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Taran Wanderer (The Chronicles of Prydain #4)
4.14
liked it
I lost interest in this series for a while, unfortunately. I still feel that I would have liked it a lot more if I'd read it when I was younger: unlik ...more
Jun 27, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
 
Love Devours:  Tales of Monstrous Adoration
4.04
really liked it
Love Devours is a gorgeous little collection of stories. I got most of them separately, but I wanted to buy the full copy anyway -- handier to read as ...more
Aug 25, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
 
The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1)
3.98
liked it
The first Discworld book, in publishing order, is pretty fun. It's also pretty light, a bit scatter-brained: funny without really sticking in my mind. ...more
Feb 23, 2010
Aug 14, 2009
 
The Squire's Quest (The Squire's Tales, #9)
4.20
liked it
Well, I thought a baby could see through Mordred's plots, but at least this broke the status quo in Camelot. I'm a little sad for Sarah, being used in ...more
Mar 05, 2013
Feb 11, 2012
 
The Violet Keystone (The Seventh Tower, #6)
3.96
liked it
The final book of the Seventh Tower series. Ultimately, I didn't think this series was as good as Garth Nix's other work, but I thought it was a lot o ...more
Apr 03, 2012
Aug 21, 2011
 
Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (Pern, #7)
3.97
liked it
I loved reading Moreta's story, particularly because I'd already become intrigued by it from the little throwaway mentions of it in the other books.
Jan 2002
Jan 21, 2012
 
The Wake (The Sandman, #10)
4.53
really liked it
This volume completes the series. The first part of it is very interesting, with the ceremony for the dead Dream and all the little details of the rul ...more
Jan 23, 2009
Dec 25, 2008
 
Magic Under Glass (Magic Under, #1)
3.60
it was ok
Magic Under Glass was reasonably fun as a quick read -- I think it took me barely more than an hour -- but looking back on it, I find it lacking in su ...more
Aug 03, 2011
Mar 08, 2011
 
Lighthousekeeping
3.84
liked it
Second book of the readathon! I love Jeanette Winterson's writing, but I just don't love her books. Does that make any sense? I love the way she uses ...more
Oct 22, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
Winter Knights
3.83
it was ok
Not sure what to think about this one. All the stories from this anthology have been rather angst ridden, with long separations and people having to p ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Dec 05, 2011
 
The Labyrinth
3.71
liked it
This was, I think, Valente's first book. It's probably my least favourite of hers that I've read. It's very classically her work -- her motifs and pre ...more
Feb 24, 2012
Nov 08, 2011
 
Aenir (The Seventh Tower, #3)
3.89
really liked it
I love Garth Nix's books. He's really good at quickly building up a world that has enough detail for you to know roughly the rules you're playing by, ...more
Jan 30, 2012
Aug 21, 2011
 
The Lure of the Basilisk (The Lords of Dûs, #1)
3.68
liked it
The Lure of Basilisk is an enjoyable and somewhat atypical fantasy story. It's a quick read, and quite addictive: strangely for me, the strength of it ...more
Mar 29, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
 
The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3)
4.04
really liked it
More fun with Artemis Fowl. I thought I'd be sick of reading, after doing it all weekend, but apparently not. And the Artemis Fowl books really are go ...more
Apr 11, 2011
Dec 25, 2009
 
Spy Glass (Glass, #3)
4.00
it was ok
Spy Glass, the conclusion to the Glass trilogy, really rubbed me up the wrong way. It's interesting, in the way that all the strands of the story come ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Dec 25, 2010
 
In the Hall of the Dragon King (The Dragon King, #1)
3.74
liked it
In the Hall of the Dragon King is pretty much typical fantasy. I like Stephen Lawhead's writing, and in terms of my synesthesia this tastes good, but ...more
Feb 12, 2009
Aug 17, 2008
 
The Crown of Dalemark (The Dalemark Quartet, #4)
4.04
really liked it
Finally got round to reading the last Dalemark book, and I don't regret it. It is very characteristically Diana Wynne Jones, but it's also the fourth ...more
Mar 26, 2013
Nov 30, 2012
 
The Dark Woods: A Lesbian YA Short Story Collection
4.12
really liked it
As usual with the Diemers, this collection has some beautiful stories, some beautiful ideas, and of course the central idea of this project -- to prov ...more
Mar 19, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
 
The Riddler's Gift (Tales of the Lifesong, #1)
3.82
it was ok
I got this through the goodreads giveaways, oh-so-long-ago. I've been meaning to get round to it for, literally, years. I read a section ages ago, and ...more
May 02, 2011
Dec 31, 2009
 
Into Battle (The Seventh Tower, #5)
3.92
liked it
Like the rest of the Seventh Tower series, this is good, quick-paced fun. It's aimed at a younger reading level than anything else I've read by Garth ...more
Mar 23, 2012
Aug 21, 2011
 
The Merman's Children
3.36
liked it
I've loved discovering Poul Anderson's work. The Merman's Children is my least favourite of his work so far, but it's still compelling: easy to read, ...more
Aug 10, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
Corbenic
3.47
liked it
I've been meaning to read this for a while. I did start it, and then I stopped, and didn't get back to it until today. But it's a quick read, really: ...more
Jan 24, 2012
Oct 19, 2011
 
Azazel
3.72
liked it
I've only ever read Asimov's speculative fiction, so this book of short stories made a nice change. I knew from the introduction, which was quite frie ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Apr 17, 2010
 
The Black Cauldron (The Chronicles of Prydain #2)
4.13
liked it
Same goes for this, pretty much, as for the first book. I'm sure I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I'd been younger when I came across it: as it i ...more
Mar 21, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
 
A Night in the Lonesome October
4.22
really liked it
A Night in the Lonesome October is so fun to read. Loved all the references to Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Frankenstein and so on, without specifically ...more
Dec 04, 2010
Oct 02, 2010
 
Hellebore & Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic
4.04
really liked it
Hellebore & Rue is an anthology of "tales of queer women and magic", both of which is delivers. There's a lot of fascinating other worlds in this ...more
Sep 07, 2012
May 12, 2011
 
The Soul Thieves (The Snow Walker, #3)
3.86
liked it
The Soul Thieves is another choux pastry book. There's something compelling about how easy these books are to read, but in part that easiness comes fr ...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 01, 2011
 
Lady Friday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #5)
3.91
really liked it
I loved how much time in this book was spent with Leaf. I think the focus on her is the first time the point of view has spent so much time with a cha ...more
Nov 20, 2010
Sep 19, 2010
 
The Key to the Indian (The Indian in the Cupboard, #5)
3.74
did not like it
Read only in the interests of completion.

So flippin' convoluted and fantastical -- and yes, yes, I know, fantasy, but from the simple beginnings of th
...more
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
 
The Door in the Tree (The Magician's House, #2)
3.86
really liked it
I didn't think this book really advanced the story that far. We found out a little more about Golden Valley, of course, and about what the Magician wa ...more
Jun 14, 2008
Jun 04, 2008
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