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Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
There are a number of good things you can say about a book. It might have a richly imagined world, fully realized and engaging characters, an intricat ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
Codex Born (Magic Ex Libris, #2)
Actual rating 3.5 stars.

This book, even more than the first, feels like a love letter to being a geek in the 2000's. Especially a geek of sci-fi and f
Aug 18, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
Heartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4)
I think this may be my least favorite book in this series so far. It's not a bad book, not by any stretch, but there were just too many little things ...more
Feb 23, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid, #3)
I seem to be running into a rash of "good but not my thing" books lately, and here we have another one.

This eagerly-awaited-by-me third book in the In
Mar 16, 2014
Apr 09, 2013
What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr, #1)
By all accounts, I should have enjoyed this - a period piece, heavy on the place-as-person sort of living setting, the British gent solving crime wit ...more
Oct 02, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
I got sucked in by book one in this series, and for a while, I was sure book 2 was going to deliver more of the same. The beautiful prose, the questio ...more
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
The Princess Bride
I'm not that focused on the language in a book. I can generally tell if it's good or bad, but the story being told is often my focus, and I find a lot ...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
Beggars in Spain
Let's start with something that doesn't sound like much a compliment, but actually is - I didn't skim the final quarter of this book.

Which under norma
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next, #2)
I have to admit, I may be getting a soft spot for this series after two volumes. The first book was a lot of interesting ideas but lacked in character ...more
May 22, 2014
May 09, 2014
Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3)
Magic Strikes is a really fun ride, an urban fantasy crossed with a tournament anime. Kate continues to be completely awesome, her friends are doing t ...more
May 19, 2014
May 09, 2014
The River of No Return
I love reading, but my enjoyment of the activity is somewhat hampered by the fact that I don't like romance very much. And it's EVERYWHERE. So sometim ...more
Dec 30, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books,  #1)
I think this might be one of my favorite books that I've read in a while. Not a top-10 all-time, not yet, but I already know I'll be rereading this in ...more
Dec 04, 2013
Nov 05, 2013
The Ruling Sea (Chathrand Voyage)
How is it that in the space of a little over a month, I got two book 2s in different series that did not want to admit on the cover that they were act ...more
May 25, 2014
May 19, 2014
Peter and Max
I wanted to like this book. I've been considering getting into the Fables comics more, and thought this would be a nice way to introduce myself when I ...more
May 17, 2013
May 09, 2013
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
The first of two split-stream books in this series, describing the events of a certain length of time from about half the characters' points of view. ...more
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6)
The first book in a series doesn't have to be a killer to get me invested in the series. As long as it tries hard enough and has enough good ideas, I' ...more
Jul 04, 2014
Jul 04, 2014
Dangerous Games (Riley Jenson Guardian #4)
3.5 stars. Riley Jenson likes her men spicy and her work less conflict-heavy than one might hope for from a pseudo-police force. Luckily for her, at l ...more
Apr 19, 2014
Apr 18, 2014
Agents of Light and Darkness (Nightside, #2)
3.5 stars

Agents of Light and Darkness follows a gent in a paranormal underworld as he tries to find a particular item for a client - a specialty of hi
Nov 28, 2014
Dec 07, 2014
Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)
Magic Slays, the fifth Kate Daniels book, sees our hero settling into a number of life changes and trying to find a new equilibrium amid the middle of ...more
Jun 26, 2014
Jul 01, 2014
Agent to the Stars
I've come to expect certain things of a John Scalzi novel, and thanks to that, I'm tempted to pick up any of his books pretty much sight unseen. When ...more
Dec 03, 2014
Dec 07, 2014
Summoned Chaos (The Shifter Chronicles, #2)
I know the author of this book from Absolute Write, but even without that connection I would have been looking forward to this. The previous volume, U ...more
Aug 02, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
Ascension (Tangled Axon)
Alana Quick loves working on spaceships - and she's good at it. She can feel the hurts of the machinery, tune it up, make it run smoother, salve its p ...more
Dec 06, 2014
Dec 07, 2014
Embraced By Darkness (Riley Jenson Guardian #5)
This is my second book in this series, and while I thought some aspects of it were stronger than the previous volume, in other ways I thought it was w ...more
May 09, 2014
May 09, 2014
Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse, #5)
I can see why this was recommended to me by so many people. I can see why it's so popular. And I'm glad I read a Sookie Stackhouse book.

All that being
Aug 09, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
Dragonsong (Harper Hall, #1)
I knew this book wouldn't take long to read. I didn't expect it to go THIS fast, and in looking back I'm not sure what it is about the story - pretty ...more
May 12, 2013
May 12, 2013
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti
What it's about: In a war-ravaged world, a wonder of a circus that combines flesh and mechanical body parts travels across the countryside. But the mi ...more
Dec 26, 2014
Dec 29, 2014
Foxmask (The Light Isles, #2)
Foxmask is the story of a young man on a journey to answer questions about his past, a young woman trying to figure out her future and a guy who's jus ...more
Aug 24, 2014
Aug 23, 2014
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
I'm really not sure what I think of this story.

It was good, both engaging and well-written, as expected, with complex characters. But I was expecting
Oct 05, 2012
Oct 04, 2012
Dragonsinger (Harper Hall, #2)
I wish I'd liked this book as much as I did the first, but it unfortunately felt like a little bit of a letdown, possibly partly because of the weight ...more
Jun 12, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Shakespeare's Trollop (Lily Bard, #4)
I'm... not really sure how to feel about this. The book is entertaining, definitely, and I'll probably be picking up more by her. But on the other han ...more
Aug 2012
Jul 31, 2012
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