It’s #13 in the Anita Blake series and I read it back closer to when it came out. I found a copy at the used book store and was happy to add it to my collection (this was when I was still reading the series).
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 245 pages
Setting: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2000s
Summary: Short version: Zombie raising and sex with Micah Continue reading
I was looking for an X, Y, or Z author to finish up my Author Reading the Alphabet Challenge. I picked this one because it looked like a thriller.
Genre: sexual thriller
Length: 303 pages
Setting: NYC and Portland, Oregon, 2010s
Font: Sabon LT Std and Cresci LP
Summary: Short version: Sarah revisits the memories and locations of her horrific kidnapping Continue reading
This is the eighth and currently final book available in the Outlander series. This means I have completed my goal of being up to date on the Outlander series. (I can’t say “finishing” since the series isn’t complete, but I’ve read all the books available.)
Genre: historical fiction with time travel
Length: 825 pages
Setting: near Valley Forge, in 1778, and 1980s and early 1700s, Scotland
Summary: Short version: Outlander characters at the start of the Revolutionary War Continue reading
Back in 2008, I heard Charlaine Harris was writing rural fantasy (as opposed to urban fantasy – set in the backwoods of Louisiana). She writes in a similar vein to Laurell K. Hamilton (who is a favorite) so I picked up the book when I saw it.
Genre: rural fantasy
Length: 312 pages
Setting: rural Louisiana, present day to the writing
Summary: Short version: Sookie starts a relationship with a vampire and foils a murderer Continue reading
Recently, I recorded some book reviews of Huff’s work (the Blood series) and was reminded how much I enjoyed her writing. When I looked her name up in the library catalog, this was the first book in a series that I would be able to read.
Length: 410 pages
Setting: a medieval-technology world
Summary: Short version: Annice clears Pjerin of a charge of treason, while pregnant Continue reading
This is the second book in the Tales of the Otori series. It took me a few years to read the second one after having picked up the first one (which is why I haven’t reviewed that book). The interesting thing is Miss Adventure just picked the first book (Across the Nightingale Floor) from the library to read.
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: 292 pages
Setting: Japan, mid-1800s as it opened to Westerners
Summary: Short version: Takeo and Kaede are training and growing up Continue reading
I saw this book at the library and picked it up for Mr. Curiosity and myself to read. It’s the first book in the Broken Earth trilogy. I’ve heard good things about the series, including the fact that Jemisin won three Hugos in a row for each of the books in the series (a first!).
Genre: science fiction
Length: 449 pages of text, 468 pages total
Setting: various locations in the Stillness, which I think is a far future Earth
Summary: Short version: Can I just say, “OMG read this book now!!”? No? Then how about: The world only thinks orogenes are controlled. Continue reading