May 2012

June 2, 2012

Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins

I got tired of waiting for the paperbacks of these so bought the e-books for air travel reading. I can see why these books have done so well, and they explore some very fascinating ground, but Katniss herself felt to me sometimes like a passenger in her own story, especially in these last two books. Now I'll duck & cover. :-)

Deadline, by Mira Grant

Feed was one of my two top reads last year so I was really looking forward to Deadline. I honestly can't parse my feelings about how Book 2 ended. In one sense, I could see it coming, and sort of wanted it, but it negated something that made Book 1 such an impactful read for me. I guess I'll just have to see what happens in Book 3. Nevertheless, I ate through this one like a zombie after fresh flesh. I DO have to know how it ends.

Among Others, by Jo Walton

I want to make a reading list of all the SFF works mentioned in this novel, but I'm sure someone's compiled it already. This book struck very close to home for me in a couple of ways. I can see why it's been up for so many awards.

Mortality Bridge, by Steven R. Boyett

If you like your fiction 98% dark, this retelling of the Orpheus myth is for you. 70% dark chocolate keeps me awake at night. I'll leave it at that.

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