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The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang

It was a free book provided by Tor. I decided to read it now because Mr. Curiosity read it and enjoyed it.

Published: 2017

Genre: fantasy

Length: 236 pages

Setting: the Protectorate, a pre-industrial Asian society

Summary: Short version: Twins rebel against their mother, the Protector Continue reading

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Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

This was my book club choice for December.

Published: 2011

Genre: fiction

Length: 466 pages

Setting: a town in Rhode Island, about 2010

Summary: Short version: Infertility problems turn into gay rights issues Continue reading

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

I needed an N author for my Reading the Alphabet Challenge. When I saw this book on the shelf, I remembered hearing good things about it and picked it up.

Published: 2014

Genre: fiction

Length: 297 pages

Setting: a small town in Ohio, 1960s-70s

Summary: Short version: The Lee family doesn’t talk to each other Continue reading

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Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

This is the second book in The Great Library series. The kids and I loved the first book in the series so much we had to get the second book immediately.

Published: 2016

Genre: YA urban fantasy

Length: 354 pages

Setting: Alexandria, Rome, and London, soon after the events of Ink and Bone

Summary: Short version: Rescuing Thomas from the Library who is trying to control society Continue reading

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The Fifth Quarter by Tanya Huff

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.

Published: 1995

Genre: fantasy

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

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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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