Weekly reading, vol. 3

I am currently pretty swamped with school stuff, but I still managed to sneak in a few books this week. Books read This was a breath of fresh air after the many somewhat mediocre reads from the last two weeks! I enjoyed learning more about Seregil’s past and about the society he comes from; also enjoyable was the little details of his and Alec’s relationship (finally! kissing! and MORE!) and all the emotional turmoil that Read More …

Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling (1997)

So this turned out to be one of those books that was SO GOOD it made it impossible for me to read another book for a few days. I didn’t want to! I just wanted to keep thinking about Stalking Darkness, and the characters, and their world, and EVERYTHING. Best new character POV goes to Beka, a soldier and secret Chosen One. (That wasn’t a spoiler because it’s pretty obvious from the get-go.) She’s so Read More …

Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling

I bought this when it went on sale last year because of a blog review which I unfortunately can’t find right now. But wherever it is, it convinced me to give it a go. And y’all, I LOVED IT. SO MUCH. For some reason I thought it was more of a romance than it actually is? It is not a romance; it is instead a fantasy adventure mystery with really excellent characters. There is a Read More …

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

It’s so good! It’s futuristic, weird science-y (guns are implanted into skulls?), and it’s got lots of good stuff about society and human nature and whatnot. Except for the ending, I really liked it. The best character was, of course, Nell, but the others weren’t too bad, either. I mostly find myself remembering the science stuff, though, so I don’t know if that means it was more interesting than the characters or if I was Read More …

The Sunday Salon (June 29): A mini-review of Dust by Elizabeth Bear

So I couldn’t think of anything to write for this week’s Sunday Salon post, which was freaking me out because when can I not think of anything to write about for my blog? Hardly ever! And yet for the past three days or so I’ve been unable to actually think of something good to post that wasn’t just incoherent ramblings about how I miss going to the library and how Meg Cabot is coming to Read More …

REVIEW: Bloodshot by Cherie Priest

Man, thinking about having to write this review has given me (hypothetical) hives, because I adore Cherie Priest and I absolutely love her steampunk books and I know she’ll find this review somehow and I don’t want her to hate me. I put off writing a review for a while because of the (hypothetical) hives, because, you see…I’m just not enthusiastic about Bloodshot. I was SO excited about it when she was posting updates re:plot/wordcount/etc Read More …