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Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
**spoiler alert** I'm going to say right off the bat that this review contains spoilers.

Spoilers ahoy.

I'm not even sure where to start. Should I start...more
Aug 02, 2008
Mar 25, 2008
The Return: Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries, # 5)
It's difficult for me to review this book, because I've been waiting for more books in this series since high school, and there's an odd emotional att...more
not set
Feb 23, 2009
Blood Noir (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #16)
I wouldn't say this continued the downhill drive of the Anita Blake books, but perhaps it hit a plateau. It has the same flaws as most of the recent b...more
Jun 2008
Jun 21, 2008
Swallowing Darkness (Merry Gentry, #7)
So here's the thing. I tend to cut the Merry Gentry books a little more slack than I do the Anita Blake books, possibly because the Merry books never...more
not set
Jan 16, 2009
Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
I picked this book up for a couple of reasons; first, I keep hearing buzz about Diablo Cody, who wrote the screenplay for Juno, and second, because I...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
I'm so used to reading articles from authors that are anti-fanfiction, or at least regarding it as an unavoidable annoyance. So reading this book, whi...more
Jun 05, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1)
So, I came into Bitten having read nearly all of the other books in the Women of the Otherworld series. In fact, the books with Elena narrating are th...more
Dec 08, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
This is one of those books that I often picked up and looked at, but never read. I'm shallow enough to admit I was turned off by the artwork and lack...more
Apr 2008
Mar 25, 2008
Double Cross (Alex Cross, #13)
Posted December 1, 2008, 1:48 PM EST: There's not much to say about this book. It is a very typical Alex Cross novel from the extremely prolific James...more
Dec 2008
Nov 19, 2008
Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2)
**spoiler alert** I really liked Marr's first, Wicked Lovely, and while I liked this, too, it just didn't grab me in the same way. I loved the first...more
Sep 2008
Aug 30, 2008
Eleanor & Park
I don't even know that I can review this book fairly, because I relate to it too strongly. I have been Eleanor, minus Park and a few siblings. My step...more
Feb 20, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1)
I picked this book up because I finished Living With The Dead while visiting my in-laws and wanted something new to read for the trip back. It was on...more
Nov 29, 2008
Nov 30, 2008
Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1)
This story, following Georgina, a succubus who also happens to be a bookstore manager, was definitely a fun romp, and a great piece of mind candy.

not set
Jan 24, 2009
Water for Elephants
I sat down on Thursday, groaning because I had to finish the book for my saturday book group. I finished in the wee hours of Friday morning. It's noth...more
Apr 2008
Mar 25, 2008
The Luxe (Luxe, #1)
I've seen this book compared to Gossip Girl, and I don't think that's an entirely fair analogy. I can see where it came from; the main characters are...more
Mar 2008
Mar 14, 2008
A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance
The book synopsis indicates that this book focuses primarily on the personal ad Juska placed ("Before I turn 67-next March-I would like to have a lot...more
Oct 2007
Oct 18, 2007
From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)
In the latest Sookie Stackhouse novel, we find Sookie caught in the middle once again as both the Were Pack and the Louisiana vampires face threats fr...more
Jun 2008
May 19, 2008
It's interesting to do this review right on the heels of reading Duma Key, by Stephen King, because the overarching theme is much the same: do we crea...more
Feb 2008
Jan 07, 2008
Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #22)
If I could do half star ratings, I'd probably give this a 2.5, but since we can't, I'll be generous and give three, because I can see that LKH is tryi...more
Jun 2014
Jul 01, 2014
Kiss of Life (Generation Dead, #2)
Kiss of Life is the second novel in the Generation Dead series. Waters once again uses zombies, or the differently biotic, as a metaphor for any civil...more
Sep 2009
Sep 21, 2009
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I liked this much more that I thought I would going into it. I was still working at B&N when I first saw The Hunger Games in a "coming soon" sort...more
Apr 05, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
Monster High (Monster High, #1)
This was cute. It's a fairly middle-of-the-road YA that probably got bumped up in my estimation because I'm a huge fan of the dolls and the web series...more
Feb 02, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
Monster High: The Ghoul Next Door
Like the first book, this was a cute, wholly average YA that I personally loved because it ties into a fandom I care about. I really did enjoy gaining...more
Feb 03, 2012
Feb 01, 2012
The Secret History
I'm having a hard time with this one. Not sure why since it came highly recommended. Maybe it's that I find it hard to care about a white dude trying...more
Jun 04, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
The Scent of Shadows (Signs of the Zodiac, #1)
This is an excellent choice for fans of sci-fi/fantasy who like strong female leads. A Scent of Shadows, unlike the usual paranormals, doesn't revolve...more
not set
Sep 24, 2007
Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2)
This book is tough to review without spoilers. Deadline continues the story of the After the End Times blogging crew as the conspiracy that changed th...more
Jun 08, 2011
May 31, 2011
Heartsick (Gretchen Lowell, #1)
This was a really great thriller, along the lines of Silence of the Lambs. I enjoyed the unique dynamic of a female serial killer, and the older male...more
Sep 2007
Sep 19, 2007
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
If this book has a theme, I suppose it would be, "Wherever you go, there you are." Quentin, the book's protagonist, is always dreaming and wishing for...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 17, 2011
Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)
I'm sort of lumping reviews for Changeless and Soulless (the first book in the series) together here; hope nobody minds.

In the first book, we are intr...more
Jan 11, 2011
Dec 30, 2010
Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld, #9)
I liked this latest installment from Kelley Armstrong, although it's not one of my favorites.

It follows the story of Robyn, who is surprisingly quite...more
Nov 27, 2008
Nov 07, 2008
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