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The Swan Prince (The Wilderhark Tales, #1)
4.39
it was amazing
Clever, funny, repeatedly surprising -- this is my kind of fairytale. There's a sensible heroine who does what needs doing, a mysterious boy with a ve ...more
Jun 04, 2015
Apr 26, 2013
 
The Warrior's Path (When Women Were Warriors, #1)
3.97
liked it
This book was a bit of an odd duck. I picked it up on a whim because it was free, and it sat unread on my Kindle for a long time. I decided to read it ...more
Apr 26, 2016
Apr 25, 2016
 
The Worth of a Shell
4.05
it was ok
So this book started off a bit dull, then got interesting and potentially very cool, then suddenly turned down a horrible path and became a screaming ...more
Jun 04, 2015
May 31, 2015
 
Book Launch Blueprint: The Step-by-Step Guide to a Bestselling Launch
4.42
it was amazing
I'm not really at the stage where I need most of these tips yet, but Tim Grahl makes me feel like I won't be lost and alone when the time comes. (In t ...more
Dec 29, 2015
Dec 29, 2015
 
Ecce Homo
3.83
liked it
I really can't decide if I hated this or loved it. He was obviously full of himself... absurdly so... or was it ironic? Or was his madness already sta ...more
Dec 2013
Nov 24, 2013
 
Silver Volume 1
3.89
it was amazing
Whoa. I'm not usually a big comics fan, because I'm grossly picky and it's rare that both the art and the story grab me. This one did it. I want more.
Oct 23, 2015
Oct 23, 2015
 
The Stone Kingdom (The Wilderhark Tales, #2)
4.32
it was amazing
Ahh, it's good to be back in Denebdeor. I was briefly sad that Sula and Villem were not the main characters anymore, but Princess Rosalba and Edgwyn t ...more
Jun 04, 2015
Jul 23, 2013
 
Beauty Queens
3.61
it was amazing
Oh my god I loved this. Recommended if you want something fun and hilarious and diverse and just a little unsettling in the best way. Full of teenage ...more
May 27, 2015
May 13, 2015
 
Telegraph Days
3.46
liked it
After reading Lonesome Dove I tried not to get my hopes up too high, because Lonesome Dove is pretty hard to compete with, but the first half of Teleg ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
 
The Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
Five stars for one simple reason: Winter Ihernglass.
Dec 15, 2014
Dec 13, 2014
 
Every Day (Every Day, #1)
3.97
liked it
I loved the premise -- that seems to be the consensus among reviewers -- but my struggle was that I thought the main character and the love interest w ...more
Jun 11, 2015
Jun 11, 2015
 
The Host (The Host, #1)
3.84
really liked it
Okay, I'm just going to say first of all that I am not a fan of Stephenie Meyer's writing. The dialogue tags, the strange descriptions, the veering of ...more
Oct 07, 2012
Oct 05, 2012
 
Minimizing Marriage: Morality, Marriage, and the Law
4.13
it was amazing
This is the book I have been wanting to write for years. I'm glad Elizabeth Brake wrote it first, because it's perfect. It's philosophy, so I mostly r ...more
Apr 18, 2013
Mar 18, 2013
 
Letters from a Stoic
4.33
it was ok
The first letter gets 5 stars, and the rest gets 2-3, depending on the letter. They get repetitive after a while, though I do like Seneca's casual sty ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
 
The Sun's Rival (The Wilderhark Tales, #5)
4.46
it was amazing
So many wonderful characters live in Wilderhark and its environs! Every book brings me a new favorite. As lovely as my new favorite is (a certain know ...more
Jun 06, 2015
Jun 06, 2015
 
The Magician King (The Magicians, #2)
3.91
it was amazing
I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about returning to this story after the devastating way the last book ended, but I'm so glad I did. If you like ...more
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
The Sky-Child and Other Stories (The Wilderhark Tales, #6.5)
4.29
it was amazing
I love a good behind-the-scenes story. <3 These are sweet and funny and clever and, sometimes, sad, filling in a few gaps to make the whole series ...more
Oct 26, 2015
Jun 09, 2015
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.29
really liked it
I didn't read the first book of the series, but I watched the movie and I didn't want to wait to find out what happens next. I really like the writing ...more
Dec 06, 2012
Dec 05, 2012
 
The Heart's Invisible Furies
4.47
really liked it
This is a good book, really well written, though it wasn't what I expected or what I was looking for. I thought it was going to be about an unmarried ...more
Sep 13, 2017
Sep 09, 2017
 
Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1)
4.03
really liked it
This book was devastating. Excellent, but devastating. It's hard to believe it's part of the same series as To Say Nothing of the Dog, which was hilar ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
 
Love in the Time of Global Warming (Love in the Time of Global Warming, #1)
3.38
liked it
This book underwhelmed me, for a few reasons:

- It kept explicitly referring to The Odyssey -- the characters realized they were living the story? They
...more
Nov 24, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
Streets of Laredo
3.90
liked it
I liked Lonesome Dove because it made me laugh and it made me cry. This, the sequel, just made me kind of numb. There was no laughing. I was compelled ...more
Aug 29, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
Spymistress: The Life of Vera Atkins, the Greatest Female Secret Agent of World War II
3.58
really liked it
Vera Atkins herself was amazing. Every part of the book that quoted her or showed her doing anything at all made me so excited. The book in general se ...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
Echobeat (Echoland, #2)
3.91
really liked it
The liberties taken with the historical timeline are a bit confusing for someone who actually knows the timeline, but to be honest there are probably ...more
Sep 14, 2014
Sep 14, 2014
 
Blood of the Reich
4.12
liked it
I found the first half of the book tedious and didn't care about the American characters at all, merely hanging on to see more of Erika. The second ha ...more
Dec 31, 2014
Dec 25, 2014
 
All Clear (All Clear, #2)
4.06
it was amazing
The first part of this story, the book called Blackout, was extremely frenzied and stressful to read, because none of the characters have a clue what' ...more
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
 
Write Your Novel From the Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between
4.18
it was amazing
Clean and simple advice for getting the emotional arc of a novel just right. I'm a plotter, myself, and this gave me a lot to consider, but I think it ...more
Feb 18, 2016
Feb 18, 2016
 
Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen
3.96
really liked it
When I read these books about binary trans people it's always a little strange, because some parts sound exactly like me and others make me feel even ...more
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 28, 2014
 
Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil
3.99
liked it
I only read a couple of chapters of this book - that was all I could handle. One I read as a supplement to Prisoner of Night and Fog, and the other I ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.29
it was amazing
This book is for anyone who's ever loved a video game, computer game, arcade game, or roleplaying game. It's for anyone who loves '80s pop culture. It ...more
Mar 24, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
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