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The Crown Tower (The Riyria Chronicles, #1)
4.31
it was amazing
I read this parallel with book 1 of Chronicles so I got to know Royce and Hadrian past and present. I love character development in books so I always ...more
Apr 17, 2015
Apr 01, 2015
 
The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2)
3.95
really liked it
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/0...

review of audio book read by John Telfer

I'm glad that Mr. Doyle has understo
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Jan 23, 2010
Jan 27, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)
3.72
really liked it
It simultaneously felt and didn't feel like a Harry Potter book, but I liked it. We get an equal share of time with the original three as adults, as w ...more
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 09, 2016
 
The Last Knight (Knight and Rogue)
3.89
it was amazing
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2009/1...

I was in quite a rush to finish this book because I had bought it with the i
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Dec 25, 2009
Dec 24, 2009
 
A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
4.15
really liked it
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/0...

review of audio book read by John Telfer

This introduction of the uniquely gi
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Jan 21, 2010
Jan 26, 2010
 
Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1)
4.32
it was amazing
Terry Pratchett really brought me back the joy of reading an exceptionally well vocabularized book. every sentence is a treat, even the exposition. th ...more
Feb 25, 2017
Feb 25, 2017
 
Equal Rites (Discworld, #3; Witches #1)
4.00
liked it
I was slightly disappointed in this one. probably because I read guards guards first and found that significantly more funny. this one is amusing, int ...more
Apr 29, 2017
Feb 25, 2017
 
What Curiosity Kills (The Turning, #1)
3.02
liked it
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/1...

With a surreal and overly passive narrator, this rather short beginning to T
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May 10, 2010
Dec 30, 2009
 
The Crown Conspiracy (The Riyria Revelations, #1)
4.16
it was amazing
This was a pleasant surprise for a fantasy book as it is at once thoughtful for the world building as it is for the characters and relationships.

The R
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Apr 17, 2015
Apr 18, 2015
 
The Black Swan (Fairy Tales, #2)
3.85
really liked it
I really enjoyed this retelling of the swan lake fairy tale from the perspective of an original character. It is a slightly darker look at the reasons ...more
not set
Oct 31, 2009
 
Nightlife (Cal Leandros #1)
3.64
What I do like so far
Brothers. I always like stories about brothers, and this book does remind me a bit of Supernatural in terms of them travelling to
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not set
Oct 31, 2009
 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
4.10
liked it
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/1...

Not a feminist novel in any way I perceive it, and lacking in overall impact
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Jun 2010
Oct 31, 2009
 
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
3.97
really liked it
amazingly well paced sci-fi with a fascinating spin on using first person narrative. while nothing was overly dramatic, it's very easy to become inves ...more
Apr 29, 2017
Jul 12, 2014
 
Star Trek: Academy—Collision Course
3.93
really liked it
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/0...

An unexpectedly intricate mystery is woven neatly alongside the themes of te
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Feb 17, 2010
Oct 31, 2009
 
Love Is the Higher Law
3.76
really liked it
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/0...

Jasper steals the spotlight as the sarcastic, gay Korean-American University
...more
Feb 20, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
 
Another Faust (Another, #1)
3.18
really liked it
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/0...

review of audio book read by Katherine Kellgren

An amazing tale wrought out o
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Mar 07, 2010
Nov 12, 2009
 
Saiyuki Reload Volume 1
4.16
it was amazing
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2009/1...

Saiyuki RELOAD is the sequel to the series, making an almost complete revers
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not set
Dec 16, 2009
 
Fight Club
4.20
really liked it
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2009/1...

A psychological thriller, with blatant critique on consumerism and wasteful
...more
Nov 19, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
 
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)
4.18
really liked it
I love ensemble stories so this seemed right up my alley. however the main character's motivations and back story weren't as fleshed out and seemed mo ...more
Jan 25, 2017
Oct 23, 2016
 
Hero
3.87
liked it
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/0...

The cliched plot points of convenience, tedious exposition of character past
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Feb 15, 2010
Nov 21, 2009
 
Year of the Horse
3.51
it was ok
I now kind of know why I don't like Westerns. Too white, too slow, too macho.
The author did TRY to bring up some racial issues, though they were handl
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not set
Feb 17, 2010
 
Gin Tama, Vol. 1 (Gin Tama, #1)
4.12
it was amazing
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2009/1...

One can say Gintama repackages the social issues of today (AI ethics, capita
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not set
Dec 15, 2009
 
Poison Sleep (Marla Mason, #2)
3.86
liked it
excerpt from detailed review here: http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/1...

Marla is just as snipey and down-to-business as the first book, but we see
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Mar 27, 2010
Oct 31, 2009
 
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
3.38
liked it
the main character was just a shade too morose, which in first person just puts me off the overall story completely. may come back another time to try ...more
not set
Mar 18, 2017
 
Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner, #1)
4.08
it was amazing
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/1...

A great GLBT fantasy that doesn't rush into a storm of UST and smut. Seregil
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May 03, 2010
Nov 03, 2009
 
The Strangler
3.27
it was amazing
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2009/1...

While the title and setting directly references the Boston Strangler's case,
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Oct 30, 2009
Oct 31, 2009
 
The Virtu (Doctrine of Labyrinths, #2)
4.00
really liked it
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2009/1...

A great improvement since the first book in terms of both writing and charac
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Oct 21, 2009
Oct 31, 2009
 
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
3.91
it was amazing
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/0...

It has been utterly too long a time since I've giggled my way through an ent
...more
Mar 17, 2010
Oct 31, 2009
 
Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens (A Reading Journal for Teens)
4.07
really liked it
excerpt from detailed review here: http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2010/0...

A very organized, detailed and pretty checklist+journal for award-winning a
...more
Apr 21, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
 
ワンピース 1 [Wan Pīsu 1] (One Piece, #1)
4.42
it was amazing
excerpt from detailed review here:
http://angeltyuan.blogspot.com/2009/1...

An epic if not legendary shounen (young men) manga that features an almost s
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not set
Dec 15, 2009
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