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House of Silence
3.70
I picked this up because I've read good reviews of Linda Gillard's other books, plus a British setting is always a bonus.

Lovely, strong writing, but I
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Jun 2011
Dec 28, 2011
 
Sisters of the Sword (Sisters of the Sword, Book 1)
4.03
I picked this up due to Thea's review at The Book Smugglers. I probably didn't love this book as much as Thea did, but it was an enjoyable read and I ...more
Feb 2011
Mar 06, 2011
 
A Grand Deception
3.74
Fun farce of hidden identities, though you've to suspend disbelief at times. It did go down the road of "love at first sight", which is not a favourit ...more
Jan 2011
Feb 19, 2011
 
Carol of the Bellskis (Bellskis, #1)
3.93
An unexpectedly good read. I loved the inclusion of Jewish traditions in this story and found them fascinating. Romance-wise, I liked how Seth discove ...more
Dec 2011
Apr 01, 2012
 
Misfits (Adventures in the Liaden Universe, #15)
4.33
I am loving the fact that Sharon Lee & Steve Miller are releasing their Liaden Universe chapbooks in ebook format.

This one was another great "fill
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Apr 2011
Apr 22, 2011
 
McKettrick's Heart (McKettrick Men, #3) (McKettricks, #8)
4.24
A heart-warming story, though be warned, a bit of a tear-jerker. I did feel the climax was a bit of letdown after all the build-up, but a satisfying r ...more
Dec 2011
Apr 01, 2012
 
Erak's Ransom (Ranger's Apprentice, #7)
4.29
This is the only childrens/MG series I read - great storytelling that keeps me turning the pages, though I have to say the writing is a bit clunky at ...more
Nov 2011
Mar 23, 2012
 
Eidolon (Adventures in the Liaden Universe, #14)
4.28
Just because "Shadow Partner" fills in the backstory for "A Day at the Races" (in Two Tales of Korval) so perfectly...
Apr 2011
Sep 12, 2011
 
Her Best Friend
3.62
I've heard a lot of good things about Sarah Mayberry's books, and they're not unjustified. Talk about packing a punch - the friends-to-lovers theme is ...more
Nov 2011
Mar 18, 2012
 
Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7)
4.30
Definitely one of the stronger installments in this series - while I wouldn't recommend this to someone new to the series, I thought this book built o ...more
Jan 2011
Dec 29, 2010
 
A Fool Again (Duchess Quartet, #1.5)
3.43
I liked - although it took me a tad bit too long to actually figure out who the hero was meant to be! Which does tend to be a trait in Eloisa James' b ...more
May 2011
Dec 09, 2011
 
A Stone Creek Christmas (Stone Creek, #4) (Silhouette Special Edition #1939)
4.11
Not a massively memorable story - I bought it primarily because I was in the mood for Christmas stories. I think the talking-to-animals angle plus Kri ...more
Dec 2011
Apr 01, 2012
 
Halt's Peril (Ranger's Apprentice, #9)
4.37
Will's adventures continue - it's nice to see him growing up and the mentor/father relationship he has with Halt is emphasised in this one. Pretty muc ...more
Nov 2011
Mar 31, 2012
 
Come Unto These Yellow Sands
4.16
Josh Lanyon's contemporaries usually hit the right spot with me and this was no exception.

I have a thing for damaged heroes so Swift's troubled past p
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Jun 2011
Mar 08, 2011
 
Private (Private, #1)
3.84
You know, I usually say I wouldn't finish a book I disliked... well.

The frustrating thing about this story was that I kept hanging on, hoping that Re
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May 2011
Dec 09, 2011
 
Outcast Mine
3.80
Very much a case of it's not you, it's me.

Alien sex just doesn't do it for me - however, great premise and good writing. I'd read more by Jamie Craig,
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Apr 2011
Oct 09, 2011
 
Trio of Sorcery (Diana Tregarde, #0.5) (Jennifer Talldeer, #2)
3.72
I was familiar with Mercedes Lackey's Diana Tregarde and Jennifer Talldeer books and was keen to read more stories set in their world - they were good ...more
Dec 2011
Apr 27, 2011
 
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls, #2)
4.12
A fun, light read, but IMO, the book lacked substance and left me somewhat unsatisfied. I continue reading this series because it's such a great conce ...more
Nov 2011
Mar 18, 2012
 
The Man She Loves To Hate (The Eligible Bachelors, #1)
3.78
Kelly Hunter's characters are very three-dimensional - I was quickly rooting for Cole and Jolie to overcome the past and get their HEA. This romance h ...more
Oct 2011
Mar 24, 2012
 
A Double Deception (Regency Duo, #2)
3.77
I've a soft spot for Joan Wolf's regencies - I liked this sweet romance, though it's not one of her best. Familiar plot and familiar characters with a ...more
Jul 2011
Dec 29, 2011
 
The Kings of Clonmel (Ranger's Apprentice, #8)
4.29
Not as fun or engrossing as the previous books, but I'm still looking forward to reading the rest of Will's adventures. I think I would have loved thi ...more
Nov 2011
Mar 23, 2012
 
A Very Dutiful Daughter
3.64
A fun read, but not a memorable one. The Big Misunderstanding came across as very contrived, and I didn't really warm to the h/h.

Not one of Elizabeth
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Jun 2011
Dec 23, 2011
 
Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1)
4.17
For some reason, I expected urban fantasy but got paranormal romance instead. There was massive hype around this book, which led to high expectations ...more
May 2011
Apr 28, 2011
 
Five Flavors of Dumb
3.91
A really satisfying read - my attention was first caught by the fact it had a deaf protagonist, and the first chapter reeled me in.

Buddy review with N
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Mar 2011
Apr 26, 2011
 
Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Palmer, #5)
4.26
I'm a big Karen Chance fangirl, so this was on my Must Buy list.

I wasn't massively keen on how Cassie's love life played out over this book - I'm not
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Jun 2011
Feb 24, 2011
 
And Thereby Hangs A Tale
3.62
Say what you will about Jeffrey Archer, he's a true story-teller. An entertaining collection of short stories, all with a twist in the ending.
May 2011
Dec 10, 2011
 
Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #1)
3.56
The cover is very much standard UF - the story is not. It's UF with an unusual twist - I liked and will be picking up the other two in this trilogy.
Jul 2011
Dec 29, 2011
 
Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #20)
3.89
Ummm... not much to say here. Lots of repetition. I skimmed. I borrowed this from the library, which shows that at least I am learning. Slowly.
Jul 2011
Jan 01, 2012
 
River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6)
4.23
All the Mercy Thompson books have been consistently good, and RIVER MARKED was no exception.

RIVER MARKED reminded me of why I love reading series that
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Mar 2011
Dec 29, 2010
 
The Affair (Jack Reacher, #16)
4.09
A page-turner that kept me engrossed, which is exactly what I expect every time I open a Jack Reacher book. THE AFFAIR was set very early on in Reache ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 21, 2011
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