Featured reader reviews: Page 4

Listed below are the latest featured reader reviews on the site. Some are positive in praise, some are negative in criticism, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are well written and explain their reasoning. We can never have enough reader reviews as they add to the quality of the site, making it ever more useful for visitors.

Legion by Brandon Sanderson

8 stars

‘Cometh the hour, cometh the man’, succinctly sums up the central character/idea in this short entertaining novelette. I loved the interplay between the lead character’s ‘aspects’ which are so much more entertaining than even the plot of this book - a photographic time machine of sorts. The short length of this book also leads to its joy that is ...how can it resolve itself in such a short amount of print. It does so, just, enticing one to the next novel in the series. Well worth a few hours of one’s time. Enjoy.

Paul
Wales

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling

10 stars

This book made me feel like I was taken to another land. I love it and others should too. I really enjoyed the humpr and thrill that were somehow mixed together into a perfect story. J.K Rowling has that little touch that makes everyone LOVE her books. EVeryone needs to buy it!

Cira
Canada

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

10 stars

It is the best dystopian novel I have ever read A really nice sense of humor and very good language the idea of the world of this novel is very unique - not just the fact that the whole society is based on colours one can see, but also the strange inventions and phenomena that are randomly laying around. just one warning: after a few chapters you wont be able to stop.

Seiten
Slovenia

The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

10 stars

It is a 10. You can get lost in The Lord of the Rings. If you allow it to it can transform your life. It touches on many aspects of the world today and highlights internal struggles and the need for victory over those difficulties. Yet it keeps you entertained and is not moralistic in anyway. There is ecstatic joy and deep and troubling waters to cross in this story of the Dark Lord trying to subdue Middle Earth without the majority of the population not even knowing there is danger. Yet small and mighty forces alike must stand up to the evil in the world. There is a price to pay that each person must decide whether they will first of all be aware of the darknessof the soul. Secondly, decide to oppose EVIL no matter what the cost. And thirdly understand that even in victory there is tremendous loss. But when fighting the good fight there neverending satisfaction and that it is well worth the struggle.

Smithz
USA

Fatal Revenant by Stephen Donaldson

2 stars

I loved the first two trilogies from Stephen Donaldson so much that I have reread them three times. I found Runes of the Earth and Fatal Revenant too complex to understand and not an enjoyable read as a consequence. Twice I have started reading Fatal Revenant and and given up one third of the way through the book. Did not bother with the next two books. Where has the magic gone Stephen?

Des
Australia

A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay

10 stars

I fell into this tale and never wanted to climb out. I agree that this could be his best work, or at least rivals his best, and it did remind me overall of The Lions of All-Rassan. The shifting points of view, the gorgeous prose, the deeply-written characters, and the unpredictability of the plot, all of these make the story even better. I wished I had been reading on my Kindle so I could highlight, but which words would I not have highlighted?? This is an exceptional piece of fiction and highly recommended.

Judy
USA

Dawn of Wonder by Jonathan Renshaw

10 stars

If you like Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Brent Weeks or Patrick Rothfuss then this is for you. I was surprised at how amazing this novel is.

Trevor
Canada

White Gold Wielder by Stephen Donaldson

10 stars

This is the second book of the second trilogy. I read these books as a teenager and 40 years later I am still not less pleased with the books content. Great imagination and vision truly original. Forget in depth analysis of professional critiques. This is a great followup to the original trilogy and fans should be eager to buy this series

David
UK

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling

10 stars

It was the best book I had ever read. The first book was a blast. J.k Rowling has really outdone herself this time.I am reading the 7th book now, and it seems to be really interesting. Young readers, I am advising you to start reading Harry Potter, as it is truly amazing and interesting to boost your imagination..... The magical world of Harry Potter is includes dangerous, fun and legendary adventures, starring Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, who are three best friends in this fabulous story. They fought together against many fantastic and dangerous creatures, and came across many obstacles. Finally, it was the time, for Harry Potter to fight against the most powerful, dangerous wizard all the magical people could think of. You wanna know more about this legendary adventure, then reading the Harry Potter series is the best way possible.

Amber
India

The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

10 stars

I found this back in high school and to me it was an introduction into the fantasy worlds one would crave for to escape the daily monotonous life as it stands today. While I had read other science fiction from Bradbury, Bear and others around the same time, this captured my attention far better combining the natural worlds of different eras with adventures in lost forests, dinosaurs, ape men, science facts woven into a palatable or believable story told in a way to sustain interest for all ages. Of course, the other all time favorite of mine is the Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne! So, that should explain why The Lost World generated the kind of excitement it did. Attention to detail, the camaraderie, fairly believable scientific facts that were well researched round up this wonderful narrative.

Sanjay
India

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