Currently Reading: 4/5/21

Swordheart by T. Kingfisher
I picked this up after seeing a few glowing reviews around and I love it already! I’m only ~1 hour in to the audiobook but it’s already hilarious and refreshingly interesting!

The Queen of Izmoroz by Jon Skovron
I just can’t resist these books with their gorgeous covers! The story isn’t bad either, so that’s always a plus. I enjoyed the first book, but ultimately this will make or break the series for me – hope it’s a good one!

Currently Reading: 3/29/21

Fortress of Magi by Mirah Bolender
YAY! Another trilogy is wrapping up and I can’t wait to see how the story plays out. I’m still holding out hope that a beloved character will somehow be resurrected to save the day now that the end of Amicae is nigh. I don’t think it’s going to happen, but a girl can dream…

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
A group of elderly folks in a retirement village end up trying to solve the mystery of a dead developer. I mean, it sounds both charming and dark so I’m all in for it! It doesn’t hurt that it has such fantastic reviews either – can’t wait to dig in during my long drives this week!

Currently Reading: 3/22/21

The Helm of Midnight by Marina Lostetter
YESSS ghosts of serial killers unleashed and killing from beyond the grave! This sounds amazing and terrifying and I can’t wait to start reading it! It’s one of my most anticipated spring releases and I’m trying to stay on top of reviews, so I’m reading it with plenty of time in advance.

Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike
I’ve been wanting to check this out for awhile and found out there was an audio version! (I mean, duh, why didn’t I check before??) The narration is great and so far it’s pretty funny – I might even learn something about economics if I do some Googling while I listen.

Currently Reading: 3/15/21

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Wow, this book is really something! I totally get all the praise I’ve seen for it and can’t wait to see how the whole book plays out. I love that the book is set in a world inspired by the pre-Columbian Americas – it makes the whole setting unique and somewhat unpredictable since so few books have this setting/cultural influence.

The Fall of Koli by M.R. Carey
I can’t believe this trilogy is wrapping up already! It’s been quite an adventure, following Koli’s journey across a post-apocalyptic world with his unlikely companions. 

Currently Reading: 3/8/21

Odin’s Child by Siri Pettersen
I’ve been waiting on an English translation of this book ever since I saw a Booktuber talking about it a few years ago. I can’t even remember who it was at this point! 

The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Honestly, I was totally stumped about what audiobook to pick up next. I kept coming back to this one and decided to go for it. It reads very much like an exciting non-fiction book, which is apparently what the author is typically known for. I’m enjoying the characterization and setting and the murder investigation is rather grim.

Currently Reading: 3/1/21

The Two-Faced Queen by Nick Martell
I am quite excited to return to this world, despite the apparent TON of things I’ve forgotten since The Kingdom of Liars. Like for instance, the moon regularly rains down chunks of debris because someone BROKE it! I mean, that is way cool and not something one should forget. I’m not too far into this latest installment so I can’t say too much about it at this point. I think it’s going to be awesome and the synopsis promises betrayal, murder, and rebellion!

Currently Reading: 2/22/21

The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Durst
I have been so excited to finally read this, but initially put it off because it was sooo far until the release date! And now that date is quickly sneaking up on me! A hero is planning to use forbidden magic to raise her husband (who fell fighting a corrupt magician) from the dead. It sounds fabulously dark and emotional!

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I picked this up in an Audible sale a couple weeks ago and decided now was the time to check it out. Before I pick up another murder mystery book anyway. A group of unlikely young cadets are thrown together and may end up preventing a catastrophic intergalactic war. I love the large cast of voice actors and tend to find the snarky attitudes fun.

Currently Reading: 2/15/21

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
YESSSS! I am so excited to read this and see if it works well or goes down in flaming failure! I’m quite excited to return to this world and I really hope there’s not some trite baddie that threatens the whole world once again -so over it. I want a character study and delightful court politics, plus you know, that wonderful SJMaas romance crap.

I’d also like to give a shout-out to Valheim, the game that is currently eating away all my reading time. It’s this awesome mix of Skyrim and Ark: Survival Evolved (but without dinosaurs). Currently it’s in early access, so the devs are updating things frequently, though I haven’t run into any buggy stuff. I’ve been running around with some friends living my Viking dream, sailing ships, killing draugr, and building a cool house with a moat. 

Currently Reading: 2/8/21

The Councillor by E.J. Beaton
I’ve been sOoooo excited to start reading this one! This is looking like it could be one of the best political fantasy books I’ve read and I love the premise. A well beloved queen is murdered and she appoints the palace scholar to be the Councillor who will choose the next monarch, throwing the whole hierarchy into chaos. I have a good feeling about this – maybe my next 5 star read?

Gardens of the Moons by Steven Erikson
I wasn’t planning to re-read this, but I started it before I got my Audible credits for the month and here I am 8 hours into the audiobook. I had started In the Garden of Spite, but honestly I don’t think it’s the right book for my mood right now and haven’t been able to get very far. I probably won’t review this since I’ve reviewed it here before.