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Ruby Tanya
3.61
it was amazing
Robert Swindells has never shied away from revealing the home truths of our society and challenges young people to think for themselves and in few nov ...more
Jan 2009
Feb 15, 2012
 
Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)
4.59
liked it
I have complained in my review of the 'Clockwork Prince' that Cassandra Clare fell into the cliched YA trap of the uninteresting love triangle and I s ...more
Apr 21, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
 
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
4.17
it was amazing
"One of the sturdiest precepts of the study of human delusion is that every golden age is either past or in the offing. The months preceding the Japan ...more
Jan 27, 2015
Dec 09, 2014
 
Princeless, Vol. 2: Get Over Yourself
4.14
it was amazing
Gold.
Jul 16, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
 
The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant, #3)
4.40
really liked it
So this is the end of a de facto trilogy within the series as a whole. It's got all the same action and witty dialogue of the previous two books but s ...more
Sep 29, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.25
it was amazing
I don't think I could count the amount of times I have said the words "I don't like co-authored books" and it's true for the most part I do not. But I ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
 
All-New X-Men, Volume 1: Yesterday's X-Men
4.06
it was amazing
Wow, colour me surprised. I gave this run a skip when it first came out (I was already reading Wolverine and the X-Men) and thought the premise sounde ...more
Apr 15, 2014
Mar 01, 2014
 
Brave New World
3.96
liked it
An unusual book that, unlike Fahrenheit 451, doesn't leave you with a clear idea of what to think. Everything is much more muddled in Brave New World ...more
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 31, 2012
 
Paper Towns
3.89
it was amazing
Paper Towns is one of those books that is unpredictable is its charming journey through a few weeks in the lives of a group of teen about to graduate ...more
Feb 07, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
 
The Complete Persepolis
4.36
it was amazing
There is no way I could speak about censorship or banned books in the modern age without discussion Persepolis, my favourite political graphic novel. ...more
not set
Sep 24, 2012
 
Fahrenheit 451
3.97
it was amazing
Fahrenheit 451 is luckily not only a banned book but a very good book. It’s the quintessential banned book, ironically about book burning and written ...more
Dec 2012
Jan 31, 2012
 
Looking for Alaska
4.09
really liked it
Looking for Alaska is a story about being young but it’s also a story about growing older, taking responsibility for yourself and your actions and ask ...more
Jan 2012
Jan 31, 2012
 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
4.10
really liked it
Graceling is an interesting and unusual take an the standard fantasy adventure premises. In many ways its full of them, the seven kingdoms, the quest, ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 08, 2014
 
The Red Tent
4.16
really liked it
I'm not sure what I want to say about the Red Tent. I was torn between giving it 3 or 4 stars because honestly the first half is much better than the ...more
Apr 09, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
 
An Abundance of Katherines
3.64
liked it
An Abundance of Katherines is a fun and, though I shudder to use the word, quirky story with a somewhat ridiculous premise but unavoidably good writin ...more
Feb 28, 2013
Jan 31, 2012
 
Kingdom Come
4.24
really liked it
Mark Waid is a fantastic author and Kingdom Come is simply further proof that he understands comics like Hemmingway understood fishing.

The idea of se
...more
Jan 16, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
 
The Rogue (Traitor Spy Trilogy, #2)
4.02
really liked it
Trudi Canavan has a great way of making you care about her characters. This series, set twenty years after the last still inspires the same feelings o ...more
Aug 08, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
The General in His Labyrinth
3.66
it was ok
I was strangely disappointed. Of course the prose was beautiful, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is an incredibly talented writer, but the story lacked objecti ...more
Jul 08, 2015
Jul 08, 2015
 
Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
4.30
really liked it
I have never been able to write short stories. Long stories sure. And so I've never really read very many of them either. But when an English teacher ...more
Jul 03, 2012
Jul 03, 2012
 
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
3.90
liked it
The Name of the Star is a well-written but not wildly exciting book. The subject in promising, the characters are believable and the prose is unusuall ...more
Feb 22, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
 
Kidnapped (David Balfour, #1)
3.78
really liked it
Kidnapped is a vivid depiction of Highland Scotland during the turbulent Jacobite era. David Balfour is the 'innocent abroad' trapped in circumstances ...more
Jan 02, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
 
Jingo (Discworld, #21; City Watch, #4)
4.10
really liked it
Jingo was a statement on modern warfare and attitudes to other cultures that was about as subtle as a potted plant but by some Pratchett singularity m ...more
May 05, 2012
May 03, 2012
 
Cover the Mirrors
2.99
really liked it
Many people criticise this book for feeling as though it's events could have happened any time in any place with no broody atmosphere people expect fr ...more
not set
Feb 14, 2012
 
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act
3.91
it was amazing
Gillen and McKelvie make a great team and they've played around with the themes of pop culture and celebrity in a lot of their work but The Wicked and ...more
May 15, 2015
Jul 15, 2015
 
Wolverine and the X-Men, Volume 1
4.09
it was amazing
Jason Aaron brings some much needed change to the X-Men franchise. In response to the increasing militarism of the X-Men under Scott Summers at Utopia ...more
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 10, 2014
 
Feet of Clay (Discworld, #19; City Watch, #3)
4.26
really liked it
I've been reading the Watchman series of the Discworld novels and I keep waiting for the moment when I think, I'm kind of tired of these characters no ...more
May 03, 2012
May 02, 2012
 
Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits
4.30
it was amazing
Hellblazer as Hellblazer should be, weird, nihilistic, angry, crude and funny as hell (pun totally intended).

This is in many ways the cointicential Co
...more
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
 
Pyramids (Discworld, #7)
3.88
really liked it
I know that Pratchett hates being called wacky but I'm struggling to find another word sometimes, hectic, frantic, hilarious, irreverent, cunning and ...more
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 23, 2012
 
The King's Men (All for the Game Book 3)
4.66
really liked it
This whole series is a complicated take on abuse and abuse survivors, someone does not have to be a nice or sweet person to be a victim and yet it som ...more
Jan 02, 2017
Jan 10, 2017
 
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)
3.89
really liked it
Lemony Snicket write in the same unpatronising way of Barrie in Peter Pan where he uses the phrase he wants to use and simply explains it is it is not ...more
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
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