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Princeps' Fury (Codex Alera, #5)
4.35
it was ok
If you've read books 3 and 4, you can basically skip to page five hundred or so, because you've already read it. Nothing happens: battles and bickerin ...more
not set
Jun 27, 2015
 
Secret Son
3.40
really liked it
Simply, Secret Son is passionate and exciting. The reader drops into Lalami's Morocco and begins to recognize the the city and the people. It becomes ...more
Apr 11, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
 
Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth
4.09
it was ok
If this graphic novel had only art and no dialogue it would have been better. Except the Amadeus Arkham flashbacks, the entire thing was confusing and ...more
not set
Jan 08, 2015
 
Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales, #1)
3.73
did not like it
I have read complicated/confusing books (Thomas Pynchon, William Golding) for adults and not been as confused as I was through most of what I read of ...more
Jan 05, 2009
Jan 03, 2009
 
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (NERDS, #1)
3.89
did not like it
Every character is annoying, especially protagonist. They're not nerds, they're total jerks.
not set
Jan 20, 2013
 
Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth, #4)
4.03
did not like it
The (fourth) cheesiest novel ever. This is the book you'd get if you got a bunch of soap opera writers together and told them to really amp up the che ...more
May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017
 
City of Dark Magic (City of Dark Magic, #1)
3.47
it was ok
There was potential for this novel, so much potential! Then the authors blew it. About 250 pages in, it seems, they'd killed every idea/inspiration th ...more
not set
Dec 18, 2014
 
The Knife of Never Letting Go
3.96
really liked it
So many reviews complain about the horrible things that keep happening, and how fake it is. . . Those people don't see the symbolism Ness uses, the un ...more
not set
Feb 13, 2013
 
The Shadow Land
3.69
did not like it
My word, but this is a boring book. It starts out great, with interesting characters that have intriguing problems...then the needless flashbacks begi ...more
May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017
 
The Elfstones of Shannara
3.96
it was ok
Overall it's just as good as the first, but is very redundant. I don't need a whole page on inner conflict concerning Wil and his interaction with the ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2009
 
A Clockwork Orange
3.98
it was amazing
One of the greastest novels (novellas) ever. This was my second time reading it, and I liked it even more than the first time, when I would have given ...more
Feb 16, 2009
Feb 07, 2009
 
The Lucifer Code (Thomas Lourds, #2)
3.48
did not like it
The main character is a jerk and a pig. His greatest accomplishment is ending up, not only with one woman, but both of them. Plus the plot is basicall ...more
not set
Jan 15, 2012
 
Pandemonium
3.69
it was amazing
Like James Rollins but smarter and more fun. The follow up to Fragment, which you don't need to read to love this one, but definitely should. Imagine ...more
not set
Mar 28, 2013
 
30 Days of Night, Vol. 1
3.81
liked it
It was good, but moved too quick; there wasn't enough story. It had a basic premise, which was great, but then didn't expand enough on it. But the art ...more
Mar 23, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
 
Thud! (Discworld, #34; City Watch #7)
4.29
liked it
Someone please correct The synopsis above that says Vroom Valley! I'm either missing something or the novel's description is one from far off in the m ...more
not set
Aug 18, 2014
 
Labyrinth (Languedoc, #1)
3.55
it was ok
It was pretty stupid, and everybody kept getting bonked on the head, from children to the elderly, BONK. That was the author's cure for any problem. B ...more
not set
May 04, 2009
 
Middleworld (Jaguar Stones, #1)
3.75
did not like it
I like archaeology. I like Mayan history. I like children's adventure/fantasy novels. This book has all three yet still I didn't like it, not even a l ...more
Mar 05, 2017
Mar 05, 2017
 
Electroshock: The Case Against
1.00
did not like it
This book was a waste of time and money. There's supposed to be 5 parts to it, all written by different people, but they all say the exact same thing. ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
 
Local Visitations
3.85
it was amazing
After winning the Pulitzer, Dunn writes this amazing book, almost daring/begging every reader in America to try a book of contemporary poetry at least ...more
not set
Jan 14, 2015
 
Spellbound (The Books of Elsewhere, #2)
4.16
liked it
**spoiler alert** I don't like when the protagonist acts like a jerk for most of a book, no matter what the reason. Lost a star for that. It gets old ...more
Jan 22, 2017
Jan 22, 2017
 
Preacher, Volume 4: Ancient History
4.25
it was ok
The art was a big turn off. None of the new artists had a style that I liked. It also felt like Ennis lost his touch during parts, like he didn't care ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2009
 
The Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye (Enola Holmes, #6)
4.19
it was amazing
Amazing! One of the best conclusions to a series I've ever read. This is one of those times when the final book is truly the best.
not set
Jul 18, 2015
 
Carthage
3.35
did not like it
Oates really whiffed on this one. There's no point writing a scene a second time from a different POV when it was boring the first time.
Jun 13, 2017
Jun 14, 2017
 
Preacher, Volume 1: Gone to Texas
4.16
really liked it
It isn't what I thought, even though I was warned. But that's okay because what I got turns out to be better than what I wanted.
not set
Aug 04, 2009
 
Mark of the Plague (The Blackthorn Key, #2)
4.39
it was amazing
One of those rarest of things: when you love the first book in a series and the second is even better!
May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017
 
Shutter Island
4.08
it was ok
Not what I expected. Good for detective fiction, I guess, but felt like a rip-off of The Magus by John Fowles.
not set
Aug 27, 2010
 
Eaters of the Dead
3.64
really liked it
It's a re-telling of Beowulf, from the POV of an outsider following Beowulf and his warriors.
not set
Jun 25, 2015
 
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1)
3.83
did not like it
I never would have opened this books if I did not win it. My rating of one star says enough.
not set
Jul 10, 2009
 
The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4)
4.08
it was ok
I don't think I've ever been more disappointed in a novel.
Feb 19, 2017
Feb 19, 2017
 
The Siege of Macindaw (Ranger's Apprentice, #6)
4.33
it was amazing
This is the best book of the series so far. It takes everything Will has done and pushes him one step further: in his abilities as a Ranger, a thinker ...more
Mar 10, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
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