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The Luck Uglies (The Luck Uglies, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
Originally published on my blog: Views from the Tesseract
http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2014/0...

I don’t often open reviews with the first line, but
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Feb 15, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
 
Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain
3.79
really liked it
A delightful bit of pulp fun. Such a pleasure to read after slogging through a few urban fantasies that took themselves too seriously and "cerebral" S ...more
May 19, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education (H.I.V.E., #1)
4.06
it was ok
I admit it. I'm picky. I'm particularly picky when it comes to depictions of villains and superheroes. And the books on villainy tend to leave me sore ...more
Dec 28, 2012
May 22, 2012
 
Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin, #2)
4.10
it was ok
I really really wish I could say I liked this book--I like a lot of the worldbuilding, and the plotting is rather entertaining. There's steamy romance ...more
Aug 23, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
 
A Monster Calls
4.37
it was amazing
Oh wow. This came across my desk in a pile of other books and I put it to the side. The dark cover, the description on the back . . . just didn't add ...more
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
 
Nightingale's Nest
3.87
it was amazing
Review first posted on Views from the Tesseract: http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2014/0...

When I first heard about this book, I couldn’t wait to read i
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Jan 13, 2014
Dec 30, 2013
 
Among Others
3.68
really liked it
This book seems to be a love it or hate it type of novel. Anyone who is looking for an action-packed story full of adventure will not find it here. It ...more
Apr 11, 2012
May 20, 2011
 
The Lying Carpet
4.06
really liked it
An allegorical story that made me think of the Little Prince. The book's shape and size make it appear to be a picture book, but this is definitely no ...more
Nov 18, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
 
Hippopposites
3.93
liked it
I can only give this three stars. Not because it isn't a brilliant little board book. Because it is. But it's brilliant in a way that has more to do w ...more
May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
Grave Dance (Alex Craft, #2)
4.10
liked it
An adequate second book in this slightly off the usual beat urban fantasy. Some good world building and imaginative use of magic rather than relying o ...more
Oct 12, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
 
The Six-Gun Tarot (Golgotha, #1)
3.76
it was amazing
So sometimes you just happen to spot a title and a cover and say "hey--that looks interesting." I hadn't heard a thing about this particular fantasy w ...more
Jan 27, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
 
President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath
3.70
it was ok
Oh dear. I'm sure this was meant to be a hilarious idea. Chris Van Dusen's illustrations are bright and bold and certainly in keeping with the wild te ...more
May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014
 
Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)
3.87
liked it
**spoiler alert** This appears to be a love it or hate it sort of book. Most of this is predicated on whether the reader in question is open to readin ...more
May 08, 2012
Sep 16, 2011
 
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (The League of Princes, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
I think my main complaint on this book was that the cover doesn't feature all four Princes. But overall this was a delightful romp through a fractured ...more
Mar 14, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
 
Sins of the Angels (Grigori Legacy, #1)
3.52
it was ok
Couldn't really get into this. If you're going to do something with angels and demons . . . or aliens . . . or monsters . . . or any kind of critter t ...more
May 15, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
 
The Savage Fortress
3.90
really liked it
I'm back and forth about this one as a children's book. People die in horrific and vivid ways--other people are described as tortured in even more hor ...more
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
 
The Lost Kingdom
3.71
really liked it
Note: An advanced reader copy was provided by the publisher.
Review originally published at Views from the Tesseract: http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/20
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Jul 03, 2013
Jul 03, 2013
 
Undone Deeds (Connor Grey, #6)
3.77
liked it
To be fair, I've enjoyed much of the ride of this series. From the start of the Connor Grey books, I saw much potential in the writing and the setting ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
 
Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie
3.57
did not like it
Let's take a book. Lets fill it with the most painfully sweet, saccharine syrupy stuff we can. Populate it with princess, pink, and all things girly g ...more
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
 
Millie Fierce
3.44
liked it
Sigh. This could have been such a good book. The illustrations are fantastic, colorful and expressive. The language is varied and interesting rather t ...more
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
 
Extraordinary (Impossible #2)
3.24
really liked it
This is a decent work of teen fantasy fiction. Coming of age, learning one's self worth, dealing with relationships, finding your own path and facing ...more
Oct 30, 2010
Oct 30, 2010
 
Night Watch (Discworld, #29; City Watch, #6)
4.48
it was amazing
I think this is Pratchett at his best right here. It certainly is some of the best Vimes character work. A few of Pratchett's books have certain scene ...more
Oct 26, 2012
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Oct 16, 2012
 
Creepy Carrots!
4.20
it was amazing
Love it! The question is, do I introduce this delightfully spooky picture book to my son? He's currently very skeptical of eating anything veggie exce ...more
Sep 27, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.30
it was ok
To be absolutely fair, if what you're looking for is absolute geek boy nerd fluff and 80s nostalgia, this might be a lovely little bit of reading to f ...more
Jan 22, 2013
Aug 25, 2011
 
Goblin Secrets (Zombay, #1)
3.54
it was amazing
I love it when a book makes me throw out my presuppositions and biases and actually yanks me by the shirt into the story before I know what's happenin ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
 
Written in Red (The Others, #1)
4.28
liked it
Fans will likely love this newest world building by Anne Bishop. Those who've enjoyed all of her books up to now are not likely to be disappointed by ...more
Mar 09, 2013
Feb 03, 2013
 
The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief
3.93
it was amazing
Review originally posted at Views From the Tesseract: http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2014/0...

Ready to be chilled, thrilled and left a little uneasy a
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Jul 04, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
 
Mars Evacuees (Mars Evacuees #1)
3.99
it was amazing
First posted on Views from the Tesseract: https://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2015/...

Alice Dare is going to Mars. She’s not entirely sure she wants to go
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Nov 17, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
 
The Eighth Day (Eighth Day, #1)
4.02
really liked it
Original review at Views from the Tesseract http://shanshad1.wordpress.com/2014/0...

What if you woke up one morning and everyone in the world had disa
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Apr 08, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
 
Mind-Call
4.43
it was amazing
The first of three loosely connected books in the Mind-Call trilogy, this is the oddest and hardest to find of the three. It's also a fascinating read ...more
Aug 21, 2015
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