A promising series fizzles out for me almost from the get-go in this second book in the Dark Tower series.
The Vagrant is a literary work that is bold, dismal, groundbreaking, and genre defying all at once. It's worth a read for its uniqueness alone. Throw in a knight, a baby, and a goat as traveling companions and what are you waiting for?
I went into this with high hopes, but was ultimately disappointed. While I did finish The Mark of Ran, I have no desire to jump into book two.
Bujold, working her usual writing magic in this final book in The Sharing Knife series, brings everything full circle in a satisfying and successful way.
This first installment in the Witcher series didn't knock me off my feet, but it did suprise me with the depth of some of the stories. It's a good read and the start of something hopefully really good.
The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie is a gritty, in-your-face, rollicking good time of a story. Full of deeply thought out, colorful characters, there's something for every fan of the fantasy genre here.
Master Assassins is probably a good first book in what may be a very intriguing series, but I’ll never know for sure since it was a DNF for me.
Passage continues a wonderful series but ultimately its story is fairly singular in purpose. If the author had added something more I think this book would have really stood out amongst the others in the series.
Penric's Mission lifts the main character to new heights in terms of his confidence and maturity. This is the Penric I've been waiting for and the one which makes this fourth book in the series a must read.