Kristin Matte

Me at school. Where I live.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (77 of 82)
Location: Montreal, Quebec
In My Own Words:
I'm an eternal student. What does that mean? It means I love to learn and it also means that I'm perpetually broke.

It's a long list friend.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,118 - Total Helpful Votes: 77 of 82
The Hunger Games Trilogy Box Set by Suzanne Collins
40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A total riot., Nov. 3 2010
I read all three books in under two weeks while at home with strep-throat.

I was very quickly intrigued by the main character, and liked her immediately.

From there, I just could not read the books fast enough, I needed to know what happened next.

I love that the female protagonist is essentially the age of a high-school senior, but is brilliant, strong-willed and lethal. She's no passive debutante. Any person who has had to struggle in their life, especially as a child or young adult, can appreciate the way that forms you as a person. How it can make you a little hard.

Apparently these books are classified as "young adult" but I got a real kick… Read more
The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Sherlock Holmes-y., Oct. 24 2010
I was linked to this book while looking for steam-punk adventure novels.

I wasn't disappointed. The book is great, Mann created a very believable world.

The story builds up very well, and I'd describe it as being very similar to a Sherlock Holmes mystery novel, mixed with steam-punk / zombie horror themes. Although the book starts slowly, introducing us to characters and to the main case our protagonist will try to solve, the book features a lot of very well written action scenes.

I appreciated the duel perspectives of the male and female leads, and thought the characters were well written and likable.

I recommend it!
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good steampunk starter., Sept. 20 2010
Boneshaker was a nice, light read. I'm just getting to know the steam-punk genre, so it seems like it's been a good introduction. It was solid. The only segments I'm limp on are, as mentioned in the other amazon review, the character development. I'm also a little uneasy about the denouement, which felt rushed. Overall, I enjoyed it though, and I loved discovering the world it takes place in.

Wish List