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Sing the Four Quarters by Tanya Huff

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.

Published: 1994

Genre: fantasy

Length: 410 pages

Setting: a medieval-technology world

Summary: Short version: Annice clears Pjerin of a charge of treason, while pregnant Continue reading


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The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin

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.

Published: 2016

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

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The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

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!).

Published: 2015

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

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Provenance by Ann Leckie

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.

Published: 2017

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

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Drama by Raina Telgemeier

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.

Published: 2012

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

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Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan

This is the third book in the Memoir of Lady Trent series.

Published: 2015

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

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The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

I picked this off the new book shelf because it’s written by NPH. Bonus, it was about magic to get Miss Adventure interested.

Published: 2017

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
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