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The Weird Wild West
4.16
it was amazing
Anthologies can be difficult to review. Very seldom is a reader happy with every story within. The quality of the writing can be, shall we say, varied ...more
Nov 10, 2015
Apr 14, 2015
 
Render (The Children of Man, #2)
4.34
it was amazing
I love Kindle. Do you want to know why? So many authors or publishers post free books. This was not one of them. However, if I had not downloaded the ...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
 
Tales from Rugosa Coven
4.25
it was amazing
At times funny, at times heart-wrenching. A well-written portayal of interfaith interaction and pagan belief systems.
not set
Dec 26, 2013
 
Wolf (The Were Chronicles, #2)
4.00
it was amazing
It is said there are no new stories...just new takes on old tales.

I would say this does not apply to Wolf or, in fact, to the Were Chronicles as a who
...more
May 15, 2015
May 15, 2015
 
Random (The Were Chronicles, #1)
3.93
it was amazing
I have never ceased to be amazed at Alma Alexander's unique voice as an author. Her view on the world and her ability to put a fresh spin on common tr ...more
not set
Nov 30, 2014
 
Bad-Ass Faeries (Bad-Ass Faeries, #1)
3.91
it was amazing
A fun book that runs the spectrum of bad-ass, it touches on humor and dire and everything inbetween. An indepth look at faeries as you've never suspec ...more
May 2007
Jan 14, 2008
 
The Hunter (War of the Seasons, #3)
4.36
really liked it
Spendlove has written a very original and engaging tale. This is a very satisfying ending to the series. In particular, I very much liked the use of d ...more
Jan 17, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
 
2012: Midnight at Spanish Gardens
4.28
really liked it
Masterfully written with a unique and inventive approach, the only thing I did not enjoy about this book was that the characters somehow did not becom ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Sep 02, 2011
 
Summer Sky (Blue Phoenix, #1)
3.81
it was ok
Don't give me half a book and expect me to be happy with it. This started out well and I was liking and enjoying the characters, but by the time I got ...more
not set
Apr 14, 2015
 
The Last of the Firedrakes (Avalonia Chronicles, #1)
3.91
it was ok
I wanted to enjoy this book and for the most part the story was fairly good, but too much of the tension depended on the main character defiantly doin ...more
Dec 17, 2015
Dec 16, 2015
 
Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire #1)
3.89
really liked it
I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

To sum this up succinctly, if you can get past the first battle
...more
not set
Aug 19, 2016
 
Armored Hearts (Armored Hearts, #1)
3.87
really liked it
I haven't run across a lot of steampunk that melds science with fantasy. Generally the focus is more one than the other, with the technology taking ce ...more
Jul 31, 2013
Aug 03, 2013
 
Fighting The Impossible
3.85
liked it
First let me preface this review by letting you know I am an editor by trade. This impacted my enjoyment of the story not because the story itself is ...more
Jul 30, 2013
Aug 03, 2013
 
The Human (War of the Seasons, #1)
3.97
it was amazing
Janine Spendlove is a master at building on the kernels of myth and legend we are all vaguely (or not so vaguely) familiar with and making them her ow ...more
Jan 05, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
 
The Shadowed Path: A Jonmarc Vanhanian Collection (Chronicles of the Necromancer)
4.08
really liked it
Gail Z. Martin amazes me. The intricate nature of her story telling, the solid skill of her writing...The Shadowed Path is a series of stories she's w ...more
Jun 07, 2016
Jun 02, 2016
 
Bound in Blood (Kencyrath, #5)
4.31
it was amazing
This is such a rich, full universe, complex in every way. I did not realize how much had stuck with me, even with these volumes that I had not read so ...more
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
 
Threading the Needle (Erenthrall, #2)
3.74
really liked it
This book was received for free from the publisher, through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Threading the Needle is the sequel to Shatteri
...more
May 17, 2016
May 10, 2016
 
A Study in Sable (Elemental Masters #11)
3.90
really liked it
Mercedes Lackey is one of my favorite authors. One reason for that is her rich, detailed writing style, the other is her dynamic skill as an author. I ...more
May 26, 2016
May 19, 2016
 
Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental
4.50
it was amazing
This being the first Bad-Ass Faeries collection I don't have a story in, I feel free to give it an honest-to-goodness review.

Over the seven years we h
...more
Apr 28, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #1)
3.89
really liked it
This is a really well-written book and I like the author's take on transforming the traditional faerie tales. I enjoyed the read but really find mysel ...more
Jun 06, 2014
May 14, 2014
 
Honor's Paradox (Kencyrath, #6)
4.33
it was amazing
Can it be? I think this is actually the first time I've read this one. I was amazed and delighted. How Ms. Hodgell can keep such continuity and energy ...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
 
Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega #4)
4.28
it was amazing
Love these books. I'm always sad when they are done.

With this one, though, I was just a touch disappointed as I knew who the bad guy was the moment th
...more
Mar 13, 2015
Mar 10, 2015
 
Wilders (Project Earth, #1)
3.19
it was amazing
With global climate at the forefront of--most of--the world's concerns, Brenda Cooper gives us a frank glimpse into a possible future. Coryn lives in ...more
not set
Apr 23, 2017
 
Seeker's Bane (Kencyrath, #3-4)
4.37
it was amazing
Such a rich, complex world, a tapestry of concepts and imagery so tightly woven the mind boggles at the skill and focus it took to write it. No matter ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
 
Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4)
4.34
it was amazing
Briggs characterization and incorporation of both wolf behavior and mythology make her work an automatic keeper for me. In this book I particularly li ...more
Jul 05, 2009
Jul 16, 2009
 
Yesterday's Dreams
3.77
it was amazing
We can accomplish anything if we keep at it, and writing a book isn't as easy as it sounds ;)
Sep 2001
Jan 14, 2008
 
The Clockwork Dagger (Clockwork Dagger, #1)
3.61
it was amazing
I am ashamed to say I actually finished this a long time ago...as in two days after I started reading it. The first thing I wanted to do was come give ...more
Dec 19, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
 
Dance Like a Monkey
5.00
it was amazing
I actually finished this book a long time ago. It has taken me this long to write the review not because of the quality of the work included, which is ...more
Mar 07, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
 
Outside In (Insider, #2)
3.84
it was amazing
Maria V. Snyder does it again in a gripping sci-fi dystopia in the finest tradition of A Brave New World or 1984.

Same shit, different day, as they sa
...more
Jul 30, 2011
Dec 21, 2010
 
Between a Roc and a Hard Place
4.00
really liked it
A cute little book. At times it was hard to tell if it was meant for adults or YA, but that didn't take away from my enjoyment of the story. The autho ...more
not set
Sep 01, 2011
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