J. Patterson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (153 of 179)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 365,083 - Total Helpful Votes: 153 of 179
The Hungering Saga Complete by Heath Pfaff
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 30 July 2012
I rarely write a review on kindle books as they tend to be somewhere between hit and miss. In this case it was entirely a hit and i've struggled to put the phone down since i started it. The author has managed to build a clever and unusual world, some way away from generic fantasy, with some very strong characterisation focused on the lead rather than a scattering of characters.

The storyline is excellent and runs along smoothly leaving you wanting more by the end of each book. There are passing similarities to very few other fantasy works - possibly hints of David Farland but I much prefer this author - which leaves you nice and refreshed as even though i do enjoy tried and… Read more
The Key To The Grave (The Price Of Freedom Book 2) by Chris Northern
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent second book, 1 Jun 2012
I couldn't disagree more with some of the other reviews I've read about this book. He continues to build a very strong and interesting primary character whilst further developing the secondary characters (Jocasta, Sapphire, etc) as they reveal more about their own personalities, goals and desires. That said, there are plenty of good authors out there who also do great character development and a strong plot line so what is it about this series that grabs the interest?

What the author has done very well is to build a world with a fascinating cultural, economic and social system that he is not afraid to talk about - one of the few others who can do this successfully is L.E… Read more
Bitterblue (Seven Kingdoms Trilogy 3) by Kristin Cashore
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute gem, 23 Mar 2012
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I must be honest and say that a little over a week ago i picked up Graceling and read it to cover. About halfway through I ordered Fire (book 2) and got a copy of Bitterblue which i finished reading earlier tonight. All 3 were excellent, well written pieces that sucked me in despite my doubts that the next book couldn't possibly be as good as the one that preceded it.

Bitterblue is a follow up to the first book and touches very little with the second storyline although there is some crossover. The story itself focuses on what happened after Lecks rule and how the kingdom responds to its freedom from his unique reign of tyranny, all seen primariy through the eyes of his daughter,… Read more

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