Posts Categorized: 2014 Reading Challenge – Review

Review: Alta (Dragon Jousters #2) by Mercedes Lackey *Spoilers*

Review: Alta (Dragon Jousters #2) by Mercedes Lackey *Spoilers*

NOTE: This review will contain spoilers for the first book in this series, Joust. If you haven’t read Joust, please do not read this review unless you are ok with spoilers. This one is cute. I enjoy this book but not as much as Joust. Alta continues the story of… Read more »

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Review: Dealing with Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1) by Patricia C. Wrede

Review: Dealing with Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1) by Patricia C. Wrede

  This was adorable! I quite enjoyed every minute of this read – and I’ve been a very fussy reader lately. Cimorene is curious about everything – except those things deemed appropriate for princesses. After being told by her parents she was going to be married off to someone she… Read more »

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Review: Joust (Dragon Jousters #1) by Mercedes Lackey

Review: Joust (Dragon Jousters #1) by Mercedes Lackey

Joust, the first book in Mercedes Lackey’s Dragon Jousters series, is a wonderfully rich re-imagining of ancient Egypt. The story follows a young serf, Vetch, as he slowly gains agency. Vetch is an Altan serf. He became a serf when Alta lost a major war with their neighbor Tia. Vetch’s… Read more »

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DNF Review: I Didn’t Ask to Be Born: (But I’m Glad I Was) by Bill Cosby

DNF Review: I Didn’t Ask to Be Born: (But I’m Glad I Was) by Bill Cosby

In this hilarious collection of observations, Cosby brings us more of his wonderful and wacky insights into the human condition that are sure to become classics. In the tradition of Fat Albert, I DIDN’T ASK TO BE BORN offers a host of new characters, including Peanut Armhouse and Old Mother… Read more »

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Review: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Review: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Dorothy thinks she’s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get home, she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked… Read more »

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Review: The CarbLovers Diet by Ellen Kunes & Frances Largeman-Roth

Review: The CarbLovers Diet by Ellen Kunes & Frances Largeman-Roth

The editors of Health Magazine (and top nutrition scientists) have big news: Eating carbs is the best way to get and stay slim. Breakthrough research revealed in this book shows how certain carb-rich foods-especially those with the amazing natural ingredient called Resistant Starch-act as powerful metabolism boosters and appetite suppressants…. Read more »

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Review: The Spirit Thief (The Legend of Eli Monpress #1) by Rachel Aaron

Review: The Spirit Thief (The Legend of Eli Monpress #1) by Rachel Aaron

  This one was a slog. I bought this as part of omnibus based off of a great blurb. I started and stopped it a couple of times but I finally buckled down and read in starting in January. It took me forever to finish this book – it’s not… Read more »

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DNF Review: Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson

DNF Review: Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson

There are no heroes. Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man… Read more »

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Review: Brianna (Celestial Passions #1) by Judy Mays *spoilers*

Review: Brianna (Celestial Passions #1) by Judy Mays *spoilers*

Brianna did what any other decent human being would do-rescue a pair of aliens her boss was about to dissect, and get them back to their space ship. In the process, she was captured by an alien scientist and became a experiment herself-a sexual experiment. Captain Alalakan don al’ Chardadon… Read more »

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Review: Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1) by Steven Erikson

Review: Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, #1) by Steven Erikson

There are no words. I just don’t have the words to describe this enough to get out a review. I don’t have the words to express my relationship with Gardens of the Moon. I am…my mind is BLOWN. It’s genius. It’s intimidating. The sheer scope of what was going on… Read more »

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