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The Necromancer  (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #4)
4.12
it was ok
The storytelling throughout the Secrets of Immortal Nicholas Flamel series can be compared to a waterfall. What started out as a powerful force with a ...more
Jun 03, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
Breathers: A Zombie's Lament
3.83
really liked it
For an impulse purchase in Dallas when none of my top picks were available, I have to say that "Breathers" did not disappoint.

The book is downright h
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Mar 30, 2009
Mar 29, 2009
 
Tanequil (High Druid of Shannara, #2)
3.97
liked it
Tanequil was hit and miss. I found myself very interested for a few chapters in a row, and then Brooks would change focus and the story lagged for ano ...more
Jul 29, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)
4.29
really liked it
Reading "Sandman" has been a long time coming for me. Some of my friends in high school were so enthralled by it that they could quote lines, or they ...more
Mar 26, 2009
Nov 26, 2008
 
Brisingr (The Inheritance Cycle, #3)
4.03
really liked it
Imagine my confusion when 3/4 of the way through the book I still thought Paolini was trying for an "Inheritance Trilogy" and not the "Inheritance Cyc ...more
Feb 07, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
4.47
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Order of the Phoenix is another winner for me. I enjoyed it more because it dealt more with the Hogwarts/Ministry world and had much ...more
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
 
Jarka Ruus (High Druid of Shannara, #1)
3.96
liked it
I'm not quite sure where this book fits in with the rest of the Shannara series. Several of the characters from the previous trilogy play pivotal role ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
4.03
it was ok
**spoiler alert** After really enjoying the first two books in the series, I hate to say that the third was a complete disappointment. It honestly fel ...more
Aug 30, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
 
Xenocide (Ender's Saga, #3)
3.77
really liked it
"Xenocide" brought up some of my favorite dilemmas of the entire Ender series, namely, should one species have the right to extinguish another in orde ...more
Mar 19, 2010
May 16, 2010
 
Armageddon's Children (Genesis of Shannara, #1)
4.09
liked it
I feel like my rating is not really indicative of a rating most readers would give this book. Armageddon's Children, being the first in a standalone t ...more
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
 
Dexter Is Delicious (Dexter, #5)
3.79
liked it
Dexter is delicious definitely saw a lot of character development for Dexter, which makes me believe that there are some big changes on the horizon in ...more
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
 
The Elves of Cintra (Genesis of Shannara, #2)
4.09
really liked it
After what my wife was saying was a fairly bad review of "Armageddon's Children", I can safely say that Terry Brooks more than made up for the slow st ...more
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 12, 2010
 
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
3.66
liked it
Dan Brown didn't really do it for me with his latest Robert Langdon novel. Maybe it's the fact that I'm more familiar with the Masons (my Great-Uncle ...more
Jan 04, 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.30
really liked it
After thoroughly enjoying "The Hunger Games", I couldn't wait to pick up "Catching Fire". The story definitely fits into place as the second in a tril ...more
May 25, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
really liked it
Ahh... Ender's Game.

It's great to come back to a book after so many years and find it just as fun to read. I'm seriously thinking about picking up the
...more
Nov 10, 2009
Jan 05, 2010
 
Little Brother
3.94
it was ok
I had this book recommended to me since I normally dig dystopian novels. The book *was* right up my alley in interests, with lots of tech references, ...more
Feb 02, 2010
Feb 18, 2010
 
Dexter by Design (Dexter, #4)
3.72
liked it
As much as I love Dexter and Jeff Lindsay's work, I have to say that I'm starting to love the shows more. Book 3 (Dexter in the Dark) really took a do ...more
Oct 03, 2009
Oct 03, 2009
 
The Sandman, Vol. 5: A Game of You (The Sandman, #5)
4.43
it was amazing
Something about "A Game of You" just captivated me. Focusing on the story of Barbie and "the Land", I felt like I was reading a new-age Alice in Wonde ...more
Apr 25, 2009
Apr 26, 2009
 
The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1)
3.84
really liked it
Originally, I was supposed to read this book as part of a book group and never got around to it (I was in the middle of Eragon and then Harry Potter a ...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jul 28, 2009
 
Children of the Mind (Ender's Saga, #4)
3.74
liked it
**spoiler alert** I'm writing this review over a month after reading "Children of the Mind", and I'm still on the fence about the ending of the Ender ...more
Mar 23, 2010
May 16, 2010
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
really liked it
I know a few people might groan that I read this book, but teaching 9th grade makes this almost an essential read today since most of my Pre-AP kids t ...more
Jun 09, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
 
Speak
4.00
really liked it
I should have updated this awhile ago, but seeing as I just reread it today...

Is it wrong to find myself incredibly amused by the protagonist's view o
...more
Oct 08, 2009
Oct 07, 2009
 
Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)
3.70
it was ok
**spoiler alert** After reading "Breaking Dawn", I can't help but feel let down by all the critics who lauded the series as "one of the new teen great ...more
Jul 05, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.45
liked it
After having seen the movie 3 or 4 times and never having read the series, it was about time I got around to it.

The book was really good, except the f
...more
Feb 14, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
 
Fables & Reflections (The Sandman, #6)
4.45
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** As much as I was underwhelmed by some of the earlier short stories in The Sandman collection (from book 3: Dream Country, even thoug ...more
May 02, 2009
Apr 26, 2009
 
Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle, #2)
3.96
really liked it
I don't know quite how I should rate Eldest. I'll try to keep my book as spoiler-free as possible, dealing more with the concepts rather than specific ...more
Jan 31, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.62
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** "Deathly Hallows" definitely made up to for "Half-Blood Prince".

I was thoroughly impressed with the way that Rowling brought in so m
...more
Mar 22, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.52
liked it
The first half of this book was excruciatingly painful to read. Normally I try to look at the bright side of things, but dealing with Bella's depressi ...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 11, 2009
 
Antrax (Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, #2)
3.95
it was amazing
I very rarely rate books as 5 stars on here, but Antrax was quite a treat. I was not expecting this book to take quite as many turns as it did, and th ...more
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
 
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
3.86
really liked it
I did the unthinkable and saw the movie before reading the book - but I gave it about a year between seeing the movie and reading the book, so luckily ...more
Jan 22, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
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