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White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, #7)
4.34
**spoiler alert** I was disappointed with this book. It felt like there were far too many things going on at once and so it lacked a coherent focus. R...more
Feb 28, 2009
Mar 01, 2009
 
Madhouse (Cal Leandros, #3)
4.08
**spoiler alert** Spoilers of the Large Varity: Proceed at Your Peril

I enjoyed it. Thurman's writing continued to improve.

I really like what she did w...more
Feb 22, 2008
Feb 22, 2008
 
Flesh Eaters (Dead World, #3)
3.93
**spoiler alert** 2.5 stars.

I know I've read this book before so I'm not sure why there's no goodreads review of it.

Anyway.

The problems I have with t...more
Feb 24, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
 
The Inheritance of Loss
3.37
I didn't like this book. Maybe it was an inability to empathize with another culture, but I think the more likely (I hope) explanation is that it felt...more
Feb 2007
Sep 04, 2007
 
Above All, Honor (Honor, #1)
4.09
It was okay. I found out about it because of an article on Slate.

The premise didn't make a lot of sense to me. I know that at a certain age, and I'm a...more
Feb 18, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
 
Dead Mann Walking (Hessius Mann #1)
3.61
It was an interesting take on zombies. The technology to reanimate people is invented and at first everyone who can afford it does it. It has a troubl...more
Feb 24, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
 
Modern Magic
3.56
This book eventually grew on me but it took a while. While I did ultimately enjoy the book, there are a lot of problems with it.

One of the biggest pro...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
 
Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics
3.93
It's a good history of Dean's fifty state strategy and how it was implemented. I gained some persepective on how insular the Democratic party has been...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
Apocalypse of the Dead (Dead World, #2)
4.00
Three and a half stars.

I was hoping this would follow the same characters as McKinney's short story in The Living Dead 2 (son of the main character fr...more
Feb 18, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
 
Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes
4.07
I thought this anthology was uneven. There were a few stories that really stood out but most didn't make a lasting impression.

I liked The Lost Boy by...more
Feb 09, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
 
The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It
3.68
This book is this article expanded into book form.

It was an interesting read, and I did learn some things, like the fact that FDR wanted to institute...more
Feb 15, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
 
Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Kitty Norville, #5)
3.87
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed this book. It was a good addition to the series. I have absolutely no idea where the title comes from, it seems unrelated...more
Feb 26, 2009
Feb 27, 2009
 
Bad Glass
3.12
3.5 stars

This book frequently strongly reminded me of Haunted. The main character goes into a dangerous, screwed up situation seeking fame. It's the p...more
Feb 11, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
 
Things That Make Us (Sic): The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar Takes on Madison Avenue, Hollywood, the White House, and the World
3.78
I really enjoyed this book. It was straightforward and entertaining. It's a book about grammar in the same vein as Eats Shoots Leaves. Among other thi...more
Feb 25, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
 
Blood Lite (Hellchaser, #0.5)
3.61
This is theoretically an anthology of humorous fantasy/urban fantasy stories. I don't know that I found most of them to be more humorous than stories...more
Feb 16, 2009
Feb 02, 2009
 
The Unnatural Inquirer (Nightside, #8)
4.00
I enjoyed this book. Like most of the Nightside books it's nearly impossible to figure out the solution to the mystery beforehand because the mysterie...more
Feb 12, 2008
Feb 13, 2008
 
Mean Streets (Remy Chandler, #1.5; Greywalker, #3.5; Nightside, #9.5; The Dresden Files, #10.5)
3.97
The book is a set of four short stories which run about 60 pages each. Each story is set in a series. Jim Butcher's is in The Dresden Files, Simon R....more
Feb 24, 2009
Nov 01, 2008
 
Zero Day (Jeff Aiken #1)
3.48
**spoiler alert** I mostly enjoyed reading this book. The L33T speak was really annoying though. I'm sure hackers would use it. Since the author was i...more
Feb 03, 2013
Sep 20, 2011
 
London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
3.37
Parts of the book were really interesting. The first chapter describes London sinking and how things are constantly being built over to the point wher...more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)
3.81
I enjoyed this book. As an adult I found the explanation of words a bit irritating but I think it was necessary for a younger audience and in that sen...more
Feb 22, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
 
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy
3.69
The premise of the anthology is that the stories get progressively more extreme. I'm not sure that the book really delivered on the promise, particula...more
Feb 19, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
 
Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster
3.80
This was an interesting book but at times it felt frustratingly broad. As nice as it was to see a local group like Pasado's Safe Haven ([http://www.pa...more
Feb 2007
Sep 04, 2007
 
Lord of Misrule (The Morganville Vampires, #5)
4.20
I enjoyed this book. I thought it made a good addition to the series. The ending was a little predictable, but that's okay.

This could have felt like a...more
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
 
Frozen Heat (Nikki Heat, #4)
3.98
I liked this book. I continue to adore Malcom and Reynolds for obvious reasons.

(view spoiler)...more
Feb 24, 2013
Mar 01, 2013
 
Bloodring (Rogue Mage, #1)
3.68
The setting for this series is an interesting blend of fantasy, apocalyptic Christian theology and a little bit of sci-fi. It's 105 years after the ap...more
Feb 2007
Sep 04, 2007
 
Fade Out (The Morganville Vampires, #7)
4.22
I liked this book but it was very heavy on Claire is the most special snowflake that every lived. I like Claire, but it was laid on pretty thick.

On th...more
Feb 26, 2010
Mar 03, 2010
 
Day by Day Armageddon: Shattered Hourglass (Day by Day Armageddon,#3)
3.64
I thought it was okay. It had been so long since I read the last book that I'd forgotten most of the characters, therefore their peril didn't feel as...more
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
 
The Monster's Corner: Stories Through Inhuman Eyes
3.51
4.5 stars

I thought this was a well put together anthology. There were only a couple of stories I didn't particularly care for and a few others I thoug...more
Feb 02, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
 
The Fall (The Strain Trilogy, #2)
3.78
This was a strong book. It didn't feel like the middle of a trilogy. Although it connected with the first book and sets up the second book brilliantly...more
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 15, 2011
 
Midnight Riot (Peter Grant, #1)
3.92
I enjoyed this book. In some ways it reminded me of an English Dresden Files. There's an interesting fusion of magic and science which I look forward...more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
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