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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles Series #1)

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles Series #1) - Between Riordan and Michael Scott, I'm getting awfully confused about which mythological pantheon is fighting whom, and whether on the side of chaos or order. that said, I enjoyed this first volume of a new series. If I were the age of the target audience, I'd be clamoring for mythology books to give me background and insight. The pace is good, the characters are well-drawn (if a little hard to differentiate from the protagonists of his previous series and Scott's Nicholas Flamel books). The first person voice didn't always work for me, especially in the siblings' asides to each other. Still, a strong opener.