1
4.08
I'm one of those who got into the TV show before I started reading the comic, but then when I started reading the comic, it made me realize why so man...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
 
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium #2)
4.19
The second book in the so-called Millennium trilogy picks up right where the last one left off, more or less. It follows the main players — Salander,...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
 
The Book Thief
4.36
A few adjectives to describe this novel:

Lyrical: Zusak’s prose is stunning: "Her voice was like suicide, landing with a clunk at Leisel’s feet"; "Clou...more
Sep 18, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
 
The Choice (The Returned, #0.7)
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 First (The Returned, #0.5)
3.52
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
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