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War for the Oaks
4.05
Adult fey urban fantasy. Eddi, a singer/electric guitarist living in Minneapolis, finds herself chosen by the Seelie Court for a job nobody would be e...more
Nov 2007
Dec 18, 2007
 
Princess Ben
3.71
**spoiler alert** YA alternate-world fantasy. Chubby Princess Benevolence had a scrappy, indulged childhood: she was heir to the throne, but she was t...more
Jul 2008
Apr 21, 2008
 
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
4.13
YA urban fantasy. Clary sees a boy - or possibly a boy - killed in a night club, and is pitched into a world of shadowhunters and downworlders, where...more
Sep 2007
Dec 18, 2007
 
Sunshine
3.83
Adult vampire urban fantasy. Sunshine lives in an alternate post-apocalyptic world in which Others - vampires, weres, demons and angels - are accepted...more
Nov 2007
Dec 18, 2007
 
The Ogre Downstairs
3.83
When The Ogre - Malcolm and Douglas' father and Caspar, Johnny and Gwinny's not-at-all-shiny new stepfather - buys Johnny and Malcolm identical chemis...more
Dec 2006
Mar 22, 2008
 
Dreamer's Pool (Blackthorn and Grim, #1)
4.67
Historical fantasy. Blackthorn has spent a year imprisoned for no crime of her own. The only thing left in her heart is a thirst to repay the powerful...more
Jun 08, 2014
Jun 18, 2014
 
xxxHolic, Vol. 1 (xxxHOLiC, #1)
4.17
This review is for the (incomplete) series as a whole.

YA urban fantasy manga. Watanuki Kimihiro sees spirits; more than that, he's attractive to spiri...more
Jun 18, 2014
Apr 02, 2008
 
The Game
3.55
Children's contemporary fantasy. Hayley grew up with her grandparents, isolated from the world. Only then Hayley did something wrong - she's not sure...more
Mar 2008
Apr 17, 2008
 
The Unfinished Clue
3.76
Golden Age mystery. Sir Arthur Billington-Smith is not a pleasant man, and his unpleasantness is at full force on the weekend in which his son brings...more
Jul 2008
Jul 30, 2008
 
Hikaru no Go, Vol. 01: Descent of the Go Master
4.03
This review is for the series as a whole.

Sports manga based around the old Chinese board game go. Hikaru finds an old go board in his grandfather's at...more
Jun 2007
Jan 02, 2008
 
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
3.70
YA urban fantasy. Aisling sees faeries. Faeries are vicious: they blind, they kill Sighted mortals. Aisling can't ever let them know she knows they're...more
Mar 2008
Apr 17, 2008
 
Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #1)
4.13
YA comic fantasy. Book 1 of the Enchanted Forest series. Cimorene is not a proper princess. She learns fencing, cooking and magic, and when she discov...more
Feb 2008
Jan 26, 2008
 
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #4)
4.03
Golden Age mystery. General Fentiman, ninety years old, is found quietly passed away in his armchair at the Bellona Club. It's hardly what you want to...more
Jul 2008
Jul 30, 2008
 
Flora Segunda of Crackpot Hall
3.66
This is either YA or children's fantasy, but I can't really make up my mind which. Flora, called Segunda because there was another Flora, who was a go...more
Feb 2008
Dec 18, 2007
 
Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2)
4.09
YA historical fantasy, set in Transylvania and Constantinople. Paula accompanies her merchant father to Constantinople in search of a valuable artifac...more
Oct 2007
Dec 18, 2007
 
The Prince of Tennis, Volume 1: Ryoma Echizen (The Prince of Tennis, #1)
4.05
This review is for the series as a whole.

Sports manga. Echizen Ryoma, new first-year member of Seikagu Tennis Club, shouldn't have a chance at a spot...more
May 2008
Mar 23, 2008
 
Valiant (Modern Faerie Tales, #2)
3.89
**spoiler alert** YA urban fantasy, loosely based on the story of 'Beauty and the Beast'. Val doesn't entirely mean to run away from home, but when ho...more
Feb 2008
Mar 01, 2008
 
Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Vol. 1 (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE #1)
4.12
This review is for volumes 1-7.

YA fantasy manga. This is a companion/crossover series with xxxHolic. Syaoran and Sakura have been the closest of frien...more
Jun 18, 2014
Apr 17, 2008
 
Behold, Here's Poison (Inspector Hannasyde, #2)
3.70
Golden Age mystery. Gregory Matthews is found dead. It seems to be food poisoning, but his meddling sister insists on a post mortem, to the mortificat...more
Feb 2008
Feb 05, 2008
 
The Iliad
3.78
I never wrote a real review when I read this (if that's even possible for a text with this kind of cultural weight), but I do kind of want to keep a r...more
May 17, 2013
Jul 10, 2014
 
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves
4.30
Comedy of manners. Bertram Wooster has no intention of returning to Totleigh Towers, a ghastly place inhabited by two of his least favourite people on...more
Oct 2010
Jul 02, 2014
 
The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1)
4.08
Adult urban fantasy. A woman wakes up in the park, with two black eyes, no memory, and a ring of bodies around her. In her pocket is the first of a se...more
Jun 17, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
 
Falling Free
3.80
A stand-alone in the series; most closely related to Diplomatic Immunity, but set 200 years earlier.

Leo Graf, with a wide-ranging engineering career a...more
Oct 2010
Jul 09, 2014
 
The Secret Diaries
3.70
Anne Lister, daughter and heiress of landed gentry in early nineteenth century England, kept journals all her life. Along with the entries about her d...more
Jun 2014
Jun 25, 2014
 
Song for a Scarlet Runner
3.87
Children's fantasy. When misfortune strikes the local settlement, 9-year-old Peat is blamed. She flees to the marshes, where she is caught by a marsh...more
Mar 2013
Jul 11, 2014
 
Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
3.81
A social, cultural and biographical history of the flapper phenomenon in 1920s America. That is, the rise of the Jazz Age's New Woman: cigarette smoki...more
Sep 2011
Jul 01, 2014
 
Forgotten
3.84
Teen fantasy. London Lane remembers the future and forgets the past. She lives each day with a normal memory from minute to minute and hour to hour, e...more
Sep 2011
Jul 01, 2014
 
Paladin of Souls (Chalion, #2)
4.10
High fantasy. Ista is the dowager royina of all Chalion, mother of the ruling royina, but she suffered under a curse of madness for years and though t...more
Jan 2012
Jul 11, 2014
 
A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, #1)
3.86
Golden Age mystery. A Roderick Alleyn book. Nigel Bathgate, a young journalist, is attending one of Sir Hubert Handesley's celebrated house parties fo...more
Sep 2010
Jul 02, 2014
 
Sea Hearts
3.76
Folkloric fantasy. (Also apparently YA? I would not have classified it YA, but the CBCA shortlist would not lie to me.)
Miskaella’s island village has...more
Apr 2012
Jun 18, 2014
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