"It all started with a visit to a new thrift shop in my area. When I left, I had 8 more books in a bag that I had found and was anxious to read. One of those books had a strange title "Sabriel". It was written by an author named Garth Nix from Australia. I'd never heard of the author, and the story looked like it may be interesting, but a bit strange.
Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down - strange ideas and all. When I finished it, I did a search on PaperBack Swap and found there were two more books along the same lines, which I promptly ordered. I've since finished all three - the "Abhorsen" being the recent one.
Garth Nix weaves a great story; one that will grab you and will hesitate to let you even take a break from reading. Once I started reading, I felt I was reading about a real world, with real people, and real magic! I highly recommend these books to anyone who enjoys fantasy and is willing to stretch their mind and wander into Garth Nix's wonderful and fantastic world!"
"When I placed my order for this book, I thought I was getting a fantasy story about magic, no a romance story. However, as it turned out, it is of course, a fantasy story about magic, but also a romance story! And a fun fantasy/romance story it is. I enjoyed it very much; just when I thought the story would end, there was more! The author really knows how to spin a good tale! I highly recommend it for anyone who likes both fantasy and romance novels."
"After reading the back cover, I was really anticipating reading this book. However, once I got into the story, I just had to stop. I'm not homophobic, but I do not enjoy reading of men's sexual exploits with other men. I couldn't continue. It's probably a good story, and I'm sure I'd really enjoy it, if it weren't for the authors thinking they just had to put in the gay sex factor...."
"I really enjoyed this book. I've only read one more book by Patricia Briggs, and loved the story. She is an excellent story teller. (Just HOW do these authors do it?) Even tho Anna comes across as a meek, sometimes whiney person, I doubt if I would have done any better were I in her shoes. She does, however, find herself and ends up quite the heroine. I'd read more stories about her and Charles."
"The last book in her "Cold Minds" trilogy, author Kristin Landon does a great job of not only continuing the saga, but creating a story that actually stands on its own. I haven't read the first two books and wasn't aware that there were two previous books that dealt with the "Cold Minds". The "Cold Minds" were referred to early on in the book, and later also, giving me the assumption that there might have been at least one book before this. Checking the list of books by the author, I discovered that this was, in fact, the third and final in the trilogy.
The story keeps one interested all the way through from front to back. It follows Linnea Kiaho and her fellow pilot Iain sen Paolo as they return to Earth's solar system to discover how humans have survived there after the "Cold Minds" had destroyed life on Earth six centuries ago. The excitement just builds from there.
I highly recommend this trilogy (I'm sure the other two books are just as good!) to anyone interested in Sci-Fi!"
"This is the first book by Martha Wells I've read. She does a great job of telling the story, keeping the reader turning pages to see what happens next! It's apparent she has done quite a bit of research of the 17th and 18th century of Old England, as that is what I gathered from the way the story is written, that she based it upon, giving different names for the countries, and languages. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy."
"Great story! If you liked Independence Day, you'll like this story. Dietz creates an exciting sci-fi thriller with non-stop action with many levels of social and psychological study of not only humans but the aliens, as well. A tale of the determination of the human race to survive and overcome no matter what the odds! A must-read for anyone who loves a good sci-fi story."
"When one of the world's greatest heros ends up brutally murdered, the story gets really interesting. Especially since there seems to be no evidence!
A fun fantasy/mystery that kept me reading from the first page."
"Dragon Venom, the third and final book in the Obsidian Chronicles is a great ending for the trilogy. As with the first two, the story keeps the reader enthralled, and in my case, not wanting to put the book down, yet on the other hand not being in a big hurry to reach the end.
In the Obsidian Chronicles, Lawrence Watt-Evens takes a surprising turn in the way he describes dragons and their actions. If you like fantasy, and in particular stories about dragons, you'll like this trilogy!"
"A lot of imagination went into this story of a primitive people who believe their lives are controlled by a god. A choice group finds out otherwise when they are selected by their "god" to be judged. This story is one of those that makes the reader think of our own culture and question everything we take for granted..... A thought provoking book!"
"This is the first book by Tim Lebbon I've read. But if the others are like this one, I won't be reading them. The story has many twists and turns, but I found it very hard to keep reading it. In fact, during the time I was reading it, I took a break from it and read two others! I finally finished it, only because I bought it new! Not the kind of fantasy I enjoy. Others may like it tho, so take my review with a grain of salt, folks."
"This is a riveting story that, in my opinion, closes the gap between fantasy and sci-fi. Even though it falls under the category of Si-fi, it could easily be categorized as fantasy. The Cycle: Volume 1 contains the first three books in the series and was a treat to read them all as one volume. The authors have done a great job of creating an alien world similar to, but different from, ours. The main character is somehow propelled into this alien world after a meteor strikes the Mediterranean cruise ship he is vacationing on killing everyone aboard. However, he then awakens, not only realizing he's alive, but finding himself lying face down in a desert with a large cat-like animal stalking him!
The action begins there and pulls the reader along with him into the intriguing and strange, yet somehow familiar world in which he finds himself!"
"Kelly Armstrong tells a great story. With her imagination, she takes the reader into the world of the afterlife where folks who've died "live" in their ghost world. Full of adventure, this exciting book will keep the reader turning pages to see what happens next! I heartily recommend this to the readers who like fantasy, supernatural, and adventure stories."
"I enjoy the ABC series "Castle", so when I found there were books out there by "Richard Castle" I had to get one. This one is a good story; similar to the series, the detective, Nikki Heat, has a civilian journalist tagging along on a crime investigation. True to the series, the reader is kept guessing who the culprit or culprits could be until the very end.
Full of wit and a bit of sex, it is a good read, although not as good as watching the Castle series on TV.
Doubt if I will read any more Nikki Heat novels.(But one never knows....)"
"When I bought this book, little did I know this was 2nd in a trilogy. Once I started reading, however, I realized it must be a sequel to "The Bone Doll's Twin".
After reading this, I'm glad I didn't read the 1st book! This one dragged on and on and on and... well you get the idea. It FINALLY got interesting starting on chapter 52 (really close to the end!). When I finally finished the novel, I was highly dissapointed - all that build-up, only to leave things "dangling in the air". Obviously to leave the opening to the 3rd book. Needless to say, I won't be looking for the sequel anytime soon."
"At first, I was a bit intimidated due to the very small type. But before I was completely through the first chapter, I didn't even notice the size of the type. The story of Drizzt kept me so enthralled, I was hard-put to lay the book down. R.A. Salvatore knows how to weave a spell to keep the reader interested. Once into the story, I found myself rooting for Drizzt in his many trials. This is a great story of one person who finds it hard to accept the ways of his people.
I highly recommend this book to all fantasy readers!"
"An excellent sequel to Sabrael. Garth Nix does it again! Tho the story is about Lirael, a young lady who doesn't feel like she fits in where she has been growing up, it does tie in with the main characters in Sabrael. Another great story about magic & heroines (although in this case, a reluctant & hesitant one), Lirael kept me riveted to the book. When I finished it, I couldn't wait to read the last in the series!