cover title author rating rating my rating review Down arrow read added
 
Orion Surfacing
4.21
really liked it
I James Forrest doesn't disappoint; the science was rock hard, the characters were interesting, and the plot went places I did not expect. The answers ...more
Jul 17, 2016
Jul 17, 2016
 
Theory (The Heretic's Guide to Homecoming #1)
4.31
it was amazing
First off, let me say that if you're looking for a typical first-attempt-of-the-author book, this ain't it. I was constantly surprised, pleasantly, wi ...more
Feb 20, 2019
Jul 26, 2018
Jul 26, 2018
 
The Forgotten Gemstone
4.08
really liked it
One of my pet peeves is when a story is dumbed down, a nasty issue that is more and more common. This book was the opposite of that- the story is bewi ...more
not set
Jun 27, 2016
 
The Golden Enclaves (The Scholomance, #3)
4.22
really liked it
No spoilers, obviously, especially for a third book in a trilogy, but Novik manages a good ending, which I am picky about. She seals up the apparent h ...more
Jan 06, 2023
Jan 07, 2023
 
Shiv
4.00
really liked it
This is my first fantasy novel, about the titular character, 'Shiv' Kobodan, a travelling one-man-show who has a morbid fascination with knives. First ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2018
 
The Other Castle
4.50
it was amazing
I read and thoroughly enjoyed the first installment in this series (The Forgotten Gemstone) and rather liked it. This one made it difficult to believe ...more
Sep 24, 2017
Sep 24, 2017
Sep 24, 2017
 
Orope - The White Snake (Whisperers of the Gods, #1)
4.03
really liked it
A great fantasy with lovely world-building, Orope is set in on the edge of prehistory, in a world that feels like it could be ours, although it does n ...more
Nov 05, 2021
Nov 19, 2021
 
Q-16 and the Lord of the Unfinished Tower (Q-16, #2)
4.50
really liked it
I just finished Q-16 and the Lord of the Unfinished Tower. I was trying to finish it prior to attending a science fiction convention and couldn’t quit ...more
Jul 14, 2018
Jul 15, 2018
 
Time's Tempest (The Chronicles of Xannia, #1)
4.47
really liked it
This was a good read... Moores manages to put forth a truly alien world with a unique culture that works without any hitches... I was fooled a couple ...more
Aug 18, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
 
Terror Assaulter (O.M.W.O.T.)
3.87
liked it
This is crazy. Whatever lines you figure aren't gonna get crossed, forget about them. The 'terror assaulter' OMWOT is at least as much of a public men ...more
Nov 28, 2016
Dec 03, 2016
 
Tales of Girls and Gadgets  (Brave New Girls, #1)
4.33
really liked it
A good, solid anthology; there wasn't a single story (there were 18 in there!) that I didn't enjoy. Despite having a very specific niche, the main cha ...more
Jan 18, 2017
Jan 18, 2017
 
The Starry Rise
4.33
it was amazing
As with the two previous installments of the Xiinisi Trilogy, I have to say here that I was impressed the author was willing to attempt such an ambiti ...more
Jul 12, 2021
Jul 12, 2021
 
Q-16 and the Eye to All Worlds
4.55
really liked it
Pretty remarkable this is the author's first book, actually. Starts off a bit slow, but Jankiewicz pulls off a style that reminds me of C.S. Lewis cro ...more
May 29, 2017
May 29, 2017
 
Blood State
4.88
it was amazing
Blood State was full of surprises. The characters were more complex than I expected, the tension escalated faster than I expected, and the plot careen ...more
Oct 12, 2020
Oct 13, 2020
 
Half an Ogre
4.50
really liked it
Probably my best book to date, and definitely my largest (and thus, the best deal!). The title character is an eight foot orphan farmhand named Sapphi ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2018
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.82
really liked it
Good solid read, outside of my preferred genre, but still great. The constant sniping between the eleven-year-old protagonist and her sisters is more ...more
Dec 17, 2021
Dec 17, 2021
 
Memory's Legion: The Complete Expanse Story Collection
4.39
really liked it
Great read, but should contain more spoiler warnings... hard to tell where each short story sits in the timeline until BAM! spoiler hits! Otherwise as ...more
May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022
 
Solutions and Other Problems
4.21
liked it
Really, really not my genre, and yet I was captivated until the end. If you're into the 'heartwarming' type stuff, you'll probably rate it higher; if ...more
Jan 20, 2021
Jan 20, 2021
 
Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive, #4)
4.62
really liked it
A good, solid read as I've come to expect from Sanderson. ...more
May 30, 2021
May 30, 2021
 
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
4.25
it was amazing
I have to say I'm pretty critical of books about the apocalypse, in that it's one of those subjects I am most interested in, and most authors of such ...more
Mar 17, 2017
Mar 17, 2017
 
Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the Inconvenience)
3.84
really liked it
I'm pretty sure I said this of one of his other books, but in the best possible way, Ira Nayman is insane. The basic idea of an infinite number of uni ...more
Aug 13, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
 
Invasion: Earth (Chuck, Yu, and Farley)
4.00
really liked it
This was awesome. I enjoyed it from beginning to end- the characters were fun, the plot was fresh, and Samms didn't reveal everything until near the e ...more
Jun 26, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
 
Detective Docherty and the Sorcerer's Game
4.43
it was amazing
Personally, I'm calling this the best one of the series. It turned a little darker than the earlier books have gone (which I like), and the character ...more
not set
Nov 25, 2019
 
Depends on the Strength of the Yes
4.00
really liked it
This is my first pure science fiction novel. It's set about 50 years in the future, in a world where all of the conspiracy theories are true (although ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2018
 
Chronicles of the Lensmen, Volume 1: Triplanetary / First Lensman / Galactic Patrol
3.96
really liked it
A remarkable book. Despite being written in the 40's and 50's, it is still a great story. Forgiveness must be extended with a distorted view of the fu ...more
Dec 04, 2017
Dec 04, 2017
 
Acceptance
3.62
liked it
Well, that about wrapped up the trilogy. It was a good read in many ways, visceral, but also tended to incoherence. Especially in the third book, the ...more
not set
Apr 15, 2019
 
Detective Docherty and the Vampire's Mirror
4.18
really liked it
The reason many fantasy and science fiction mysteries do not work is that there is a temptation for the author to take the easy out with a deus ex mac ...more
Jul 08, 2017
Jul 08, 2017
 
How to Win Friends and Influence People
4.22
it was amazing
First point: I hate the title. That being said, this is an invaluable book; if there were options to do so, I would give it a sixth star. It is doubly ...more
Jan 02, 2017
Jan 02, 2017
 
A Human Number
4.25
really liked it
This was my first book, so it'll always have a special place for me. It's the same genre as the old Twilight Zone TV show (not to be confused with Twi ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2018
 
The Last Rite (Blood & Magic Book 1)
4.00
really liked it
Frankel has the power to take new steps in old genre, and this is certainly true here. Her characters are interesting, flawed, and unique, and the plo ...more
Jun 12, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
Rss infinite
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 14 15