“I can steal anything!” – and then brag about it, get sent to prison, and get co-opted to steal the mystical Gift of Hamiathes, which makes the bearer True King/Queen of Eddis. Snark! Dangerous rivers! Treachery! Gods! So much fun. I don’t know how Turner managed to make the subsequent books EVEN BETTER. The Thief … More The Thief Series byMegan Whalen Turner
Jack and Jill went up the hill and who prepared water for their baths? Twin sisters Jack and Jill. One is pretty, one is a tomboy, but they are identical – how can one be less pretty than the other? Their parents did it to them. And they’re going to learn how to fix it. … More Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
Big sister Verity puts on a red wig and has all the DRAMA. Little sister Anny (Antimony, AKA Timmy, AKA a few other names) has to deal with the mess. And she’s totally not out looking for a hot guy, but if one turns up, she won’t say no. And if another one turns up, … More Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire
I generally don’t like series-long conspiracies where the Hero and the Reader peer into the shadows and remain helpless… the very idea makes me break out in Excessive Capitalization… so I skipped a few book in the series after it switched from Monster of the Week to The Vampires Done It. Now that Kitty is … More Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn
Toby’s bachelorette party should have nothing more dangerous than drunk karaoke… we-the-reader know that’s not going last for long. What’s a more natural companion to pre-wedding than family strife? Oh wow. Just wow. Worst family reunion EVER. Poor Toby.
366 Days in Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency: The Private, Political, and Military Decisions of America’s Greatest President byStephen A. Wynalda Grendel Affair (SPI Files #1) by Lisa Shearin The Case of the Fickle Mermaid (Brothers Grimm Mystery #3) byP.J. Brackston
It’s storm season here, and I’m not sure I ever read 1st book in the series, so… Not bad. The action is fun. Most of the dialogue is good, some is very B-movie or clunky. Harry keeps finding himself in situations where he has no access to his wizard tools. Yay improvisations! No buildings were … More Storm Front by Jim Butcher