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Bloodhound (Beka Cooper, #2)
4.26
really liked it
I enjoyed this second book about Beka but I do wish that Pierce would allow Beka a few mistakes. She is *so* good at what she does that it is a wonder ...more
not set
Aug 04, 2008
 
Pegasus (Pegasus, #1)
3.59
it was amazing
Robin McKinley has done it again. A fascinating story well told with a main character who lives and breathes.This is one of those books I had a hard t ...more
not set
Aug 27, 2011
 
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)
3.80
really liked it
There are definite Buffy the Vampire Slayer overtones to this novel. The main character is 16 and repeatedly called the Chosen One. Indeed, when I got ...more
not set
Jul 06, 2012
 
Plain Kate
3.74
it was amazing
What a wonderful book. The first thing I did when I finished it was read the back flap to find out what else Erin Bow had written. Nothing?? Is this p ...more
not set
Aug 15, 2011
 
The Princes in the Tower
3.82
did not like it
I sat with this book and some of the original sources she claimed to quote and found that she took 1/2 a sentence here and paired it with half a sente ...more
not set
Feb 21, 2013
 
Kings of the North (Paladin's Legacy, #2)
4.15
it was amazing
At first I was sure that the device of moving between main characters was going to annoy me. And every time we left one story to pick up another, I wa ...more
Jan 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
4.10
really liked it
Very well written for a first novel. The central idea - that some people are "graced" with certain skills is a really good one and I enjoyed seeing ho ...more
not set
Mar 05, 2010
 
The Devil You Know (Felix Castor, #1)
3.80
really liked it
I haven't read too many hard-boiled detective novels before but I enjoyed much of this even though I think it is aimed at more of a male audience. It ...more
not set
Jan 16, 2009
 
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
4.12
really liked it
A second book is quite often not as good as the first, but not in this case. I enjoyed Fire immensely. It is set is a slightly different place and tim ...more
not set
May 03, 2010
 
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
3.98
it was amazing
Excellent! So many fantasy novels retread the same old tropes but this is a fresh idea, well told. There are enough questions unanswered that I am loo ...more
not set
Aug 01, 2012
 
Billy Bones: The Road to Nevermore
3.50
liked it
Nice lively kids book with some similarities to Harry Potter and other tales of brave kids saving the day. I'll go back and read the first one now.
not set
Jul 19, 2009
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.30
really liked it
Not quite as strong as the Hunger Games but still, a very good read.It took longer to pull me into the story but once there, I didn't want to leave.
not set
Mar 05, 2010
 
Little (Grrl) Lost (Newford)
3.73
it was ok
Little (Grrl) Lost was a disappointment. It seemed as though it was written hastily, tossed off perhaps to fulfill contractual obligations or someone ...more
not set
Dec 21, 2009
 
Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)
4.08
it was ok
An interesting premise but I wasn't convinced by the characters. I won't read the rest of the series.
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 12, 2010
 
Chalice
3.78
really liked it
McKinley doesn't let me down. Although a fairly slight story, it is well written, and engrossing. I'd like to see more from this world.
not set
Feb 16, 2009
 
Harrowing the Dragon
3.93
it was amazing
Short stories by McKillip. Every one a gem.
not set
Feb 16, 2009
 
Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, #1)
3.78
it was amazing
I keep forgetting how much I like Patricia Wrede's writing. Her historical novels with a difference are especially wonderful.Thirteenth Child is more ...more
not set
Nov 04, 2009
 
Jack of Kinrowan
4.11
it was amazing
These stories were the first ones I read of De Lint and I knew I had found an author I would follow anywhere. So far, many years later, that has held ...more
not set
Oct 14, 2008
 
Replay
4.16
it was amazing
A man in middle age, dies, and then reawakens to find himself 18 again, but with the memories of all of his previous life.
This happens again and agai
...more
not set
Aug 12, 2008
 
The Graveyard Book
4.12
really liked it
I enjoyed this a lot very lyrical writing. I kept stopping to read parts of it outloud.
Apr 12, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
 
The Lost Colony (Artemis Fowl, #5)
4.00
it was amazing
Saw Eoin Colfer at Comic Con. Quite a storyteller in person as well as in books. Really enjoyed this one and am now trying to figure out the code on t ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
 
Chill Factor (Weather Warden, #3)
3.88
really liked it
Just when I figured that I was going to get more of the same, Caine surprises me. This is a great fast read full of good lines, nail biting danger and ...more
Oct 13, 2008
Oct 13, 2008
 
Sunshine
3.85
really liked it
I'd forgotten what a good writer McKinley is. This is an above average girl and vampire book, and I do hope there is a sequel although it has been som ...more
not set
Aug 18, 2008
 
Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)
4.02
liked it
Nice nice book. It seems a traditional tale - girl gets plucked out of obscurity for a chance to be the princess, but the story is much more complicat ...more
not set
Aug 13, 2008
 
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)
3.91
it was amazing
Turner won a Newbery Honor award for this, her first novel in a series. She is a natural. All of the books are wonderful and I await with anticipation ...more
not set
Aug 22, 2008
 
Ysabel
3.61
it was amazing
Read this while travelling in England, so surrounded by history. But I would like it a lot anyway. Good characters, good plot, good history, good stor ...more
not set
Aug 03, 2008
 
The Blue Boa (The Children of the Red King, #3)
3.89
liked it
I tend to recommend this series a lot to those looking for something like Harry Potter. Nimmo is a good writer and the plots are fast paced and intere ...more
not set
Aug 22, 2008
 
The Will of the Empress (Circle Reforged, #1)
4.16
really liked it
Really like the strong feminist message here. It reminds me of some of Joss Whedon's writing.
And of course it was nice to see familiar characters agai
...more
not set
Aug 09, 2008
 
The Wandering Fire (The Fionavar Tapestry, #2)
4.11
it was amazing
Really well written fantasy with traditional themes. It helps too that I recognize some of the places mentioned in the trilogy.
not set
Aug 03, 2008
 
Heir Apparent
4.10
liked it
Vande Velde is a fun author to read. Her books are filled with literal magic. Nothing too deep, just enjoyable.
not set
Aug 22, 2008
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