May has been another mediocre reading month. I’m never going to say I’ve broken out of a slump again, because sure enough, here it goes again. Hopefully June will be better!
- The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison (ARC): Not a fan. Basically Sherlock Holmes with magic. Not nearly as groundbreaking as it promised and a slog besides. Also, if you expect it to be queer? Yeah, you’ll be disappointed too.
- The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker: Read shockingly fast, even though I wasn’t in the mood for it. Highly recommended if you’re looking for naval fantasy and characters slowly becoming competent.
- The Breath of the Sun by Isaac R. Fellman: This instantly shot up to my all-time favourite books, right on the level of The Gray House and The Winged Histories. A very unique, very queer, quiet fantasy book about mountain climbing, faith, and complex relationships. I hope I can have a review ready soon!
- Of Dragons, Feasts, and Murder by Aliette de Bodard (ARC): I admit I haven’t read the Dominion of the Fallen series yet, but this novella was a delight. Thuan and Asmodeus have a fantastic dynamic.
- The Sunken Mall by K.D. Edwards: A must read for anyone who enjoyed The Last Sun. Had pretty much everything I loved about the main series, from snark to heartwarming moments. And it’s free!
- Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse (DNF 52%): Really wanted to like it and there’s nothing really wrong with it, but in the end, I just couldn’t bring myself to care. Not about the plot, not about the characters.
- Knox by K. Arsenault Rivera, Brooke Bolander, Gabino Iglesias, and Sunny Moraine (ARC): Accepted the request because I have never read a noir before and this one seemed like it’d lack the casual sexism. So far, it’s pretty good!
- Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather: The only novella in this month’s Tor free bundle I haven’t read yet. Nuns and biological spaceships!
Books read this year: 24 (+ 1 rereads)
r/Fantasy Bingo Challenge progress: 8/25 (32%)