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Steadfast (Elemental Masters #9)
This was a bit graphic and heavy handed for my taste, in terms of abuse and the horrors of war.

I did like Jack - the fact that he was a good man, haun...more
Jun 27, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
The Hollow Kingdom (The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy, #1)
A new favorite! I should have listened to Polly and read this earlier, but she has so many books on her list! I don't want to say anything and possibl...more
Sep 25, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
Paladin of Souls (Chalion, #2)
**spoiler alert** I liked this even better than the first book, Curse of Chalion. So that probably makes it a 4.5. Ista was such an appealing characte...more
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 03, 2011
Power of Three
3 different peoples are living on the moor. The Giants (humans) don't really know about the fairies?, Lyman?, or the Dorig? The Dorig and Lyman have a...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
Beauty and the Werewolf (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #6)
This was a fun quick read. I was a little worried when she wore the red cloak to visit Granny, but Beauty is a spunky, no nonsense character and I enj...more
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
Death Masks (The Dresden Files #5)
Things have heated up with the war with the Red Vampire court. Harry has been challenged to a duel with their champion. He has been asked to find the...more
Sep 2008
Sep 20, 2008
Full Moon (Marshall Werewolves omnibus, #1-2)
I ordered this from the library not realizing that it was a joint publication of 2 novels, I had previously read. However, I enjoyed them enough to re...more
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
I read this in fits and starts. I found Mau a very intriguing and gripping character. I found several of the ideas interesting. I especially like Prat...more
Dec 2008
Nov 21, 2008
Home from the Sea (Elemental Masters, #8)
Nan & Sarah & their birds are back. They are requested by Lord Alderscroft to investigate a powerful new water mage in Wales. As Mauri realize...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
Poison Study (Study, #1)
I was really taken with this book, I read it in 8 hours. It gripped me right from the beginning. I found the heroine to be indomitable and resourceful...more
Nov 20, 2009
Nov 20, 2009
Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle, #2)
It is not often that I like a sequel more than I like the first in the series, but this is definitely the case here. I wasn't lost like in I was in th...more
Jun 2008
Jun 16, 2008
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
Harry is a sympathetic character. In today's world it is nice to have a series who is not self-absorbed and who wants to do the right thing. I enjoy t...more
Aug 2008
Sep 02, 2008
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4)
I enjoyed Butcher's fantasy series (Codex Alera) much more. The Dresden Files are a bit heavy on the violence side for me. However, I find Harry Dresd...more
Aug 2008
Aug 19, 2008
Red Prophet (Tales of Alvin Maker, #2)
Parts of this I really enjoyed, other times I put it down and left it for a while. I have a harder time with alternative history fiction. I also wonde...more
Jun 2008
Jun 28, 2008
The Islands of Chaldea
This is maybe more 3.5. I enjoyed it, but felt it didn't quite hold together or lacked something in the ending, or that characters weren't quite as fu...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jun 25, 2013
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2)
This is an enjoyable series with a sympathetic main character and I might come back to it. A little heavy on violence. Also has a Chicago setting.
Aug 2008
Sep 02, 2008
The Ring of Solomon (Bartimaeus Prequel)
A fun read. Bartimaeus is up to his usual antics and wise cracking. In this story he crosses paths withh a serious young woman assasin.
Apr 2011
Apr 13, 2011
Edge of the Moon (Moon, #2)
A really fast read. They remind me a bit of I think of Mercedes Lackey's series of elves helping this world, but a bit more erotic.
Feb 2008
Feb 25, 2008
The Fire Within (The Last Dragon Chronicles, #1)
This was a great book. I've already ordered the next. I never knew I would be so entranced by squirrels.
Nov 2008
Nov 10, 2008
The Graveyard Book
I really enjoyed the book, especially the Silas character, but felt a little let down by the ending.
Nov 28, 2008
Nov 21, 2008
Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)
I am so glad that I ordered Juliet Marillier's other series after reading Heart's Blood. I have already finished the first three and ordered the next...more
Apr 14, 2014
Apr 12, 2014
Castle in the Air (Howl's Moving Castle, #2)
I enjoyed that the princesses are intelligent characters making plans (not waiting around to be rescued). Abdullah is a very likeable character &...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Stolen Magic (Kat, Incorrigible, #3)
Burgis delivers in this third book. "Despite what either of my sisters may say, I actually possess a great deal of common sense. That was why I waited...more
Aug 31, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
The Safe-Keeper's Secret (Safe-Keepers, #1)
I really enjoyed this. I read it in under 24 hours. People have certain abilities. The safe-keeper keeps secrets. People tell them their secrets when...more
Mar 20, 2010
Mar 22, 2010
River Secrets (The Books of Bayern, #3)
**spoiler alert** I had forgotten how much I like Shannon Hale!

An extremely likable main character. Razo is short, funny and not a good soldier. He t...more
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 12, 2011
The Spirit Ring
Fiametta is a strong female character dealing with medieval(?) prejudices. Bujold claims 3 sources for this story. 1) Folktales of heroes who come acr...more
Jan 2011
Jan 25, 2011
Mastiff (Beka Cooper, #3)
**spoiler alert** Beka dealing with the death of her fiance, who she had been trying to work up the nerve to break up with, is called on a royal hunt,...more
Dec 2011
Dec 06, 2011
Conrad's Fate (Chrestomanci, #5)
Conrad, a neglected (by his mother) and somewhat abused (by his uncle)child is sent to the Stallery Mansion to find the person he was supposed to kill...more
Jan 06, 2013
Jan 08, 2013
Kat, Incorrigible (Kat, Incorrigible, #1)
Fun, Fun, Fun!!! I immediately ordered the next two books, when I finished this.

The first sentence is "I was twelve years of age when I chopped off my...more
Aug 27, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms, #3)
After finishing the second early Saturday morning I went out to the library and picked this one up and finished it early Sunday morning. Unfortunately...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 26, 2012
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