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The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6)
I ended up getting the print version before it was even on the shelves in town, had pre-ordered the audiobook, and have only myself to blame for it no ...more
Nov 2016
Oct 10, 2014
it was amazing
That's a 'how-much I enjoyed it' rating, rather than an 'objectively it's just that good' one. Because, really - it's Bellwether updated, and with act ...more
Oct 08, 2016
Jun 09, 2015
Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St. Mary's, #1)
Well, I'm going to spend a bit of time doing one of the things that "shouldn't" be done in talking about a book: talking about why it isn't another bo ...more
Jul 27, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
Something like Normal
it was ok
Okay, this is tough, because some of my reading friends have liked this one a lot, and I can see the story in there that was liked so much, but.

When T
Jul 20, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
it was amazing
I really have almost nothing to say about Bellwether itself, though the "all time favourites" shelf probably says enough, but this reread was an unusu ...more
Jul 2015
May 07, 2008
The Lie Tree
liked it
Oh, this is breaking my heart a little, as I really never expected to say that a book by Frances Hardinge just didn't work for me. It happens, almost ...more
May 21, 2015
Feb 07, 2015
An Old-Fashioned Girl
it was amazing
I could never quite stomach Little Women, as a child or adult, but An Old-Fashioned Girl has all the positives of LW with less sentimentality, a prope ...more
not set
Mar 10, 2013
liked it
2.5 stars.

Warning: this may (occasionally) look like a review, and more likely, may quack like one, but it’s not really shooting for proper review. An
Jul 28, 2015
Mar 30, 2015
Thick as Thieves (The Queen's Thief, #5)
it was amazing
It may be 17 years before I write a review of this book too, at the rate things are going. But two things now, the second behind serious spoiler.

1. T
May 19, 2017
May 19, 2011
Rider of the Crown (The Crown of Tremontane #2)
No star rating, as per my usual 'policy'.

So, I lied a bit, in leaving this marked as 'to-read'. I was lucky enough to be able to read it in manuscript
Nov 02, 2015
Sep 16, 2015
A Ring of Endless Light (Austin Family, #4)
Battle is over for this book, at any rate.

Before anyone starts throwing stones or even worse missiles, I have to point out that this is not a review,
Feb 18, 2015
Feb 15, 2015
We Were Liars
liked it
Well, crap. I was all ready to write a very short, rather dismissive review, saying that there was one thing I loved about the book but only that one, ...more
May 17, 2014
Jul 10, 2013
Rondo Allegro
it was amazing
I'm going to rate this one, despite my own sensible policy of not rating books by friends, family, and other animals, and may revert once (!) this has ...more
Sep 15, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim (The Story of Owen, #1)
really liked it
I think, to answer the question posed by the review form, that I really want to see the discussion when friends have read this one. That desire is not ...more
May 02, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
The Running Dream
it was ok
I am deeply out of step with friends again on this one, and it feels a bit like kicking a puppy to say how much I disliked a book about a runner who l ...more
May 28, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
it was ok
I was going to give this a two-and-a-half-star rating, rounded up, but then saw the average rating here and decided to go with my first thought, which ...more
Jun 2012
Jul 03, 2012
Shakespeare's Champion (Lily Bard, #2)
it was ok
[Editing because I slipped into the descriptors of race used in the book, which I shouldn't have done. Not good.]

As I said in my brief write-up of the
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 13, 2014
Ana of California
it was ok
Maybe 2.5, because I'm not at all sorry to have listened to this, but on the other hand, I'm *cross* about a huge part of the story.

When Katayoun rea
Aug 22, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
The Goblin Emperor
it was amazing
4.5 stars.

This book. I simply can't think of another book that I found simultaneously so slow and so gripping. It was a slow read in part because of t
Apr 14, 2014
Jan 03, 2014
The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)
it was ok
Maybe 2.5, but I wasn't even tempted to round up to 3 because mostly I felt this had all the faults of the first book and nothing redeeming them. Whic ...more
Apr 30, 2015
Oct 12, 2014
The Truth Commission
really liked it
4.5 stars.

This had strong resonances with two of this year's Book Battle books, made me think of another one a few times, and I bet if I had time and
May 15, 2015
Feb 26, 2015
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #6)
liked it
That three might be a little harsh, but it'll be lost in the sea of 5-star ratings anyway, and is there for a reason, despite how wonderful many thing ...more
Nov 02, 2015
Nov 15, 2015
Binny for Short (Binny, #1)
it was amazing
Maybe 4.5, but only because my expectations for new Hilary McKay books are *ridiculously* high by now.

So far behind on writing up books read that I w
Mar 03, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
did not like it
Last new-to-me book for the Book Battle.

I can see two opposing ways of reading this book, broadly speaking. The first is to view it as a critique of c
Feb 23, 2015
Feb 15, 2015
Lhind the Thief (Lhind, #1)
This was the exact book I was in the mood for at the exact time I read it: fun but not too light; YA but no angst or triangles or Instalove; a thief i ...more
Aug 12, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
I decided not to rate this one, given the difficulty I was having knowing how to choose stars. There was a lot that was very sweet and enjoyable about ...more
Apr 2013
Mar 01, 2013
Someone Else's Fairytale
really liked it
3.5 stars. (But the things that brought it down in rating are perhaps more interesting to me than the things that worked perfectly.)

So here's what my
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
Laura's Wolf (Werewolf Marines, # 1)
Lia Silver is a friend's pen name, so no rating, as per my friend-rating-policy.

Some day I'll have to write a -- thing - somewhere, about what I do an
Apr 06, 2014
Mar 08, 2014
Realizing the Power of Now
really liked it
I read about half of The Power of Now, and knew there was an enormous amount of wisdom in it, but found it a bit hard going at point. Then I saw this ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2010
The Perilous Gard
it was amazing
This is one of the most often re-read books in our house - definitely the one I read to the daughters the greatest number of times. And with good reas ...more
not set
May 07, 2008
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