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The Book of Negroes
I love male authors who can write a convincing female lead in their novels. Lawrence Hill's Aminata Diallo is a strong, lucky, fierce woman and I real...more
Jun 21, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
Pretty When She Dies (Pretty When She Dies, #1)
My first Rhiannon Frater book, but certainly not my last. I rather enjoyed her style of writing and am looking forward to reading her zombie trilogy.

Jun 24, 2010
Jun 04, 2010
The Troop
I want to start this review by saying that the rating is high simply because this book actually caused me to have to put it down after reading a certa...more
Mar 20, 2014
Mar 09, 2014
Frostbite: A Werewolf Tale
Not as great as his vampire books, but being the first book (I hope) of a new series (I hope) I suppose that's to be expected. (No, I honestly have no...more
Feb 09, 2010
Feb 08, 2010
Blindness (Blindness, #1)
Usually I tend to say "the book was better than the movie" but in this case I'm rather glad I saw the movie before reading the book.

Most of my complai...more
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 18, 2009
Sweet Surrender (Sweet, #1)
My first, and certainly not last, foray into the worlds created by Maya Banks.

Sweet Surrender is the first in her series of Sweet titles and I'm going...more
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)
I've seen a lot of people talking about this series since I joined Goodreads, so I figured I'd avoid it as much as possible. However, I thought it mig...more
Jul 2010
Jun 30, 2010
Dark Origins (Level 26, #1)
Sqweegel. The only man assigned a Level 26 classification on the 'evil' scale for murderers. His targets seem to have no rhyme or reason, nor does he...more
Oct 24, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
The Girl in the Arena
I really, really liked the premise of this book and had no problems visualising something along these lines occuring in our near future. Gladiator spo...more
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
In a cafe in Lahore, Pakistan, Changez tells an American stranger the story of the time he spent in New York.

Written completely in the first person, t...more
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5)
I read, and was a huge fan of, all of the Darktower books by King so when I heard that he was releasing a new story set in the Darktower world I got v...more
May 22, 2012
May 18, 2012
Magic to the Bone (Allie Beckstrom, #1)
This was one of those urban fantasy/romance novel thingies that I read on occasion, except this one didn't have any vampires, werewolves, or fairires...more
Mar 05, 2010
Mar 03, 2010
Under the Dome
Steven King is back in the driver's seat after a small drought of ho-hum titles (IMO). I'd give this more of a 4.5, but Goodreads still doesn't have h...more
Nov 25, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
The Thirteen
Quick read. Reminded me of a lot of 80's horror; quick plot, fairly 2D/simplistic characters (cliched perhaps is a better word) happy ending for the "...more
Jan 2014
Dec 30, 2013
Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9)
Another romp in the world of J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. This time focusing on Payne and Dr. Manello with a side of Vishious and just a hint...more
Aug 04, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
Half Brother
The year is 1973 and 13 yr old Ben is being moved across the country; from his home in Toronto to a new house in Victoria, B.C. The reason? His father...more
May 20, 2011
May 15, 2011
Dust (Dust, #1)
From my blog, The Books I Read...:

I first heard of this book through an email newsletter I get from my local library. The summary sounded rather inter...more
Jan 07, 2011
Dec 30, 2010
Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry
Be afraid! Be very afraid!

This is the kind of world we live in today, where we are kept in a constant state of worry and fear about things that our pa...more
May 27, 2009
May 17, 2009
Switching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities
I've always found multiple personality disorder to be a fascinating topc to read about, and was glad to see my library had a copy of this in when I we...more
Aug 09, 2009
Aug 05, 2009
WarCraft Archive (WarCraft, #1-3 & Of Blood and Honor)
A collection of three novels and one novella set in the Warcraft universe. I picked this up because I'm an avid player of World of Warcraft and wanted...more
Oct 2011
Sep 21, 2011
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl
Grabbed this off the library shelf after reading the back blurb. Sounded like it would be an interesting enough coming of age story, and it was.

I had...more
Sep 17, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
The Birthing House
It started out strong but ended weakly. Interesting enough to keep me reading to the end but not scary or super creepy/spine tingling at all.

The basic...more
Oct 06, 2009
Oct 02, 2009
The Hellmouths Of Bewdley
I first heard about Tony Burgess when I watched Pontypool. I rather enjoyed the movie and wanted to read the book it was based on. Unfortunately I've...more
Sep 27, 2009
Sep 15, 2009
The Boys Are Back in Town
My first Christopher Golden book, but definately not my last! Wow. This actually lived up to the claim of being "a wicked little thriller. Rod Serling...more
Nov 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Night of Many Dreams
This story follows a family; two sisters, their mother, their aunt and their cook through 25 years of their lives. A tale of love, losses and change.

Jan 08, 2009
Dec 24, 2008
13 Bullets: A Vampire Tale
I stumbled across David Wellington by pure fluke, but I think I'll keep reading him.

This is what vampire stories should be... vampires who don't care...more
Nov 03, 2009
Oct 20, 2009
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
The final chapter of the Twilight Saga. This book is told from two points of view; Bella's and Jacob's. This book tells of the ramifications of Bella'...more
Dec 05, 2009
Nov 18, 2009
Magic in the Blood (Allie Beckstrom, #2)
Second book in the Allie Beckstrom series.

This one has us following Allie on a Hounding job for the police while trying to figure out when she started...more
Mar 17, 2010
Mar 03, 2010
The End of Food: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Food Supply--And What You Can Do about It
What I learned from this book: Our food today is not as nutrious as it was 20-50 years ago. Industrial agriculture models are dangerous to the land an...more
Mar 05, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
Just After Sunset
**spoiler alert** Short story collections are always hit & miss with me. I usually like one or two and the rest are just kind of filler in between...more
Mar 15, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
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