House of the Dragon hit it’s mid-season and with some pretty big changes to come I thought I’d talk about my thoughts on the first half. Especially since some of my issues can be summed up in episode five alone. Spoiler warning!
Margaret Rogerson is definitely officially on my must read authors list after Vespertine. So far her books are consistently enjoyable with strong stories and great female leads. Vespertine is no different. And though it’s not a stand alone like her other books I think it could easily still work as a stand alone.
The King of Crows By: Libba Bray With this book I’ve finished five series this year! Which considering how the rest of the year (crap) is going I’m taking that as reading win. I am a little torn on this one though because while I give high marks to the series overall and loved books … More The Diviners and the King
Sorcery of Thorns By: Margaret Rogerson Elizabeth has grown up as a child of the library. A world filled with librarians and living books. The books sing, the cry, they live, they feel pain and are various degrees of dangerous. She’s happier there than anywhere. She dreams of being Warden one day and as such … More Magic Libraries & Living Books: Sorcery of Thorns
Trail of Lightning By: Rebecca Roanhorse Grade: B Maggie Hoskie is a bad ass monster killer who may also be a monster herself. Truth be told I’m not sure if that’s a literal or figurative thing yet. Though I’m going with something your asshole ex-boyfriend tells you being more bullshit than anything she certainly thinks … More A Monster Hunting Heroine Has Arrived
Ninth City Burning Author: J. Patrick Black Grade: B+ Five-hundred years after a hostile alien invasion nearly wiped us out our one chance to repel the next attack is to harness and use the power that was unleashed when they arrived. Plus a whole lot of other things going on in a book that includes … More Ninth City Burning
The View from the Cheap Seats Author: Neil Gaiman Grade: A- “Go where your obsessions take you.” So I was looking for something a little different than my usual books lately and Gaiman is always a winner. This book of nonfiction covers a lot of things- a lot of different subjects. Some of it I … More The View from the Cheap Seats
Trick Author: Natalia Jaster Genre: Mature YA Grade: A Trick tells the story of Briar and Poet set in a world where the seasons are separate Kingdoms and while love is often freely given it’s not so much so between the social classes. At peace talks Princess Briar meets and collides with the advisor, and … More Trick
Ink and Bone Rachel Caine Genre: YA/Fantasy Grade: B Totally Harry Potter with a big bad library vibe. In Jess’ world not only did the Library of Alexandria survive it’s pretty much thriving and in charge of absolutely everything. They are the police state and it starts with what knowledge we get to have access … More Ink and Bone