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Last Argument of Kings
Joe Abercrombie
Rot and Ruin
Jonathan Maberry
Let the Right One In
John Ajvide Lindqvist
Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, Vol. 21
Naoki Urasawa
Ruined by Rumor - Alyssa Everett

I loved this beta-male hero.
Hearts in Darkness - Laura Kaye

City of Ghosts - Stacia Kane ***Squee!!!*** I loved this book/series.
Unholy Magic - Stacia Kane Absolutely love this series!!!! So happy I discovered it. Totally obsessed and not have been this passionate about a book series for years. But I almost wish I kept to my rule of not starting series that are incomplete because the thought of WAITING for book four is quite daunting and with the holidays I will be eating too many sweets to fill the void.
The world Ms. Kane has created is what I look for in urban fantasy. The "downside" speech was never a challenge to read. And oh by the way I am completely in love with Terrible.
Now if somebody could rec me another series to fill the void until after I finish the third book. :-)
On the Island - Tracey Garvis-Graves 5+ stars. This was the best book I have read this year and straight to one of my all time favorites. I really hope this book gets all the readers and attention it deserves. Keep the tissues near by as it was a tearjerker for me big time. Read in less than day and will need to re-read again.
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn This book has been on my to read list for ages, and it is definitely one of the most disturbing yet fascinating books I have read in years. It is books like this that reaffirm my complete love for reading.
The Necromancer - Jonathan L. Howard This book could have been so much better than it was in the end. I really would give it 2.5 stars but it is well written grammatically which should be rewarded in today's publishing world (see Stephanie Meyer)I think the strongest point of this book was the relationship between the Cabal brothers but Poof! went the brother towards the end. There was too much plot and not enough character development for the main character-Johannes Cabal. In the end when he gets his soul back, there was hardly any difference at all, oh he did notice the breeze and smells, but absolutely no remorse for anything he did or realization how evil he had acted. It ends strangely (I know there is a sequel) with his strange woman being preserved in some water-filled box, but I do not know if I can stand to read the sequel.
The Atrocity Archives - Charles Stross I really did not enjoy this book and only slogged thru it just to finish. The characters where two dimensional cliches of any other sci-fi book and movie. The author was constantly naming all the physics, historical and science fiction knowledge that he could find which was really tiresome. I am being generous giving this two stars.
Rabbit, Run - John Updike I will admit that the writing was excellent, but also admit that Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom was one of the most hated protagonists I have have had the displeasure to encounter. At one point I did not know if I could continue to finish this book, but then I looked at the big picture that if Updike can get me to this strong emotional reaction he is really accomplishing what most authors only wish they can do which is to connect emotionally with their readers regardless if it is a negative one. I just could not give this book more than three stars due to the loathsome Rabbit but I will also admit one last truth, which I might actually read the second book in this trilogy just to see if Rabbit becomes likable at all.
Clea - Lawrence Durrell Alexandria Quartet #4
Mountolive - Lawrence Durrell Alexandria Quartet #3
The Kitchen House - Kathleen Grissom Really did not enjoy this historical soap opera. Cookie cutter characters with cliched good and bad players that were two dimensional, no depth at all. Also could have used a better editor. Was glad when I finished which I'm surprised I even did complete this sub standard novel.