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Odd and the Frost Giants
The story of how Odd saves Asgard (not to mention Midgard) with a smile...

I really liked this one--it feels like a story that's been passed down throu...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 27, 2012
September Girls
So, at first I refused to read this book because of the cover (which, I think, is actually what persuaded most people to read it). I don't really have...more
Jun 26, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
The Icarus Project
I really liked how this started out, despite a couple of really stupid lines (like saying that the lesson of Jurassic Park is that dinosaurs are extin...more
Feb 16, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King
Once upon a time, Seti and I were on desk together discussing which movies we would be in charge of running at the library, and she said she wished th...more
Aug 09, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
Finn Finnegan (The Adventures of Finn MacCullen, #1)
Oh, man, second book today that I've abandoned! Something must be wrong with me. We'll call it my post-new-Andrew-Smith-book slump.


I don't thi...more
not set
Apr 30, 2013
The Saint of Mt. Koya
I very much enjoyed this, even though short stories are not generally my thing. I found this one really kind of suspenseful in its telling, and very w...more
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
The Deptford Trilogy
I reviewed each of the three books in this trilogy as I finished them, but I figured I'd review the series as a whole as well.

I was not looking forwa...more
Feb 10, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule
Hmmmm. I really thought I would eat this up, despite the mediocre reviews I kept seeing for it. It has all the elements that usually entrance me--trav...more
Jan 13, 2012
Dec 19, 2011
Two Ravens and One Crow (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #4.5)
Just as much fun as always! Not everyone can manage writing a decent short story. I feel like most folks tend to have too much of a plot line and not...more
Sep 04, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
Loki's Wolves (The Blackwell Pages, #1)
This had some really great moments, and I like the interesting direction it seems it will be taking in the next book; I really like all the Norse myth...more
May 16, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
The Shadow Thieves (Cronus Chronicles, #1)
It took me quite awhile to get interested in this one; the wittiness got in the way a bit for me, especially in the beginning. It seemed like everythi...more
Aug 05, 2010
Jun 27, 2010
Clan Rathskeller (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #0.5)
Entertaining, very short story about druid Atticus O'Sullivan, Irish wolfhound Oberon, and the trouble they manage to stumble into while out at the ma...more
May 07, 2012
May 07, 2012
Twixt Firelight and Water (Sevenwaters, #5.5)
Totally enjoyed this short story about Ciarán's faithful and uncanny raven, Fiacha, and I liked Aisha a lot. While I wish this story was longer, it's...more
Dec 04, 2012
Nov 29, 2012
Highway to Hell (Maggie Quinn: Girl Vs. Evil #3)
This one took me a little more time to get through than the first two in this series, but possibly in a good way? Highway to Hell has a very different...more
Aug 12, 2009
Aug 01, 2009
Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2)
Within the first few pages of this book I was smitten. Why? Well, it just so happens to take place in my much beloved Constantinople! Oh, okay, it's a...more
May 04, 2012
Jul 14, 2009
Abandon (Abandon Trilogy, #1)
2.5 stars, really--Meg, Meg, what happened here? While I was interested enough in this story to read the entire thing in one sitting, in the end I fou...more
Nov 26, 2011
Oct 27, 2010
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
Well...I did not like this nearly as much as I did the Percy Jackson series. Not even close. Much as I hate to rate this a two, I can't say I actually...more
Jun 29, 2010
Feb 02, 2010
Juggler in the Wind (The Wand Bearer, #1)
First of all, wow, that cover is bad! That's the first thing I noticed when I saw this up on First Reads as an available book to win. I managed to put...more
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
The Scorpio Races
Wow--soooooo much better than I was expecting. I have sort of stayed away from Maggie Stiefvater since reading Shiver, which I really didn't like much...more
Mar 11, 2012
Nov 09, 2011
Spirit and Dust (Goodnight Family #2)
Well...I liked this. I did. But not as much as I hoped or expected to. When I finished it, I sat for awhile trying to put my finger on the why of it,...more
May 19, 2013
Jul 03, 2012
Man, so many people seem to love this book, and I really wanted to love it too, but...I just can't seem to push myself the rest of the way through it....more
not set
Jan 17, 2012
The Son of Neptune (The Heroes of Olympus, #2)
I feel totally bad about it, but this book was really more of a 2.5-er for me. I liked it a lot at the beginning, having Percy back as one of the main...more
Dec 16, 2013
Sep 05, 2011
Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods, #1)
This is one of those books that has a really cute premise, but the execution of that cute premise kind of ruined it for me. My main problem with it wa...more
Aug 18, 2010
Jun 27, 2010
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, #1)
I was worried about this when I first picked it up--the Red Pyramid disaster (I know, I know, most of you do not agree, but that's what that book was...more
Nov 26, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
Here Lies Arthur
I wish I could rate this higher than three stars, because this is a really interesting and oddly delightful (for all the brutality) retelling of the A...more
Jun 29, 2011
Oct 22, 2010
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2)
This series is so weird, but I'm really enjoying it, even though sometimes I have no idea what's going on. I'm kind of a sucker for stories about frie...more
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Durarara!!, Volume 1
Very intriguing so far. I started the anime but didn't get very far because my hubby dislikes reading subtitles if it can be avoided, so I don't total...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Very disappointing. I've really loved Gail Carson Levine's previous books, but this one is vastly inferior. The whole thing seems more like an outline...more
Aug 18, 2009
Jul 21, 2009
Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles, #2)
Just as much fun as the first book. A lot of folks seem to be bothered by the sexism in this series, but oddly...I'm not really. I think I forgive a l...more
May 23, 2012
May 06, 2012
Irish Lore and Legends
I enjoyed this quite a bit, but I felt like these stories could have really used some context. There isn't anything to indicate why these particular t...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 11, 2012
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