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Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15)
4.56
Loved this book, as usual.

I want to start with a quote from Jim Butcher:

For me personally, CHANGES – GHOST STORY – COLD DAYS is the big three-part spe
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May 27, 2014
Jan 27, 2013
 
Peace Talks (The Dresden Files, #16)
4.56
When I see a Dresden Files book with only 2 stars, I can't help but give it 5 stars even though I haven't actually read it.


Besides, I'm sure I'll be g
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not set
Jun 01, 2014
 
The Mountains Rise (Embers of Illeniel #1)
4.39
Some books clearly indicate where they are going. After all, with so many fiction books being published these days, it is to be expected that similar ...more
Jun 30, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
 
The Archmage Unbound (Mageborn, #3)
4.16
I think the reason I like this series so much is because it is very close to my "dream series" - the story resonates with the ones I have often create ...more
May 19, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
The Blacksmith's Son (Mageborn, #1)
3.84
Although poorly edited, and with language that felt out-of-place (the main character even thought about how something wasn't "plain English"...this is ...more
Sep 09, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
 
The Unsuspecting Mage (The Morcyth Saga, #1)
3.56
Probably one of the lamest books I've ever read.

1. Very amateur writing. Tons of action verbs are used over and over (nodding, explaining, asking), a
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Apr 24, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
 
The Final Redemption (Mageborn, #5)
4.23
This series was awesome. I wish it wasn't over. I want more.


One small thing annoyed me about this book, at least a tiny bit. I enjoyed the first books
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Jan 26, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
 
Fires of Prophecy (The Morcyth Saga, #2)
4.10
I'm not sure why I read this 2nd book in the series, after the terrible first one. Probably because the main character has some powerful magical abili ...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
 
Pathfinder (Pathfinder, #1)
3.98
My usual favorite books follow a certain pattern: One point-of-view, from a powerful and intelligent character (I always accept recommendations about ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
 
The False Princess
3.79
I thought this would be an okay book, and it wasn't bad in the beginning. But then, it turned into a romance glued together with cliches.

Cliches:
1. Th
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Dec 29, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
 
Unbound (Magic Ex Libris #3)
4.26
I love books. Most people on Goodreads happen to share my addiction, strangely enough. And seeing some of the books I love contained and used within a ...more
Jan 14, 2015
Feb 03, 2014
 
The Line of Illeniel (Mageborn, #2)
4.06
This was a great book. I gave this book 5 stars because I enjoyed it a ton...despite the lack of good editing. Commas are a weakness for Manning, it s ...more
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
The Wind After Time (Shadow Warrior, #1)
3.64
4.5 stars.

I really enjoyed this book - sometimes it seems rare to get a very competent and strong protagonist, but I got one from Winds After Time. Wh
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Sep 22, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
 
Property of a Lady Faire (Secret Histories #8)
3.86
A lot of the same old. It was a fun quick read that occupied a couple hours, but honestly these books follow the same basic plot with the same old wri ...more
Jan 14, 2015
May 18, 2014
 
The Curse of Chalion (Chalion, #1)
4.14
The prose is beautiful...there is something to be said for experienced writers such as Lois McMaster Bujold, and this is one of her finest works.
Dec 22, 2014
Jul 12, 2012
 
Transfer of Power (Mitch Rapp #3)
4.29
This book was pretty good. I liked it a bit better than the usual Clancy novel, because the action began much sooner.

However, some places have poor wr
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Oct 23, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
 
Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle, #4)
4.05
It is funny how some books effect me. When I first read Eragon around eleven years old, I stayed "in shock" or a haze for about a week. I just went ar ...more
Nov 11, 2011
May 26, 2011
 
Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14)
4.51
This book met my expectations and surpassed them. I was a bit worried about the series because Ghost Story was a little less interesting than the prev ...more
Nov 29, 2012
Sep 12, 2011
 
Scepters (Corean Chronicles, #3)
4.00
Like some other reviews have said, this book needs editorial examination. Some words are used much too often.

But I still liked the book. Modesitt didn
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Nov 22, 2010
Nov 20, 2010
 
Fire Mage (Blacklight Chronicles, #1)
3.41
This book was about average. The plot was a little interesting, but also cliched (magical quest, set out on adventure, some troubles with some of the ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
The Legend of Nightfall (Nightfall, #1)
3.98
This book starts off with an experienced assassin without morals or care of almost anyone. He is stuck on a ship in a cold sea, unable to escape the s ...more
Jan 2012
Nov 06, 2011
 
The Accidental Sorcerer (Rogue Agent, #1)
3.69
The dialogue could get very repetitious, most all the main characters seemed to have similar styles of humor, and the main character (Gerald) was a bi ...more
May 17, 2012
May 16, 2012
 
Dark Descendant (Nikki Glass, #1)
3.82
After reading some of the Repairman Jack series, I am upset that this main character doesn't have an ankle holster and some knifes strapped on her. Wi ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
4.13
I listened to the audiobook version, which is excellent. I probably would not have made it through this series otherwise.

The Dune saga makes me rewind
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Jun 10, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
 
Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans, #1)
3.71
**spoiler alert** The book started slow, but got a bit better once the main character got a bit more power in the form of an elven staff. However, I h ...more
Sep 10, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
 
The Giant of the North: Pokings Round the Pole
3.71
I really liked this book. Great wit and humor. I realize that many parts of this book are probably fiction, so you shouldn't trust that many things it ...more
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 19, 2010
 
The Dragonswarm  (Dragonprince Trilogy #2)
3.89
At first, I almost stopped reading this book because the main character got beat up and unconscious about every 10 pages. It was quite annoying. But t ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
Ashes of Victory (Honor Harrington, #9)
4.13
While I've always liked the Honor books, this one particularly frustrated me because I would read about what the enemies were planning right under the ...more
Feb 02, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
 
Taken (Alex Verus, #3)
4.09
This is probably one of the best urban fantasy series I've read, second only to the The Dresden Files. This one was great as usual - I love a main cha ...more
Sep 2012
Aug 28, 2012
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.75
A good book. I liked the descriptions and writing style (slightly humorous as well). The cons were:
* Lots of POV jumping. That disrupts the story for
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Jan 12, 2012
Dec 23, 2011
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