The Passage (The Passage, #1)
really liked it
Finally finished, it was a long book particularly if you are not a skimmer. The word that sums it up best is rollercoaster, at times is was very, very ...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 10, 2011
The Waters Rising (Plague of Angels, #2)
liked it
Better than some of her more recent books, but still not quite up to her old standard. It started off quite frantic with a lot going on, loads of char ...more
Nov 11, 2010
Sep 13, 2010
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
liked it
Very disappointing. The trilogy slowly went downhill with the first book being excellent, the second starting slow but good in the second half, then t ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
it was amazing
Just about a four. I ended up really liking this book. I started it with some trepidation as i am not a zombie fan, however it did have a big reputati ...more
Jun 13, 2013
Apr 15, 2013
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
it was ok
Very disappointing. On a par with the Mockingjay fiasco. The first book was good, not outstanding, but good enough for me to have high expectations (t ...more
Oct 04, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #2)
liked it
So I was forced to read this book having read Hyperion which didn't end, the story continuing directly on in this book. Hyperion is an excellent book, ...more
May 31, 2014
May 16, 2014
The Gone-Away World
really liked it
Excellent, I liked this a lot. It was however a close run thing. It is a weird book, and long, and there were times, about half way through, when I wa ...more
Jan 18, 2012
Oct 27, 2011
The Man in the High Castle
it was ok
Not good. Philip K Dick has great ideas but his novels are not that good, even though some of his concepts have been used for some very good films and ...more
Dec 31, 2015
Dec 17, 2015
Uglies (Uglies, #1)
really liked it
I liked this. Yes it had a very young adult style to it, but i thought the concept and story worked very well. The story was a little bit slow in the ...more
Mar 12, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
This Other Eden
it was ok
Didn't like this one. I found the story very silly and not very good, it seemed to stumble along rather than evolve and i thought it was very week. I ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
really liked it
Didn't like this quite as much as Hunger Games, but it was still good. I found it a bit slow at the start until it got to the games, when it really pi ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 13, 2011
The Player of Games (Culture, #2)
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I liked this book. I enjoyed it from the start. It was well written and the story hung together well. The concepts were good and wor ...more
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
Gone (Gone, #1)
liked it
A high three. This is not a bad book, however it is a bit disjointed. It is an example of the popular young adult dystopias (hunger games, divergent e ...more
Dec 22, 2013
May 28, 2011
Extras (Uglies, #4)
liked it
Again this book left me with a very similar feeling as the 2nd and 3rd in the series. Although the story has moved on a bit from the original trilogy, ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 01, 2012
Ringworld (Ringworld, #1)
really liked it
I liked it, really a 3.5 but i'm rounding up. I liked a lot of the books concepts, the Ringworld itself, the aliens (particularly the scared puppetter ...more
Aug 13, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, #1)
liked it
This book is not bad, I quite liked it, especially the first three quarters. Interestingly the first part reads more like a crime novel with a bit of ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Sep 27, 2012
Wool (Wool, #1)
really liked it
Great book, although it isn't a full novel it is a novella, but it is a great start to a very good series and warning you will want to read the whole ...more
Feb 24, 2015
Feb 22, 2015
liked it
I quite liked this, a 3.5. It's one weird book, very surreal. It's also quite graphic and risque. It took me a while to really 'get' what was going on ...more
Feb 10, 2012
Jan 19, 2012
Pretties (Uglies, #2)
liked it
Not as good as the first in the series. It was even more teeny with a lot more teen romance and the typical love triangle (as Twilight, Hunger Games e ...more
Mar 19, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
The Left Hand of Darkness
liked it
I quite liked this it was almost a 4. However it was a bit of a mixed bag. On the good side, it was very well written - Le Guin is a great writer. I a ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Jul 31, 2010
liked it
Overall this is disappointing. The book started off very well, the concept was interesting and so were the characters. The story moved along at a good ...more
Jan 28, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
liked it
This was only ok. Distinctly aimed at the young adult audience, along the twilight vain. My main critism is that it tried to do too much and some elem ...more
May 22, 2011
May 19, 2011
The Ship Who Sang (Brainship, #1)
really liked it
Very good, i liked this. McCaffrey is a great story teller. The concept is very good and it covers quite a few hard moral subjects in a very subtle wa ...more
Sep 11, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
Specials (Uglies, #3)
liked it
My opinion of this is exactly the same as for the second in the series. It was not as good as the first in the series, very teeny, but had just about ...more
Apr 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Casting Off (Wool, #3)
really liked it
Another great book. Third in the series, must read preceding, novella, straight continuation etc (the same as for the first two books). In fact you co ...more
Mar 2015
Feb 26, 2015
really liked it
This is not bad. It's really somewhere between a 3 and 4, but I bumped it up based on it's ground breaking elements - introducing the terms cyberspace ...more
Jun 16, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
Fish Tails (Plague of Angels, #3)
liked it
This is not the best, but it has it's moments. It is Tepper and as such has a lot of her normal qualities, good writing, good characters, interesting/ ...more
Apr 04, 2015
Mar 10, 2015
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
really liked it
This is a very good book, it lives up to its hype. However there is one downside/warning, you will need to read the next book to complete the story, t ...more
Apr 25, 2014
Nov 08, 2012
liked it
This is OK. I really liked Ready Player One so I suppose I had quite high expectations. It really is not bad, the writing is good, I liked the charact ...more
Nov 03, 2015
Jul 16, 2015
The Stranded (Wool, #5)
really liked it
A good ending to a good series. This final book in the series is as good as the rest and concludes a very good story. It is a full novel like the prev ...more
Mar 10, 2015
Mar 04, 2015
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