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What I’m currently reading
I know I said I wouldn’t buy more books until I finished my tbr pile, but I was weak and bought this one <3 I couldn’t resist – after the first two books in this series I wasn’t prepared to wait! I tried, and couldn’t do it.
I’m flying through Witch Infernal. I love seeing Evie’s more vulnerable side, and especially love how her relationship with Lysander is developing.
The way I’ve been getting through this I expect I’ll be done with this quite soon, possibly even by the time this post publishes.
The city’s been quiet since Evie and her friends closed the hellmouth. The lycans and Sidhe are on their best behaviour, the witches haven’t been heard from, and Evie should be enjoying the break.
Evelyn Hawke wasn’t made for the quiet life. She’s bored.
Luckily for her, things start going wrong, and she’s expected to fix everyone else’s problems. A trio of celestials task Evie and her friends with the job of tracking down the witch who opened the hellmouth and putting an end to her. Little do they know that the witch has big plans and a far-reaching influence.
I’ve been meaning to read this for a while and have high expectations now that I’m getting around to it. Sadly, it’s really hard to tear myself away from Witch Infernal, so this isn’t getting the attention I want to give it. The only thing I can really say about this one so far is that it’s got a lot of info to take in, that it feels like it’s going to be a slow read, and that it’s a fantastic example of excellent world building.
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle.
What I recently finished reading
I loved this so, so much! I wasn’t sure how I would take to it since ADSoM and AGoS were a little meh for me, but I enjoyed this so much more! I feel bad for constantly comparing the two (mostly as in “I liked this a lot more!”) but I can’t help myself.
I loved the characters and the world, and will be writing up my full review soon. Expect a lot of gushing.
There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake. The first of two books.
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.
Since this was my first sci-fi read I went in with no expectations. It was a great introduction to the genre for me, and definitely won’t be my last sci-fi book. It’s easy to see why Asimov is considered one of the masters of sci-fi, and I’m looking forward to reading his other books I already have waiting on my shelf.
The classic collection of robot stories from the master of the genre. One of the Voyager Classics collection, now I, Robot is a major Fox movie starring Will Smith. In these stories Isaac Asimov creates the Three Laws of Robotics and ushers in the Robot Age. When Earth is ruled by master-machines, when robots often seem more human than mankind, the Three Laws ensure that humans remain superior and the robots are kept in their rightful place. But an insane telepathic robot results from a production error; a robot assembled in space logically deduces its superiority to non-rational humanity; and when machines serve mankind rather than individual humans, the machine’s idea of what is good for society may itself contravene the sacred Three Laws… Amazing and timeless robot stories from the greatest science fiction writer of all time.
What I think I’ll read next
I have no idea. I’m preparing this post quite far in advance since I’m off work the day this post publishes, so I won’t get a chance to do it right before as I usually do. There are a few books that tempt me but I’m not even that far into Witch Infernal yet (as I’m writing this, not as you’re reading this – don’t be surprised if I’ve finished it by now) – I know anything I’d say now would change by the time I pick my next read. Might as well wait 🙂
Have you read any of these and would like to chat about it? I look forward to hearing from you if you do – just leave a comment below and we can get this book club started!