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Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7)
it was amazing
Butcher manages to find new ways every time to create trouble for Harry and not have it seem like 'been there done that.' Implications the White Counc ...more
Dec 31, 2016
Apr 03, 2013
The Stand
really liked it
I understand why this book is so long. It's not just a story. It's an apocalyptic epic of the struggle between good and evil. Like Lord of the Rings, ...more
Mar 10, 2014
Mar 22, 2013
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6)
really liked it
"The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault."
Now that's an opening line.

Number six of the Dresden Files and I'm still as excited to read it as t
Aug 21, 2016
Apr 03, 2013
Fortune's Pawn (Paradox #1)
really liked it
Rating is 4.5 stars.
Fascinating world and characters. The pacing was fantastic. Didn't bog down with details early on. Instead, doled out info as need
Sep 07, 2016
Dec 23, 2014
Fluency (Confluence, #1)
really liked it
I had trouble putting this down! A real page turner, many nights I was up too late because I had to find out what happened, or the action and suspense ...more
Mar 04, 2015
Jan 24, 2015
Flying to the Fire (Flying #2)
really liked it
Flying to the Fire is a YA thriller with a unique plot. I have never read a story of this kind before and it was refreshing to read something so diffe ...more
May 30, 2014
Aug 30, 2014
Honor's Knight (Paradox #2)
it was amazing
What a ride! Review to come!
Sep 21, 2016
Sep 07, 2016
The Hunt for Xanadu
it was amazing
The Hunt for Xanadu is a gripping, fast-paced story, right from the opening scene. The characters are refreshing and don't act predictable. The main c ...more
Dec 22, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
Two Graves (Pendergast, #12)
really liked it
True rating: 4.5 stars

Lovers of Agent Pendergast may be thrilled or horrified by the opening part of Two Graves. But it is a hint, and perhaps a warni
Jan 26, 2013
Jul 08, 2012
Revenant (Greywalker, #9)
it was amazing
Harper is in a tough place to start this story, separated from Quinton as she is. When they do meet, you can feel the gulf of the eight months they've ...more
Oct 19, 2014
Nov 12, 2013
Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8)
it was amazing
Another excellent installment of the Dresden files. Are my reviews getting monotonous? I really have enjoyed every one of the books. They never feel l ...more
Feb 06, 2017
Apr 03, 2013
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
really liked it
Yes, that's right. I've never read Dune before now. Shame on me. I thought carefully before starting this monster tome - 800 pp! But it's about time I ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
Remanence (Confluence, #2)
really liked it
I'd give 4.5 if GR would let me! A great, fun story, full of suspense, tension, the wonders of alien contact -- as well as the plentiful opportunities ...more
Apr 24, 2016
Mar 24, 2016
Clean (Mindspace Investigations, #1)
really liked it
This story grabbed me from the start, with a protagonist who is not only skilled - highly trained in telepathy - but is also a recovering addict. An a ...more
Nov 02, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)
it was amazing
After the tremendous all-encompassing conflict of the last book, I wondered how Butcher would top it, or if he could.

Well, he did. In Death Masks, ins
Jul 26, 2016
Apr 03, 2013
White Night (The Dresden Files, #9)
it was amazing
Ok, I'll admit it. I love Harry Dresden. Shocker, right?

Mr. Butcher, you've got yourself a die-hard fan here. Your characters rock. Your battles leave
Mar 04, 2017
Apr 03, 2013
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2)
really liked it
The second in the Harry Dresden files was just as fun as the first. I'm getting to know Harry a bit better. He's awkward, sincere, inept, a terrible l ...more
Feb 20, 2016
Apr 03, 2013
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
it was amazing
"I was scared. Not in that half-pleasant adrenaline charged way, but quietly scared. …It's a rational sort of fear that puts a lawn chair down in the ...more
Jun 06, 2016
Apr 03, 2013
Changes (Dresden Files, #12)
it was amazing
Third time reading, and still a page turner. I dare you to stop reading!

What I said previously:
This book is well-titled. Lots of changes. Lots. It ma
Jul 09, 2017
Apr 03, 2013
The Codex
liked it
The Codex was an enjoyable adventure of survival through the jungles of Honduras. The author, Douglas Preston, certainly put his characters through ev ...more
Jan 28, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
Dance of Death
really liked it
I've been happily working my way through Preston and Child's Pendergast series. My latest read, Dance of Death, kept the suspense high throughout the ...more
Apr 05, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Ricket Row: An Anthology of Creepy Horror Tales
really liked it
These are some creepy stories! I don't generally read horror, so I might be a bit of a wimp for this kind of story. After starting the first story, I ...more
Jul 25, 2015
Jul 17, 2015
The Wheel of Darkness (Pendergast, #8)
liked it
While The Wheel of Darkness continues the story of Agent Pendergast, it is a stand alone and not connected to the Diogenes arc. It is a very different ...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
really liked it
Still SO good.
Previous review:
Rereading Storm Front and the rest of the series for the upcoming release of Skin Game, and it's great to read with the
Jan 09, 2016
Dec 18, 2015
Brimstone (Pendergast, #5/Diogenes, #1)
really liked it
Pendergast is my new favorite detective! It would have seemed this modern-day Holmes faced his ultimate challenge in Brimstone but for the great tease ...more
Feb 19, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
The Innocent (Will Robie, #1)
really liked it
Fast paced, never let you go from the first scene. Liked the relationship between Julie and Will. Baldacci's style of crisp, stripped down language le ...more
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 10, 2013
Many Bloody Returns
really liked it
This review is specifically for "It's My Birthday, Too," the short story by Jim Butcher in this collection.

I would highly recommend NOT reading this
May 22, 2013
May 05, 2013
Sharp (Mindspace Investigations, #2)
really liked it
Enjoyed Sharp as much or more than Clean. Poor Adam suffered even more in Sharp - he just cannot catch a break. Things turned from bad to worse to wor ...more
Nov 25, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
really liked it
This didn't grab me quite as quickly as I was told it would. At first, I was just curious. A few more pages in, and I was curious and intrigued.
The m
Feb 23, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
really liked it
Picks up right where the last left off. Continues the relentless pace, gets a bit more brutal. Still, the characters intrigue me and engross me enough ...more
Mar 08, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
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