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The Ice Maiden
3.66
really liked it
This was really unabashedly fun and ridiculous. A friendship group of MA and prospective PhD students plot an experiment to determine whether a comput ...more
Apr 10, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
 
Watchmen
4.35
it was amazing
This is not going to be a hit for everyone. Hell, even when I first started reading this I thought the hype was detrimental to the enjoyment of the no ...more
Mar 04, 2009
Oct 26, 2008
 
Jane Eyre
4.10
it was amazing
The real Edward you should be swooning over.
Jan 2006
Nov 25, 2008
 
The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Novelization
4.14
really liked it
Rating: 3.5

I don't even know how to "rate" this book. I'll just go for middle ground.

Movie novelisations are usually pretty boring; I mainly got this
...more
Sep 07, 2012
Sep 07, 2012
 
Scandal
3.76
it was amazing
Gah! This was so good. Right from the get go Scandal reeled me in which is just fantastic seeing as I'd just finished a sort of shitty book before tha ...more
Nov 22, 2009
Jan 15, 2009
 
The Russian Concubine
3.72
really liked it
[possible spoiler/s ahead:]

A deftly woven tale of political intrigue, betrayal and lies in a turbulent historical point in China, but at its heart a t
...more
Sep 27, 2009
Oct 15, 2008
 
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (The Dark Knight Saga, #1)
4.25
it was amazing
A personal favourite as a young teen, even when at a naive 14 years of age I could hardly appreciate fully the complexities and nuances of such an ela ...more
Jan 2002
Aug 06, 2008
 
Destiny's Temptress
3.78
really liked it
This was a sumptuous (albeit laborious) read, particularly as stylistically it harks back to sweeping epics of the heyday, which I really love but mis ...more
Jan 08, 2010
Dec 26, 2009
 
Dracula
3.98
it was amazing
This was probably my first exposure to the gothic horror genre, but did I ever enjoy it! I read this when I was 13 or something; I was a young, impres ...more
Jan 2002
Apr 20, 2008
 
Forbidden Fire
3.50
liked it
As the name suggests, this does seem quite incestuous in spite of the lack of blood relation between Daniel and Louise, but somehow the age difference ...more
Jan 11, 2010
Jan 10, 2010
 
The Inward Storm
2.73
it was ok
The problem with the reunion trope is that it can be used as a poor excuse to have the hero and heroine go back and forth, hot and cold, for half the ...more
May 10, 2012
May 09, 2012
 
Batman: Heart of Hush
4.03
it was amazing
I devoured this book as soon as it was available in-stores. Of course I read each issue prior to that but it ain't as good as reading in succession.

Th
...more
Apr 02, 2009
Nov 14, 2008
 
Claiming the Courtesan
3.71
really liked it
I've known about Anna Campbell's work for a while now since she's a local writer and hence receives more fanfare and accolades than most 'round these ...more
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 13, 2009
 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)
3.75
liked it
Look, I'm a diehard Potter fan, and even as an adult when I started to see all the flaws, I daresay I will still look back and say Harry Potter remain ...more
Sep 2016
Sep 01, 2016
 
All Night with a Rogue (Lords of Vice, #1)
3.81
really liked it
Rating: 3.5/5

A very racy start in which the innocent Juliana witnesses the notorious Alexius (I swear I nearly read Elixir. Deliberate? Perhaps!), Mar
...more
Feb 19, 2010
Jan 30, 2010
 
To Beguile a Beast (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #3)
4.05
really liked it
I was very, very excited about this one, after reading the rather dismal predecessor, and I have to say it's an improvement, although I'm still a litt ...more
May 05, 2009
Nov 08, 2008
 
Duke of Midnight (Maiden Lane, #6)
4.13
liked it
Ohohoho, so this guy is the TRUE Batman, eh?

I really hoped I'd like this story because of the quasi-Batman origins, and well, I'm just a stickler for
...more
Dec 09, 2013
Sep 02, 2012
 
After the Kiss (Notorious Gentlemen, #1)
3.81
really liked it
A unique premise in which bastard war hero, Sullivan Waring, sells and breeds horses by day; by night he masquerades as a thief, stealing back his mot ...more
Sep 06, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
 
Enemy Lover (Draicon Werewolves, #3)
3.74
liked it
Can I just say the Harlequin Nocturne novel covers are consistently beautiful? The staged photography and colouring are above par. I'd buy all the boo ...more
Feb 28, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
 
Batman: Noël
4.06
liked it
Lee Bermejo's work on "Joker" was incredible, so I was expecting brilliant artwork with Noel too. As for the writing, well, let's just say I appreciat ...more
Feb 17, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
 
The Seduction of His Wife (Hallaway Sisters, #1)
3.39
liked it
Rating: 2.5/5

I have a soft spot for reunion stories, but this one didn't quite cut it for me. The pacing is dilapidated, so it was difficult to stay
...more
Jun 18, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
Jilted
3.21
really liked it
I feel guilty for finding this hot, even though the "hero" was quite simply a violent (oh wait, that means passionate, doesn't it?) eff-wit most of th ...more
Mar 22, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
 
The Land of the Incas
2.36
it was ok
It's strange—I found this to be very engaging, even while the hero was pissing the hell out of me and the heroine was so wishy washy about her feeling ...more
Oct 13, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
 
One Illicit Night (Wellinghams, #3)
3.52
really liked it
Rating: 3.5/5

One of those achingly angsty roms where the young strangers have a one night stand in a foreign country' the heroine gets pregnant, flees
...more
Nov 19, 2014
Mar 24, 2012
 
Batman: The Long Halloween
4.29
it was amazing
A fantastic narrative married with a beautiful, fluid illustrative style (greatly influenced by Film Noir and the gangster movie genre) makes for a co ...more
Sep 29, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
 
Stranger on the Beach (Harlequin Romance, #2279)
3.07
liked it
Classic douchebag hero in full force, but with an equally angry and changeable heroine too. In other words, cracktastic lols ensue. My kind of fun.
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
 
Devil's Moon
3.11
really liked it
I think this is the hottest cover I've ever seen.
Feb 09, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
 
Hungry Tigress (Tigress, #2)
3.58
really liked it
Jade Lee is now on my "interesting authors to watch out for" list. While I wasn't exactly enthralled with hot anticipation, I was impressed with the c ...more
Jan 29, 2009
Jan 27, 2009
 
Nightwing/Huntress (Nightwing Vol. II, #2.5)
3.70
really liked it
The idea of Nightwing and Huntress is appealing if only for the sort of "forbidden love" thing they have going on, knowing how Batman is so against Hu ...more
Dec 06, 2008
Oct 16, 2008
 
Great Expectations
3.75
really liked it
I read this when I was about 13 or 14. Quite an impressionable age, but I was introduced to Dickens much earlier than that, thanks to my dad. This boo ...more
Jan 2003
Apr 20, 2008
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