This is the fourth book in the Memoir of Lady Trent series.
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: 350 pages
Setting: Akhia, a Middle Eastern equivalent country, soon after the events of Voyage of the Basilisk
Summary: Short version: Off to the desert to study dragon rearing Continue reading
This was one of the School Library Journal’s top 25 chapter books that we haven’t read. I finally got around to it, two years after adding it to my reading list.
Genre: middle grade fantasy
Length: 219 pages
Setting: medieval countries of Sounis, Attolia, and Eddis that felt like Greece
Summary: Short version: Gen really is good enough to steal Hamiathes’s Gift Continue reading
This is the second book in the Quarters series. I enjoyed the first book so much, I thought I’d jump right into the second.
Length: 416 pages
Setting: the Havakeen Empire, a bit after the events of Sing the Four Quarters
Summary: Short version: A body-jumper messes with the wrong assassins 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
This is the final book in the Broken Earth trilogy. I need to find out what happens. As proof of how much I loved this series, I read the entire series in the same month. I rarely even finish a series within a year, let alone a month!
Genre: speculative fiction (I waffle as to whether this is science fiction or fantasy. This book is more fantastical than the others.)
Length: 398 pages, 416 pages total
Setting: various parts of the Stillness and Corepoint, after the events of The Obelisk Gate and before the Shattering
Summary: Short version: Will the moon be caught or slammed into the Earth?
This 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: 2016 in Shimmer Magazine (you can read it free online at that link – check it out. It has some lovely illustrations to go along with the story)
Genre: fantasy short story
Setting: near Lake Borgne, Louisiana, present day
Summary: Short version: A girl finds her alligator selkie family Continue reading