The Tombs (Fargo Adventure, #4)
3.92
liked it
When I finished the final page of The Tombs by Clive Cussler I had a sad epiphany, a suspicion which had been brewing for some time before crystallizi ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
The Abominable
3.54
it was ok
I've been a long time reader of Dan Simmons and some of his work is among my personal "Top 20" of all time. So I was excited to see him come out with ...more
Dec 04, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
 
The Legend of Broken
3.14
it was ok
I very much enjoyed Carr's earlier works and was eagerly looking forward to reading his latest book, "The Legend of Broken" as well. As a medievalist ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
 
Only Superhuman
2.86
did not like it


To be blunt, I gave up on this book about halfway through. Mostly out of frustration, a little out of anger.

Bennett has painstakingly created an incre
...more
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
 
Seven Wonders
3.26
it was ok
I was listening to a podcast last week which pointed out the lack of superhero sci-fi and described it as an unusual minority in the genre. So I made ...more
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
 
Lines of Departure (Frontlines, #2)
4.07
it was amazing
This worthy follow up to "Terms of Enlistment" is simply awesome. I'm not sure if it is because the author writes in a style that I find particularly ...more
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 28, 2014
 
High Stakes (Wild Cards, #23)
3.60
it was amazing
I've been a fan of this series since I was in high school and have read the entire collection, including the latest work, "High Stakes".

It is challen
...more
Sep 07, 2016
Sep 07, 2016
 
The Quest
3.30
it was ok
I've read a great many books by Nelson DeMille and have largely enjoyed them all.

Until now. I actually feel guilty about not enjoying the work more;
...more
Oct 07, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
 
Lowball (Wild Cards, #22)
3.79
it was amazing
I've been reading the "Wild Cards" series since I was about 17 years old. I don't care to comment on just how long ago that was, but it remains, in my ...more
Nov 19, 2014
Nov 19, 2014
 
The Kraken Project (Wyman Ford, #4)
3.65
it was ok
I've been a long-time reader of Douglas Preston as a solo author as well as his collaboration with Lincoln Childs. In general his solo works are not q ...more
Jun 04, 2014
May 27, 2014
 
The Blood Gospel (The Order of the Sanguines, #1)
3.97
really liked it
Let me start by saying I've read everything Rollins has published and have read none by Rebecca Cantrell. After reading "Blood Gospel" I will have to ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 01, 2013
 
Mind Storm (Strykers Syndicate, #1)
3.42
liked it
In my opinion this book by novelist KM Ruiz is an excellent example of what happens when an author creates a compelling and vivid background, comprehe ...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 10, 2012
 
White Horse
3.48
it was amazing
"White Horse" by Alex Adams is one of the best books I've read this year. I have to give the book 4.5 stars for a couple of minor points at the end of ...more
Jul 11, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
 
Forbidden (The Books of Mortals, #1)
3.94
it was ok
"Forbidden", the first in a series by Ted Dekker and Toscas Lee, is the story of a dystopian future where humanity exists without any emotion, save fe ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Sep 04, 2012
 
The Curse of Jacob Tracy (Jacob Tracy #1)
3.73
really liked it
"The Curse of Jacob Tracy" is a weird Western unlike any I've ever read before. Messinger does an exemplary job of creating a completely unique and or ...more
Dec 24, 2015
Dec 27, 2015
 
This Twisted Earth
4.67
really liked it
I received an ARC of “This Twisted Earth” in exchange for an honest review.

Wow is the only suitable word to use when attempting to summarize the colle
...more
Aug 12, 2016
Aug 20, 2016
 
Waypoint Kangaroo (Kangaroo #1)
4.06
it was amazing
The debut novel by Curtis Chen "Waypoint Kangaroo" is fantastic. I've always been a fan of "speculative thriller" novels, those which have elements of ...more
Jun 30, 2016
Jun 25, 2016
 
Blood Surfer
4.33
it was amazing
Author Debra Jess has successfully crafted a vibrant and vivid world in which metahuman abilities are real. Society is splintered with regards to thes ...more
Sep 12, 2015
Sep 12, 2015
 
The Storm (NUMA Files, #10)
3.98
liked it
I have to admit there is something comforting in reading a Cussler book. Its like hanging out with an old friend you only see a couple of times a year ...more
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 16, 2012
 
Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories
4.15
really liked it
I've been reading a lot of the author's work for quite some time. I was fortunate enough to spend a week with him at the Viable Paradise writer's work ...more
Jan 29, 2015
Jan 27, 2015
 
Spirits from Beyond (Ghost Finders, #4)
3.88
really liked it
I might as well confess right away. I'm Simon R. Green junkie. Everything from the Droods, to Nightside, to Ghost Finders to his much earlier Hawk &am ...more
Oct 2013
Sep 30, 2013
 
Agyar
3.71
really liked it
I've been a fan of Brust since I was in college (long, long ago) and was very interested when one of his works of a non-Vlad Taltos kind was made avai ...more
Jan 08, 2013
Jan 07, 2013
 
Applied Natural Magic
4.67
really liked it
Spannerman successfully creates a unique and innovative hybrid of steampunk + fantasy elements in "Applied Natural Magic".

I had the pleasure of meetin
...more
Dec 29, 2014
Dec 29, 2014
 
Islands of Rage & Hope (Black Tide Rising, #3)
4.33
really liked it
I really enjoy this series by John Ringo. "Islands of Rage and Hope" is his take on the zombie apocalypse trope and he is does a thorough job of it.

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...more
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
 
Hex
3.78
it was amazing
"Hex" is simply one of the best books I've read this year. Thomas Olde Heuvelt, award-winning Dutch author, has created a remarkable work and translat ...more
Oct 17, 2016
Oct 06, 2016
 
The Supernatural Enhancements
3.62
really liked it
I found "The Supernatural Enhancements" by Edgar Cantero to be a very demanding, yet enjoyable read. The author has written the entire novel using a v ...more
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
 
The Fortuitous Meeting (The Elephant and Macaw Banner - Novelette Series, #1)
3.90
really liked it
I heard about this series of novelettes on the Unreliable Narrator podcast and was intrigued. I was able to download the first 5 works in the series a ...more
Apr 21, 2016
Apr 20, 2016
 
Left Hand Magic (Golgotham, #2)
3.83
really liked it
I have to confess that Sonja Blue is one of my Top 20 favorite urban fantasy/horror characters. She was the original "hipster, stone cold killer" vamp ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Jan 12, 2012
 
Blood on the Bayou: Bouchercon Anthology 2016
4.55
really liked it
"Blood on the Bayou" is a remarkably strong collection of short works by over a score of authors. The concept or theme of the anthology is one of crim ...more
Sep 16, 2016
Sep 16, 2016
 
The Wolves of London (Obsidian Heart, #1)
3.51
liked it
Started out as a 5 star book, but lost its way.

Morris creates a very successful setting and cast of characters in "The Wolves of London" and the reade
...more
Dec 19, 2014
Dec 17, 2014
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