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 Broken Earth trilogy. I loved the first one so much I had to get the next one right away.
Genre: science fiction, although this one is more fantastical than the first. I’m considering this a future Earth achieved through science, hence scifi.
Length: 391 pages of text, 407 pages with appendices
Setting: mostly around Castrima and Found Moon, immediately after events in The Fifth Season
Summary: Short version: How to develop a community in catastrophe 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
I loved her Imperial Radch series, so this was a given to read. I happened to see it sitting out at the library and picked it up as a palate cleanser after reading The Woman in White.
Genre: science fiction
Length: 439 pages
Setting: mostly near the stations or planets of Tyr and Hwae, after the events of the Imperial Radch trilogy
Summary: Short version: Ingray is at the center of interspecies political wrangling Continue reading
Miss Adventure picked this one up from the library. I’m pretty sure she recognized the author (we’ve previously read Ghosts and Smile) and was interested in the topic as well.
Genre: middle grade fiction graphic novel
Length: 232 pages
Setting: a middle school in a big enough city in America that they have a bubble tea shop
Summary: Short version: Callie deals with boys and a musical production Continue reading
This is the third book in the Memoir of Lady Trent series.
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: 348 pages
Setting: various locations within the Broken Sea, six years after the events of The Tropic of Serpents
Summary: Short version: Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle with dragons Continue reading
I picked this off the new book shelf because it’s written by NPH. Bonus, it was about magic to get Miss Adventure interested.
Genre: middle grade fiction
Length: 253 pages
Setting: mostly the small town of Mineral Wells, present day
Summary: In seven words or less: Magician kids foil the bad guy