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The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow
4.08
did not like it
Beautiful, but boring. Filled with super-uptight christian/pro-life/right-wring craziness (aka, nothing I would read by choice) that made me curse out ...more
Mar 13, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
 
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
4.12
really liked it
Wow. I mean... wow.
Not very articulate today, mostly because I stayed up way, way too late to finish this damn book.

One sentence recap: After a lega
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Sep 14, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
Coraline
4.04
it was amazing
I love to read Neil Gaiman no matter what mood I'm in. The man could write a treatise on insurance and I'd read it like it was the next best seller. S ...more
Jan 2008
Jun 10, 2009
 
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery
4.16
it was amazing
http://www.dmcityview.com/book-review...

Comic books are known to be a boy’s club. With few (but notable) exceptions, female characters not drawn as hu
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Jun 2014
Oct 27, 2014
 
The Uninvited: The True Story of the Union Screaming House
3.80
really liked it
A quick, easy, terrifying read. Obviously his first effort based on the writing, but a worthwhile read. Could have used another heavy edit, the pacing ...more
May 31, 2009
Jun 10, 2009
 
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
4.14
it was amazing
It's kind of amazing to me how they packed so much into such a short book. The first thing I have to say is I LOVED the main character. I am so, so si ...more
Jan 24, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
 
Mercenaries
3.98
liked it
This is my first Angela Knight book and Wow, was I unprepared! The sex is mostly hot and dirty, but sometimes almost laughable, it's so over-the-top.

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Nov 15, 2009
Jul 15, 2010
 
Broken Monsters
3.58
it was amazing
Review as published in the Des Moines Cityview (http://www.dmcityview.com/book-review...)

I like my horror subtle and my thrillers, well, thrilling. A
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Sep 30, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
 
The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
3.48
really liked it
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would, after reading some early reviews. I didn't really want 'Harry Potter' for grown-ups. Harry Potter was writ ...more
Oct 23, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2.5)
3.92
it was amazing
This is, quite simply, the most playful, emotional, lyrical bit of story I've read in ages. I wept at the aching beauty of the language, laughed aloud ...more
Feb 2017
Oct 26, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
 
Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels #1)
4.12
really liked it
This is a lovely book with some incredible world building. I adore good world building, to me it really makes or breaks a fantasy book/series. I like ...more
Sep 05, 2009
Sep 08, 2009
 
Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1)
4.16
it was amazing
Tamora Pierce is one of my all time favorite young adult writers. She always seems to write characters that speak to me in a way no other writer in th ...more
Jul 22, 2010
Dec 06, 2009
 
The Legend of Vinny Whiskers
3.96
really liked it
I received this book from a giveaway here on goodreads. It took me a while to get to on the TBR pile, but I have to say, it really was a fun book to r ...more
Jul 30, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
 
Paper Lantern: Love Stories
4.06
really liked it
http://www.dmcityview.com/book-review...

Reading like the lyrics from a sad love song with a surreal twist, Stuart Dybek has built an exquisite set of
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Apr 22, 2014
May 07, 2014
 
Life After Joe
3.91
liked it
This was a very sweet, romantic story, but I had a real issue with the character development.

One Sentence recap: After Matt's longtime love, the epony
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Jul 20, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
 
Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1)
3.63
it was amazing
I loved this book. It was just what I was looking for in terms of urban fantasy; different, dark and not afraid to b real. I really loved Chess- to me ...more
Aug 09, 2010
Jun 20, 2010
 
Ill Wind (Weather Warden, #1)
3.72
liked it
This series has gotten a lot of attention. I’ve been pumped to read it for a while so I finally grabbed a cheap copy at the local used bookstore and t ...more
Apr 23, 2010
Jan 15, 2010
 
A Man of Shadows (John Nyquist, #1)
3.51
really liked it
Big thanks to Net Galley and Angry Robot for allowing me a digital ARC.
Sharply written, intense sci-fi mystery with a well-crafted world, and an inter
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Jun 25, 2017
Jun 25, 2017
 
Naamah's Kiss (Naamah Trilogy, #1)
4.10
it was amazing
I adored this book. For me, it was almost like reading Kushiel's Dart again, with regard to how much I enjoyed it. The writing was superb, as usual an ...more
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
The Help
4.46
liked it
I cared about the characters, but it seemed to drag quite a bit for me. Ending felt imcomplete or just thrown together. The whole thing stank of force ...more
Feb 04, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
 
Final Girls
3.80
it was ok
Eye-roll of an ending, bit of a slow, somewhat silly beginning. The writing felt overeager and stilted at the same time. Very typical of the genre. Di ...more
not set
Jul 20, 2017
 
Greywalker (Greywalker, #1)
3.44
really liked it
Good book, the writing is obviously amateur though. The conversations are really hard to get into and the metaphors go a bit crazy. The descriptions i ...more
Aug 16, 2009
Aug 04, 2009
 
The Scent of Shadows (Signs of the Zodiac, #1)
3.51
liked it
Good, inventive story, somewhat choppy writing. It was a bit depressing actually, a lot of people die. The main character bugs me, but I think it may ...more
Aug 27, 2009
Aug 28, 2009
 
Poltergeist (Greywalker, #2)
3.68
really liked it
Good book, better than the first. I'm still having trouble with the writing style a bit. Harper and the more minor characters have been fleshed out ni ...more
Aug 19, 2009
Aug 17, 2009
 
Unclean Spirits (The Black Sun's Daughter, #1)
3.52
it was amazing
This was just about as good as you can get in the flooded paranormal subgenre these days. It was just so well written! The characters are really flawe ...more
Aug 28, 2009
Aug 04, 2009
 
Yesterday
3.47
liked it
Fascinating concept with some great social commentary worked in- but the story fell flat in the face of all the world-building. The characters felt ca ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2017
 
The Girl Before
3.69
it was ok
Extra star purely for the interesting setting and the ideas regarding privacy and 'smart' homes. The rest was silly, cliche and frankly, dull.
Jan 2017
Feb 27, 2017
 
Strange Weather
3.97
it was amazing
Brilliant and dark and terrifying and beautiful. I can never get enough Joe Hill in my life.
Sep 28, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
 
For Teenage Girls With Wild Ambitions and Trembling Hearts
4.15
it was amazing
Absolutely stunning. Everything she writes shreds a new part of my soul.
Apr 30, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
 
The Graveyard Book
4.12
it was amazing
Perfect, how does Neil Gaiman always manage to leave me breathless, giddy, sleepy and sad all at the same time? The man is magic I tell you. I listene ...more
Dec 2008
Jun 10, 2009
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