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Flying to the Fire (Flying #2)
Flying to the Fire is a YA thriller with a unique plot. I have never read a story of this kind before and it was refreshing to read something so diffe ...more
May 30, 2014
Aug 30, 2014
The Hunt for Xanadu
The Hunt for Xanadu is a gripping, fast-paced story, right from the opening scene. The characters are refreshing and don't act predictable. The main c ...more
Dec 22, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
Fluency (Confluence, #1)
I had trouble putting this down! A real page turner, many nights I was up too late because I had to find out what happened, or the action and suspense ...more
Mar 04, 2015
Jan 24, 2015
Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7)
Butcher manages to find new ways every time to create trouble for Harry and not have it seem like 'been there done that.' Implications the White Counc ...more
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 03, 2013
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
Yes, that's right. I've never read Dune before now. Shame on me. I thought carefully before starting this monster tome - 800 pp! But it's about time I ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
Two Graves (Pendergast, #12)
True rating: 4.5 stars

Lovers of Agent Pendergast may be thrilled or horrified by the opening part of Two Graves. But it is a hint, and perhaps a warni
Jan 26, 2013
Jul 08, 2012
Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8)
Another excellent installment of the Dresden files. Are my reviews getting monotonous? I really have enjoyed every one of the books. They never feel l ...more
Apr 26, 2014
Apr 03, 2013
The Codex
The Codex was an enjoyable adventure of survival through the jungles of Honduras. The author, Douglas Preston, certainly put his characters through ev ...more
Jan 28, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
Dance of Death
I've been happily working my way through Preston and Child's Pendergast series. My latest read, Dance of Death, kept the suspense high throughout the ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
The Wheel of Darkness (Pendergast, #8)
While The Wheel of Darkness continues the story of Agent Pendergast, it is a stand alone and not connected to the Diogenes arc. It is a very different ...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
Brimstone (Pendergast, #5/Diogenes, #1)
Pendergast is my new favorite detective! It would have seemed this modern-day Holmes faced his ultimate challenge in Brimstone but for the great tease ...more
Feb 19, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
Many Bloody Returns
This review is specifically for "It's My Birthday, Too," the short story by Jim Butcher in this collection.

I would highly recommend NOT reading this
May 22, 2013
May 05, 2013
Sharp (Mindspace Investigations, #2)
Enjoyed Sharp as much or more than Clean. Poor Adam suffered even more in Sharp - he just cannot catch a break. Things turned from bad to worse to wor ...more
Nov 25, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
This didn't grab me quite as quickly as I was told it would. At first, I was just curious. A few more pages in, and I was curious and intrigued.
The m
Feb 23, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Picks up right where the last left off. Continues the relentless pace, gets a bit more brutal. Still, the characters intrigue me and engross me enough ...more
Mar 08, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6)
"The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault."
Now that's an opening line.

Number six of the Dresden Files and I'm still as excited to read it as t
Mar 21, 2014
Apr 03, 2013
Light of the World (Dave Robicheaux, #20)
A beautiful addition to the Robicheaux series. The Montana setting was as much a part of the story as the characters, who were as alive as ever. The e ...more
Aug 27, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
The Martian
This story grabs your attention from the start. The daily log format set up allowed a conversational tone that was engaging and kept the reader in the ...more
Mar 31, 2015
Dec 22, 2014
Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15)
I reread the entire series to prepare to read Skin Game. And it did not disappoint. There is so much backstory now, it's probably impossible to really ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Apr 03, 2013
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
I'd completely forgotten this story, except for how it ends, which is why I decided to reread it. One of the things I'd forgotten was how focused it i ...more
Aug 24, 2014
Mar 19, 2011
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13)
Ghost Story is a very different story than the previous books in the Dresden Files. Which is saying something for the author. After nearly a dozen boo ...more
Jun 30, 2014
Apr 03, 2013
Changes (The Dresden Files, #12)
This book is well-titled. Lots of changes. Lots. It may be the twelfth or so in the series, but somehow Butcher manages to not ever get stuck in a rut ...more
Jun 21, 2014
Apr 03, 2013
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)
Harry really had himself in a pickle this time. One of the big bads in Turn Coat was actually the politics of the Council, with all its layers and imp ...more
Jun 09, 2014
Apr 03, 2013
Small Favor (The Dresden Files, #10)
One thing I like about Jim Butcher's stories is, despite the unrealism of magic and wizards, they're realistic. Things don't always go right for Harry ...more
May 23, 2014
Apr 03, 2013
White Night (The Dresden Files, #9)
Ok, I'll admit it. I love Harry Dresden. Shocker, right?

Mr. Butcher, you've got yourself a die-hard fan here. Your characters rock. Your battles leave
May 08, 2014
Apr 03, 2013
Revenant (Greywalker, #9)
Harper is in a tough place to start this story, separated from Quinton as she is. When they do meet, you can feel the gulf of the eight months they've ...more
Oct 19, 2014
Nov 12, 2013
Blue Labyrinth (Pendergast, #14)
Blue Labyrinth is an interesting and exciting ride, but I found it a bit of a departure from what I've come to expect from the Pendergast series. A fa ...more
Dec 10, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
Oxygen (Oxygen, #1)
I rarely read science fiction, and now I'm wondering why, I enjoyed Oxygen so much. This story of humans' first attempt at reaching Mars grabbed me ri ...more
Dec 2011
Nov 21, 2011
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)
After the tremendous all-encompassing conflict of the last book, I wondered how Butcher would top it, or if he could.

Well, he did. In Death Masks, ins
Mar 06, 2014
Apr 03, 2013
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
"I was scared. Not in that half-pleasant adrenaline charged way, but quietly scared. …It's a rational sort of fear that puts a lawn chair down in the ...more
Feb 24, 2014
Apr 03, 2013
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