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Fables, Vol. 22: Farewell
3.91
did not like it
I remember when Sandman ended. It was a sad day for me, and I think Neil Gaiman recognized that it would be a sad day for a lot people. He let the sto ...more
Jul 30, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
 
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Peter and the Starcatchers, #3)
4.16
it was ok
If you’ve read the previous two books in the Peter Pan prequel trilogy, then you ought to take the time to read through this last book in the series. ...more
Mar 23, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
 
Rogues
3.85
really liked it
The good thing about this story (aside from it being a new Rothfuss story) is that it's not about Kvothe. It's about Bast, and if you want to know mor ...more
Jul 14, 2014
Dec 22, 2014
 
Purple and Black
4.20
it was amazing
Man. This guy. This guy. How on earth did I not know about K.J. Parker until late last year? The dude's been writing under this name since 1998! Surel ...more
Jan 27, 2017
Jan 26, 2017
 
The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl
3.91
really liked it
If, from the title of this book, you think it’s a graphic novel, you’re very close. The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl is a book about a woman who w ...more
Jun 14, 2006
Feb 24, 2010
 
Split Infinity  (Apprentice Adept #1)
3.95
liked it
When I was 13, I read a lot of Piers Anthony, and when I say “a lot,” I mean a lot. The guy was pretty much all I read, from the Xanth series to the I ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Feb 18, 2010
 
Norse Mythology
4.10
liked it
I like Neil Gaiman. A lot. I have a tattoo of Death on my arm, and I got to show it to him at a convention in 1995 that I attended pretty much just so ...more
Apr 23, 2017
Apr 22, 2017
 
The Two of Swords: Part Sixteen
4.16
really liked it
The Two of Swords has returned, and it returns in style! This chapter focuses on Telamon and Oida, and also introduces us to Saevus, a slaver. Parker ...more
Sep 05, 2017
Sep 05, 2017
 
Juxtaposition (Apprentice Adept #3)
3.92
liked it
When I was 13, I read a lot of Piers Anthony, and when I say “a lot,” I mean a lot. The guy was pretty much all I read, from the Xanth series to the I ...more
May 07, 2012
Feb 18, 2010
 
Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence, #1)
3.98
really liked it
The Craft Sequence has been on my radar for a while, but up until a few weeks ago, it hadn't been a contender for reading outside of my normal schedul ...more
Feb 18, 2017
Feb 14, 2017
 
The Emperor's Soul
4.34
it was amazing
I don't need anyone else to tell me Sanderson is a good writer. Mistborn didn't impress me as much as I expected (though it improved once it moved pas ...more
Feb 02, 2017
Jan 31, 2017
 
Bone: Coda
3.71
really liked it
I could tell you a whole lot about the origins of Bone and how it went from a struggling self-published title to a phenomenon, but if I did, I'd spoil ...more
Sep 2016
Sep 01, 2016
 
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
3.90
really liked it
This book has an extraordinary start. It presents the main character and his relationship with his grandfather, paints a broad overview of their lives ...more
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
 
Four Roads Cross (Craft Sequence, #5)
4.38
it was ok
I had high hopes for the Craft Sequence. It came recommended to me by a friend of mine, and I had already planned to read it based on an article Glads ...more
Mar 24, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
 
The Two of Swords: Part Nineteen
4.30
really liked it
The way this chapter flows, it feels like it's the end of The Two of Swords. Things are wrapped up (and, finally, explained) in a way that leaves me s ...more
Sep 26, 2017
Sep 26, 2017
 
Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6)
3.98
liked it
I didn't have high expectations going into this book. It was my least-favorite of the entire series the last time I read it (2004), and I went into th ...more
Sep 02, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
 
Spiderlight
4.14
really liked it
This is one of those books where I wish I had live-Tweeted my reading experience, since when I started, I wasn't impressed. At all. Admittedly, Childr ...more
Jun 13, 2018
May 29, 2018
 
Story Thieves
4.04
liked it
Story Thieves was an impulse buy, something I found on the shelves at Target and figured it was worth a shot. It sounded a little like a kids' version ...more
May 20, 2017
May 18, 2017
 
Necessary Evil and the Greater Good
3.69
really liked it
WE INTERRUPT OUR PROGRESS ON SERIES to bring you a special review. What makes it special? Well, a dude I know wrote it. That's not a first around here ...more
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
 
Peter & Max
3.93
liked it
**spoiler alert** My admiration for Fables has been chronicled several times in this blog, as recently as last month, so I won’t go in to what the sto ...more
Mar 10, 2010
Feb 28, 2010
 
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2)
4.57
really liked it
After I finished The Name of the Wind last year, I found a lot of reviews and comments complaining about Kvothe being a Mary Sue character. I sort of ...more
Jan 15, 2014
Nov 18, 2013
 
Fables, Vol. 19: Snow White
3.91
liked it
I've heard through the grapevine that Fables will be ending its run with issue 150. While I've had a lot of fun with this series and seeing how Willin ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
 
Howl's Moving Castle
4.30
really liked it
I knew about this book (mostly because there was a movie, too), but it wasn't until I started putting together a "Neil Gaiman Recommends It" reading l ...more
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
 
The Last Guardian (Artemis Fowl, #8)
4.14
it was ok
With The Last Guardian, the saga of Artemis Fowl comes to a close. I went into this book with more than just a little trepidation, especially consider ...more
Jul 26, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
 
Another Fine Myth (Myth Adventures, #1)
4.04
really liked it
I'm not going to lie; reading this book is pure nostalgia for me. I first read the Myth books when I was fourteen or so, and I loved the heck out of t ...more
Nov 08, 2016
Nov 07, 2016
 
The Birthgrave (Birthgrave, #1)
3.74
really liked it
The news of Lee's death last year inspired me to read something of hers, and The Birthgrave was at the top of lots of recommendation lists, so I picke ...more
Jul 28, 2016
Jul 21, 2016
 
The Ape Man's Brother
3.77
liked it
There were two strikes against me as I started reading this novella. First, I'm not too familiar with the Tarzan stories. I mean, yeah, I know who he ...more
Dec 20, 2016
Dec 19, 2016
 
Mightier than the Sword
3.94
really liked it
The Emperor's nephew, under the edict of his aunt, who is running the empire while her husband is gravely ill, is sent to investigate pirate attacks a ...more
Jun 03, 2017
Jun 02, 2017
 
Gwendy's Button Box
3.90
really liked it
I've only read one other piece of fiction Richard Chizmar has written -- Dirty Coppers, a novella he co-wrote with Ed Gorman. It was terrible. At the ...more
May 29, 2017
May 28, 2017
 
The Two of Swords: Part Eight
4.14
it was amazing
Maybe I'm a little slow, but the story is starting to become clear to me. That is, it's becoming as clear as a story about war, subterfuge, espionage, ...more
Feb 17, 2017
Feb 16, 2017
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