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The Kingdom of Gods (The Inheritance Trilogy, #3)
I've just finished this and I find myself feeling very emotional about it in a way that I can't explain. It's not the "blown away" feeling I had at th ...more
May 23, 2012
May 17, 2012
Delusion in Death (In Death, #35)
I really enjoy these books - even if I can't quite believe I'm up to number 44 in the series (if you count the short stories). I don't read them for d ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
The Owl Service
Written as I begin...

She wants to be flowers but you keep making her owls.

This will be a paraphrase rather than a direct quote, as it's something I've
Apr 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga, #15)
I'm not up to a review, so some quick notes.

- Loved this.
- A slow build which seemed odd in a "Vorkosigan" novel, until I remembered it was an Ivan no
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
**spoiler alert** When I dug out my grotty old paperback of this book, I checked the publication date out of curiosity. It is a 1981 edition that I cl ...more
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 26, 2010
Undercity (Major Bhaajan, #1)
I have admitted before that Catherine Asaro's book, especially her Skolia books, push all my buttons in all the right ways. It doesn't matter in the l ...more
Nov 23, 2014
Nov 21, 2014
The Witness
I'm far more of a J.D. Robb fan than a Nora Roberts fan (which is kind of weird when you remember that they are actually the same person. However, I r ...more
May 29, 2012
May 18, 2012
Shades of Dark (Dock Five Universe, #2)
I really enjoyed Linnea Sinclair’s first book about Chaz Bergren and her growing relationship with Gabriel Sullivan (not to mention her involvement wi ...more
Feb 13, 2009
May 01, 2009
The Summer Tree
I've been wanting to read this again for so long, but I never was quite brave enough to do it. I had seen people who read it after reading later Kay, ...more
Jun 26, 2011
Aug 07, 2010
Dragonquest (Dragonriders of Pern Series #2)
I've always liked this book in the Pern series, probably more than I like Dragonflight. I really like F'nor and Brekke and the introduction of the fir ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)
Sorry for the lack of details (I have a family of people down with the flu and I'm trying desperately not to succumb myself until my husband is well e ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
Ashling (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #3)
Reading The People of Sparks and then The Dreaming Place got me into a YA mood, making me conquer my I’m-so-worried-about-what-will-happen-to-Elspeth ...more
Jan 27, 2009
Apr 29, 2009
Indulgence in Death (In Death, #31)
I really enjoyed this one. I always enjoy a new book about Eve and Roarke and this one didn't let me down. It has an interesting - if particularly twi ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
To Ride Hell's Chasm
**spoiler alert** I found this to be very much a book of two halves.

The first part drove me insane - not because it was bad, but because the character
Oct 20, 2009
Sep 26, 2009
Warhost of Vastmark (Wars of Light & Shadow, #3; Arc 2 - The Ships of Merior, #2)
I remain totally blow away by this series. I know that's not helpful as any kind of review, but in truth they are something to experience for oneself ...more
Oct 23, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
Simon the Coldheart: A Tale of Chivalry and Adventure
I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed this book.

I've never read any of Georgette Heyer's historicals before, unless you count Beauvallet, which s
Nov 09, 2012
Nov 07, 2012
Dragonsblood (Pern, #18)
I enjoyed this. I like the Pern books. I acknowledge they're not going to be classed as literary masterpieces, but I like the world, I like the people ...more
Jul 29, 2006
Sep 24, 2012
Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels #1)
ORIGINAL READ: 10/10 (20 February 2007 - 23 February 2007)

I started reading Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop today. This is the first in her Black
Dec 23, 2009
Nov 17, 2009
Cast in Shadow (Chronicles of Elantra, #1)
ORIGINAL READ: 6/10 (5 December 2005 - 9 December 2005)

I liked this book, despite the low rating I've given in. The main character is solidly develope
Nov 17, 2007
Oct 16, 2012
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
This was a favourite book - and the first in a favourite series - when I was a child. I'm sure I've read it several times over the years, along with A ...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 03, 2010
Liaden Unibus I (Adventures in the Liaden Universe, #1-6)
REREAD: 20 October 2014 - 21 October 2014

I started up on my reread of the main series again, and decided after finishing I Dare that I'd skim through
Oct 21, 2014
Sep 21, 2012
Night Shift (Kate Daniels, #6.5; SPI Files, #0.5; Psy-Changeling, #12.5)
I bought this anthology for Nalini Singh's latest Psy/Changeling. I loved it - and its hero Bastien - to pieces. I really lovely story that makes me w ...more
Dec 03, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
Caszandra (Touchstone, #3)
Fully satisfying. A great series I highly recommend.

I'll try to come back later and make some useful comments about both this one and Lab Rat One, but
Oct 04, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)
Short but succinct recommendation: Dammit, I need to read the next one now!
Sep 26, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
Murder of Crows (The Others, #2)
A quieter story than Written in Red, with a series of crises that get resolved before the next one comes, instead of one huge climax at the end. I lik ...more
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 25, 2014
The Compass Rose (One Rose Trilogy, #1)
ORIGINAL READ: 10/10 (8 October 2005 - 10 October 2005)

[Copied across from Library Thing; 16 October 2012]

REREAD #1: 8/10 (finished 15 January 2010)

Jan 05, 2010
Nov 17, 2009
The Suitcase Kid
Well, I read it, so I guess I can put it my "read" shelves.

This is actually a major first. It's my first "book to read before I let my child read it"
Aug 07, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
The Outcast [Time Master Trilogy Book 2]
I am really enjoying revisiting Louise Cooper's Time Master trilogy. I reread the first, The Initiate, way back in 2009 and it's taken until now for m ...more
May 18, 2012
May 08, 2012
Solstice Wood (Winter Rose, #2)
What a beautiful, lovely book. Solstice Wood is a wonderful blend of the mundane and the mystical, all tied up through misunderstanding.

Two worlds col
Sep 08, 2006
Nov 04, 2012
The Mammoth Book of SF Wars
I totally admit, right up front, that I'm only reading this for Catherine Asaro's new Soz story. SF Wars aren't really my thing and normally I wouldn' ...more
May 18, 2012
May 17, 2012
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