Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Book Review of I Don’t Want to Kill You by Dan Wells

Posted on: May 3rd, 2011 by Sam No Comments

Overall Rating: 5 stars (Loved It!) Genre – Thriller/Horror/Supernatural, Adult and Young Adult While still following the Dan Wells tradition of being disturbing, thrilling, fast-paced and funny all at the same time, this book was possibly the most beautiful thing I have read this year. You may wonder how vivid scenes of embalming can be […]

Book Review of Runelords Book 1 – The Sum of All Men

Posted on: April 27th, 2011 by Sam 3 Comments

Overall Rating: 3 stars (Liked It!) Genre – Epic Fantasy, Adult David Farland kicks off his Runelords Series with the Sum of All Men, in a world where personal attributes can be given, bought, or stolen. Runelords are men who receive endowments from their subjects, such as endowments of strength, metabolism, or wit. These endowments […]

How to Survive the Wheel of Time

Posted on: March 26th, 2011 by Sam 4 Comments

In the blogging industry (is it an industry now?) you have to be careful what you name your blogs; you might give the wrong impression. So let me tell you right away: I just finished Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan and I loved it. This book has received a lot of flack for not […]

Warbreaker – My Favorite Sanderson Novel

Posted on: February 28th, 2011 by Sam 1 Comment

I read this book audibly (Quite literally, I downloaded my copy from Audible.com) at the end of 2009. Drowned in the long shadow cast by Sanderson’s prowess, this book just doesn’t get enough attention. I have read all of Sanderson’s published works, and still this is my personal favorite. Sanderson is often noted for his […]

Little Brother: Don’t Trust Anyone Over 25

Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by Sam No Comments

This book was absolutely fantastic. I couldn’t put it down, to my own detriment because I had to face the next school day with two hours’ sleep. But if there’s any reason to have to face a full day of work with no sleep, it’s a book this good. The protagonist is Malcolm (handle: w1n5t0n), […]

Themes in Fablehaven Book 5 – Keys to the Demon Prison

Posted on: January 31st, 2011 by Sam No Comments

There seems to be a generation of Harry Potter fans who are looking for the fun, adventure, and growth that we experienced in that series. When cop-outs like Percy Jackson came out, we snatched them up in order to quench our thirst for more. What we got from these wanna-be stories is a sense of […]

Bartimaeus Returns in The Ring of Solomon

Posted on: January 19th, 2011 by Sam No Comments

Since I mentioned it on my Literature Lineup, I thought I might as well jot down a few notes. Six years ago, hungry for a good read after Harry Potter, I was scanning the Middle-Grade section when I saw the cover for The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1) It looked magical, shiny […]

Critical Reading – Impressions on Terry Goodkind

Posted on: November 8th, 2009 by Sam No Comments

I just finished Stone of Tears, the second book in the Sword of Truth series. What Goodkind did right: Goodkind accomplished the first and most important thing any author MUST accomplish in order to sell their books; he made me care. Kahlan, just as she was in book 1, is an incredible character, and is […]