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Under Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles #2) by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
Under Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles #2)

Cherish, December 26, 2012

Every bit as charming as the first. We get a lot more character development in this book. Maybe not as much action as the first, but by no means boring. Newly introduced characters also raise questions. A good read, for anyone really. I'd also like to say that I found the ending very well done - a three-way cliff hanger that was masterfully done. Can't wait for the third.
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A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5) by George R. R. Martin
A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire #5)

Cherish, December 26, 2012

Martin throws some real curve balls in his fifth book that leaves me wondering a hundred different things. Personally, I think this has been my favorite of the series and came as a huge relief to me (who thought Feast was interesting, but pretty boring). I'm excited to see what the 6th book will bring after the surprises in Dance.
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Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

Cherish, August 20, 2012

Reminiscent of Fight Club in tone, this reads like classic Palahniuk. The words just roll so smoothly, every character is so creepily charming and the story is delivered with such dry humor and cynicism that it's hard not to love it. Very direct in his messages, Palahniuk has written another winner with Choke.
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Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Salvage the Bones

Cherish, August 3, 2012

Ron Charles of the Washington Post got it right when he said Salvage the Bones has the aura of a classic about it. It certainly does read like a good classic bit of lit. Ward does a wonderful job of weaving together the multiple stories of the different characters and their own struggles; her story telling abilities are seamless and the narratives have a good flow to them and I find myself eating these chapter up, despite the fact that this usually isn't a genre I read often. It's a great break from the fast paced science fiction books I usually read. I'd recommend it to anyone who's looking for a good, more contemporary read.
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
American Gods

Cherish, March 7, 2012

The story refreshing, certainly not something you see everyday, and enjoyable. The way Gaiman portrays the gods in this book is interesting - old gods trying to fit in in the modern world, mythical characters come alive and are reinterpreted in delightful ways, and, while they are all gods, there is a human element to some of them that makes their stories delightful to read (thinking particularly about Ibis and Jacquel). There is no doubt that Gaiman is one of the great science fiction writers of the time, and he proves this in American Gods. My only minor complaint is that the main character himself doesn't seem very fleshed out, kind of two dimensional.
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