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Ready Player One
To say that the book is narcissistic is not to say it's a bad one, but it does feel that way.

I can't help but feel that Ernest Cline and James Hallida
Oct 16, 2011
Oct 03, 2011
A Gift of Dragons: Illustrated Stories
The book is light and entertaining, but "The Smallest Dragonboy" and, "Ever the Twain" are far too similar in execution and characterization, to the p ...more
Oct 02, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
It's definitely the weakest book in the series (so far). The biggest problem is not that several main characters are missing; it's that, for all the a ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Bridge to Terabithia
I hadn't picked this up since elementary school, but I remember loving it, and it still holds true. Although I never wanted to be the fastest kid in s ...more
May 25, 2011
May 16, 2011
First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera, #6)
Top drawer serial fantasy. I loved how the series continued to grow in scope and consequences. I sincerely hope Butcher is planning a sequel series th ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
Tempest (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, #3)
I didn't enjoy Denning's chapter for one reason: Lumiya's characterization was considerably more aggressive and condescending than in previous install ...more
Jan 07, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
Invincible (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, #9)
A disappointing end to the series because, with 8 books of build-up, the ending felt rushed and entirely too easy. Two more books at least were needed ...more
Feb 15, 2011
Feb 16, 2011
The Unseen Queen (Star Wars: Dark Nest, #2)
Volume two was immensely better than the first one, which was mired in boring exposition, but that's still not saying much. I just simply don't find t ...more
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 10, 2010
All the Weyrs of Pern (Pern, #11)
Dragons in space! That's really all you need to know. But it's a nice wrap-up to the Ninth Pass, even if it's not the official wrap-up. The conclusion ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 11, 2012
The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor (The Governor Series, #1)
This book was extremely disappointing. The meat starts in the last 30% of the story and the book can barely be qualified as the "Rise of the Governor. ...more
Oct 14, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
The Joiner King (Star Wars: Dark Nest, #1)
I wasn't overly impressed with this first installment. It lags and wanders and frankly, the entire story should've been limited to this one book.
Jun 20, 2010
Jun 28, 2010
The Swarm War (Star Wars: Dark Nest, #3)
One of the worst Star Wars book series comes to an end that is predictable, boring, and with a final battle that's way too short.
Nov 2010
Dec 03, 2010
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
A simple, quick read like the first book. While it went a direction I expected, I didn't predict how it would get there.
Nov 2010
Dec 03, 2010
Ascension (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, #8)
The best book of the series so far, though that ain't sayin' much. I really thought the book would take a different path in the beginning by following ...more
Feb 18, 2012
Apr 07, 2011
Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, #4)
Although all of installments have been clear sky stories, Butcher has done a good job of moving the characters along and pulling away the crutches tha ...more
Aug 20, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
Sentinel (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith, #6)
Odd that this chapter came out so long after the others, but a decent wrap-up to the story.
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
A perfect, but gut-wrenching and mind-lingering end to a miraculous series.
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 03, 2010
Betrayal (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, #1)
Dear Aaron Allston, please write all Star Wars books. Kthxbye.
Nov 27, 2010
Dec 03, 2010
The Scourge of God (Emberverse, #5)
I don't know why, but I felt lost at times in this book. Several times some situations didn't come across very clear and the book seemed to be wanderi ...more
Mar 13, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
The Woggle-Bug Book
As an Oz book it didn't make much sense.
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Outcast (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, #1)
My least favorite book since the bug series. The author provides some interesting philosophical debates at the beginning and the end of the book, but ...more
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
Bloodlines (Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, #2)
A decent continuation to the new saga, if not as good as Aaron Allston's first. It's nice to see a bit of humanity to Boba Fett, even if you could see ...more
Jan 2011
Dec 03, 2010
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
I was quite engrossed 99% of the book. My one glaring problem with the book is that the main character's monetary problems are tedious. He's up, he's ...more
May 20, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
I think this was my fourth time reading it. I think that is enough of a review. I'm super excited for the TV show.
Apr 10, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, #1)
Goodkind has some good ideas, but his execution is wildly varied and the climax underwhelming.
Nov 12, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Conviction (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, #7)
What a bloated, overwrought series this has been and it continues here. Allston is the best of the writing triumvirate, but characters continue to do ...more
Feb 07, 2012
Apr 07, 2011
The High King of Montival (Emberverse, #7)
More of a transitional book, it felt highly abbreviated and really had no jajor plot turning events. And considering that the next book is a book of s ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Apr 06, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
I'd heard the hype about this book and really didn't expect it to live up to it, but I was wholly surprised by how much I enjoyed it from page 6. The ...more
Sep 27, 2010
Sep 28, 2010
Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris, #1)
A great start to hopefully a great series. I was impressed with Hines' fantasy conceits. In some ways it reminds me of READY PLAYER ONE or any of the ...more
Sep 19, 2012
Aug 09, 2012
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1)
It's far from a perfect, but it's enjoyable enough, though extremely short. In many ways (especially pacing), it reminds me of a Don Bluth movie, whic ...more
Dec 2011
Apr 06, 2011
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