Summer, so busy! No time to write good reviews. 3 SFF and 1 Mystery. The Outskirter’s Secret byRosemary Kirstein (The Steerswoman #2) 5 stars The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #2) 4 stars The Spirit Eater by Rachel Aaron (The Legend of Eli Monpress #3) 4 stars Echoes in … More Lists and Memes: The Sequel collection!
First of all, the cover: is it eldritch abomination with tentacles hanging down, or is it pointy white hoods coming up in the night? Yes. It is. If you read Lovecraft, you probably know Mr. Braithwaite. I didn’t, so I met the sorcerer in this book. It took a while to realize he was a … More Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff
Romeo and Juliette would never have made it. There are 2 R&J couples in this YA novel, death all around. Our Hero, Donavan Reyes, is the son of the Prime Liason, AKA the main collaborator with our not-so-new alien overlords. Donavan has a good life, and he’s a soldier on patrol. For maximum drama, he … More Exo by Fonda Lee
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore My rating: 4 of 5 stars Who taught Superman about his superpowers? “John Smith” (he changed his name so often that this is all that was left) is a teenager on earth, from another planet, waiting for his powers to kick in. The bad guys, from a different … More I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1) by Pittacus Lore
World is actually a World-ship. Cool! And its not the stars but the word-ships that are legion. Also cool. And some are at war, or at least at severe politics, with each other. Nice set up. The hero has amnesia! my favorite thing! The answers are on the world-ship she and her family are trying … More The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
super fast-paced story. Tinker and Wolf are married, and the adventure continues. Tinker has to save the world, and she has to do it with a broken arm and attacks on her dreams while she’s sleeping. Apparently ‘see the future’ and ‘share dreams’ have a downside. Exhaustion is even worse than broken bones. A former … More Wolf Who Rules (Elfhome, #2) Wolf Who Rules by Wen Spencer
Some creepy stories, some hopeful, some fairy-tale once-upon-a-time, some modern, some futuristic, a lot of fun. I figured out the root fairy tale in most, but some were new to me. Surprisingly, I didn’t like some stories by authors I liked, and not at all surprisingly I loved stories by new-to-me authors. Naomi Novak’s Miller’s … More The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales by Dominik Parisien