Monthly Archives: March 2013

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

Yep, another Dresden Files book, number three in the series. You can read my reviews of books one and two here and here. My enjoyment of those should make it clear why I went for book three of the series.

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Legion by Brandon Sanderson

Legion was recommended to me by a Twitter follower who it seems has similar tastes to me (alas, I can’t remember who it was!). I deliberately chose to read it now because it’s ridiculously short (it’s technically a novella, rather than a novel) and I wanted something to quickly cleanse Harry Dresden from my pallet before getting further into that series. And Legion did a perfect job of that. Almost too perfect actually.

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Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

After The Passage and Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Fool Moon marks a welcome return to genuinely good, genuinely enjoyable books. Which is nice, because the reason I read this one was because I’d really enjoyed the first in the Harry Dresden series, Storm Front, so I was pretty certain I’d enjoy Fool Moon. It’s nice to be right.

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

I’d heard pretty decent things about The Passage. It’s had positive mentions from folks online, and it even had one of those handwritten cards underneath it at Waterstone’s (sorry, “Waterstones”) that said it was recommended by a member of staff. Those are usually both good signs.

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Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

I’ve said before that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but you can judge it at least a little by its title, and the title was basically the only reason I read Daughter of Smoke & Bone. It’s quite an intriguing title, and the fact that it was on the shelf next to another interesting titled sequel (Days of Blood & Starlight) probably sealed the deal.

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