This is several weeks overdue and I sincerely sorry for that. In the past four weeks, I have a) been hired for a full-time position b) convinced my boss to let me stay at home for a week to dodge SoCal 4th of July tourists c) moved to SoCal the following week and d) am currently trying to get the hell out of SoCal since my job got moved to fully WFH anyways. It’s been a time. In the meantime, I’ve been reading like crazy, but kind of neglecting this blog, but since I’ve settled in (for the moment), it’s time I catch-up.
Okay, I lied in the month of June I was pretty lazy with reading, I’m confusing it all with July books, because times’ been blurring on me but that’s okay.
The Phoenix Empress by K Arsenault Rivera – 5/5
- Adored! This! I loved book one and this was everything I loved from book 1 and more! Shoutout to the only book where literally nothing can happen for 200 pages and I’m still happy
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim – 2.5/5
- I really wanted to like this (that cover!) but there just wasn’t anything redeeming. Generic MC, boring immortal love interest, and extremely empty worldbuilding
A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by HG Parry – 5/5
- Historical fiction that gives England and France in the French revolution era a magic twist, with all the politics one could dream of and magical lawyering. In contention for best book fo 2020.
All reviews written for April books can be found in the links above.
Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders by Aliette de Bodard
- A quick list of SFF LGBTQ+ books with positive rep. I tried my best to pick up books beyond the usual ones that make it onto these kinds of lists.