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The Dark Half
did not like it
True fact: I have owned multiple copies of The Dark Half in my life, but have always somehow lost those copies without reading the book. I bought this ...more
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
Duma Key
did not like it
It's rare for me to dislike something from Stephen King, but from the start, Duma Key rubbed me the wrong way. Edgar is to me a lazily created charact ...more
Sep 25, 2010
Mar 17, 2008
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
did not like it
Really disappointing. Great writing style, but I hate every single character. An incredible feat, but probably not the one the author was hoping for.

Aug 10, 2012
Aug 05, 2012
did not like it
I have been told that insulting Brian Keene and Nick Mamatas would lead to fame and fortune as an indie writer, and I read some of Brian Keene's work ...more
Sep 06, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
The Summer of the Ubume
did not like it
Read the first 98 pages, and will not finish the other third. My review covers only the first 100 pages.

Set in an indeterminate time a few years after
Jan 15, 2011
Aug 21, 2010
Ilario: The Lion's Eye
did not like it
In asking for books with gender variant main characters, I was told to look up this alternate history book about a "true hermaphrodite". Within the fi ...more
Sep 07, 2011
Sep 07, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
did not like it
Probably one of the worst books I've ever read in my entire life, I put the book down after the idiotic game finally started. I really tried to stay w ...more
Sep 13, 2011
Oct 01, 2010
did not like it
This is the second Tim Lebbon book I've bought. I finished the first, Bar None and really didn't like it. This book was my attempt to give him another ...more
Mar 26, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
it was ok
This is the second story I’ve read from Kait Nolan, but while I enjoyed Forsaken By Shadow, Red runs into a mess of standard YA trope problems right f ...more
Aug 30, 2011
Aug 29, 2011
Zoo City
it was ok
I had high hopes for Zoo City because the main character Zinzi was far from the typical good guy model of dark fantasy. But after chapter 5, the pace ...more
Sep 30, 2010
Sep 21, 2010
Hush Money (Talent Chronicles, #1)
did not like it
Hush Money starts out with an interesting premise for a world setting, and then promptly kills my interest with constant character stereotyping and in ...more
Sep 21, 2010
Sep 04, 2010
The Midnight Eye Files: The Amulet
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Spoiler Warning & Preface: I am clearly not the target audience for this book, primarily because this is a Lovecraft lore book, ...more
Aug 17, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
Switched (Trylle, #1)
it was ok
This review is based only on the first six chapters, and I will not be finishing the book.

Switched starts off with dramatic tension and a sure-fire wa
Jan 18, 2011
Dec 20, 2010
King's Justice (Knights of Breton Court, #2)
did not like it
I'm putting King's Justice down 160 pages in, or roughly at halfway point in the book, and I can't recall when I've felt more cheated by a sequel. I l ...more
Jun 21, 2012
Jan 14, 2012
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
did not like it

Okay, I give up. I've been trying not to have as many "will not finish" books lately, but my God, this shit is dull and naive. At this point, hubby wa
Feb 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2013
The Small Hand
did not like it
Readers, you may have thought "Hey, Susan Hill! She wrote that Woman in Black, right?" Yes, she did, so you'd think she knows a little something about ...more
Sep 11, 2012
Oct 09, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
did not like it
I'm 212 pages into this snooze-fest, and my Give-a-Crap meters is still flat on the bottom of the dial. The book is hampered by a boring main characte ...more
Aug 14, 2010
Mar 09, 2010
Mothman Emerged
it was ok
Although I enjoyed several of Gina Ranalli's bizarro titles, I've yet to see one of her more traditional horror stories that worked for me. Mothman Em ...more
Dec 09, 2013
Sep 10, 2012
Wolf At The Door (The Jan Xu Adventures, #1)
it was ok
Wolf at the Door is my first story from J. Damask, and while it won't be my last, I've decided to put this book down after four chapters and one page ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Mar 28, 2011
did not like it
Got just far enough to understand the premise, that a man who cheated on his wife frequently is now in need of another wife after his first spouse die ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Dec 27, 2009
Hunter's Prayer (Jill Kismet, #2)
did not like it
Stopping at page 70. I enjoyed the first book in this series, but there are simply not enough cuss words in my limited vocabulary to display my rage a ...more
Jun 30, 2010
Jan 10, 2009
Dropping this book without giving a rating. Dull, stuffy, and repetitive. Not for me.
Apr 16, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
Every Dead Thing (Charlie Parker, #1)
did not like it
I had high hopes going into this book based on the back cover description. But within my usual 50 pages, I was bored, and halfway through the book, I ...more
Nov 18, 2008
Jul 24, 2008
Lovers and Beloveds
it was ok
Really tried to stay with this, but this is clearly not a story for me.
Jun 15, 2013
May 26, 2013
Rider (The Rider Trilogy, #1)
Jul 23, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
Bottled Abyss
did not like it
Jul 27, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
did not like it
Jul 26, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
Heart-Shaped Box
did not like it
Aug 10, 2008
May 19, 2008
Open Minds (Mindjack Series, #1)
did not like it
Apr 19, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Fires Rising
it was ok
Nov 23, 2008
Apr 08, 2008
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