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Little Girl Gone (A Logan Harper Thriller Book 1)
Little Girl Gone (A Logan Harper Thriller Book 1)

Review: After enjoying Brett Battles' "Becoming Quinn" last year, the author had a bit of a "halo effect" going into my reading this book featuring a new hero.

While a number of people have commented on the unbelievable attributes of Logan Harper, I saw no real difference between suspending belief in a novel and when I go to an action movie.

Admittedly the plot was a little opaque at times, occasionally dragged and stretched credulity regarding the personal commitment many of these charact... Read more

Dying of the Light: A Novel
Dying of the Light: A Novel

Review: This is a really great read and I'm a little disappointed it only has four stars on here. This is Martin doing what he does best, creating a unique world and developing engrossing characters. And the ending was beautifully done, just beautiful. I don't even know if I have words to explain why, but the last three or four sentences really stuck with me.

I also found the motivations of the characters very believable, because people tend to do irrational things when issues of love or loyalt... Read more

Fevre Dream: A Novel
Fevre Dream: A Novel

Review: The book kind of started off okay, but then veered off into blandness towards the end. The end was fairly cliche and didn't really contribute any new ideas. Overall I would recommend skipping this oen. Read more

Maps from King's Landing to Across the Narrow Sea (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Maps from King's Landing to Across the Narrow Sea (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Review: I found maps on internet betters than this one! There are a lot of maps, but it's like a big map divided in parts. Nevertheless, I liked the map. Is better read the book with a opened in front of you. Read more

Rogues
Rogues

Review: Don't hate on this please. But while I absolutely love the GOT books' storylines, characters, and scenes, which Gorge R.R. Martin so expertly and economically sets up, it's continually difficult for me to wade through the style of prose he's chosen to tell the tale. It just breaches the hokey line, in addition to the highbrow mark, a bit too often for my taste. But of course I read on. This world he's created is just too intriguing to stop. One just has to know what happens next. Read more

The Illustrated Edition - A Song of Ice and Fire
The Illustrated Edition - A Song of Ice and Fire

Review: I just recently received and am really impressed! Such a beautiful book! Love the illustrations too! I hope that the author/ publisher comes out with other illustrated volumes like this one for the other 4 books since I would buy and then the dragon egg book ends to go with! Cannot wait to read! Love the HBO series and am hooked!! Read more

Tuf Voyaging: A Novel
Tuf Voyaging: A Novel

Review: This simplistic "adventure in space" seems to have a target demographic of 12 year old kids. Tuf, who accidentally loves cute cats, finds a space ship. Tuf takes this huge space ship to various planetary systems, who all have various ecologically related problems they can't fix themselves. Tuf uses the ship's cloning devices to engineer some kind of biological solution to the planet's problem. Repeat a couple of times, and that's it.

The ending's attempt to provide a more philosophical di... Read more

The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy)
The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy)

Review: This has all the elements of a good book. The one crucial flaw it is missing is character development. There is very little explanations or motivation behind any of the character's actions; it's almost as if they are doing what they do simply because...that's just what they do. Without the character development, everything is just a constant blur without context. Read more

The Shattered Crown) - The Brooding Crown
The Shattered Crown) - The Brooding Crown

Review: I gave up halfway into book 2. With all the 5 star reviews I expected more, it fell short. Main protagonist, Soren, at 20 years of age seemed like a 12 year old at times and character growth for anyone almost none at all. Only growth was during a self revelation, suddenly a little bit older and none the wiser. Not much world building either. Somewhat interesting, but I thought I already read the books most of the time, dont think I have tho. But my biggest issue was that most things happened wit... Read more

The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards - Book 3)
The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards - Book 3)

Review: Locke and Jean are back. This time in politics and they are still up to no good.

Scott Lynch continues to write good books with a good build up and good character development. He's back to using the flashback chapters that gives the reader more indepth understanding to the complex relationship between the bastard. Read more

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