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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
Wraeththu (Waeththu #1-3)
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
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
Saga, Volume 1 (Saga #1-6)
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 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
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
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
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
I have such a strange relationship with Neil Gaiman's writing, because I dislike the majority of it, but the few things that resonate well with me res ...more
May 10, 2013
Apr 07, 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
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
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
Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy, #3)
If I were only concerned with the technical, I'd probably settle Unmade somewhere between 3.5-4.5 stars; while Sarah Rees Brennan has clearly grown as ...more
Sep 26, 2014
Mar 28, 2014
The Lost Girl
I might have forgiven the plot holes if the characters were more compelling or realistic, but the fact that nobody acknowledges that (view spoiler) ...more
Sep 23, 2013
May 17, 2013
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
Brightly Burning
Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar is a brightly drawn, vivid world, perhaps not terribly unique in its particulars, but remarkable enough in terms of its soc ...more
Feb 17, 2013
Jul 15, 2012
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales
I'm far more familiar with Kelly Link as an editor of fairytale anthologies that are gruesome and beautiful and terrifying, so the content in Monstrou ...more
Dec 21, 2014
Mar 19, 2014
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,
Jul 12, 2013
Aug 12, 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
The Blessed (The Blessed, #1)
The Blessed is, hands down, the worst book I have ever read in my entire life.

Let's just get this out of the way quick: if it weren't for the rampant
Nov 17, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
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
I am struck breathless at how horribly offensive, ignorant and wrong-headed something so beautiful can be, by which I mean I am awestruck at how horri ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
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
Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels #1)
My best friend, god bless her soul, spent a significant portion of her life reading this aloud to me over the past few months. Otherwise I think I wou ...more
Apr 27, 2015
May 12, 2015
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
Magic's Pawn (Valdemar: Last Herald-Mage #1)
I liked Vanyel. Goodreads consensus seems to be that he's a whiny little shit, and I'm not saying that's not true, but I liked him for his being a whi ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Feb 10, 2013
Moonkind (Winterling, #3)
With the caveat that this may be personal preference, I feel like the pucks ruined this series for me. Rook is good. I like Rook. I can't reiterate th ...more
May 21, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
Gold Runner: A Novella of Goblins, Theft, and Teenage Gods (The United States of Asgard)
If you haven't read The Apple Throne, I'd be sure to read these stories first--The Apple Throne will spoil the plot of this one (and possibly the othe ...more
May 12, 2015
Oct 07, 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 Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2)
I have so many feelings tangled up in this book, and most of them aren't good. First of all, I wish Atwood had just written this from the perspective ...more
Mar 13, 2013
May 29, 2012
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
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