This is a completely selfish series of posts I plan on doing — I’m trying to keep a log of books I’ve read, in part so I can remember that I’ve read them, in part so I remember to make reading a priority, and in part to satisfy my word-of-mouth impulse that is no longer satisfied by people seeing me reading something and saying, “oh, is that any good?” We don’t see the covers to the books others are reading on their devices, and the reader in me always on the lookout for an interesting book hates that. (I do end up trying to read over peoples’ shoulders, especially on the bus, which is a terrible habit.) (It’s as bad as peeping in windows to look for cats)(not that I do that)(I swear).
Anywho: the books for I read in February — hell, let’s make that Jan/Feb — are:
Champagne, Misfits, and Other Shady Magic
— book 7 in Meghan Ciana Doidge’s Dowser series. If you haven’t checked out her work yet, do yourself a favor and do so, post haste. Vampires. Witches. Werewolves. Other assorted things. Fans of Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series, Patricia Brigg’s contemporary fantasies, C.E. Murphy’s, etc., will enjoy these books. She’s got some of my favorite characters to date, and some of the best interactions going. She also shares her world with a Luna look-a-like, so I’m admittedly biased.
Treasure of the Abyss
— book 1 in Tiffany Roberts’ Kraken series. This is a husband and wife writing team, and I’m typically not a huge fan of co-authored books. If I had known this was co-authored, I wouldn’t have read it, so I’m glad I didn’t know. I enjoyed this book, and will read more in the series as they’re published.
— book 1 in Noami Lucas’s Cyborg Shifters series. I am a sucker for the human/humanoid interactions, and while I prefer paranormal creatures, I’ll settle for scientifically enhanced or manufactured sentient beings easily enough. I went on to get book two and three, so obviously I did not hate this series.
Storm Surge, book 2; and Shark Bite, book 3 of the aforementioned series. Of the three I’ve read so far, Shark Bite has been my least favorite, and Storm Surge my most favorite. Something about a flooded planet filled with hard to pin down monsters that screw with the mind, I think. It was suspenseful, and there was water everywhere. So, you know. Good times.
After that, I took a break to reread through some Patricia Brigg’s books. I discovered that I don’t own as many of the Mercy books as I thought (hooray for having a great library system, though!) so I reread what I had: Moon Called
, Blood Bound
and Iron Kissed
, then Alpha and Omega, Dead Heat, and the rest of the Shifter Stories antho. These almost don’t count, because I’ve read them so much they were fast rereads. And I’m tired of linking now. Here’s her Amazon author page.
Lastly, I read Star Nomad
— book 1 in Lindsay Buroker’s Fallen Empire series. It’s free, and her stuff is great, so if you’re interested in adventure-y space opera stuff, go and get yourself a copy. Gobbled that up, remembered how much I loved her writing, and switched over to the newest fantasy series of hers, because I have that first book already, and I have to wait until payday later on in the month to get my hands on the next few Fallen Empire books.
Those are my reads. I’m still working away on Ghosts of Evolution
, but I need to be in a particular mood for non-fiction, and this one is rambly for a science book, alas. I almost wish it was more technical. I also have to admit that it being in hard copy makes it slower reading, too. I dislike carrying them around if I don’t have to.
What have you been reading?