Uhh, how is it already December? It feels like I just wrote my October reads post like a week ago. Plus I know the rest of December will fly by too. I can tell I was busy in November, as I only completed 4 books. I had one other book that I was reading and then my license to read it expired when I had like 20 pages left. That is one con of e-books, that is for sure!
The Martian by Andy Weir: I finally got a chance to read this and it did not disappoint. I loved Mark’s dry humored his innovative fixes. The interludes to what people back on Earth are trying to do to save him were fascinating too. I have read other reviews saying that the technical stuff was a little much, but I’m a geek, and loved it.
Rating 5 out of 5
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The Palace Job by Patrick Weeks: This is a fun book. You have a pretty bad-ass lead woman in Loch. And her “sidekick” has some pretty hilarious lines. There is magic, intrigue and all sorts of twists and turns. Plus a shape shifting unicorn who has a thing for virgins. How can you not like a book with that?
Rating 3 out of 5
Horizon by Tabitha Lord: This wasn’t a bad book. But it wasn’t a good one either. An empath, Caeli, saves a Derek when his spaceship crashes on her planet. She is running from a nasty past. They quickly (too quickly) fall in love and she leaves with with him when he is picked up by some of his crew. Then they go to another work that is almost in revolt due to a mean non-human race. They help save the planet using Caeli’s empathic ability. I will say that the world building was quite good. I just really disliked the insta-love.
Rating 2.5 out of 5
The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey: Another one that I finally got to cross off my to-read list. And I’m happy to say it lived up to the hype. This is one of those books that kind of creeps you out, but in a good way. The world as we know it has changed due to worldwide pandemic of a fungus that changes people into zombies. This book follows Melanie, a girl who is more than what it initially seems. There is fantastic world building in this one. Plus the characters characters are darn good. I definitely recommend, but be ready for some heebie-jeebies.
Rating 4 out of 5
What have you been reading lately?