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Cobalt City Rookies
4.67
really liked it
"Fun. The three stories in this compilation are fun. They're also fresh, engaging and delightful with enough shadows in the corner to make everything ...more
Nov 15, 2012
Jan 04, 2013
 
Sacred Heart
4.00
really liked it
So far, so excellent. The opening paragraph hooked me, and I only set the story down, because I had to go to work.

If you're a fan of superheroes, alte
...more
Aug 2012
Jul 23, 2012
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was amazing
I am a late adopter. I run from most anything "everyone" says is "marvelous" and a "must have" or "must read," including tech, television ... and, unf ...more
Feb 05, 2015
Feb 05, 2015
 
Gone (Jack Caffery, #5)
4.00
it was amazing
Gone, by Mo Hayder, is the fifth book in a series featuring Bristol DI Jack Cafferty, and the first of hers I read. Despite four books of back story, ...more
Feb 07, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
Legend of the Five Rings RPG
4.08
really liked it
I actually have the 4th Edition, but this will do. I don't generally play "Samurai" story lines, but if I did, this would be a terrific world to dive ...more
Feb 02, 2013
Feb 02, 2013
 
Birdman (Jack Caffery, #1)
3.88
really liked it
Mo Hayder, as many reviewers pointed out, is not one to shy away from a high body count, nor to make her characters go through the wringer. AWESOME! T ...more
Feb 20, 2011
Feb 07, 2011
 
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
3.59
it was ok
The Forest of Hands and Teeth is an exploration of life during a decades long zombie apocalypse. It's often dismal and what little hope there is for a ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
 
Mystic River
4.18
it was amazing
What did I think of Mystic River? I wonder why it took me so long to read this story, or to discover Dennis Lehane. That's what I think.

Many of us hav
...more
Oct 30, 2010
Oct 29, 2010
 
The Treatment (Jack Caffery, #2)
4.03
liked it
Mo Hayder's book, The Treatment is the second in her series with DI Jack Cafferty, and shows Ms. Hayder's growing command of the procedural thriller. ...more
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
 
Prayers for Rain (Kenzie & Gennaro, #5)
4.08
really liked it
Fifth in the Kenzie/Gennero series, Prayers for Rain continued Lehane's satisfying string of cases for two of my favorite PIs. It's not the strongest ...more
Aug 30, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
 
American Smooth
3.81
it was amazing
I don't know how Ms. Dove's works hadn't come across my awareness before. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry ... and well deserved. She ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
 
Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1)
3.95
really liked it
The Mistress of the Art of Death is quirky. Now, before you decide I'm damning it with faint praise, you need to understand that such is a high compli ...more
Mar 11, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
 
The Fault in Our Stars
4.25
it was amazing
It's been a long time since a book has grabbed me from the first page, and has kept me reading despite the heartbreak I know is coming.

Well written,
...more
Jun 09, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
 
Beat the Reaper (Peter Brown #1)
3.78
liked it
Wow. This book is a thrill-ride, a roller-coaster crafted of brutality, cynicism, true facts, hilarity and suspense. It's shelved under medical thrill ...more
Aug 20, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
 
The Given Day (Coughlin #1)
4.03
liked it
This is a departure from most of Dennis Lehane's books--the ones I've read, at least. I liked it. I did not love it, but I liked it. It felt like it w ...more
Sep 16, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
 
Chalice
3.78
it was ok
I've read a good deal of Robin McKinley's works. They remind me of a good friend, or your sweet dog, and sometimes they're even just a delightful romp ...more
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
 
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
4.02
liked it
This review on the unabridged audio book of Jim Butcher's Storm Front. I ... liked it. Especially the first half of the book. You can tell it was poli ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
 
A Heroine of the World
3.58
it was ok
(paperback version)

I kept waiting for the story to really start. I love Tanith Lee's writing, but sometimes I wonder where's she's going with it. This
...more
Oct 2007
Apr 04, 2008
 
L.A. Requiem (Elvis Cole, #8)
4.26
liked it
I enjoyed it. Mostly. I came into this book without having read any of the previous Elvis Cole/Joe Pike crime novels, but I didn't feel I was lacking ...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro, #1)
3.96
really liked it
I think the Boston Sunday Globe said it best, "Harsh and chilling ... an absolutely terrific story."

This is the third Dennis Lehane story I've tucked
...more
Apr 25, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1)
3.96
it was amazing
Rachel Caine’s new book, Ink and Bone: The Great Library, is the first in a trilogy set in an alternate world where the Great Library of Alexandria wa ...more
Jan 31, 2016
Jan 20, 2016
 
Tigana
4.12
it was amazing
A handful of books has made it to my most beloved shelf over the years. These are books I come back to time after time despite other trends in my read ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Apr 03, 2008
 
Gone, Baby, Gone (Kenzie & Gennaro, #4)
4.14
it was amazing
Gone, Baby, Gone is the fourth of Dennis Lehane's series with PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennero. Fourth, and so far, arguably, the best.

While the s
...more
Aug 08, 2011
May 18, 2011
 
Cop Hater (87th Precinct, #1)
3.78
it was ok
This was written close to fifty years ago. Pot-boiler procedural? Hard-boiled procedural? It was one of the first cops-in-the-squad-room books, and sp ...more
Oct 29, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
 
The Many-Coloured Land (Saga of Pliocene Exile, #1)
4.07
it was amazing
This book was the start of a long-standing love affair between me and the characters in this story and all the stories connected to this one.

The Plioc
...more
Oct 1989
Apr 23, 2008
 
Darkness, Take My Hand (Kenzie & Gennaro, #2)
4.16
it was amazing
Holy moley ... soooo good! The first book in the Kenzie/Gennaro series was good; sometimes patchy, but good. This second book shows how far Lehane cam ...more
Apr 30, 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
The Last Detective (Elvis Cole, #9)
4.24
really liked it


I liked it. A good deal. Tense. Fast. Sharp. Strong characters. Horrible events. High stakes. Reveals of history. Not so much character change though
...more
Jun 20, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance Trilogy, #1)
3.81
it was amazing
The first book from Jemisin is thoroughly engaging, and a wonderfully different type of fantasy novel. Her writing is descriptive without being overbu ...more
May 22, 2010
May 23, 2010
 
The Gift
3.90
really liked it
"The Gift is an exploration of the art of storytelling, a coming-of-age tale in a place and time when magic is not the ring to be grabbed but the pois ...more
Feb 2008
Apr 04, 2008
 
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
3.60
it was amazing
I loved this book. I haven't truly loved a story for a long, long time, but for pure storytelling goodness, this one did it for me. Great characters, ...more
Aug 08, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
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