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liked it
Even though I just finished this book yesterday, I feel the need to write my review quickly because it's a story that seems to slide out of my mind; w ...more
Aug 04, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
it was ok
This was not a long book, but it sure felt like it.

The book is supposed to be about this epic battle between dark and light jinn, with the light jinn
Sep 04, 2016
Aug 10, 2016
The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version  (The Last Unicorn)
liked it
It was a real treat to be able to read this, especially after I learned from a friend that there were only 1,000 ever printed, each one signed and num ...more
Apr 18, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
liked it
This book felt like the whole thing was lead-up ... I was 3/4 of the way through the book and still had the sense that I was "waiting" for the story t ...more
Sep 04, 2015
Sep 01, 2015
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
really liked it
Read Harder Reading Challenge Item: An audiobook that won an Audie award.

I've come to realize that the books I listen to when I do my monthly "cookin
Jan 26, 2016
Jan 20, 2016
The Wrong Hands
liked it
This was a strange little book, and I'm not quite sure what to make of it. The fantastical elements, because they were never really explained, placed ...more
Nov 03, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About...Before It's Too Late
really liked it
If you are a fan of post-apocalyptic/apocalyptic stories, make sure to have your TBR and TBW (to-be-watched) lists handy -- plus Google if you want to ...more
May 08, 2016
May 08, 2016
it was ok
I'm trying to become more open to self-published books, especially since many of them have (so I've been told) attained higher levels of professionali ...more
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
The Graveyard Book
really liked it
3.5 stars

Rounded up to 4 for this one mainly by virtue of the author being Neil Gaiman, which isn't really fair.

This was another book that I kind of
Feb 27, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2)
really liked it
This is actually a 3.5 book.

A librarian friend hypothesized that, since this book is so much shorter than The 5th Wave, maybe this was one of those st
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 12, 2015
The Night Circus
liked it

I feel a bit like something might be wrong with me for not loving this book as much as a lot of people whose opinions I trust said I would. Was I m
Mar 02, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future
it was amazing
I gave this book five stars even though it was not a perfect book. It strained credibility and I never quite decided how I felt about the moral messag ...more
Dec 29, 2014
Dec 18, 2014
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)
really liked it
My goodness this book goes on a lot of shelves!

With a book with that many tags, it might seem like this one would be a little too "all over the place.
Sep 2013
Aug 26, 2013
The Barter
really liked it
This book was beautifully and hauntingly written, the latter description being especially apt. I've read other reviews claiming this is not "really" a ...more
Oct 12, 2014
Jul 07, 2014
Far Far Away
really liked it
I didn't realize until I looked at the list of other books by Tom McNeal that I've actually read him before. I read his literary novel for adults, "Go ...more
Dec 26, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
The Walls Around Us
it was amazing

Was I being ridiculously generous when I awarded this book almost 5 stars, something I hardly ever do?

Several weeks after the fact, I wonder if the
Aug 02, 2015
Jul 30, 2015
Plover Landing
really liked it
Anyone who walked away from Eye of the Wolf bummed out about the melancholy ending will be heartened to know a sequel exists -- the [love] story is no ...more
Mar 06, 2015
May 29, 2014
Eye of the Wolf
it was amazing
If you're looking for a book to take you away this summer, consider giving this one a try.

"Eye of the Wolf," while technically a paranormal romance (
Apr 30, 2014
Feb 28, 2012
Encounters: With the Strange and Unexplained
liked it
The photos in this book are truly amazing, dark and haunted, with as much attention to detail as a painter with a fine-tipped brush might take. They s ...more
Jul 09, 2014
Oct 05, 2013
The X-Files: Season 10, Volume 1
liked it
I do like books that I can finish in two days. :)

I also like that the X-Files have continued in modern times in a "canon" incarnation. This volume is
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
Abandon (Abandon, #1)
liked it
I wasn't quite sure what to think about this book. In the beginning section, I found the narrator to be a little whiny and self-pitying, but not neces ...more
Jul 02, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
really liked it
The cover art on classics is so weird. Who is that cigar-puffing man supposed to be? Jekyll? Hyde? Henry Poole? Lancaster?

As I was listening to this a
Aug 02, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)
it was amazing
I rarely give books five stars, but I really couldn't find a lot to criticize about this one. It did rely on some common YA tropes, particularly in it ...more
Nov 22, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
Morrigan's Cross
it was ok
On her website, Nora Roberts says that she's not currently planning to write any more paranormal romances. After reading this one, I have to say that ...more
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Zombies vs. Unicorns
really liked it
Before I begin my review, I just want to be clear that I definitely prefer unicorns over zombies, who have never held much appeal to me. Still, as a c ...more
Feb 27, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
Sisters Red
liked it
I probably wouldn't have read this book if it wasn't a fairy tale retelling, since a story about two sisters who are werewolf hunters wouldn't particu ...more
Feb 03, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)
really liked it
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #26: A Book Everyone is Talking About

I usually don't explicitly review audiobook performances even though I lis
Aug 18, 2016
Aug 10, 2016
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
really liked it
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #49: A Book with a Great Opening Line

This book has intrigued me since it first came across my desk when I was a
Oct 20, 2016
Oct 07, 2016
Rusalka (Russian Stories, #1)
liked it
I read this book because it was one of the July/August group reads for the Into the Forest Goodreads group, and a copy was readily available on Bookmo ...more
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
Rampant (Killer Unicorns, #1)
really liked it
I had to adjust my expectations a bit, as I thought this book took place in a more "typical" medieval-like fantasy setting. So it's more "urban fantas ...more
May 02, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
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