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How Long 'til Black Future Month?
4.30
it was amazing
This was a wonderful collection of short stories. The settings ranged from modern day New York, to distant space colonies, to steampunk New Orleans, t ...more
Jan 26, 2019
Dec 20, 2018
 
Akata Witch (Akata Witch, #1)
4.07
it was amazing
I feel like a child again.

Not that I feel talked-down to or coddled or anything like that. When I was a child, I discovered ancient Greek myths. A who
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Jul 24, 2018
Jul 24, 2018
 
Razor Girl (Andrew Yancy, #2)
3.81
it was ok
Hiassen's novels are always full of cartoonishly greedy executives or amusingly stupid small-time crooks and they can only be thwarted by the cynical ...more
Feb 15, 2018
Feb 09, 2018
 
An Unexpected Brew: A Cinderella Story
4.67
really liked it
On the cover, it claims to be a Cinderella story and at first I was skeptical about whether or not I wanted to read it. I never really liked the Disne ...more
not set
Nov 28, 2018
 
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
4.16
it was amazing
This book is bleak, but it needed to be, to show just how awful things had gotten in America. From water scarcity to starvation, rampant violence to d ...more
Jan 29, 2019
Jan 07, 2019
 
The Crystal Cave (Arthurian Saga, #1)
4.13
it was ok
You've got a mystery book on your shelves.
I'm not talking about a book that falls within the 'Mystery' genre. You've never read this book and you don
...more
Jan 27, 2018
Dec 31, 2017
 
Welcome to Night Vale (Welcome to Night Vale, #1)
3.84
it was amazing
I've been a fan of the Night Vale podcast for a while so I was excited to check out a novel that took place in the small desert town. At first I was p ...more
Oct 09, 2018
Sep 11, 2018
 
The Empty Ones (Vicious Circuit, #2)
4.09
really liked it
I loved the representation of crude punk culture but I also appreciated the further explanation of what is going on with the Angels. The ending just r ...more
Dec 31, 2016
Dec 17, 2016
 
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
4.54
did not like it
The main character was just TOO handsome, TOO good at everything, TOO legendary, TOO much of a tortured soul. Kvothe was like a bad fanfiction charact ...more
Apr 07, 2018
not set
Oct 02, 2017
 
Maori
3.72
did not like it
**spoiler alert** My thoughts on purchasing this book. "Oh look. A book about the Maori. I don't know much about them. How's about I pick up this one? ...more
Jun 19, 2019
May 17, 2019
 
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance, #1)
3.85
it was amazing
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms was a book with heavy complicated mythology and yet it didn't hold your hand through it. The narrative trusted you to pi ...more
Mar 17, 2018
Mar 04, 2018
 
Artemis
3.67
liked it
I liked this book. I fully expected it to be a dry 'hard sci-fi' tale. It was definitely hard science in places when they were explaining how the city ...more
Aug 21, 2018
Aug 15, 2018
 
The Haunting of Hill House
3.86
did not like it
I know it's a classic, and maybe it's just my modern standpoint talking, but I found it amazingly boring. Nothing remotely scary happens until about h ...more
Oct 31, 2018
Nov 28, 2018
 
The Man in the High Castle
3.63
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I finished reading ‘The Man in the High Castle’ and now I’m going to spoil some things like I’m being paid to do it.

When I first sta
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Feb 24, 2017
Dec 17, 2016
 
Something Wicked This Way Comes
3.95
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** I couldn't help but feel like this was a mashup where 'Dennis the Menace' meets 'Tales from the Crypt'. I'm not saying that to be co ...more
Aug 26, 2017
Jul 25, 2017
 
Frankenstein
3.78
liked it
**spoiler alert** I want to start out by saying that I enjoyed this book. Without Frankenstein, we'd be missing a foundation not only for horror but a ...more
Sep 26, 2017
Dec 17, 2016
 
Idoru (Bridge #2)
3.79
really liked it
Flat characters. Jumping between the present and flashbacks without warning. Unstable descriptions of places.

These are not criticisms of Idoru. They s
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Aug 08, 2018
Dec 17, 2016
 
Kill All Angels (The Vicious Circuit #3)
4.35
it was amazing
‘Kill All Angels’ is the last installment of The Vicious Circuit trilogy and it couldn’t be a better ending to a grimy frantic punk-rock adventure. On ...more
Feb 05, 2018
Dec 31, 2017
 
Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1)
4.08
liked it
I thought the overall book was good, but the characters were stale and flat. You had Captain Hero, Hot Science Girl, Sky Bike Fella, Some Ancient Movi ...more
May 16, 2019
Apr 27, 2019
 
Binti (Binti, #1)
3.95
it was amazing
The library had to retrieve this from another branch. When I got the notice that this book was ready for pickup, I was so excited. I had heard so many ...more
Feb 26, 2018
Jan 04, 2018
 
Norse Mythology
4.10
it was amazing
Just because a book is a quick read doesn't mean it's inferior in any way. Gaiman's language and syntax are extremely simple in this book, but that's ...more
Jan 02, 2019
Jan 03, 2019
 
Fire's Song (Shaudrey Universe #1)
4.35
really liked it
A solid adventure with a strong protagonist. While the main character, Key, has lots to complain about (like demon troubles), you never get the sense ...more
not set
Nov 28, 2018
 
The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, #2)
4.34
it was amazing
Another compelling, intricate book in this series. Questions have been answered but new ones have been raised. I'm looking forward to reading the last ...more
Nov 30, 2017
Nov 19, 2017
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.33
really liked it
The first third of this book covered Stephen King's early life. While it was interesting, it wasn't why I bought the book. Then I reached the meat of ...more
Jan 11, 2019
Nov 28, 2018
 
Semiosis (Semiosis Duology, #1)
3.94
really liked it
This was a fast-paced sci-fi story that told of a colony on a planet they never intended to settle on. A lot of the early conflict is simply just figu ...more
Apr 25, 2019
Feb 15, 2018
 
The Dream Cycle of H.P. Lovecraft: Dreams of Terror and Death
4.26
really liked it
A solid collection of Lovecraft's best stories.
not set
Nov 28, 2018
 
What the Hell Did I Just Read (John Dies at the End, #3)
4.17
it was amazing
What the Hell Did I Just Read is another weird, exciting, and unsettling story from David Wong. It made me laugh, cringe, feel nauseated, and then lau ...more
Oct 15, 2017
Mar 04, 2017
 
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
4.32
it was amazing
After reading this, N.K. Jemisin became my favorite author. Her world-building is intricate and exquisite and her characters are extraordinarily deep, ...more
Nov 12, 2017
Sep 26, 2017
 
Meditations
4.23
it was amazing
I said I finished this book, but in reality I'll be picking it up again and flipping through it from time to time. I'm practicing Stoicism and random ...more
Jun 21, 2019
Feb 15, 2019
 
The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3)
4.37
A fantastic end to a fantastic series. Rather bittersweet but it was the best possible turnout considering everything that was happening. Made me cry. ...more
Dec 31, 2017
Dec 06, 2017
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