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King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul, #3)
4.30
it was amazing
It's really a shame that these books are classified as Romance, because I feel they would appeal to a much larger audience were they not. Cheryl Wilso ...more
not set
Oct 02, 2008
 
Drood
3.48
really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Dan Simmons but it certainly won't be the last. I was drawn to this particular book because of my love for the wor ...more
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Feb 09, 2009
 
The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12)
4.35
it was amazing
To be real honest, I actually think this is the best book of the series so far. Brandon Sanderson is a much better writer than Robert Jordan, and mind ...more
not set
Dec 08, 2009
 
The Crown Conspiracy (The Riyria Revelations, #1)
4.15
really liked it
My original assessment of this book stands, it's too darned short! It's a nice story, I just wish it would have been fleshed out more. Unfortunately, ...more
Feb 10, 2009
Dec 13, 2008
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
did not like it
If I could rate a book with a -5 this would be one I would so rate. It's awful! Completely predictable, amateurish, and contrived. What a waste of my ...more
not set
Jul 03, 2009
 
Griffin's Daughter (Griffin's Daughter Trilogy, #1)
3.61
liked it
I thought Griffin's Daughter was a good first book by a new author. If I could give it 3 1/2 stars I would, I just can't in all good conscious give it ...more
Jan 05, 2009
Dec 28, 2008
 
The Onion Girl (Newford, #8)
4.14
it was ok
I was actually rather disappointed in this book. I'd had so many people tell me I just HAD to read Charles deLint if I was interested in Urban Fantasy ...more
not set
Apr 10, 2008
 
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
4.43
really liked it
**spoiler alert** For some reason I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. Sanderson has been selected by Robert Jordan's estate to finish the W ...more
Dec 22, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
 
Thunderhead
4.10
really liked it
What a great adventure! A nice break from fantasy although it had quite a few elements common to fantasy in it. There was witchcraft, ancient mytholog ...more
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
it was amazing
After reading Patrick Rothfuss' review of this audio book, I knew it would be the perfect companion for an 8 hour drive from the Bay Area to San Diego ...more
Jul 11, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
 
A Song for Arbonne
4.19
it was amazing
I enjoyed this much, much more than Tigana. Where I felt the writing was a bit choppy in the beginning, either I got used to Kay's style or became so ...more
not set
Sep 26, 2008
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.80
it was ok
I have seen so many people praise this book that I just had to read it. I'm still trying to figure out what they found so fascinating about it. I mana ...more
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Nov 27, 2008
 
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
3.69
liked it
This was just okay. There were some interesting pieces and some different twists in this urban fairy tale, but I felt the characters were rather flat ...more
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May 08, 2008
 
Long Hard Ride (Rough Riders, #1)
3.97
really liked it
I am a reluctant romance reader. I say reluctant because if you asked me, I'd probably say I don't read romance! But actually I just don't like the "s ...more
Jun 04, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
SignLanguage
4.07
really liked it
Viggo is such a renaissance man. He paints, he draws, he takes artistic photographs, he writes poetry, he acts, he sings, of course I've heard he's no ...more
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Dec 09, 2008
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.55
liked it
It took me a good 100 pages to get into The Name of the Wind, and then WOW! it got real interesting. But it sort of puttered out at the ending again ...more
Aug 10, 2008
Jul 25, 2008
 
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox
3.77
it was amazing
I love Carol Burnett. I really do. When I was a teenager I never missed an episode of The Carol Burnett Show's first 3 seasons. My viewing got spotty ...more
not set
Sep 25, 2016
 
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
4.42
liked it
I have long been a fan of this series by Diana Gabaldon so having another chance to visit with Jamie and Claire and Brianna and Roger was wonderful. I ...more
Jan 23, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
 
The Light-Bearer's Daughter (The Chronicles of Faerie, #3)
3.96
it was ok
The Light-Bearer's Daughter was just ok. There were some fun, interesting moments, such as Dana's meeting up with the boggles, but for the most part t ...more
Dec 28, 2008
May 15, 2008
 
The Emerald Storm  (The Riyria Revelations, #4)
4.31
it was amazing
All I can say is wow! This story keeps getting better and better! Just when I think Michael cannot fool me, he twists the story when I least expect it ...more
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
 
The Summer King (The Chronicles of Faerie, #2)
4.09
really liked it
An excellent follow-up to The Hunter's Moon (The Chronicles of Faerie: Book One). Melling's storytelling continues to delight with her knowledge of t ...more
Oct 26, 2008
May 15, 2008
 
Avempartha (The Riyria Revelations, #2)
4.30
it was amazing
I read the first book in this series because I wanted to help out a new author, and our Goodreads Fantasy Book Club was reading it. I enjoyed the firs ...more
Mar 2010
Feb 19, 2010
 
The Time Paradox (Artemis Fowl, #6)
4.07
liked it
What can I say, I love Eoin Colfer's work. His books are quirky, silly and irreverent romps into a young adult urban fantasy that are a delight to rea ...more
not set
Oct 31, 2008
 
A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)
3.80
it was amazing
I read this when I was 11 in 1963. Kennedy had just been shot, we weren't in school and I was bored to tears because there was nothing to do so I borr ...more
Nov 28, 1963
Jun 27, 2015
 
Elantris (Elantris, #1)
4.17
it was amazing
How refreshing to find a book where the heroine isn't any of stereotypes. She's not an orphan, she's not petite, but what she is is wonderful! And the ...more
not set
Jun 11, 2010
 
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
4.05
it was ok
I found the essays informative, from a historical and theoretical perspective, but not a lot of help in how to improve management of projects. There a ...more
not set
Apr 16, 2008
 
Warbreaker (Warbreaker, #1)
4.22
really liked it
The more I read Brandon Sanderson, the more I like his work. He invents such interesting systems of magic and fantasy worlds! He writes wonderful fema ...more
Dec 06, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
 
Sabriel (The Abhorsen Trilogy, #1)
4.17
really liked it
I enjoyed this book a whole lot more than I expected. I'd read the Wizards Magical Tales From the Masters of Modern Fantasy and thought Nix's story in ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Jul 31, 2009
 
Airman
4.14
it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book! I've read most of the Artemis Fowl series and have found them entertaining, but somewhat lacking in dramatic structure s ...more
Apr 29, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
 
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
My favorite Diana Wynne Jones book of all time!

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Apr 16, 2008
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