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The Kingdom of Gods (The Inheritance Trilogy, #3)
3.93
it was amazing
I've just finished this and I find myself feeling very emotional about it in a way that I can't explain. It's not the "blown away" feeling I had at th ...more
May 23, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
The Owl Service
3.72
liked it
Written as I begin...

She wants to be flowers but you keep making her owls.

This will be a paraphrase rather than a direct quote, as it's something I've
...more
Apr 2013
Mar 28, 2013
 
Delusion in Death (In Death, #35)
4.32
really liked it
I really enjoy these books - even if I can't quite believe I'm up to number 44 in the series (if you count the short stories). I don't read them for d ...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga, #15)
4.19
it was amazing
I'm not up to a review, so some quick notes.

- Loved this.
- A slow build which seemed odd in a "Vorkosigan" novel, until I remembered it was an Ivan no
...more
Oct 23, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
 
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
3.87
really liked it
**spoiler alert** When I dug out my grotty old paperback of this book, I checked the publication date out of curiosity. It is a 1981 edition that I cl ...more
Jul 28, 2010
not set
Jul 26, 2010
 
Undercity (Major Bhaajan, #1)
3.95
it was amazing
I have admitted before that Catherine Asaro's book, especially her Skolia books, push all my buttons in all the right ways. It doesn't matter in the l ...more
Nov 23, 2014
Nov 21, 2014
 
The Witness
4.19
liked it
I'm far more of a J.D. Robb fan than a Nora Roberts fan (which is kind of weird when you remember that they are actually the same person. However, I r ...more
May 29, 2012
May 18, 2012
 
Mirror Dance (Vorkosigan Saga, #8)
4.32
it was amazing
I've been rather under the weather lately. I've done too much physically and my CFS has come along and thwacked me around the head to remind me it's s ...more
Jan 19, 2010
Dec 10, 2009
 
Dragonquest (Dragonriders of Pern Series #2)
4.09
really liked it
I've always liked this book in the Pern series, probably more than I like Dragonflight. I really like F'nor and Brekke and the introduction of the fir ...more
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
 
To Ride Hell's Chasm
3.82
liked it
**spoiler alert** I found this to be very much a book of two halves.

The first part drove me insane - not because it was bad, but because the character
...more
Oct 20, 2009
Sep 26, 2009
 
Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories
4.01
really liked it
I heard about this one when it came out and thought it looked interesting, but I had read a number of the stories and, to be honest, it was a bit more ...more
May 26, 2017
May 26, 2017
 
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen
3.81
it was amazing
I loved this book. It was so quiet for a Vorkosigan book and I really, really liked that (although I was kind of hanging out for at least a volcanic e ...more
Feb 02, 2016
Jan 19, 2016
 
Infinite Stars: Definitive Space Opera and Military Science Fiction
4.08
really liked it
I'll admit straight up that I bought this because it has a Skolian story by Catherine Asaro in it. I was going to jump straight to that story, but I f ...more
Oct 29, 2017
Oct 30, 2017
 
Dragon in Exile (Liaden Universe, #18)
4.31
really liked it
When details filtered out about the content of Ghost Ship (Theo Waitley, #3) (which came out in 2011), I seemed that this book would start to pull the ...more
May 30, 2015
Jun 10, 2015
 
Under Heaven (Under Heaven, #1)
4.13
really liked it
I'm not quite sure what I think of this book.

I liked it, but it wasn't prefect. The prose was beautiful and so was the setting. But something about it
...more
Dec 20, 2010
Oct 19, 2010
 
Eight Days Of Luke
3.88
really liked it
It was either this book or Dogsbody that was my first Diana Wynne Jones novel, many, many years ago now. I no longer remember which one, and both have ...more
Dec 22, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
 
Shades of Dark (Dock Five Universe, #2)
3.87
really liked it
I really enjoyed Linnea Sinclair’s first book about Chaz Bergren and her growing relationship with Gabriel Sullivan (not to mention her involvement wi ...more
Feb 13, 2009
May 01, 2009
 
Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)
4.21
it was amazing
FIRST REREAD: 13 December 2015 - 8 April 2016

8/4/16: I read this up to the point where The Expanse TV series stopped (after the crew and Miller escape
...more
Apr 08, 2016
Sep 24, 2013
 
Liaden Unibus I (Adventures in the Liaden Universe, #1-6)
4.25
really liked it
REREAD: 20 October 2014 - 21 October 2014

I started up on my reread of the main series again, and decided after finishing I Dare that I'd skim through
...more
Oct 21, 2014
Sep 21, 2012
 
Ashling
4.18
really liked it
REREAD #1: 14 November 2015 - 19 November 2015 (9/10)

I'm rereading my way through the Obernewtyn series now that the final book is out and waiting saf
...more
Nov 19, 2015
not set
Apr 29, 2009
 
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)
3.80
really liked it
Sorry for the lack of details (I have a family of people down with the flu and I'm trying desperately not to succumb myself until my husband is well e ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
4.21
really liked it
COMPLETED 5 March 2016

After listening to the ladies on the Galactic Suburbia podcast talking about a number of Tiptree stories, I was minded to buy th
...more
Mar 18, 2016
Jan 24, 2011
 
Indulgence in Death (In Death, #31)
4.32
really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. I always enjoy a new book about Eve and Roarke and this one didn't let me down. It has an interesting - if particularly twi ...more
Nov 09, 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
Cast in Shadow (Chronicles of Elantra, #1)
3.80
really liked it
ORIGINAL READ: 6/10 (5 December 2005 - 9 December 2005)

I liked this book, despite the low rating I've given in. The main character is solidly develope
...more
Nov 17, 2007
not set
Oct 16, 2012
 
Conflict of Honors (Liaden Universe, #8)
4.31
really liked it
I actually finished this a few days ago, but I haven't written anything ye, because I couldn't figure out what I wanted to say beyond "Yeah, I really ...more
Sep 18, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
 
Lord Valentine's Castle (Majipoor, #1)
3.88
really liked it
REREAD #1: 9/10 (26 October 2007 - 2 November 2007)

Lord Valentine's Castle by Robert Silverberg

Come to the magical planet of Majipoor. Follow Valentin
...more
Dec 15, 2012
not set
not set
Dec 02, 2012
 
A Brother's Price
3.94
it was amazing
Going solely on the blurb, one could be forgiven for suspecting Wen Spencer's A Brother's Price to be a badly written romance. This is far from the ca ...more
Aug 17, 2005
Oct 15, 2012
 
The Summer Tree
3.99
it was amazing
I've been wanting to read this again for so long, but I never was quite brave enough to do it. I had seen people who read it after reading later Kay, ...more
Jun 26, 2011
Aug 07, 2010
 
Simon the Coldheart: A Tale of Chivalry and Adventure
3.46
liked it
I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed this book.

I've never read any of Georgette Heyer's historicals before, unless you count Beauvallet, which s
...more
Nov 09, 2012
Nov 07, 2012
 
Agent of Change (Liaden Universe, #9)
4.17
really liked it
There was so much I didn't remember about this one, that it was almost like reading a new book (which is never a bad thing). I must have only read thi ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 05, 2012
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