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Up and Down in the Dales
4.08
really liked it
For some reason, I found this book in the Dales series a little tougher-going than the previous three. It was still light-hearted, but seemed a lot mo ...more
not set
Jul 16, 2010
 
Here be Dragons (Welsh Princes, #1)
4.30
it was amazing
This work is a sweeping historical epic concerning Llewelyn Fawr - the first self-proclaimed Prince of Wales - and his enduring love affair with Joann ...more
Jun 10, 2014
Jul 16, 2010
 
Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1)
4.16
really liked it
In her latest novel Tamora Pierce tells the story of Rebekah "Beka" Cooper - an ancestor of George Cooper, the City's Rogue in the time of Alanna (a s ...more
not set
Jul 14, 2010
 
Empire in Black and Gold (Shadows of the Apt, #1)
3.62
really liked it
Empire in Black and Gold is an interesting little discovery. Adrian Tchaikovsky has been quietly churning out this series, which receives lots of soli ...more
Jan 2011
Aug 27, 2010
 
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium #3)
4.20
really liked it
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest is the third book in the acclaimed Millennium trilogy, and completes the tale of Lisbeth Salander. In this novel ...more
Jan 2010
Aug 27, 2010
 
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.44
it was amazing
I don't give out five star ratings very often. In my view a book has to be simply excellent to warrant it - it has to be a book that I return to again ...more
not set
Jul 16, 2010
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium #2)
4.22
liked it
The Girl Who Played With Fire is the second book in the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson and progresses the tale of Lisbeth Salander, a rather unus ...more
Jan 2010
Aug 27, 2010
 
Falls the Shadow  (Welsh Princes, #2)
4.39
liked it
In "Falls the Shadow" Penman continues her trilogy of the turbulent times in Wales and England through the troubled thirteenth century.

We meet again c
...more
Aug 13, 2014
Jul 16, 2010
 
The Queen Must Die. K.A.S. Quinn
3.65
liked it
The Queen Must Die is a time travel adventure story featuring Katie Berger-Jones-Burg, a young girl from New York who finds herself in the palace of Q ...more
Jan 2011
Jun 12, 2011
 
Trust Me, I'm a Vet
3.50
liked it
Trust Me, I'm a Vet is most definitely a novel of two parts. I say that because the vet aspects and the animal stories were handled beautifully and pr ...more
Jan 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
Child 44 (Leo Demidov, #1)
4.08
really liked it
The setting is 1950s Russia, under the rule of Stalin. Leo Demidov - an officer of the MGB, State Security - is forced to tell two grieving parents th ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 20, 2011
 
The Reckoning  (Welsh Princes, #3)
4.44
really liked it
"The Reckoning" is the third book in the trilogy concentrating on the final days of Wales as a truly independent country from England. It links most c ...more
Aug 20, 2014
Jul 16, 2010
 
Duncton Rising (Book of Silence, #2)
4.11
did not like it
These Duncton books reach a new low. Since Horwood clearly didn't take the trouble to write anything worth reading, I shall not take the trouble to co ...more
not set
Jul 14, 2010
 
Head Over Heels in the Dales
4.05
really liked it
Book Number 3 in the Dales series by Gervase Phinn.

Another delightful book full of anecdotal tales. This story also delves a little more into the pers
...more
not set
Jul 16, 2010
 
Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1)
4.08
really liked it
I have had my eye on the Shardlake novels for a little while - I greatly enjoy historical novels that do more than simply chronicle the events of the ...more
not set
Aug 27, 2010
 
The Double Edged Sword
3.62
it was amazing
You know when you pick a book randomly from your shelves and start reading with little to no expectations, and then it just blows you away? You end up ...more
Jan 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
Ralph's Party
3.59
really liked it
Ralph and Smith are best friends, living at 31 Almanac Road - they spend most of their time in front of the TV, drinking and smoking spliffs. Smith ho ...more
May 14, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
Wintercraft (Wintercraft, #1)
3.65
liked it
In Wintercraft, we meet Kate Winters, a young girl who discovers that she has the power to see through the veil and command the souls of the dead. She ...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
Sigvald
3.71
liked it
Prince Sigvald the Magnificent has struck a pact with his Slaaneshi masters that bestows incredible power and beauty, but drives him to ever greater a ...more
Jan 2011
May 21, 2011
 
Courage and Honour
3.87
really liked it
The noble Ultramarines epitomise the Space Marines, the genetically enhanced warriors who protect the Imperium from its foes. Newly returned from the ...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
The Fury & The Reunion (The Vampire Diaries, #3-4)
3.74
liked it
This is the second bind-up for THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. The Fury and The Reunion were originally published as two separate books; in fact, The Reunion was ...more
Jun 16, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer (Theodore Boone, #1)
3.72
really liked it
In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows eve ...more
Jun 08, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1)
4.04
it was ok
Teenager Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is renowned. But his whole world is suddenly turned u ...more
Jun 08, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts, #2)
4.09
it was amazing
In Stacia Kane’s second DOWNSIDE GHOSTS novel, Chess Putnam is pulled between two cases: the official Church investigation of the possible haunting of ...more
not set
Sep 20, 2010
 
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
4.18
liked it
Harry Dresden's faced some pretty terrifying foes during his career. Giant scorpions. Oversexed vampires. Psychotic werewolves. It comes with the terr ...more
May 28, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
 
The Harlequin's Dance
3.26
it was ok
The Harlequin's Dance is a quiet book, which has similarities with Gormenghast in terms of setting and social commentary. Arden uses an 18th Century s ...more
not set
Sep 21, 2010
 
Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking, #3)
4.25
it was amazing
Monsters of Men is the third and final novel in the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness, and has been shortlisted for the Arthur Clark award, which ...more
Jan 2011
Apr 18, 2011
 
Kiss and Tell
3.92
it was amazing
With tight breeches and loose morals, the horse trials circuit is a hell-for-leather chase across the magnificent parkland of England's finest country ...more
Jan 2011
Apr 13, 2011
 
Black Halo (Aeons' Gate, #2)
3.56
really liked it
The adventurers led by Lenk have managed to retrieve the Tome and are attempting to return it to their current boss, Miron - but life is never simple. ...more
Jan 2011
Apr 13, 2011
 
Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)
4.10
it was amazing
Altered Carbon is the first in a series involving Takeshi Kovacs, a former Envoy, which is a futuristic version of an SAS trooper - designed as a comb ...more
Apr 25, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
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