June was definitely a low month for me reading wise. But I feel the quality was better. I’m happy to say I only read one young adult book.
Devices and Desires by K.J. Parker: This book to up the majority of my month. But dang, was it good. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time trying to figure out what the end game was for one of the main characters. Once I completed this book, I immediately ordered the other two books in the trilogy and plan on reading those soon. This book does have quite a bit of technical jargon, but I didn’t mind it at all. I’ve even read some reviews that say it reads like a textbook. I wish I would of had those people’s textbooks in school! I loved reading about how several of the characters viewed human nature and how they used it to their advantage or had certain “rules” built into their psyche, they didn’t know any other way to act.
Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal: This is the second book in the series (see my review of book 1 here). It picks up right after book one. This one suffers the same cliches that the first one does. The main character is pretty much super girl but thinks she isn’t good at anything, except maybe glamour and that is just because she has worked hard at it. And of course she isn’t pretty enough. Then, she isn’t even able to glamour through most of the book because she became pregnant. What drove me crazy is that she was like OMG I’m pregnant! Duh, if you have sex with your husband, that is likely to happen *facepalm* Anyways, I did enjoy the portions of the book that dealt with Napoleon and how he affected the countryside.
What have you read recently?