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Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
3.83
it was ok
I think Ellen's comments in the epilogue sum up the book nicely, "But you have to tell them you're NOT crazy anymore!" (I paraphrase, and I already re ...more
May 27, 2011
May 23, 2011
 
Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
4.12
it was amazing
I have many of the same reasons for loving the second installment of Kristin Cashore’s The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy. Perhaps it follows a formula we’ve ...more
Apr 21, 2017
Jun 19, 2011
Jun 03, 2011
 
The Hating Game
4.24
it was amazing
I never would have guessed this was a debut novel. While it wasn't completely flawless, it was definitely the best adult contemporary/chick-lit I can ...more
Jun 11, 2017
Jun 02, 2017
 
The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire, #1)
3.81
it was ok
I don't review a lot of books - I read for the pleasure and excitement that comes from a good book. But I had one issue with this one that I felt like ...more
Aug 25, 2012
Aug 24, 2012
 
Archangel (Samaria, #1)
4.04
really liked it
Archangel has been sewed into my hands for the last few days, and I must admit, it’s a bit regretfully that I have to put it down. As eager as I was t ...more
May 22, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
In My Skin: A Memoir
3.79
really liked it
In My Skin was originally recommended to me through a literature class I’m taking at uni. I’m glad I knew nothing about it before beginning. I recentl ...more
May 18, 2011
May 13, 2011
 
White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)
3.81
really liked it
I'd heard great things about Holly Black - and after initially taking me a couple of chapters to get into, White Cat was a great introduction to her w ...more
Jun 27, 2011
May 25, 2011
 
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance (Otherworld Stories)
3.74
liked it
I originally picked up the anthology because Maria V Snyder is a contributor. I am yet to read anything of hers that I have not loved.

Reflectively, I
...more
Jun 23, 2011
May 21, 2011
 
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)
3.92
liked it
I am yet to figure out if I really enjoyed The Iron King. Having never read anything about the Fae universe before, and having heard great things abou ...more
Jun 24, 2011
May 21, 2011
 
Spellbound (Spellbound, #1)
3.88
really liked it
4.5 stars - maybe even 4.75!

I'll start off with the reason that it didn't quite make the 5 star rating - it was cliched. Beautifully written, as orig
...more
Aug 04, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
 
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)
4.72
it was amazing
Even better on re-read!! Listened to the audio book in 3 days, now anxiously waiting for #3!!
Jun 27, 2016
Apr 24, 2017
Nov 28, 2015
 
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)
4.60
it was amazing
First read - September 2015

Re-Read - August 2016

Re-read - August 2017
Aug 26, 2017
Aug 21, 2016
Sep 21, 2015
Aug 30, 2015
 
The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch, #1)
3.45
it was ok
If 2.5 stars was an option, then that's what I'd go with. I finished it, so it can't have been too bad, but I'm struggling greatly to write about it, ...more
Jun 29, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
4.10
it was amazing
Re-read 2017 - gosh I forgot how much I loved this book! I flew through it - definitely in the "all time favourite" category!


Kristen Cashore’s debut
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Apr 11, 2017
Jun 03, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
Waterfall (River of Time, #1)
4.04
it was amazing
Lisa T Bergren, you have written a story that I couldn't put down, that stayed in my head for weeks afterwards, and made me desperate for the sequel ( ...more
Sep 06, 2014
Jun 27, 2011
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.24
it was amazing
A definite 4.5, but I'll say 5 so more people pick it up - it's certainly a must read!

I devoured all 496 pages in one plane trip. I do NOT do that wi
...more
Jul 13, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1)
3.81
liked it
Girl in the Steel Corset was my, intriguing and well-written, introduction into the steam-punk genre. Although it took several chapters to get my head ...more
Aug 12, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
 
Die for Me (Revenants, #1)
3.99
really liked it
After a couple of disappointing YA Fantasy novels in the last couple of weeks, I found exactly what I was looking for - a 340-page YA Fantasy by a deb ...more
not set
Jul 06, 2011
May 20, 2011
 
Wonder
4.43
it was amazing
I read this with my Grade 5 class - normally it takes us about a term to read through a 200 page novel. This 300+ pages took us less than 4 weeks! We ...more
Aug 09, 2016
Jul 25, 2016
 
Uprooted
4.12
really liked it
4.75 stars

I really appreciate that this was a stand alone fantasy novel. I can easily see how the author could have dragged out the story into a trilo
...more
Jan 20, 2017
Jan 10, 2017
 
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)
4.48
really liked it
Probably really 3.5-3.75 stars for me, BUT I flew threw this - it only took me a couple of days listening to the audio book (which is 23+hrs...), beca ...more
Aug 03, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
 
An Awesome Book!
4.27
it was amazing
THIS is the book that needs to be read by anyone who has forgotten to believe in their wildest dreams.

A book that anyone who has any interaction with
...more
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
 
Truly Madly Guilty
3.55
liked it
3.5 stars.

Definitely not as laugh-out-loud funny as Big Little Lies, or as intriguing as The Husbands Secret, but kept me interested until the very e
...more
Dec 28, 2016
Dec 27, 2016
 
I See You
3.90
it was amazing
Absolutely addictive - I felt like it was different enough from a lot of the other crime novels I've read recently to be really captivating. Brilliant ...more
Sep 19, 2016
Sep 16, 2016
 
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #1)
3.75
liked it
Not sure if it was because I listened to the audio book, or I'm the wrong demographic, or am missing cultural understanding, but I didn't enjoy this a ...more
Apr 08, 2017
Mar 24, 2017
 
The Forests of Silence (Deltora Quest #1)
3.89
it was ok
I thought I would really enjoy this one - I heard so many good things from my friends back when we were kids about it, and I've loved other works of E ...more
Mar 23, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
 
One Dance With a Duke
3.89
liked it
3.5 stars
I'm probably not doing Tessa Dare justice by reading one of her books a day this holidays!
Jul 15, 2017
Jul 13, 2017
 
Her Only Desire (Spice Trilogy #1)
3.82
liked it
Just what I was in the mood for - a period romance with a perfect balance of plot and romantics. Great characters and an exciting emotional ride.
Jul 05, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)
4.16
really liked it
3.5 stars - considering I said I'd never finish the series after the first book, I'm flying through them...
Apr 04, 2017
Apr 01, 2017
 
Fool Me Once
3.90
liked it
3.5 stars
An enjoyable 'who-done-it', and didn't see the ending coming.
Oct 2016
Oct 14, 2016
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