This TBR is still really exciting for me. I really plugged through a lot of the ones on my list last month, so here's hoping this month's are just as gratifying! I'm still reading The Last Magician, because although it hasn't been my cup of tea so far, I feel like if I just make it far enough I'll find something to like.
I am so excited about this new fantasy world from John Gwynne. It is everything comforting and familiar and yet somehow so hard to achieve that we look for in fantasy. And the audiobook performance is stunning.
All-new! In addition to getting back to reading in June, I also got back to...adding to my TBR. As a result, here are some novels I'm super, super excited to crack open.
What a tragedy to be finished with this trilogy, and to have finished my first journey through this world.
Big drops from Sarah J. Maas and Jennifer Armentrout this month!
No one is talking about the way this novel is carried by its villain. Armentrout's tendency towards repetition is the Achilles heel of the fourth installment of the From Blood and Ash series, taking away from the magic of a fully built-up fantasy world nearing its climax. A contentious scene didn't seem all that important.
finally read SJM's new Crescent City series, plus a wildly entertaining Dark Academia and more.
In this post, I'll review the delightful first installation of Crescent City and then suggest a (hopefully) helpful structure for talking about Sarah J. Maas amid a very prickly public discourse.
A couple of Saras and so much glorious Nnedi Okafor, who, after reading Remote Control AND Binti, is now one of my FAVORITE AUTHORS OF ALL TIME.
This month was a mixed bag of genres and feelings, but not quality - from romance to to economic nonfiction to afrofuture to high fantasy, I loved everything I read this month!