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The Martian
4.39
liked it
3.68

Dead are the days of the solitary well placed cuss word. Right? The shock value is gone. This makes me sad. I like me some perfectly placed cuss w
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Feb 05, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
 
Mitosis (Reckoners, #1.5)
3.88
really liked it
If he writes it . . . I will read it. I'm glad I started this trend at the near beginning of his career. There will be many. Hard not to give this one ...more
Dec 03, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
 
I Am Legend
4.07
really liked it
3.5 +

Strange that 3 books ago I read Robinson Crusoe and the last 2 books I have read since have direct references to Robin. Weird. Obviously, this bo
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Dec 13, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
 
Ready Player One
4.31
liked it
If I had an itch for my inner adolescent male closet super geek this would scratch it. I'm sure I'm not the target audience for this one - but having ...more
Aug 03, 2016
Jul 30, 2016
 
Specials (Uglies, #3)
3.77
it was ok
Just didn't grab my attention - still had the "juvenile" feeling of the last book (not necessarily bad, since it IS a young adult novel). But, the end ...more
Nov 30, 2009
Nov 26, 2009
 
Redemption (Infinity Blade, #2)
3.92
liked it
Not a gamer. Have not will not could not play this game. But, since B San wrote it - I have read it. I'm a very loyal fan.
This was good - obviously s
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Sep 22, 2013
Sep 22, 2013
 
Journey to the Center of the Earth
3.84
it was ok
2.5

I have a really hard time giving this book such a low rating. Considering the fact it was written nearly 150 years ago, it truly is a testament of
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Jun 04, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
Snapshot
4.03
it was ok
2.5
Putting a star rating on some books is not an easy thing. This rating is mainly a product of the genre. Sci fi is not my favorite genre. Crime stor
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Apr 22, 2017
Apr 23, 2017
 
Legend (Legend, #1)
4.19
liked it

2.75

Yet another post-apocalyptic dystopia with special teenagers who are otherwise orphaned and trying to save the world. Sound familiar?

Regardless -
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Sep 08, 2014
Jan 24, 2012
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.29
it was amazing
(12/8/09) I really liked Ender's character. The brilliant child mind that is forced to deal with adult issues - and his self inflicted challenge not t ...more
Oct 15, 2013
Nov 26, 2009
 
The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, #2)
4.20
it was ok
2.5 - Let's start out with something positive. The book moved right along. Now, I don't understand the hype with these books. The characters kind of d ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
3.94
it was ok
2.5 - Ouch. Maybe it was a mistake to read these back-to-back. I liked the first one better, mainly because the book as a whole was a puzzle - they ha ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 24, 2012
 
Champion (Legend, #3)
4.37
it was ok
Well, even through the eye-rolling and page-skimming and 'really?'s I actually liked the end of the book. This could be an indication that I have read ...more
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 20, 2014
 
The New World (Chaos Walking, #0.5)
3.87
it was ok
2.5 This is a prequel to a series of Young Adult sci-fi books. Reads like an average YA novel - a lot of teenage-ness - yet, it was interesting, I wil ...more
Nov 16, 2010
Nov 16, 2010
 
Sunshine
3.85
it was ok
I very nearly didn't finish this book because half way through there was a totally obscene part that I didn't expect at all. I was completely disappoi ...more
Jan 25, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
 
The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1)
4.24
really liked it
I really don't know exactly what it is about Brandon Sanderson that I really like. I just like his stuff, what can I say? I am really glad he was able ...more
May 30, 2013
May 28, 2013
 
Legion (Legion, #1)
4.13
really liked it
This was really fun. Probably closer to 3.5 stars - but because it was so short, it was easy to get into and was easily a one sit read, why not give i ...more
Sep 18, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
 
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
3.96
it was ok
Where to begin? The narrator is illiterate - so you have to deal with endless prattling and no sentence structure (didn't even 'menshun' the other thi ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
 
Firstborn
3.95
liked it
It was kind of fun to read something start to finish in about an hour. Usually, books this short don't grab my attention. But, of course, since this i ...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 27, 2012
 
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)
4.25
it was ok
Have I mentioned how I'm not a fan of teen-agers saving the world? Books, movies, whatever. Adults have screwed everything up (again) and the kids are ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
 
Dragonquest (Pern, #2)
4.09
it was ok
2.5
For the first two-thirds of the book I was wondering if the book had a soul. It read like a history book, focusing more on politics and thread thre
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Apr 22, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
 
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
3.79
really liked it

As much as I enjoy reading British Literature, I am surprised I have not read this. Being used to Dickens or Gaskell it was really refreshing to read
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Nov 21, 2013
Nov 20, 2013
 
I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1)
3.77
liked it
3.5

This book is not for everyone. It is fairly morbid - and by that, of course, I mean more than gory. The poor boy John Wayne Cleaver is psychotic. H
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Nov 25, 2016
Sep 21, 2016
 
Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1)
3.93
liked it
This book is why 1/2 stars should exist. This is so close to the the four star "I REALLY liked it" rating - Dean Koontz is a great writer. I even laug ...more
Nov 23, 2009
Nov 19, 2009
 
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)
4.30
liked it
Glancing down the reviews of this one, you will see lots and lots of hands-on-cheeks-home-alone style screeching. This usually does not bode well for ...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 02, 2014
 
Dune (Dune #1)
4.19
liked it
I liked this one - Sci-fi isn't my bag, so usually I skip them over. However, enough people love this one I thought I would check it out. It took a li ...more
Feb 04, 2012
Jan 25, 2012
 
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)
4.02
liked it
3.5
These really are fun to read. I just love the super creative sci-fi twist. Winter really should be the best one of these . . .
Mar 25, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
 
Prodigy (Legend, #2)
4.29
it was ok
2.5

Maybe it is my mood - I just haven't been too into these.
Also: This is the first YA book I've read with a casual reference to a boy crushing on an
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Sep 16, 2014
Sep 11, 2014
 
Perfect State
4.07
it was ok
2.5

I guess this was just a little too sci-fi for me. I liked the existential questions this poses, tho.
Apr 02, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
 
Frankenstein
3.75
it was ok
2.5 - Oh so incredibly wordy. Still, a very good example of Romanticism. I'm glad I can say I have now read this book.
Nov 05, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
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