Woohoo books! This month was taken over by a series that I started last month. While the books are not a complete knockout (with ratings between 2-3) I still devoured this series. I reminds me a lot of Sookie Stackhouse in that it might not be that great after the first book or so, but you just can’t stop reading.
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Home World by Bonnie Milani: I was impressed with this book. I really had no idea what to expect with it and it blew me away. It is set in the future where humans have expanded across the universe and Earth is a novelty. What this book really features though is family, keeping your word, and putting responsibility ahead of your personal goals. If you like political intrigue, relationships (friendships, family, and love), with a little science fiction, you should get this book.
Rating 4.5 out of 5
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder: In this book, Yelena travels to her home country to learn more about her magic. She struggles with figuring out her place in this new world and tempering her “act now and figure out the repercussions later” attitude. It doesn’t work all that well. Plus there is some major family drama. And just drama in general.
Rating 3 out of 5
Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder: I didn’t really understand the purpose for a big chunk of this story. Yelena is very bitter about her place in life. But she does come around and save the day with the help of Opal.
Rating 2.5 out of 5
Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder: Storm Glass kicks off a spinoff from the original series. Instead of focusing on Yelena, Opal the glass magician is the lead. It certainly doesn’t help the story. Opal second guesses everything she does and had a “woe as me” attitude. There are some great secondary characters throughout these series, and I think that is why I keep reading.
Rating 2 out of 5
Sea Glass by Maria V. Snyder: Instead of “woe as me,” Opal goes all “f… that” and does things without thinking and is bitter throughout. The ending is terribly rushed as well. A ridiculous amount happens in the last 2 chapters or so. Once again, the secondary characters and the world building is good, but I could do without Opal.
Rating 2 out of 5
Tell me, what have you been reading? Have you ever kept reading a series even if it isn’t that good but it keeps pulling you back?
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