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The Habitation of the Blessed (A Dirge for Prester John, #1)
it was ok
I thought the premise was fascinating - what if the Prester John letter were real? (I actually picked this up due to her Big Idea post on Scalzi's blo ...more
Dec 15, 2010
Dec 16, 2010
The Stepsister Scheme (Princess, #1)
did not like it
This started out slightly obnoxious, but I figured maybe it was just a rough start. Lots of books get better as they go on. Except before I got 100 pa ...more
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Jumper Cable (Xanth, #33)
did not like it
Why oh why, do people keep publishing Piers Anthony novels? They're recycled jokes that no one beyond the age of 14 will find new (or humorous), story ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Jan 01, 2010
King's Dragon (Crown of Stars, #1)
it was amazing
I was going on a long trip and was trying to get books on my phone. I honestly hadn't read the description of this series before I grabbed it, or I ne ...more
Apr 2016
Apr 17, 2016
The Summoner (Chronicles of the Necromancer, #1)
did not like it
I really tried to read this book. But it has so many of my most-loathed tropes packed tight I couldn't get past page, let's see, 134. Let's count:
Apr 05, 2015
Apr 05, 2015
Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl (Gideon Smith, #1)
really liked it
If you're going to do quasi-Victorian fantasy, this is the right way to do it. A fun book, with a naive protagonist who is entirely too familiar with ...more
Mar 13, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1)
it was amazing
Two amazing pure fantasy books in the same month? I know, I was shocked, too. While completely different from the Cold Magic books, still awesome. It' ...more
Jan 14, 2015
Jan 24, 2015
The Gathering Storm (Crown of Stars, #5)
liked it
I really struggled with my rating for this. one. It was really a slog to read. Like, I read another book in the middle of it, because it was so painfu ...more
Aug 14, 2016
Aug 14, 2016
Best Served Cold
liked it
I didn't know anything about this book coming in, it was another random (but very earnest) recommendation.

It started well - something like three unex
Jul 18, 2016
Jul 20, 2016
Zeuglodon (Narbondo, #6)
liked it
This is definitely a 3-/2+. I wanted to like this book more than I did. It started out okay, with a very different voice (that felt like a reasonably ...more
Jan 11, 2016
Jan 16, 2016
Orphans of Chaos (Chronicles of Chaos, #1)
liked it
No idea how this book got onto my reading list, so I had no idea what I was in for (as usual). But this was farther out there than usual.

It starts wit
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 24, 2015
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2)
liked it
I've owned this book for a number of years, but never got around to it. Inspired by library bingo, (which had a square for "a book you've owned but ne ...more
Oct 21, 2015
Oct 22, 2015
Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence, #1)
it was amazing
A wonderful oddity of a book - it's definitely fantasy (magic! gods!) but neither J.R.R. Tolkien-style quest/chosen one high fantasy nor empires fight ...more
Apr 09, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
The Magicians and Mrs. Quent (Mrs. Quent, #1)
liked it
I certainly enjoyed the story in this book, but I found the style hard to take. Then I read the book jacket (I had no idea what I was getting into, as ...more
Mar 06, 2015
Mar 08, 2015
Daja's Book (Circle of Magic, #3)
liked it
I am going to just write this review covering this book and the two next ones, partially because I read all three of them in about two sittings and th ...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
On the Edge (The Edge, #1)
it was ok
OK, so, I adore Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series. I think it's amazing. So I picked this up, knowing nothing about it.

OMG, it's a romance. It seeme
Apr 07, 2010
Apr 07, 2010
Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time, #13)
really liked it
OMG, plotlines are definitely winding down. (I know the last book did it too, but this was at one point a Jordan; he could have introduced an entirely ...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)
really liked it
This was a super-engrossing read. It managed fantasy without the high fantasy Tolkien-tropes that at this point I find incredibly tiresome. The world ...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jul 01, 2012
Vampire Warlords (Clockwork Vampire Chronicles, #3)
liked it
Given how grim this trilogy started out, I was impressed it managed to end in a way that wasn't apocalypse. (Neither was it happy ever after, but that ...more
Jul 25, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14)
liked it
Holy crap, this series is over. I am not sure I believed this day would come. Robert Jordan is the reason I refused to read Harry Potter until the ser ...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Three Hands for Scorpio
it was ok
While I know Norton is a SF writer, I am not sure I could name another book. This was another "hey, you're snowed in!" book. Except I ended up hauling ...more
Jan 2013
Jan 06, 2013
Wizard Squared (Rogue Agent, #3)
liked it
I admit I kinda OD'd on this series - three books in short order is a lot, and it's easy to get tired of something when you have a lot of it in a shor ...more
Feb 07, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
A Red Sun Also Rises
it was ok
Yet another entry in the "books that started out well but went off the rails" category. (Maybe I should just make it a category.) I'm not sure steampu ...more
Feb 06, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
did not like it
I picked this up because it was at the library and I was out of stuff to read. I think I've heard the name Jack Vance, but I'm not sure I'd ever read ...more
Apr 14, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
Warbreaker (Warbreaker, #1)
liked it
I got this book off the library's free paperback shelf. I picked it up because I loved the WoT book Brandon Sanderson had written. It was something I ...more
Sep 13, 2010
Sep 14, 2010
Circle of the Moon (Sisters of the Raven, #2)
liked it
I was obviously on a Barbara Hambly kick. Sometimes when I read several books in a row by an author, I like the books but I'm ready to put that author ...more
Dec 11, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
Except the Queen
liked it
Picked this up because I needed something to read and remembered I liked Jane Yolen. This book was definitely strange, but another book that I found h ...more
Mar 05, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Mystic and Rider (Twelve Houses, #1)
really liked it
An impulse pick-up; I might not have gotten it if I'd realized it was part of a romance-themed series. I didn't know that until I was reading reviews ...more
Jan 18, 2016
Jan 24, 2016
Masques (Sianim, #1 / Aralorn, #1)
really liked it
I feel like I wouldn't have picked this up had I just read a description, but I was stuck waiting somewhere and needed to find whatever ebook I could ...more
Aug 08, 2015
Aug 10, 2015
The Burning Stone (Crown of Stars, #3)
really liked it
Still good, but parts were really getting on my nerves (ugh, Ann), and it's clearly a middle book. Necessary, but, I wouldn't read it on its own. And ...more
Apr 09, 2016
Apr 17, 2016
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