I've been reading more than I've been writing, and that includes blogging. Here are some of the books that have kept me busy in the second third of this year (thanks to Goodreads, or I wouldn't have kept track of half of them):
The Malediction Trilogy by Danielle L. Jensen was one of my favorite series this year. I loved Stolen Songbird, and devoured Hidden Huntress and Warrior Witch as if compelled by a promise to a troll.
The Immortal Descendants by April White is another of my favorite series, and I was really happy to get my hands on Waging War. The last book, Cheating Death comes out next year and I already pre-ordered.
Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne was a wonderful sequel to Midnight Thief. I loved how the story wrapped up and that the characters had to live with the consequences of their actions.
Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's #1) by Jodi Taylor
is a great time travel novel of the academic variety. Research in the
real world could never compete. I'll be reading more of this series in
Zons Crime series by Catherine Shepherd, translated by Julia Knobloch. I liked both Fatal Puzzle (read by Dan John Miller and Tanya Eby) and The Reaper of Zons (read by Mikael Naramore and Tanya Eby). As this series is translated from German, the language is a bit dry, but the narrations more than made up for that and I found the plots and characters very engaging.
Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (Gaslight Mystery #17) by Victoria Thompson. I'm always impressed when authors manage to keep a series going for
over a dozen books and not make them the same old story. These
characters are definitely worth revisiting.
Juliet by Anne Fortier was a delightful take on Romeo and Juliet where history repeats itself but not quite in the same way.
This list is getting too long so I'll finish off with some honorable mentions and post the last third at the end of the year: The Wulfkin Legacy by T.F. Walsh, Circle of Jinn by Lori Goldstein, Fade Into Me by Charity Bradford, Soul Crossed by Lisa Gail Green, Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake, Flunked by Jen Calonita, and Faery Swap by Susan Kaye Quinn.
Thanks for stopping by!