What the Wenches Are Reading
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Waiting for spring (and avoiding snow) is keeping us busy, but some of us are finding clever ways to enjoy a bit of reading nonetheless. Click through to see what we’ve discovered this week.
Anne: I really haven’t done much reading this week. Nothing was really holding my attention. I did finish listening to The Nightingale, though. That book gutted me at the end. I nearly crashed my car because I was crying while listening. Now I’ve started Final Girls by Riley Sanger. I’m not very far in, but the concept is very intriguing.
Barb: Before diving into the ARC I needed to read I read one more Masters of the Shadowlands book, Lean On Me, because I had been dying to read Cullen’s story. It did not disappoint. Then I read my ARC of Intrepid by Keri Lake. Friends, it was a difficult read, with one of the most brutal storylines I’ve read, and I’ve read a lot of dark romance at this point. But the love part, the romance, was so beautifully constructed that I was able to get through the awful darkness to the light. Intrepid releases today, but look for my review next week week when we’re a stop on the Intrepid blog tour. Now I’m back to the Shadowlands and reading Make Me, Sir, about Master Marcus.
Kathi: I’ve been rereading very slowly through A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1). I’ve loved it even more this second time around. I see so many clues I missed in my haste to find out what happened next the last time I read it. It has been a lovely extended date with my newest book boyfriend. I fear that I’ll have no choice but to finish the book soon and move on to book 3, which is also good but just not my favorite. In the meantime, Merit and I are trying to put a few things we love about these books into a post — tough duty, and we’re loving it.
Merit: I’ve read Cast in Shadow (Chronicles of Elantra #1) by Michelle Sagara. At first I couldn’t understand what was happening, I was as clueless as Kaylin, the heroine. No one will tell her anything. The plot unfolds very slowly, but becomes intriguing bit by bit. Kaylin is a kickass heroine who grew up in the streets of the poor side of the city, in a partly dark fantasy city/world, navigating her life between the interesting species of that world: lion-like people, winged worries, fairy-like Barrani lords, Dragons, and a few more. I like this complex story. The only disconcerting thing I found is the author’s writing style: I had to read some sentences twice to understand who was talking, but maybe it is only me.