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Mindswap
3.70
it was amazing
I've read this book three or four times. It still holds up as funny and acerbic. I keep seeing phrases and sections that'd I'd plagiarize if I thought ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
 
Tales From The SFR Brigade
3.66
really liked it
I wasn't disappointed in a single story in this anthology. Kudos to the SFR Brigade writers.
Oct 19, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
 
The Martian
4.39
it was amazing
I don't care if some people think this book doesn't have a plot. They're wrong. This book will be added to the top shelf of important realistic scienc ...more
Sep 26, 2015
Sep 21, 2015
 
The Gaia Wars (Gaia Wars, #1)
3.99
liked it
Original premise and well-written. The MC is 13 years old, so this is a young YA, but it's got plenty enough gory action to entertain.

Warren is an orp
...more
Dec 19, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
 
To Have & To Hold: a Continuing Montana Love Story (A Country James Novel Book 2)
5.00
it was amazing
Book 2 of the Montana Love Story series immediately hits the reader as the polar opposite of Book 1 (Through Better and Worse). First, we discover tha ...more
Nov 16, 2015
Nov 16, 2015
 
Stranger Worlds Than These: Short Stories
4.29
really liked it
This collection of seven stories is an easy read, particularly because the author has a smooth way with words. Her characters are well-drawn, the read ...more
Sep 05, 2015
Sep 02, 2015
 
Old Hickory Lane
3.62
it was amazing
Summary:
Warren Jeffreys wants to be a premiere veterinarian on the horse show circuit. He certainly has the education (multiple degrees) and a special
...more
Apr 22, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
 
The Walking Fish
4.72
it was amazing
A good book has a good start. "The Walking Fish" has a great start:

"When you get right down to it, I only discovered the Walking Fish because Grandpa
...more
Jun 03, 2015
Jun 03, 2015
 
Through Better & Worse: a Montana Love Story (A Country James Novel Book 1)
4.83
it was amazing
Recommended 4-1/2 Stars Rounded Up (that's a pun) to 5.

Not many books are perfect, but this one's darned close for the genre: Contemporary western rom
...more
Aug 27, 2015
Aug 25, 2015
 
If I Could Be Like Jennifer Taylor
4.65
really liked it
Barbara Ehrentreu offers a taste of those nasty old days of beginning high school when you're not the cheerleader with all the friends. Most of us, ri ...more
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 02, 2011
 
Point of Control
3.82
really liked it
Agent Bailey is a sociopath. You might immediately jump to the conclusion she's the villain in this book. You'd be wrong. Most (there are thousands) s ...more
Nov 04, 2015
Oct 28, 2015
 
The Einstein Prophecy
3.58
really liked it
I like books which include real people from history. If, however, the writer does some atrocious thing like "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Killer" I will never ...more
Aug 28, 2015
Aug 25, 2015
 
Curiosity Quills: Chronology (Curiosity Quills Anthology)
3.96
really liked it
A review for a collection of 24 stories. What a great grab bag!

There are stories of every stripe and variety from fantasy to horror to SF to who-knows
...more
Jan 15, 2015
Jan 11, 2015
 
Waiting for Shadow (Tracking Jane #0)
3.94
really liked it
I'd already read Shadow 7 (book 1 of Tracking Jane) and liked it a lot. Since I already knew most of the information about Jane from reading the other ...more
Dec 09, 2014
Nov 14, 2014
 
Predator (Kay Scarpetta, #14)
3.67
did not like it
I'll never pick up another Cornwell book. I read the whole damn thing waiting for something to happen or a likeable protagonist or ??? Well, anything ...more
Jun 29, 2008
Jun 09, 2008
 
Emperors of Time
4.21
really liked it
I like time travel stories. There is so much that can be done with the different permutations and paradoxes. Emperors of Time is an enjoyable YA story ...more
Feb 17, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
Silicon Man (Silicon World #2)
3.76
really liked it
I'm reading in the 3-book box set, but will review this one separately because I might not read the others (or not anytime soon).

I really like William
...more
Aug 11, 2016
Aug 09, 2016
 
A Gathering of Rebels (1): Volume 1
4.67
really liked it
This is complex science fiction, but with plenty of space battles and action. Good for hardcore SF readers, who prefer their SF without too much R.

My
...more
Oct 12, 2015
Oct 03, 2015
 
The Chocolate Kiss-Off (The Persephone Cole Vintage Mysteries, #3)
4.45
really liked it
This is the third (I think) book in the Persephone Cole mysteries. Set in the 1940s, the books star Percy Cole, a female detective. Having joined her ...more
Sep 14, 2015
Sep 05, 2015
 
Derelict (Halcyone Space, #1)
3.77
really liked it
This first book in Cohen's Halcyone series is a great start. The main character, Ro Maldonado, is a prickly and talented young woman with an abusive f ...more
Aug 10, 2016
Jul 31, 2016
 
Country Captured
4.29
really liked it
I liked the first book in the Country series, but mentioned that there wasn't enough slam bang action for the middle-grade boy.

This second in the ser
...more
Feb 25, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
 
DEAD....If Only (The Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries, #4)
4.39
it was amazing
I don't hand out five stars lightly. However, I'll make this exception since I've read all the books in the Alvarez mysteries and consistently gave th ...more
Nov 07, 2014
Oct 29, 2014
 
The Storm-Wing (The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head, #2)
4.60
really liked it
This 2nd volume in the "Labors of Ki'shto'ba" series is an excellent continuation of a mythic tale of grand proportions.

Ki'shto'ba is a very large (e.
...more
Feb 04, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
 
The Call on the Dead Club
2.50
it was amazing
Winnie, Winnie, Winnie. As clueless as you are about all things technological and culturally with it, you still manage to bumble through and do the jo ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
 
Without Bloodshed
3.79
really liked it
This first book in the Starbreaker series is also Matthew Graybosch's first published. I'm quite happy there's a promise of more to come.

Morgan Storm
...more
Dec 05, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
 
Strike (Killers Incorporated, #2)
4.62
liked it
Stuart West's second book in the Killers Incorporated series, builds on the first book's conscience-stricken hero's take down of the international cor ...more
Mar 05, 2016
Feb 15, 2016
 
Maven's Fractured Fairy Tales
4.71
really liked it
Wonderful addition to Maven the Fairy Godmother tales. These shorts cover more of Maven's adventures and missteps in her new occupation of Fairy Godmo ...more
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
The Afterlife (Siren Suicides)
4.19
it was amazing
I picked up The Afterlife on a 99 cent deal after reading and very much enjoying Ksenia Anske's "Rosehead."

I also bought the other two books in the se
...more
Jul 03, 2015
Jun 06, 2015
 
Beneath the Mountain of Heavy Fear (The Labors of Ki'shto'ba Huge-Head, #4)
4.83
it was amazing
The 4th volume of the Labors of Ki'shto'ba the warrior termite. In this book, Ki'shto'ba and its friends find the prophesied 9th and 10th members of t ...more
Jul 07, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
 
Between the Dark and the Light
4.00
really liked it
Lorrie Struiff takes us on a bumpy ride through her fertile brain. These stories range from horror to humor, and everything in between.

My particular f
...more
Jun 13, 2015
Jun 06, 2015
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