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Spell Hunter (Faery Rebels, #1)
I am shockingly biased in favour of this book.
Apr 14, 1994
Mar 27, 2008
Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet, #1)
I've written a lot of stories, but ULTRAVIOLET is one of the very closest to my heart. It was also one of the hardest and most demanding things I've e ...more
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
Quicksilver (Ultraviolet, #2)
I'll admit it: I was scared to write this book. Not because I didn't believe in the characters or the story, but because I knew it was going to challe ...more
Sep 07, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
I already knew that I loved Elizabeth Wein's books after reading her Telemakos series (seriously, a lot more people need to read THE SUNBIRD / THE LIO ...more
Feb 15, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
The Magic Thief (Magic Thief, #1)
This book made me absurdly and enormously happy.

The Magic Thief has a number of familiar fantasy motifs and character types. But in Sarah Prineas's ha
not set
Mar 23, 2008
Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity, #2)
Extraordinary. Shattering. Unforgettable.

I was afraid to read this book after CODE NAME VERITY -- not because I feared it wouldn't be as good or bette
Jul 03, 2013
Jul 03, 2013
The Scorpion Rules
Brilliant, haunting and unforgettable. I've read this story in three different drafts now, twice in manuscript and now in ARC form, and it gets more e ...more
May 10, 2015
Dec 18, 2012
Knife (Faery Rebels, #1)
Re-read for galleys of the new US paperback and e-book edition, coming July 21st from Enclave Publishing. Happily, I still love this story and enjoyed ...more
May 17, 2015
Aug 23, 2008
Incarceron (Incarceron, #1)
I love this book with a mad passion. I could hardly even tell you why, except that the concept of the living and sentient prison that's a whole world ...more
Nov 2007
Mar 12, 2008
A Pocket Full of Murder
Just finished reading the ARC aloud to my youngest son, to whom the book is dedicated. I dearly wish I'd recorded his reaction when we got to a certai ...more
May 13, 2015
May 14, 2014
Wayfarer (Faery Rebels, #2)
Well, I gave my last one five stars because I wrote exactly the sort of book I wanted to read myself (funny, that!), and I think this one is just as g ...more
Jul 07, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
All the Light We Cannot See
To me, this book perfectly encapsulates everything that I both love and hate about adult literary fiction, and reminded me forcibly of why I so seldom ...more
Apr 17, 2015
Apr 17, 2015
Arrow (Faery Rebels, #3)
I am as proud of this book as I am of anything I've ever written. I hope those who've enjoyed the first two in the series will find it a satisfying re ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 05, 2010
A Conspiracy of Kings (The Queen's Thief, #4)
I am happy to say that A Conspiracy of Kings absolutely lives up to the promise of Megan Whalen Turner's earlier books. I felt confident that it would ...more
Nov 26, 2009
Nov 27, 2009
Plain Kate
Rich, haunting, unforgettable, this story draws on Russian folklore to immerse the reader in a unique and fully realized fantasy world.

Erin Bow is no
Oct 03, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
Swift (Swift, #1)
This book has saffron cake and Cornish pasties, and underground tunnels full of mysterious beauties and hidden dangers, and dancing and quoting Shakes ...more
Nov 14, 2011
Oct 24, 2012
This book is a work of terrible genius, but I can't go into too much detail because it will break me. Suffice it to say that it's brilliant and that i ...more
Jan 16, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
Blackbringer (Dreamdark, #1)
I nearly didn't read this book because I was horribly afraid that it would be too much like my own small-winged-faery-hunter-with-knife-and-crows book ...more
Oct 15, 2007
Jul 05, 2008
Shadowed Summer
If I had seen this book in the bookstore I would probably never have picked it up. A ghost story? A graveyard on the cover? Looks like horror/occult - ...more
Jul 03, 2008
Jul 05, 2008
Owl in Love
This book is quirky, unique, and surprisingly touching. I wondered how the author was going to pull off the were-owl aspect, but as Kindl seems to hav ...more
Dec 24, 2008
Dec 24, 2008
The White Darkness
**spoiler alert** I wavered over whether to choose "I really liked it" or "It was amazing" for this one, but I went with the four stars in the end bec ...more
Nov 27, 2008
Nov 13, 2008
The Real Boy
A lovely, lyrical tale, alternately heart-warming and heart-rending, this book tackles some deep and thorny issues (autism, abuse, overconsumption, he ...more
Mar 08, 2015
Mar 08, 2015
The Goblin Emperor
This book is so lovely and so refreshing. It had all the things I was hoping for -- a deeply loveable but not-too-perfect hero with a powerful emotion ...more
Mar 2015
Mar 01, 2015
Crown Duel (Crown & Court #1-2)
I enjoyed this book (well, technically "these books," but omnibus edition, so "book" is also accurate) the first time I read it a few years ago, but t ...more
Apr 21, 2015
Apr 27, 2008
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
This book is one of those rare and surprising things, a fantasy with no magic in it. It simply takes place in an alternate world, with no more magic t ...more
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
The Humming Room
I loved this book even more than I loved the classic it's based on, and I don't say that lightly. Everything that rubbed me the wrong way about THE SE ...more
Oct 23, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
The Vor Game (Vorkosigan Saga, #6)
Please note: my three star rating is not an aspersion on the book's quality, just a measure of how much I enjoy this book relative to the rest of the ...more
Apr 27, 2015
Apr 27, 2015
Smek for President!
Every bit as witty, insightful, and full of heart as I've come to expect from this delightful series, with the bonus of some sly movie-related in-joke ...more
Mar 03, 2015
Mar 03, 2015
The Magic Thief: Lost (Magic Thief, #2)
I loved this book LIKE PIE. Which is pretty much how I felt about the first book in the series as well, but it was just so delicious to read more abou ...more
Dec 18, 2008
Dec 27, 2008
The Penderwicks in Spring (The Penderwicks #4)
Jeanne Birdsall's MG books about the Penderwick family are always a delight, and this fourth in the series is no exception. Admittedly I didn't cry ov ...more
Apr 02, 2015
Nov 18, 2014
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