(4 stars) The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher Kingfisher tells us from chapter one that the dog (Bongo, best dog ever) and the narrator (Mouse, also quite enjoyable) will be okay at the end of the book. This is good, because I liked them both very much, and this book was SO CREEPY that I really needed some reassurances by the end. Mouse gets called up by her dying father to help with his dead mother’s estate — specifically, the big old house in the […]
I hate reading plays. I HATE IT. We don’t expect people to have great literary experiences reading movies scripts, but we do with plays. I do reading challenges every year (this one is for Reading Women) for the express purpose of making my reading more diverse so I’m not going to let plays defeat me is poetry hasn’t in years past. But I did no enjoy a single minute of it. I’m still rating this three stars because it isn’t the play’s fault I’m not […]
Official book description: The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as necromantic skeletons. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as […]
Thank you Dome Loki for my first Jemisin novel and the adorable pin! I will wear it proudly!
How to describe The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge? According to writer MT Anderson it’s “…a tragic meditation on how societies that have been trained to hate each other for generations can actually come to see eye to eye.” But is it? According to illustrator Eugene Yelchin, “A crazy story about two fools blinded by propaganda is not a tragedy. It’s a comedy.” Who’s correct? Well, both are. This National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature is a story of political intrigue and espionage, and […]
This book is honestly so blah I kind of forgot I read it (not 100% the book’s fault, we pulled off a frankly spectacular wedding last weekend so I’ve been a little distracted) (did y’all catch that? WE GOT MARRIED AND IT WAS PERFECT OMG) I felt like I should have been fascinated by this book, but it just didn’t grab me. The whole book just kind of floated by. Our narrator is Sepha Stephanos, living in Washington, D.C., after fleeing the Ethopian Revolution as a […]