Okay, it’s been a while. I’ve been kind of busy with work and don’t have much in the way of spoons left for anything else. But hey, here’s a few words on some books I’ve enjoyed lately.
Hailey Piper’s Your Mind is a Terrible Thing takes place on a spaceship full of corpses, when horrifying monsters attack. It’s surprisingly deep in certain ways, given how much of a fun “classic monster SF” vibe it gives off. I love the main character.
I caught up on some Val McDermid with Splinter the Silence, Insidious Intent, and How the Dead Speak. I love the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan books, and these three will whomp you upside the head and leave you reeling.
I just forced my roommate to read Ilona Andrews’s Kate Daniels book Small Magics and read it myself since somehow I managed to miss its coming out. If you love this series, this book is a delightful addition to the world.
T. Kingfisher’s Nettle and Bone is a breathtaking take on fairy-tale structures and tropes. Like all Kingfisher novels, it’s magic.
Premee Mohamed’s The Void Ascendant was a gloriously satisfying finish to her Beneath the Rising series. It’s hard to believe there were originally only meant to be two books, because it needed this one.
The Broken Room, by Peter Clines, is outstanding. He mates mad science with cosmic horror with such aplomb and amazing characters.
I heartily recommend all of these books!