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De strijd der koningen (Het Lied van IJs en Vuur #2)
The second book is always a tricky business. I’ve read a lot of second books and where some are good to downright great, the majority of them range fr...more
Dec 19, 2011
May 09, 2010
The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, #2)
It is strange how you can simply neglect a series and then, years after purchasing them, you pick them up only to find out that you’re really enjoying...more
May 17, 2011
May 09, 2010
Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #6)
I am one of those people who loves to buy and read a lot of series, and when it comes to reading them, I like to have a lot of variety in my bookish d...more
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
Poison Study (Study, #1)
**spoiler alert** It's quite hard to keep track of good books, cause one has only that much time and the good books are being released at a much highe...more
Dec 08, 2010
Nov 27, 2010
Dead Things (Eric Carter #1)
I’m writing this review shortly after reading a blogpost about how the line between Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance is blurring more and more. I...more
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 07, 2013
Sixty-One Nails
It’s always nice to win a free book, so I was thrilled to find out that I won a giveaway of Mike Shevdon’s book. Unfortunately, it was the third one i...more
Jul 22, 2012
Jul 06, 2012
The Written (Emaneska #1)
Don’t judge a book by its cover. It’s something I’ve been taught and I try to apply that to my book buying as well – and judging from the monstrous co...more
Feb 10, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco, #1)
**spoiler alert** If you always walk down a beaten path, you never encounter something new.
This in mind, I picked up the first Marcus Didius Falco by...more
Feb 22, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
The Pillars of the World (Tir Alainn, #1)
**spoiler alert** Anne Bishop is one of those authors I’ve heard a lot about, but never read any of her works. Determined to change that, I started co...more
Jun 22, 2012
May 11, 2012
The Riddler's Gift (Tales of the Lifesong, #1)
Life isn't fair. When one takes the time to think things over, he can come up with a thousand ways to illustrate this. One of them should be that Greg...more
Sep 24, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
The Edinburgh Dead
When we talk about how good or bad a certain book is, we mostly talk about plotlines and/or –holes and how the characters were. Not surprising, though...more
Jul 08, 2013
May 30, 2013
Het spel der tronen (Het Lied van IJs en Vuur #1)
There are those books that, when you see them standing on the shelves, look like a daunting task to begin with. George R.R. Matin’s ‘A Song Of Ice And...more
Aug 12, 2011
May 09, 2010
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
Writing a series – or trilogy or whateverology – is no easy task, especially when writing dystopian fiction, where the basic premise of your society h...more
Dec 15, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
The Killing Moon (Dreamblood, #1)
If there is one trait I appreciate in authors, it has to be consistency. Who doesn’t like an author who is consistently writing good books? I know I l...more
Sep 18, 2012
May 18, 2012
Phoenix Rising (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, #1)
There are those books that you should want to have. Don’t you know that feeling? You come across a book and it just screams to you to buy it. That was...more
Jul 03, 2011
May 13, 2011
Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #4)
The first three books of the Iron Druid Chronicles were released in quite a quick fashion last year, and their premise triggered my curiosity. As a de...more
Jun 20, 2012
Apr 23, 2012
Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #2)
The trick when writing a series, is keeping it interesting. There’s nothing as disappointing as a series that starts off very promising, but fails to...more
Oct 11, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #3)
What do you get when you put a 21 centuries-old Irish druid, a talkative Irish wolfhound and a lot of gods in one room? That’s your Iron Druid Chronic...more
Dec 28, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1)
Any new series, especially if you’re a debuting author, needs to be marketed well to reach its target audience. I can’t really remember how I came acr...more
Jul 30, 2011
May 13, 2011
The Dragon's Path (The Dagger and the Coin, #1)
Expectation is a peculiar thing. Whenever I start a new book, I have some expectations of it, according to the specific (sub)genre, the author, review...more
Jul 02, 2012
Apr 12, 2012
A Monster Calls
Why do we read? Why do I read? Sometimes it feels like I’m one of few who read, when I look at the people around me. Not seldom do I get those questio...more
Jul 12, 2013
Sep 11, 2012
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
**spoiler alert** In the field of YA, the main players have become the dystopian novels. One of those is Divergent by Veronica Roth. This book has gai...more
Jul 18, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #6)
When writing a series, I think it is important to maintain a certain balance. Of course, as an author, you have to stay true to your series and make s...more
Apr 20, 2013
May 09, 2010
Archangel's Consort  (Guild Hunter, #3)
*GoodReads First Reads giveaways*

First of all, thank you GoodReads and Ms. Singh for giving me an ARC of this book. It was very appreciated.

Before win...more
Jan 16, 2011
Nov 27, 2010
The Black Prism (Lightbringer, #1)
**spoiler alert** With The Black Prism, Brent Weeks is starting a new and colourful epic adventure set in the world of the Seven Satrapies. After this...more
Mar 03, 2011
Dec 30, 2010
Cold Magic (The Spiritwalker Trilogy, #1)
Books have a will of their own. And they can do magic. Seriously, how else would you explain the fact that I own every single book of Kate Elliott? I...more
Oct 25, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
Salute the Dark (Shadows of the Apt, #4)
I admit, I am some kind of series junkie. I like my fantasy best in doses of multiple book series and they may go as long as they want, until they jum...more
May 2012
Aug 09, 2010
The Last Stormlord (Watergivers, #1)
**spoiler alert** The Last Stormlord was my first Glenda Larke and, as it turned out, won't be my last. This was an engrossing start to a promising tr...more
Sep 05, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
Trapped (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #5)
When writing a long-running series, the trick is to keep things interesting for your readers. While this may not be some obscure secret, it wouldn’t b...more
Dec 31, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
When it comes to Fantasy literature, there aren’t that much of the supernatural creatures that I don’t like. I’m not really fond of werewolves, but I...more
May 25, 2012
Nov 13, 2011
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