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Apex by Mercedes Lackey

This is the third book in the Hunter series that we’re listening to as a family. We started it over the summer and finally got around to finishing it.

Published: 2017

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 304 pages

Setting: mostly around Apex City, soon after the events of Elite

Summary: Short version: The monster-fighting ramps up to a final confrontation Continue reading

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Sandry’s Book by Tamora Pierce

This is the first book in a Tamora Pierce series I haven’t read but Miss Adventure has. She picked it to listen to on our way to a gymnastics meet in Morgantown. Between the long drive and the relatively short book, we nearly finished it on that trip.

Published: 1997

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 252 pages

Setting: Emelan, a medieval fantasy world, mostly in Winding Circle within the world

Summary: Short version: Niko brings Sandry, Briar, Daja, and Tris to Winding Circle Continue reading

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Elite by Mercedes Lackey

This is the second book in the Hunter series. We started listening to this book as soon as we finished Hunter, driving around on vacation.

Published: 2016

Genre: YA post-apocalyptic fantasy

Length: 368 pages

Setting: immediately after the events of Hunter, around Apex

Summary: Short version: Joy joins the Elite Hunters and takes on bigger monsters Continue reading

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Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

My husband picked this book as an audiobook for the family trip to Quebec because it sounded similar to the Hunger Games series. I was happy with the choice because I read and enjoyed lots of Mercedes Lackey as a teen.

Published: 2015

Genre: YA fantasy/post-apocalyptic

Length: 374 pages

Setting: Mostly around Apex, a near future Washington D.C.

Summary: Short version: Hunting fairy monsters with politics Continue reading

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NPCs by Drew Hayes

My husband picked this one as an audiobook for a family trip based on its description on Hoopla.

Published: 2014

Genre: portal fantasy/sword and sorcery

Length: 234 pages

Setting: a medieval world and glimpses of our own

Summary: Short version: Following some NPCs in a D&D world Continue reading

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North! or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

This is the second book in the Wingfeather Saga. We had a bit of a trip and needed an audiobook, so I thought this would work for us.

Published: 2009

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 331 pages

Setting: various locations on Skree, just after the events of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

Summary: Short version: The Igibys unsuccessfully look for safety in the Ice Prairies Continue reading

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A Human’s Life by George Nikolopoulos

This week promised to be the regular kind of busy instead of the crazy kind of busy, so I’m back to my usual blog posting schedule. As such, today’s post is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: September, 2016 in Galaxy’s Edge: Issue 22. It’s was also featured on an episode of StarShipSofa, if you prefer to listen to your short fiction as I do.

Genre: science fiction

Setting: the planet Pandaesia, far future

Summary: Short version: An alien’s guide to owning a human Continue reading

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