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The Book of Flying
4.18
I had trouble getting through this book. The plot presented on the back cover was fascinating, but how it was delivered failed to catch my interest at ...more
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
 
The Whisper of Leaves (Kira Chronicles, #1)
3.87
Not my favorite, but not rubbish either. I feel like the author was trying too hard. It is hard being a new author, and the temptation to use odd word ...more
Jan 13, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles, #3)
4.28
Hilarious, satisfying.

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Jul 03, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
The Robots of Dawn (Robot, #3)
4.06
**spoiler alert** I'm torn in how I feel about this book. The insanely long monologues about sex and relationships on the different worlds drove me cr ...more
Feb 18, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
 
Sisterhood of Dune (Schools of Dune, #1)
3.78
I LOVED this book. I feel like BH and KJA finally reached a balance between too much described action (like some of their previous books) and too litt ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
The Naked Sun (Robot, #2)
4.06
(I accidentally posted this under Robots of Dawn. Way to go, self.)

Asimov has almost eerily shown a future that is even becoming true now. He has crea
...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
Mythago Wood (Mythago Wood, #1)
3.83
My brother made (and I mean made) me read this book. It took a while to really appreciate it, although I was hooked from fairly soon. It is written in ...more
Oct 05, 2012
Oct 05, 2012
 
Forward the Foundation (Foundation: Prequel, #2)
4.09
Although this book is officially the conclusion to Asimov's Foundation series, I honestly feel that Foundation and Earth is a more satisfying ending. ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)
4.10
I felt this tied things up nicely. While I'd like this to be Alexia's last book, (view spoiler) ...more
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
 
Dust (Jacob's Ladder, #1)
3.61
**spoiler alert** While I loved the concept of the world, how the characters interacted felt like badly written fanfiction. No where else would I expe ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
 
Fairest
3.84
Much like Ella Enchanted is a twist on Cinderella, Fairest has deep ties to Snow White. Set in a neighboring country to Frell (where Ella Enchanted ta ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2012
 
DragonFire (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #4)
4.18
I loved the early books of this series, but as they progressed, they became more ... preachy. I understand that it is a religious society, and is some ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2012
 
DragonSpell (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #1)
3.83
This is another author who does a fantastic job of creating a world without over-describing things. This starts out with a slave girl being sent to th ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2012
 
Badass: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live
3.94
Hilarious, irreverent, and awesome.

Favorite quote: "Unfortunately, Lady Luck is a sadistic, kinky, bitch goddess who loves to bite you in the ass and
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not set
Jan 09, 2012
 
Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1)
3.86
Scared the pants off me as a young teenager, and I'm still slightly terrified of the movie version of velociraptors, but it was a good book nonetheles ...more
not set
Jan 09, 2012
 
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
4.16
**spoiler alert** Warning: This is completely spoiler-ful. I've tagged it as such, but in case you clicked that, here. Have another warning.

I was...un
...more
May 24, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School #1)
4.12
I really don't understand the point of these stories. They don't make sense. They aren't funny. And the logistics of a 30 floor school with stairs jus ...more
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
Death Star (Star Wars)
3.86
This Star Wars book did not disappoint, unlike the last one I read. So many interwoven stories, adding depth and scope to the things leading up to and ...more
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 30, 2012
 
An Old-Fashioned Girl
4.04
So many parallels to today. Quite creepy. Especially when I'm reading a copy of the book that was given to my grandmother as a Christmas present in 19 ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
Dodger
3.88
I think I need to stick to Discworld books. Don't get me wrong. I love Pratchett. He's my second favorite author. Somehow, though, his non-Discworld s ...more
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
 
The Silmarillion (Middle-Earth Universe)
3.80
I read this when I was about 12, but since I don't remember more than one thing in ten, it is back on the to-read list.
not set
Jan 09, 2012
 
The Ship Errant (Brainship, #6)
4.03
Anne McCaffrey WOULD be proud. It had all the hallmarks of one of her books while very definitely being JLN's.
Oct 20, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
 
The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8)
4.16
While not one of my favorite Artemis Fowl books, it did a good job of wrapping up the series.
Oct 20, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
 
Silver on the Tree (The Dark is Rising, #5)
4.16
This was a fantastic, fascinating series...completely destroyed by the ending.
not set
Jan 09, 2012
 
On the Edge (The Edge, #1)
4.02
**spoiler alert** It went a bit paranormal romance-y (and thus annoying) towards the middle, but the scene where she's meeting his family? Totally mad ...more
Mar 2012
Feb 13, 2012
 
Foundation and Earth (Foundation, #5)
3.98
**spoiler alert** DANEEL. <3
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)
4.20
I cannot explain how much I love Scott Westerfeld. This is the sequel to Leviathan, which is set during World War I...only this is an alternate timeli ...more
Apr 04, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely, #4)
3.97
I loved this series at the start. It was fascinating - my first real look at Urban/Dark fantasy. But when I got used to the setting, the books were a ...more
Feb 08, 2012
Jan 09, 2012
 
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles, #2)
4.15
While I enjoyed the continuation of Gregor's adventures, this story didn't interest me anywhere near as much as the first one.
Nov 27, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
4.13
Reasons it is obvious Frank Herbert is from Washington:

1: He created a planet where it never rains.

2: Even though this planet doesn't have rain, and t
...more
not set
Jan 09, 2012
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