Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Conspiracy of Kings

by Megan Whalen Turner

Grade: To Own

I bought this without a second thought, in hardcover. Megan Whalen Turner is seriously one of the only people I would ever do that for. Even with someone like Diana Wynne Jones I would have at least small second thoughts.

And, oh boy, did it deliver. And SHE'S WRITING TWO MORE AFTER THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Fall

by Garth Nix

Grade: All right

I think maybe his worlds are too complicated for children's novels. Or something. Because this one wasn't so great. Mostly it was just boring, although the world was intriguing. So I won't get the next ones.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Across the Wall

by Garth Nix

Grade: Good

Aw, Nick and Lirael, so Romantic!
No, actually, truthfully, I enjoyed it. That is unusual. But the reason why is that Nicholas Sayer was a secondary character in the novels, and also a sort of side-kick to the main hero. At least at first... until he become the evil bad guy... except he didn't really, because it was simply the evil bad guy possessing him.
Yeah, I liked him, and his name, and his picture on the front of the book. So the Romantic stuff was all nice and interesting.
And then there were the other stories, from the rather creepy "Endings", to the somewhat dull "Hope Chest", to the amazingly funny "Down to the Scum Quarter" and the strange Arthurian stories--all about Merlin, both of them.
Yeah, I like Garth Nix.

Lord Sunday

by Garth Nix

Grade: Good

I was somewhat disappointed, actually. It seems like the last book in fantasy series like this are always somewhat disappointing. But this one was way better than the last Pendragon book. And I liked Giac.