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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
A personal favourite as a young teen, even when at a naive 14 years of age I could hardly appreciate fully the complexities and nuances of such an ela...more
Jan 2002
Aug 06, 2008
This is not going to be a hit for everyone. Hell, even when I first started reading this I thought the hype was detrimental to the enjoyment of the no...more
Mar 04, 2009
Oct 26, 2008
The Russian Concubine
[possible spoiler/s ahead:]

A deftly woven tale of political intrigue, betrayal and lies in a turbulent historical point in China, but at its heart a t...more
Sep 27, 2009
Oct 15, 2008
All Night with a Rogue (Lords of Vice, #1)
Rating: 3.5/5

A very racy start in which the innocent Juliana witnesses the notorious Alexius (I swear I nearly read Elixir. Deliberate? Perhaps!), Mar...more
Feb 19, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
To Beguile a Beast (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #3)
I was very, very excited about this one, after reading the rather dismal predecessor, and I have to say it's an improvement, although I'm still a litt...more
May 05, 2009
Nov 08, 2008
After the Kiss (Notorious Gentlemen, #1)
A unique premise in which bastard war hero, Sullivan Waring, sells and breeds horses by day; by night he masquerades as a thief, stealing back his mot...more
Sep 06, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
Enemy Lover (Draicon Werewolves, #3)
Can I just say the Harlequin Nocturne novel covers are consistently beautiful? The staged photography and colouring are above par. I'd buy all the boo...more
Feb 28, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
The Seduction of His Wife (Hallaway Sisters, #1)
Rating: 2.5/5

I have a soft spot for reunion stories, but this one didn't quite cut it for me. The pacing is dilapidated, so it was difficult to stay...more
Jun 18, 2011
May 14, 2011
Devil's Moon
I think this is the hottest cover I've ever seen.
Feb 09, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
Hungry Tigress (Tigress, #2)
Jade Lee is now on my "interesting authors to watch out for" list. While I wasn't exactly enthralled with hot anticipation, I was impressed with the c...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
Claiming the Courtesan
I've known about Anna Campbell's work for a while now since she's a local writer and hence receives more fanfare and accolades than most 'round these...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
Batman: Heart of Hush
I devoured this book as soon as it was available in-stores. Of course I read each issue prior to that but it ain't as good as reading in succession.

Apr 02, 2009
Nov 14, 2008
Great Expectations
I read this when I was about 13 or 14. Quite an impressionable age, but I was introduced to Dickens much earlier than that, thanks to my dad. This boo...more
Jan 2003
Apr 20, 2008
Wild (Regency Flings, #1)
I love the book cover. It's almost vintage bodice-ripper but with a lovely modern dynamic. Can almost feel the "wild" wind against your skin.

That said...more
Feb 09, 2009
Dec 28, 2008
The Huntress: Darknight Daughter
This was a lot of fun for reasons of the simplicity of story-telling at the time ('cause let's admit it, comics these days sure as hell aren't straigh...more
Dec 04, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
Batman: Private Casebook
And so Paul Dini returns to reign over the Detective Comics series. The stories are simple but still wildly entertaining. This is the sort of writing...more
Feb 03, 2009
Dec 12, 2008
Veiled Truth (Valorian Chronicles #3)
I've been reading this series completely out of order. This is my first read into the Valerian chronicles. But hey, I really enjoyed it. Theron and Ly...more
May 28, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Batman: Noel
Lee Bermejo's work on "Joker" was incredible, so I was expecting brilliant artwork with Noel too. As for the writing, well, let's just say I appreciat...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Batman: Hush, Vol. 2
I guess the only redeeming quality of this novel to me is the superlative artwork by Jim Lee and co. Everyone, be they villain or good guy, has never...more
not set
Aug 06, 2008
The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Novelization
Rating: 3.5

I don't even know how to "rate" this book. I'll just go for middle ground.

Movie novelisations are usually pretty boring; I mainly got this...more
Sep 07, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
Semi-Detached Marriage
This was very Mad Men-esque, in terms of Don and Betty's marriage breakdown and the chauvinism, but of course without the happy ending (although that...more
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 09, 2010
Catwoman, Vol. 7: Catwoman Dies
Selina's role as a mother was dealt with in an interesting way here. Too rare has a superhero been in such a position where he or she juggles "work" (...more
not set
Oct 17, 2008
Rough Diamond
Yes it's ridiculous, yes it uses a lot of tropes, but damn I still loved this. Plus, it's made in Melbourne!

(Also, Batman is mentioned. This is meani...more
Feb 24, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
Once a Ferrara Wife... (Ferrara #1)
Loved the subject of this story, even though I felt it started to parry back and forth in the last half, but it seemed to progress more naturally than...more
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
Goddess of the Hunt (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy, #1)
OMG! This is mind-bogglingly, absolutely magnificent—exactly what epitomises what I love about historical romance, and what I've missed about the subg...more
Nov 28, 2009
Aug 04, 2009
The Talk of Hollywood
Carole Mortimer is one of those hit and miss authors for me; her hits are really good though, so I often take reading risks with her. But this book wa...more
May 05, 2012
May 05, 2012
The Man She Loves To Hate
I think it's safe to say all of Kelly Hunter's books are five star classics for me.

I like that Danielle in her review describes the nuance in this bo...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
Batman: The Long Halloween
A fantastic narrative married with a beautiful, fluid illustrative style (greatly influenced by Film Noir and the gangster movie genre) makes for a co...more
Sep 29, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
All I Ever Wanted
My first Kristan Higgins book, and what a first time it was too! I rarely laugh and cry (the good kind) through a book but I somehow managed it here....more
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Undone by His Touch (Mills & Boon Modern)
This is a good example of the level of "not-so-douchey-but-still-pretty-alpha"-ness in a hero that I find irresistible.

Scarred and blinded Declan fall...more
Apr 28, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
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