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The Ersatz Elevator  (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #6)
it was amazing
Dear Count Olaf,
Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire
Nov 29, 2013
Dec 23, 2011
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents (All the Wrong Questions, #2.5)
it was amazing
Some Lemony Snicket humor -

"You do it."
"I don't want to."
"Don't be a baby, Harvey."
"Don't be an infant, Mimi."
"Don't be a fetus."
"Don't be a zygote."
Apr 03, 2014
Dec 13, 2013
Watership Down (Watership Down, #1)
it was amazing
First off, I don’t want to give away TOO many details in my review, especially when there are so many other reviews explaining practically ALL the det ...more
Aug 31, 2011
Dec 23, 2011
it was amazing
Rating: 3.75*

EDIT Revised Rating: 4.5*

I received a free hardcopy of this book directly from the author. We are friends here on GR, but no review was p
Feb 23, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
Fair Coin (Coin, #1)
it was amazing
[I received my copy of this book for free through Goodreads First Reads giveaway program.]

Definitely the kind of YA novel I like to read; too many of
Apr 18, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights? (All the Wrong Questions, #4)
it was amazing
11/13/2013: I'm sad to read this is the final novel in the series, because it means it's already halfway through! :'-(


The ending of this seri
Oct 10, 2015
Dec 13, 2013
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
it was amazing
How do you review a book so important to your life? I suppose many do it, but I can't do it justice. Instead, a few quotes from the masterful book its ...more
Aug 17, 2015
Dec 21, 2013
The Wizard Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #2)
really liked it
A solid 4*.

I liked that Seph was portrayed as a practicing Catholic (being a Baptised and Confirmed Catholic myself though a bit out of practice at t
Nov 30, 2014
May 07, 2013
Tallstar's Revenge (Warriors Super Edition, #6)
it was amazing
7/3/13: Got this in the mail today!!!

8/23/13: I would have liked to see some of Talltail's Deputy period, since it goes straight from him being a Warr
Aug 23, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
Cinderella Dressed in Ashes (The Grimm Diaries, #2)
it was amazing
May contain mild spoilers!

First, anyone heard the rhyme that people jump rope to, the one that that starts off "Cinderella dressed in yellow (yella)".
Aug 22, 2013
Dec 15, 2012
xxxHolic, Vol. 1 (xxxHOLiC, #1)
really liked it
I've already seen the anime, which is what turned me onto the manga. This volume didn't reveal anything not already covered in the anime, but that's u ...more
Dec 29, 2014
Nov 10, 2014
Spellbinder (Spellbinder #1)
really liked it

Oh, what the heck! A whole 4*!

This book still had unanswered questions at the end, (view spoiler)
Aug 15, 2015
Aug 11, 2015
Fable: Edge of the World
did not like it
My first completed novel of 2015 (ie. not manga), and what a stinker!

Being a lover of Fable I ~ III (a series of XBOX fantasy-rpg video games) and fan
Jan 15, 2015
Mar 15, 2013
did not like it
Received for free through a Goodreads giveaway.

This book is not actually about zombies; it's about a teenage boy who is obsessed with zombie movies an
Jun 04, 2012
May 28, 2012
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 (Harry Potter, #8)
it was ok
Long and random rambling ahead. Proceed with caution.

Tiresome is the word that best describes this script. The characters are bogged down by normalcy,
Aug 05, 2016
Feb 10, 2016
The Wild Road
it was amazing
Originally read January 28 - February 20, 2012 .

This book helped me through a rough period when I was in a lot of physical pain, and I have fond memor
Apr 2014
Dec 23, 2011
Flamecaster (Shattered Realms, #1)
really liked it
I don't even know what to say about this novel. I loved it, of course, but my feelings are complex, and hopefully I can coherently verbalize what I th ...more
Aug 27, 2016
Sep 26, 2014
Bramblestar's Storm (Warriors Super Edition, #7)
really liked it
1/4/14: For some reason, I thought this was just a novella, but I'm very pleased to learn from Amazon that this is a full-length super edition; I was ...more
May 30, 2015
Aug 30, 2014
Diary of a Haunting (Diary of a Haunting, #1)
did not like it
I wanted to read Diary of a Haunting when it came out in 2015, but it wasn't a priority that merited paying MSRP. When I saw brand new copy at Books-A ...more
Dec 12, 2016
Dec 01, 2016
Dead of Night (Survivors: The Gathering Darkness, #2)
did not like it

It only makes sense in my mind that a different Erin Hunter wrote this Survivors series than the Erin who wrote the la
Jan 28, 2017
Jan 18, 2017
Asylum (Asylum, #1)
it was ok
The good: The atmosphere calls to mind a more juvenile retelling of Shutter Island, though that might be more the location of the story than any skill ...more
Dec 29, 2014
Dec 27, 2014
Catacomb (Asylum, #3)
did not like it
Calling these books the Asylum series is misleading; Frenemies would be more apt. The plot is best described with a line from the book itself: "The in ...more
Aug 13, 2016
Aug 08, 2016
The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1)
liked it
The writing style is very amateur. Character POV often shifts between sentences within the same paragraph; while it's not hard to follow just who is t ...more
Jul 06, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
A Monster Calls
liked it
Original Review: 1.5* (1.5 because I managed to finish it, but I'm not feeling generous enough to round up in actual stars.)

(view spoiler)
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
A Hidden Enemy (Survivors #2)
liked it
I just love animal lit (am I the only one that calls it that?)! Are they masterpieces of modern literature? Uh, probably not, no. But I'm an animal lo ...more
May 16, 2013
May 13, 2013
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Pottermore Presents, #3)
really liked it
Of the three ebooks recently released based on Pottermore writings (the other two being Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerou ...more
Sep 15, 2016
Sep 08, 2016
Dragon's Keep (Wilde Island Chronicles, #1)
liked it
It's back to the library for this book, even though I haven't finished it yet. My interest has waned a bit since I started it, but I'll try to borrow ...more
not set
Sep 15, 2016
Mapleshade's Vengeance (Warriors Novellas)
really liked it
A sad thing to read, though I knew it would be since I've read almost every Warriors book to date.

Reading some reviews across the internet, some revie
May 04, 2015
May 03, 2015
2016 on Goodreads
liked it
I'm not actually...sure what happened this year. Read a healthy dose of comics and manga, but that still left me with the lowest number of completed b ...more
not set
Dec 21, 2016
D.Gray-man, Volume 08
really liked it
This whole volume was essentially one big battle, mostly between Lenalee and a single, upper-level akuma. I guess because there wasn't much story here ...more
Dec 2014
Jul 02, 2014
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