Reviews - Faye K. (koalamama)

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The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Trilogy, Bk 1)
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Trilogy, Bk 1)
Author: Jonathan Stroud
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 187
Review Date: 9/21/2007
4 member(s) found this review helpful.


"If you are a fan of Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl, this book may be a good choice for you. It is about a boy apprenticed to a magician, who longs to be more than his master thinks he is. Witty, cute, and easy to read. It's the first in a trilogy, I'm starting book 2 now."


Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 206
Review Date: 8/23/2007
2 member(s) found this review helpful.


"The writing style was a bit convoluted, but once you get used to it, it gives it a very real sense of being in the author's thoughts. Poignant and witty, it provides a realistic insight into so many childhoods from that era."


Angels Fall
Angels Fall
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 490
Review Date: 8/22/2006


"Well written and easy to read, with an interesting who-done-it twist. A thoroughly enjoyable book."


The Arctic Incident  (Artemis Fowl, Bk 2)
The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl, Bk 2)
Author: Eoin Colfer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 180
Review Date: 8/23/2007
2 member(s) found this review helpful.


"The second book in the Artemis Fowl series, it was a quick read, very entertaining. The same characters that we saw in the first book, with a few new faces, and an entirely new evil plot by the now-13-year-old criminal mastermind. Very good for a quick and easy read."


Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer, Bk 1)
Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer, Bk 1)
Author: Robin Hobb
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 384
Review Date: 8/23/2007
13 member(s) found this review helpful.


"I am really thrilled with this start to the Farseer trilogy. I read the book in one day, could NOT put it down! It is richly detailed, well written, and very touching. I can't wait to read the next two!"


Assassin's Quest (The Farseer Trilogy, Bk 3)
Assassin's Quest (The Farseer Trilogy, Bk 3)
Author: Robin Hobb
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 301
Review Date: 8/23/2007
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"The final book in the first Farseer Trilogy, it was a fantastic end to the story. Imagination-stretching and well-written, I had a hard time putting the book down!"


Black Rose (In the Garden, Bk 2)
Black Rose (In the Garden, Bk 2)
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 1480
Review Date: 8/8/2006


"This is book two of the "In The Garden" series. If you loved the first book, this is a must read!"


Blackwood Farm (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 9)
Blackwood Farm (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 9)
Author: Anne Rice
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 386
Review Date: 8/3/2006


"Another great ghost story by the bewitching storyteller Anne Rice. If you love the Vampire Chronicles, as well as the Mayfair Witches, this is a must read!"


Blood Canticle (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 10)
Blood Canticle (Vampire Chronicles, Bk 10)
Author: Anne Rice
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 186
Review Date: 8/23/2007
2 member(s) found this review helpful.


"Another great book by Anne Rice, it melds together the Vampire Chronicles with the Mayfair Witches, along with Blackwood Farm."


The Bone Orchard
The Bone Orchard
Author: D. Daniel Judson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 17
Review Date: 6/16/2006


"The grammar struck me as a little bit off, but it was otherwise well-written, the story full and entertaining. An enjoyable read."


Breathe : A Novel
Breathe : A Novel
Author: Anne-Sophie Brasme
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 9
Review Date: 2/25/2008


"This story seemed hollow and a little pathetic to me. While the cattiness of the girls was quite familiar to my own adolescence, the 'climax' of the book simply did not ring true. The ending also left much to be desired. It wasn't much of a story, and it was not told by much of a storyteller. Disappointing."


The Bride
The Bride
Author: Julie Garwood
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 53
Review Date: 7/3/2007
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"One of my all-time favorite historical romances. Even if you are not a fan of romance novels, I bet you'll enjoy this one!"


Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia
Author: Katherine Paterson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 673
Review Date: 8/23/2007


"This story really should come with a warning label. It's horribly sad, without warning. A cute story gone wrong, absolutely heartbreaking. It totally ruined the whole thing for me."


The Brotherhood of the Rose (Mortalis, Bk 1)
The Brotherhood of the Rose (Mortalis, Bk 1)
Author: David Morrell
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 54
Review Date: 10/30/2006
3 member(s) found this review helpful.


"A little dated (set in the 80's) but still a very good spy novel. Plot twists enough to keep the interest strong right up til the end of the book."


The Charm School
The Charm School
Author: Nelson DeMille
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/21/2007
3 member(s) found this review helpful.


"An 80's Russian Spy novel. Well-written, easy to follow, great book if you have any interest in the Cold War espionage era. Lots of action, intrigue, and even a little romance."


Cleopatra's Needle
Cleopatra's Needle
Author: Steven Siebert
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 9/21/2006
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"A very interesting book, ranging from current day back 3000 years."


Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 3)
Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 3)
Author: Charlaine Harris
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2658
Review Date: 8/23/2007
5 member(s) found this review helpful.


"Vampire Bill gets kidnapped, and it's up to Sookie to rescue him. Weres, shifters, and vampires... this book is exciting and a quick read. I read it all in one day and dove immediately into the next in the series!"


The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)
Review Date: 8/23/2007
2 member(s) found this review helpful.


"Amazingly well written. Easy to understand, with not just step-by-step instructions or 'the how of it', it also gives you 'the why of it' in terms that are easy for the layperson to comprehend. This book is a keeper!"


Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Author: Gregory Maguire
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/22/2007


"I really enjoyed this story, even more than 'Wicked'. It was easier to read, less unexplained lingo. Quite a different viewpoint on the whole Cinderella story!"


Dance of the Gods
Dance of the Gods
Author: Nora Roberts
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 6
Review Date: 12/12/2006


"Book two of 'The Circle Trilogy'. Very good, fast-paced, hard to put down. I can't wait to dive into book three!"


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