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Six Days
3.87
liked it
This book is a very mixed bag.

First, the good. For the most part, the book is well written. The prose is strong and neither flavorless nor wordy.

I lik
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May 31, 2012
May 31, 2012
 
Dream Storm Sea
4.09
it was amazing
A.E. Marling continues his streak of unique and disturbing fantasy with his latest tale of the lands of loam.

I have read all of the novels about encha
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Mar 02, 2015
Jul 10, 2014
 
The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1)
4.12
it was amazing
I loved this book so much.

It's a gorgeous blend of action, mystery, and humor. Elements of thrillers and body-horror spice things up. It also presents
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Mar 13, 2017
Aug 11, 2012
 
Last Call
4.08
it was amazing
There were so many ways that this book was amazing.

The premise itself, that there is a secret magical kingship of the American West, is intriguing and
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May 17, 2016
May 05, 2016
 
Wonders of the Invisible World
3.83
really liked it
Aidan is floating through life, mostly ignored by the people around him. Then an old friend he doesn't even remember comes back to their school, and A ...more
Jun 23, 2016
Jun 22, 2016
 
Locke & Key
3.84
it was amazing
Story: 5
Audio: 4

Wow, what a ride.

I hadn't read the entire comic series of Locke & Key before I started the audiobook. Thankfully, Audio Comics did
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Dec 07, 2015
Dec 01, 2015
 
The Lesser Dead
3.98
liked it
Ever see a video (or in person) shot of someone who's leading in a competition, and then throws it away at the end my accident or mistake? Celebrate t ...more
Aug 06, 2016
Aug 02, 2016
 
Aching God (Iconoclasts Book 1)
4.51
it was amazing
This is the best quest-fantasy book I've read in a long time.

It's not about political maneuvering, or an existential threat to the universe. There's a
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May 13, 2018
Apr 12, 2018
 
Shadowshaper (Shadowshaper, #1)
3.81
it was amazing
I'm a big fan of Daniel José Older, so I started this book with high expectations, and I wasn't let down.

The setup combines some of the best elements
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Aug 13, 2015
Aug 07, 2015
 
Krampus
4.09
really liked it
I enjoyed this a lot. The blending of Christmas lore, Norse mythology and history was intriguing. The characters were believable and (sometimes) likab ...more
May 19, 2017
May 08, 2017
 
Delia's Shadow (Delia Martin, #1)
3.55
it was amazing
I *loved* this book. I put it on my to-read list because the premise seemed interesting, but this book blew me away.

Delia's Shadow is set in San Franc
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May 09, 2014
May 09, 2014
 
The Wheel of Osheim (The Red Queen's War, #3)
4.34
it was amazing
As is my usual practice with Mark Lawrence books, I couldn't leave this one to just the commute. I listened to it pretty much any time I didn't need t ...more
Jun 17, 2016
Jun 14, 2016
 
The Library at Mount Char
4.08
it was amazing
I borrowed this book more or less on a whim. I'm so glad I did. It was phenomenal.

Hawkins weaves a universe that is much larger than the one we see ou
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Jul 13, 2016
Jul 08, 2016
 
The Shining Girls
3.49
really liked it
This is the story of a time-travelling serial killer and his victims.

Harper jumps forward and back through time with the help of a strange house. In i
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May 31, 2017
May 23, 2017
 
Night in the Lonesome October
4.22
really liked it
It took me a long time to get around to reading this book, and I don't know why. I loved it. It is a great blend of wit, horror, and mystery, with a d ...more
Oct 2006
Jan 08, 2008
 
DarkWalker
3.71
really liked it
If mainstream urban fantasy has deep roots in the romance genre, Darkwalker is what it would look like if it had grown out of horror, instead.

Jack Har
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Jun 03, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
 
The Delirium Brief (Laundry Files, #8)
4.29
liked it
It was a little hard to decide how to rate this book.

In many ways, it's an excellent Laundry novel. Poking fun at government bureaucracy, portents of
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Aug 05, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
 
The Nightmare Stacks (Laundry Files, #7)
4.22
really liked it
The Laundry files series and setting has been in a constant state of change by its nature. This book includes two of the most major changes.

Since comp
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Jan 16, 2017
Jan 06, 2017
 
Playing with Fire
3.88
it was amazing
This is one of those books I picked up kind of at random because it was $3 on Audible's daily deal. I'm very glad I did.

The book interweaves two narra
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May 06, 2016
May 09, 2016
 
Sunshine
3.85
really liked it
This book is an engaging take on an alternate earth where magic and inhuman Others coexist with people. The most inimical and dangerous Others are vam ...more
Feb 20, 2016
Feb 02, 2016
 
The Fireman
3.90
really liked it
An enjoyable but flawed book.

Joe Hill's end-of-the-world horror is both imaginative and terribly real. The cause - a parasitic fungus that causes blac
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Nov 08, 2016
Nov 01, 2016
 
The Devil You Know (Felix Castor, #1)
3.80
it was amazing
Felix Castor's world has undergone a serious upheaval. The dead have begun returning, both as ghosts and as zombies and other forms.

Castor is a sensit
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Oct 29, 2014
Sep 29, 2014
 
My Best Friend's Exorcism A Novel
3.88
really liked it
Fun, silly, lighthearted, nostalgic, terrifying, sickening, saddening - all equally correct.

This book mixes personal drama, 80s nostalgia, Satanic Pan
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Nov 21, 2016
Nov 15, 2016
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
it was amazing
This book has a lot going on. It's the memories of a middle aged man, so it needs to have that ephemeral quality. It's from the point of view of a lit ...more
May 15, 2014
Oct 03, 2013
 
I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1)
3.77
liked it
Real rating probably about 3.5

An interesting look into the mind of a young man with antisocial personality disorder set against the background of a sm
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Mar 16, 2017
Mar 14, 2017
 
Drake (The Burned Man, #1)
3.79
really liked it
Drake is a fun blending of crime novel and urban fantasy. It's an imaginative repackaging of familiar ideas, and has a solid voice of its own.

Don Drak
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Feb 26, 2016
Jan 06, 2016
 
The Ragwitch
3.44
really liked it
The Ragwitch is the oldest of Garth Nix's books that I have read to-date.

I thought it was a good story. You can see his fingerprints all over it. Thou
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Jan 2008
Jan 14, 2008
 
Clown in the Moonlight
3.30
liked it
Clown in the Moonlight is an interesting short work. It is more a sequence of vignettes than a real story, but they are well written and entertaining. ...more
Nov 22, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
 
The Haunting of Hill House
3.89
really liked it
This may be the prettiest horror novel I've read. Shirley Jackson's prose is lyrical, whimsical, and beautiful.

She uses it to great effect in the stor
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Jul 07, 2016
Sep 08, 2014
 
The Vampire Files, Volume 1 (Vampire Files, #1-3)
3.93
really liked it
This book is a much more enjoyable take on the vampire fiction motif than most. Jack Fleming awakens to find that after his death (which he can't reme ...more
Mar 26, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
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