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
Lockdown by Laurie R. King 2 stars The cover says novel of suspense… it barely kept me turning pages. multiple points of view, lots of time-jumping. Loved the Mary Russel+Sherlock Holmes novels for a long time, but the series went downhill and I hoped this new would be more like the first novels. Oh well. … More Pairs Lose: 2 Duds
Disclaimer: Did not read the original series. Plot still made sense. The cover if very, very beautiful. Every time I put the book down for being boring, the cover called to me again. Bonus for reading and reading (and reading and reading): dragons at the end! The Prince: Ash is a healer, wants to learn … More Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
The Incrementalists by Steven Brust SFF, 5 stars Crushed Velvet by Diane Vallere A Material Witness Mystery #2) 5 stars The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton SFF, 3 stars.
Vika Andreyeva, Enchanter, is almost 17 years old. Nikolai Karimov, Enchanter, is 18 years old. Pasha, crown prince of Russia, is also 18. Can you predict a love triangle? (Incidentally, Niko’s maid is in love with him, but that little love triangle doesn’t count for anything, she’s a girl and not nobility.) The rest of … More The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
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
Air is full of radiation poison. Water has little bitey things that want to chew threw your clothes and your skin and burn your blood. Food is basically paste in a tube. Miners have to mine the Miracle Metal to keep the Silver City safe… though they will never get to safety, barring a miracle. … More Flashfall by Jenny Moyer