Friday, November 26, 2021

32. Come Tumbling Down (Wayward Children #5)

By Seanan McGuire (189 ebook) There's still one more Wayward Children I don't have and looks like a new one coming early next year. These are terrific books and I appreciate that they are short so I can have an easy feeling of accomplishment. This is another one where a whole group of Wayward Children need to go on a quest to save one of their classmates. This is Jack and Jill and we see more of the Moors from Book #2 in this one. They are all worth reading.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

31. In An Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4)

By Seanan McGuire (187 pp) This one and #2 are my favorite. In this one, Lundy finds herself in a world with strict rules and expectations and serious consequences for messing up. In these kind of stories you can kind-of guess where this is going. Really good.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

30. Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children book #3)

By Seanan McGuire (157 pp ebook) This one wasn't as good as #2 but still super fun. The newest arrival to the home for Wayward Children is having trouble fitting in and then gets sucked into an adventure when a traveler from another land arrives needing help. (Super vague to avoid spoilers.) As a kid I would have loved the descriptions of this world made of sugar but the current me wanted some vegetables with my sugar sky. Book 4 is loaded on my ereader.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

29. Tiamet's Wrath

By James S.A. Corey (531 pp ebook) Finished Book #8 and ready for the series finale. This book is fabulous and really hard to put down. The rebels are doing their best against an empire that can out-power them, but not out-smart them. Meanwhile, the aliens are out there and mysterious. November 30 the last book will be here.

Friday, November 12, 2021

27. 28. Auberon, Strange Dogs

By James S.A. Corey (63/65 pp ebook) These are 2 novellas that take place in the Expanse universe and give some insight to part of the greater story. Auberon is about another leader the Empire sends to a developing world. These leaders are never prepared for what they have to deal with when they get there. Strange Dogs is set on Laconia at the very beginning of the Empire and features some unusual fauna. Both are excellent.

Friday, November 5, 2021

26. Persepolis Rising (Expanse #7)

By James S.A. Corey (549 pp)

Somehow I stopped keeping track of when I finish books but also my reading has been dismal due to writing more and taking a class and reprioritizing.

The final Expanse Book #9 comes out at the end of the month. I am re-reading 7 and 8 to get ready. This is the one that takes place about 30 years after the events of book 6 when Laconia invades and ruins everything that the characters have worked for. It's really good. I highly recommend the books and the TV show.