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The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty, #1)
it was ok
It took me a very long time to get into The Grace of Kings and an even longer time to finish it. On the surface it is a book that is right up my alley ...more
Apr 25, 2016
May 16, 2015
When Breath Becomes Air
really liked it
In some ways this book makes me think of an oft-repeated theme in Hamilton: the development of a Legacy. Or "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story ...more
Jul 28, 2017
Feb 05, 2017
The Proposal (The Survivors' Club, #1)
liked it
Started this series as a counterpoint to my normal reading. Sometimes its nice to have a little romance and fluff in your life.
Jul 13, 2016
Jul 17, 2016
Life After Life
liked it
Very well written, and obviously repetitive because of what the mechanics of a living a life over and over entail. However the whole Hitler connection ...more
Sep 13, 2014
Sep 01, 2014
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
it was ok
**spoiler alert** So I struggled with this one. I knew about Tris' death before I even started it so I think I probably was biased going in. Also why ...more
Apr 24, 2015
Apr 23, 2015
Backlash (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, #4)
it was ok
**spoiler alert** I think this is a sign. I've been a huge, SW Expanded Universe Fan for over fifteen years. I love Aaron Allston, Tim Zahn, Michael S ...more
not set
Apr 25, 2010
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
liked it
**spoiler alert** So with this book, I an torn between three and four stars. On one hand, I can't help but compare this one to the Twilight series (wh ...more
Dec 22, 2010
Dec 22, 2010
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I will go into this review with one caveat. I have read Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, both were entertaining, but Brown ...more
not set
Oct 06, 2009
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** This is a dual review i wrote for In the Woods and the Likeness together.

Dublin, Ireland. In her first two novels, Tana French write
not set
Oct 06, 2009
The Meri (Meri, #1)
did not like it
**spoiler alert** Not so much of a review rather than fragments of thoughts about it:

I think that more often than not I got thrown off track from the
not set
Jan 08, 2011
The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
it was ok
So I started The Bone Season with high hopes. You know the one that comes when you read reviews like "the next Harry Potter, the next JK Rowling." Sha ...more
Jan 25, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons and an Unlikely Road to Manhood
really liked it
The Beautiful Struggle is a book about strength. They say that you don't know a person until you walk a mile in their shoes - and in much the way his ...more
Sep 15, 2016
Jul 24, 2016
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
really liked it
I am not a zombie person, but I loved this book. In part because it uses the oral history/method to tell a broader story - giving you both an intimate ...more
Oct 21, 2016
Oct 08, 2016
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
liked it
I finally got around to reading this book after hearing a lot about it since it won the Hugo Award. I liked the book but struggled with some of the nu ...more
May 05, 2015
Sep 07, 2014
Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2)
really liked it
1. There are moments of pure awesome in Words of Radiance that are pretty hard to describe. 2. I'm fairly certain that Sanderson managed to make Shall ...more
Feb 11, 2018
Apr 30, 2014
Apr 05, 2014
Fates and Furies
liked it
I can't decide whether to give this book a 3 or a 3.5. The really transformative moment in the series is when we get to Mathilde's point of view - may ...more
Jun 24, 2016
Dec 14, 2015
American Gods (American Gods, #1)
liked it
Ahh. I think this is more of a 3.75 than a 3. I really wanted to love this book and think it was the best thing ever but something just didn't gel wit ...more
Apr 23, 2016
Mar 24, 2016
The Underground Railroad
really liked it
Colson Whitehead's book doesn't really need another glowing review. I'll just say this - Cora's story is vividly told - and in building her story usin ...more
Oct 22, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
The Girl on the Train
really liked it
I know everyone keeps comparing this book to Gone Girl but its not quite the same in terms of twists and turns. There comes a point in the book (about ...more
Apr 19, 2015
Feb 01, 2015
Big Little Lies
really liked it
I liked this book way better than The Husband's Secret. Each woman's story was unique and engaging - as was their interactions. I really loved how Mor ...more
Nov 20, 2016
Sep 05, 2015
The One (The Selection, #3)
it was ok
After finishing the series I think I may have figured out why these books never leapt off the page for me. 1. We never really understood the motivatio ...more
Jul 13, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
Tide of Shadows and Other Stories
really liked it
The stories in this short story collection were fun to read. But what I appreciated the most (and what put the collection over the edge) were the auth ...more
Feb 12, 2016
Jan 01, 2016
Empire's End (Star Wars: Aftermath, #3)
liked it
**spoiler alert** This was a fine ending to a three book series set after The Return of the Jedi. It's hard to see Han and Leia and their foray into p ...more
Aug 15, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
Wynde (Fireheart, #1)
really liked it
We all know we have a lot of options when it comes to what we read. So picking up a first novel of a new author may require some convincing.

But I am g
Mar 05, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
liked it
I enjoyed this book for a few reasons. 1. Tris is an interesting female character. 2. I love all the throwbacks to Chicago 3. I finished wanted to rea ...more
not set
May 13, 2014
The Invention of Wings
really liked it
So I've known about the Grimke sisters since graduate school but Sue Monk Kidd's "The Invention of Wings" provided a robust and intricate view of a pe ...more
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** The second in the trilogy (which we all know naturally sets up the larger forces and storyline of any fantasy world) Catching Fire w ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 22, 2010
Under Heaven (Under Heaven, #1)
really liked it
Just finished this today, and as usual I really appreciate how Kay mixes the fantastical with the historical to tell his story. Each and every one of ...more
Aug 10, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
Why Not Me?
really liked it
Mindy Kaling is a delight. Her essay's were refreshing, funny, and at times insightful. I will admit that one of my favorite sections included an emai ...more
Oct 05, 2015
Sep 25, 2015
Imago (Xenogenesis, #3)
really liked it
I went through Imago not knowing what the title meant - it wasn't until after I finished that I looked it up and realized there were two, related defi ...more
Nov 26, 2017
Dec 04, 2017
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