I had a bit of a hiatus on posting my updates, and (frankly) have been reading loads of book that are not on these lists. (The charmingly quirky Charlotte MacLeod ‘Boston’ mysteries, for example.) But I have made a few more ticks on the list.
Six more fantasy books are completed, for a total of fifty-nine books. Here’s what I thought of them:
|Akata Witch||Okorafor, Nnedi||Wonderful! A completely new magic system and a look into a life so utterly different from how most of us live.|
|The Traitor Baru Cormorant||Dickinson, Seth||An excellently-written geopolitical tale of arrogance and deception.|
|Redemption in Indigo||Lord, Karen||I wanted to like this story more than I did. I found the re-telling of Sengalese folktales wonderful.|
|The Grace of Kings||Liu, Ken||Interesting culture and a new magick system made this book a better read than I expected. That said, the best part was a bit of a gimmick.|
|Goblin Emperor||Addison, Elizabeth||This is a treasure and I’ve been telling everyone to read it. Achingly real and utterly fantastic, I fell in love with our protagonist and his plunge into a place he never thought he’d end up. The best book I’ve read yet.|
|Wildwood Dancing||Marillier, Juliet||This is one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. Transylvanian folklore is the basis for this perfect tale of finding oneself in unlikely places.|