Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Remember Kamet, the ambassador’s slave from a few books ago? Eugenides, King of Atolia & Thief of Eddis sent a solider to steal him. Most of the book is a travel journey, blessed by the god of “how many ways can you … More Good Batch this week
The princess is blind. She also refuses to speak, and who can heal that? Not the doctors, only the tiger. So off Princess Cinnamon goes to forest, which she can’t see, to hang with the tiger. Strange story, lovely artwork.
66 pages of non-stop archeologist searching for an artifact & on the run from killers, in the best Indiana Jones style. Only, Owl is a thief, and the killers are the archeology cops. Why are they set on kill instead of capture, like they’ve been since the first theft? Something’s off. Also, swapping the real … More Owl and the City of Angels by Kristi Charish
Red Moon and Black Mountain by Joy Chant My rating: 3 of 5 stars This Book is Brought To Your Reading Stack by the Power of Someone Else Is Reading It, It Must Be Good. Capital phrases brought to you by epic fantasy. This book was written 20 years after The Lion The Witch & … More
No happy endings. No resolutions at all. 3 narrators take turns in this book: I don’t like any of them enough to remember their names. -One psychopath (a girl, tho they are usually men in literature), -one possible psychopath (he only used to be evil, now he’s maybe reformed) and -one alleged psychic who makes … More Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn
What if Hogwarts was a college, and what if you entered Narnia as a college grad? Sounds like fun. What if one entire semester was shifting into a goose, flying to Antarctica, and learning hard-core magical survival? It’s the ultimate weight-loss program, and also exhausting. Actually, what if you could find a college where YOU … More The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Intro: A dead girl is found in the garden. Note the date & time on top of the page. Before: A slow, meandering tale leading up to the death. Dare I call it a garden path? After: The fallout, with flashbacks to The Dastardly Day all having a date & time on top to let … More The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell