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A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.99
it was amazing
This book, this storytelling is singular in its subtlety. Does this book introduce and follow wizards in a place called Earthsea? Yes. Is this book re ...more
Sep 10, 2017
Sep 10, 2017
 
Wolf Signs (Granite Lake Wolves, #1)
3.61
it was ok
I have to admit that I picked up this book for the enjoyment of making fun of its absurdity. But, as I turned page after page, I found myself thorough ...more
Jan 20, 2018
Jan 25, 2018
 
Kushiel's Justice (Imriel's Trilogy, #2)
4.24
it was ok
I really wanted to adore this book. However, the writing had moments where it seemed as if Carey inserted common fan-fiction amidst her other prose. T ...more
Sep 27, 2017
Sep 10, 2017
 
Kushiel's Mercy (Imriel's Trilogy, #3)
4.31
liked it
I enjoyed this much more than #2 since it felt less segmented and compartmentalized. I didn't enjoy it as much as Phedre's final book, though. KUSHIEL ...more
Oct 06, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
 
The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)
4.43
really liked it
Sanderson built an incredibly imaginative world with great depth. Mistborn not only provides a great plot, but forces the reader to consider the inevi ...more
Dec 17, 2010
Nov 20, 2010
 
Heroine Complex (Heroine Complex, #1)
3.67
really liked it
This was a fun read. I didn't know whether I would love the writing style or hate it, but gave it a try and am so glad I did.
Oct 19, 2017
Oct 18, 2017
 
Renegade's Magic (Soldier Son, #3)
3.47
it was ok
Hobb obviously wanted to keep this story open for future books. It didn't work in her favor.
Jun 2010
Nov 20, 2010
 
The Night Circus
4.04
it was amazing
Beautiful. Fascinating storytelling and potent character development.
not set
Feb 07, 2018
 
The Tiger's Daughter (Their Bright Ascendency, #1)
3.80
it was amazing
This book is the best kind of tease. It is beautifully written and masterfully composed. It's smart. The world feels organically connected. The charac ...more
Feb 07, 2018
Jan 05, 2018
 
Miranda and Caliban
3.70
really liked it
This is a beautiful take on Shakespeare's The Tempest. The characters were strong as was the writing. I did not want to put it down.
May 21, 2017
May 09, 2017
 
Crossroads of Canopy (Titan's Forest, #1)
3.35
it was ok
While reading, I couldn't decide whether I liked this book or not. There were moments where the world building was smart and enjoyable. In other momen ...more
Jun 21, 2017
May 21, 2017
 
Wolf Flight (Granite Lake Wolves #2)
3.87
it was ok
2.5 stars
Jan 23, 2018
Jan 25, 2018
 
Hadriana in All My Dreams
3.56
liked it
Fascinating in its uniqueness. It was a treat to read all the details about Haiti during that time.
Dec 04, 2017
Nov 19, 2017
 
Heroine Worship (Heroine Complex, #2)
3.92
really liked it
Fun writing style, great character voices, and a fresh and welcome focus on friendship, consent, and working through problems.
Nov 10, 2017
Oct 20, 2017
 
Deerskin
3.88
liked it
An adult fairytale due to its brutal rape the heroine endures. I love McKinley's willingness to tackle the undercurrents of misogyny in classic fairyt ...more
Mar 2003
May 03, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
4.62
really liked it
A fitting end to a wonderful series. This is my favorite book of them all.

... is what I thought during the euphoria of reading it, but now, looking ba
...more
Jul 2007
Jul 25, 2007
 
Chalice
3.78
liked it
I felt like this book needed to be 100 pages longer. I realize that McKinley is a master at writing succinct stories that are bolstered by their lengt ...more
Jul 28, 2017
Dec 19, 2009
 
Fool's Fate (Tawny Man, #3)
4.39
it was amazing
The final part of this double trilogy (The Farseer & Tawny Man trilogies go together) is completely satisfying, tying up loose ends that other, le ...more
Oct 2003
May 06, 2007
 
Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax, #1)
3.78
really liked it
Theoretical quantum physics, neanderthals, and a whole lotta disbelief suspension. Brilliant!

A physicist travels to our world from a parallel universe
...more
May 2007
May 03, 2007
 
Elantris (Elantris, #1)
4.17
really liked it
A new take on sci-fi. The heroine was surprisingly NOT vacant, nor perfect in every way.

I loved the novel's take on imperialism, diplomacy, religion,
...more
Dec 2006
May 03, 2007
 
Shaman's Crossing (Soldier Son, #1)
3.42
it was ok
Not Hobb's best work. I felt no connection to the world or any of the characters. Although, the premise of the novel was intriguing, it didn't deliver ...more
Jun 2010
May 03, 2007
 
The Historian
3.77
really liked it
This book has it all (almost). If you've ever studied vampire mythology OR the Byzantine empire OR anthropology, OR if you love mysteries, this book i ...more
Oct 2006
May 03, 2007
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
did not like it
A romance book without the gratuitous sex...what's the fun in that? I had a lot of problems with the age of the main character and the time line of th ...more
Feb 21, 2008
Jan 05, 2008
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
liked it
Great beginning, middle, and almost end. I just didn't like the finishing touches. Smart, inventive, character-driven. Good writing.
May 2007
May 03, 2007
 
Rose Daughter
3.77
it was ok
My least-favorite McKinley book. Unnecessary, considering her masterpiece BEAUTY. (No one likes roses that much, anyway.)
Dec 2002
May 03, 2007
 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
4.39
liked it
The most hated of all Harry Potter books. However, I have a feeling this one will be the most important leading up to the end.
Jan 2002
May 08, 2007
 
Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1)
4.13
really liked it
A surprising trilogy that successfully combines pirates and fantasy. (loosely connects to the Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies)
Sep 2005
May 06, 2007
 
The Wicked Day (Arthurian Saga, #4)
4.08
I've gotta re-read the trilogy before I can read this book. Too bad it wasn't published when I finished the trilogy.
not set
May 08, 2007
 
The Last Enchantment (Arthurian Saga, #3)
4.15
really liked it
This was then end of the series...then the fourth book was published. Thank god! I was so depressed it ended like that.
Jan 1997
May 08, 2007
 
Ship of Destiny (Liveship Traders, #3)
4.21
really liked it
Hobb has a talent for writing realistic, believable characters that drive her fantasy stories.
Nov 2005
May 06, 2007
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