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The Janus Mask
3.95
liked it
**spoiler alert** A disappointing book -- it's complicated and interesting and fun right up until the end, at which point it collapses into a pile of ...more
not set
Aug 25, 2009
 
The Bone Doll's Twin (The Tamír Triad, #1)
4.05
really liked it
Huh. I like this book a lot better the second time around, and I'm about to start reading the rest of the trilogy for the first time.

I'm not sure what
...more
Jun 2008
May 06, 2008
 
Kwaidan
3.36
did not like it
In which spiritual growth equals "Oh, foolish ladies! Don't you know that there's more to life than having a beautiful face?"

Also, points off for sell
...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
Drinking Midnight Wine
3.81
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I was very disappointed in this book, or at least in the first half of it that I read before putting the thing down. I'm usually a b ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 25, 2008
 
Ironside (Modern Faerie Tales, #3)
4.04
liked it
This is a fun book! There's nothing dramatic in the plot, but it isn't formulaic, either, and the storytelling kept me focused on the characters inste ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 19, 2008
 
Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)
4.00
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This book had a much more believable ending on the plot than the first book -- nearly no strange coincidences required! And I like t ...more
Apr 20, 2010
Oct 28, 2009
 
Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey, #10)
4.21
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This book was so funny that the body count took a long time to register. Yes, murder mystery, I'm not sure why I'm so surprised, but ...more
Aug 09, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
 
Solstice Wood (Winter Rose, #2)
3.74
really liked it
Ah, now there's a book that knows how to stick a landing. Classic McKillip, even though it makes a nod at a modern/realism setting.
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
 
Once Bitten
2.93
liked it
I'm not sure where I got this book, actually; I think it must have been some free promo.

It's not a great book, but it's pretty much exactly what I wan
...more
Feb 03, 2012
Jan 10, 2011
 
Straydog
3.85
**spoiler alert** Why, why did I turn around and read another book about an animal who dies?
Jul 20, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
 
Shapechangers (Chronicles of the Cheysuli #1)
3.91
Hah, now I have all eight books in matching editions! At last, I can re-read them.
not set
Sep 08, 2010
 
Dragon's Keep (Wilde Island Chronicles, #1)
3.64
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Fantastic premise and character voices, complete lack of emotional ending. Deus ex boyfriend, really?
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
 
The Last Unicorn
4.37
liked it
This was very pretty, but given that I was incapable of reading the dialogue in anything other than the voices from the movie, I have no idea how it m ...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
 
The Sleeping Beauty (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #5)
3.96
liked it
Hey! It's a Godmother book that didn't suck! This is a promising sign.
Jun 12, 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
Adventures in Time and Space with Max Merriwell
3.54
really liked it
This book was frivolous, predictable, and a heck of a lot of fun! Also, it reminded me how much I love Wild Angel, so I went and re-read that one Frid ...more
Aug 2008
Jul 14, 2008
 
Obernewtyn (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #1)
3.97
liked it
An interesting book, although it suffers from a drastic lack of shades of gray. Everyone is either eeeeeeeevil or sympathetic to the protagonist, and ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 12, 2009
 
Implied Spaces
3.73
really liked it
It didn't quite do everything it was trying to do, but it did enough!
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
 
The Ninth Circle
3.50
liked it
Huh. I'm not really sure what to make of this, but I can tell you one thing: I did not see the ending coming! Did I like the ending? That I'm still no ...more
Sep 15, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
 
The Wild Girls
4.15
really liked it
This is an expansion of the short story "Wild Girls" that I liked so much in the collection Witpunk. At first I didn't like the changes that were made ...more
not set
Jul 14, 2008
 
The Changeling Sea
4.06
really liked it
Absolutely lovely old-school McKillip. I enjoyed the delicate touch with the magic and the girls' friendships at the inn and that the king took respon ...more
Nov 2009
Oct 24, 2009
 
Fly by Night (Fly by Night, #1)
3.76
xmas gift from light
not set
Dec 25, 2013
 
Hild
3.78
xmas gift from dad
not set
Dec 25, 2013
 
Storm Warning (Valdemar: Mage Storms, #1)
4.01
it was ok
The only interesting parts of this book are the characters of Tremane, who is hardly given any time at all, and Karal, who shares far too much of his ...more
Jan 30, 2011
Feb 15, 2010
 
The Poison Master
3.60
did not like it
This book was just bafflingly bad. It felt like so much energy went into the worldbuilding (and the world built seems like a fascinating one, with a n ...more
not set
Apr 02, 2008
 
A Conspiracy of Kings (The Queen's Thief, #4)
4.09
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Immediate thoughts:

1. I like Sophos, in a way which really, really underscores how much of a Mary Sue type Gen is.
2. Yes, even here.
...more
Jul 07, 2011
Sep 19, 2010
 
Incarceron (Incarceron, #1)
3.64
liked it
Hmm. This had some fantastic world-building, but I didn't really like most of the characters. Keiro was the only one I cared about in the end, and I w ...more
Oct 30, 2012
Feb 13, 2011
 
Her Majesty's Wizard (Wizard in Rhyme, #1)
3.92
really liked it
This book is rather ridiculously fun, in that certain nerdy way. It's distinguished from the typical guy-from-our-universe-is-a-fantasy-wizard run of ...more
not set
Jun 21, 2008
 
Necromancing the Stone (Necromancer, #2)
4.11
liked it
Reasonably funny, but not as ambitious as the first one; it suffers by comparison. I'm definitely still interested in more in this world, though.
Oct 14, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
 
Intrigues (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles, #2)
3.94
liked it
OMG TEH DRAMA, TEH DRAMA. Yes. Still more fun than any of her other recent books, though.

(Shut up. I'm sick.)
Dec 07, 2010
Nov 02, 2010
 
Foundling (Monster Blood Tattoo, #1)
3.87
really liked it
This book keeps shooting for ordinary and missing. It's fascinatingly off-rhythm for the story it seems to be telling, and I'm very intrigued to see w ...more
Jun 26, 2008
Jun 26, 2008
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