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Brief Cases (Dresden Files)
Brief Cases (Dresden Files)

Review: Most of these I have ready previously. None seemed as well crafted as the books. Felt a little as if I was a convenient wallet being opened... Also, not fond of the weirdness going on with Maggie... Just wanting my good old Harry Dresden books back on track again! Read more

Castle in the Air (Howl's Castle Book 2)
Castle in the Air (Howl's Castle Book 2)

Review: Once I started reading this book, I got so immersed in it, that I dovoured it in two days. The book is easy to read and easy to comprehend, has captivating plot and funny characters that you are going to enjoy much.

If your choice to read this book is based on seeing Miyazaki's film adaptation, which is my case, then please note that the book and the film have not much in common except of main characters (Sophie, Howl, his apprentice)and begining of the story, when Sophie is transformed i... Read more

A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Thriller (The EMP Book 1)
A Post-Apocalyptic EMP Survival Thriller (The EMP Book 1)

Review: Maybe if you read Penthouse and Playboy this is the book for you. I didn't care for the descriptions of the women too much detail I didn't care for the women having to take their wet shirts off I didn't care for the how the men were checking out the women's bodies all the time Read more

Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Review: I haven't specialised to DA in terms of science fiction but rather read everything everytime without any prejudices (atleast in my opinion :) ) and as much as others claim (well, atleast some people do, and they have right for their opinion, as do I) it isn't as good as the others or that it actually is a flop, I must disagree, for if it hadn't been written there would have been lots of information that would have gone without explanation. The books ending seems abrupt but on the other hand, the... Read more

More Than This
More Than This

Review: Seth drowns and wakes up in abandonment in his old neighborhood in England. Through dreams and other events, he relives his life. Then he starts wondering: is this death, is this hell, what is reality and what is false?

It was boring for the first 1/4 but I was a bit interested in knowing what would happen.
It didn't get remotely interesting until part 2, after he meets Regene and Tomasz in his town. Around here it went from 1.5 starts to about 2 stars.
By the time part 3 came ar... Read more

Xenocide: Volume Three of the Ender Quintet
Xenocide: Volume Three of the Ender Quintet

Review: Having read "Ender's Game" and "Speaker for the Dead" and enjoying them a lot, I figured this would be a book I liked as well. But I've found it very difficult to read and it loses my interest quickly. I've stopped and re-started reading it several times and still haven't made it all the way through it. Read more

Children of the Mind (The Ender Quintet) - Speaker for the Dead
Children of the Mind (The Ender Quintet) - Speaker for the Dead

Review: I can't give a review on the whole series. I have just finished Speaker for the Dead. But if the last two books are anything like the first two books then you (and I) are in for a real treat. I'm a big science fiction fan and have to say that Orson Scott Card does an amazing job at showing you everything you want from a great science fiction novel and more. He somehow balances action with individual internal stuggle. And instead of his books being from one person's point of view. You see it from... Read more

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel - The Alchemyst
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel - The Alchemyst

Review: I was actually pleasantly surprised by this book. That's not a slight against the author, but I had read many reviews saying the book was only so-so and was lacking in substance and character development. Anyway, I actually very much enjoyed The Alchemyst. I wouldn't say it's in my top 5 or anything, but it makes the list of favorites. I enjoyed all the mythology, although I do think that perhaps there were a few too many myths and legends stuffed in without having too much of a point in bei... Read more

Fledgling
Fledgling

Review: This was an interesting read. Not as captivating as her other novels, specifically, Lilith's Brood, and perhaps a bit redundant after reading that book...but otherwise I never regret reading Octavia Butler. I will use this format to suggest reading Lilith's Brood. It is one of my favorite series of all time. Her incredible imagery and nuanced writing about Ooloi and surviving humans is absolutely breathtaking. I think I may have enjoyed this book more if I hadn't read that one first. It is a 10\... Read more

Lilith's Brood
Lilith's Brood

Review: This is the second time I re-read Lilith's Brood. Loved it many years ago and thought I would love to re-read it again to see what I might have missed. I am so glad I did, it is just as great as the first time. Read more

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