all (674)

cover title author avg rating rating my rating review Down_arrow date read date added
There's really not a whole lot of good about these books. While the premise itself is compelling, its execution is nonsensical and offensive. The plot...more
Jun 13, 2012
May 28, 2012
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)
Crown of Midnight; or, the book about an assassin who does very little in the way of assassinating (or anything else). And since Maas seems dead-set a...more
Nov 06, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Saga, Volume 1
I've read other works by Brian K. Vaughan, and while he can get away with some tremendously awful dialogue writing about idiot teenagers, it's somethi...more
Apr 12, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)
Any book that is so incapable and uncertain of continued readership that it doesn't even bother to resolve one story line within its pages is a bad bo...more
Jun 17, 2014
Feb 15, 2013
The Shamer's Daughter (The Shamer Chronicles, #1)
I actually didn't dislike this book as much as the rating would imply; The Shamer's Daughter is a quick, fun read and the idea of the "Shamer", while...more
May 07, 2013
May 07, 2013
Antigoddess (Goddess War, #1)
This book was just awful, from the immature, awkward dialogue to the gross, over-the-top slut-shaming to the shallow understanding of Greek mythology....more
Dec 08, 2013
Jul 15, 2012
Eona: The Last Dragoneye (Eon, #2)
Eona, like Eon before it, is a badly paced, confused mess of a novel. Nothing even begins to happen until halfway through the book, except for some va...more
Feb 09, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
Winterling (Winterling, #1)
I loved every moment of this book, and really the only thing holding it back from a four-star review is a lack of polish. Fer is an engaging character...more
Sep 19, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
Oryx and Crake
Oryx and Crake was my favorite book from the moment I first read it – the writing is gorgeous, the story is well-paced, and the characters are vivid a...more
Mar 09, 2013
Sep 20, 2011
What a confused mess of a book.

Superpowers can't decide what it wants to be about, and the book isn't quite long enough to encompass multiple themes,...more
Jul 12, 2013
Aug 12, 2012
King of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #2)
I can't even cope with this series. It's silly and gross one moment and then powerful and moving the next. It's hard to get a handle on Jorg as a char...more
May 30, 2013
May 24, 2013
Guardian (Proxy, #2)
I really, really, really like the ideas behind Alex London's work, but unfortunately the writing is so sloppy and sometimes hard to read that it obscu...more
Jun 25, 2014
May 11, 2014
Cold Fire (The Circle Opens, #3)
I love Daja, and I was hoping I'd love this book, but it was almost like Pierce just couldn't be bothered to write something engaging. This book is mo...more
May 16, 2014
Mar 19, 2014
Picture the Dead
The more I reflect on this book, the more I dislike it. I was going to go for a three star rating, then dropped down to two, and then dropped down to...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)
I have so many complicated feelings about Finnikin of the Rock and I'm not entirely sure how to fully explain them all. First, the books lacked a sens...more
Nov 16, 2013
Nov 25, 2012
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel
I love Cassandra Jean's art, and I enjoyed the novel version of Miss Peregrine's Home but I don't think they worked well together. Miss Peregrine's Ho...more
Jan 27, 2014
Nov 14, 2013
Magic's Promise (Valdemar: Last Herald-Mage #2)
Easily the best book of the trilogy; the relationships here felt the most genuine, the plot unfurled organically rather than being tacked on in the la...more
Jan 03, 2014
Jan 06, 2014
Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6)
I'm probably a little salty because I bought these books rather than using the library, but wow. Wow. I don't know if I can precisely say that Mead is...more
Apr 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2)
I read both books in this duology in one sitting, so I'm going to knock out a quick review here.

These books were fun! Ananna is a pure delight, though...more
Feb 02, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
I think stories that try to address Nazism make one of two mistakes:

1. They demonize them. I don't mean this as in "the Nazis weren't that bad" becaus...more
Feb 2014
Feb 09, 2014
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)
So I think Kelli had a really good point in her status update on this one:

while on a craft level i wonder if isabel and cole's character personalities
May 02, 2014
May 02, 2014
Two Boys Kissing
This book hit me hard. I'm queer and Levithan spelled out my experiences beautifully (in some ways; in others -- never). I'm also a woman, and reading...more
Mar 04, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls, #3)
When I read YA I usually do it unthinkingly, by which I mean I read YA like I would read any other book for which I am the target audience. The Gallag...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 09, 2014
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
Once again swept away by the Cole & Isabel show, Forever is a book that doesn't really need to be shorter, but was frustratingly long anyway.

I don...more
May 04, 2014
May 02, 2014
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
The problem isn't that Dreams of Gods & Monsters is somehow a bad book, it's just that it is (a) too ambitious and (b) lacked an incisive editor t...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
Cruel Beauty
Rosamund Hodge understands my deep and abiding need for awful people in love. Objectively, I'd say Cruel Beauty is probably three stars -- it's a good...more
May 07, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)
This book was awful in pretty much every conceivable way. The plot was a lazy, plodding thing, almost nonexistent for the first half of the book, the...more
Oct 15, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)
I feel a little bad because I find Zuzana and Mik really obnoxious intrusions on an otherwise fairly interesting story. This book was better in the pl...more
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 19, 2014
Champion (Legend, #3)
For a while I thought this series had redeemed itself; Lu writes action well, and while I can say I did not care even remotely about Day by the end of...more
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 19, 2014
The Shamer's Signet (The Shamer Chronicles, #2)
Perhaps it's just me, but I find it rather disingenuous when the first book of a series is pretty much about a girl and a girl finding her strength an...more
May 10, 2013
May 07, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 22 23