At the end of 2018 I set a goal for myself of reading all of the books on the Top 100 Fantasy and Top 100 Science Fiction book lists. It was ambitious, but a recent vacation allowed me to get ahead on both, and I finally read a few more fantasy novels.
I am now at 63 fantasy books from the list. Here’s what I thought of the latest ones:
|Prince of Thorns||Lawrence, Mark||Amazing. Unlike the last ‘war’ book I read, PoT grabbed me immediately and I was hooked. (Sorry-not sorry.) This is one of the best books I’ve read all year.|
|Rosemary and Rue||McGuire, Seanan||First in a series and it feels like a ‘first novel.’ Set in San Francisco, which is fun, and I enjoyed the world created. Looking forward to reading the rest of the books eventually.|
|Lagoon||Okorafor, Nnedi||A first contact story of diversity and originality; but I was too often jarred by who was seeing/ doing what too many times.|
|The Rook||O’Malley, Daniel||Outstanding. Another one of the best books I’ve read all year, especially for it’s dry humor and unusual characterization.|