This Week in Reading: Ongoing Rebellions, Southern Witches, Fantasy of Manners, and Medieval Recipes

The last week sure does feel like it flew by fast. I’m still working on listening to the audiobook of Iron Gold by Pierce Brown. I am really enjoying it but it does tend to be on the grimmer side if things, so I can only do so much of the audio a day. I think the new POV characters feel fresh, and they’re all very distinct as well. I am enjoying seeing much more of the world explored than that which is just from Darrow’s POV. Also, man, I love Sevro’s loyalty to Darrow, but sometimes I think he’s a little too loyal. Sometimes Darrow needs someone to tell him he’s being an asshole and as long as Sev’s there being his yes-man…well, it’s tough for him to not feel validated in whatever he’s doing. Oh, Darrow. But we’ll see how all of this plays out! I’m over halfway through so should finish up before the end of the week.

After I’m finished listening to Iron Gold, I’ll probably start Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the last book in the Caster Chronicles. I really loved the first book in the series, the rest have been ok, but since I enjoy the characters I’ve continued on with them. I’ll be reading this last one mainly as part of my goal to finish up some series this year, and it’s also readily available on audio from my library so it’s convenient as well.

I’ve also started reading The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Sarath. This is an ARC I received, the book will be out on April 3rd from Angry Robot. So far I’m about 20% in and liking it a lot. I really love Fantasy of Manners so it’s always fun to dive into one of these types of books. There are two POV characters, both of the sisters, and I like how different they are, but also how much they care for one another. Look out for my full review sometime late this week.

Once I finish up the above book, I’m planning on diving into a non-fiction:  What Kings Ate and Wizards Drank by Krista D. Ball. I’ve decided this will work to check off my non-fiction square on my fantasy bingo card. I’ve read several of Krista’s fantasy and science fiction novels and she’s got a great sense of humor that I’m told comes through in her non-fiction as well. Also, medieval recipes! Maybe I’ll try some.

So, looks like I have a pretty full reading week ahead of me, but most of these are on the shorter side, so I think it’s not quite as daunting as it looks.

 

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  1. I understand what you said about the Caster chronicles. The series I’m finishing up right now has an okay plot at best but the characters are enchanting and have won my little reading heart. Sometimes in fantasy fiction, I feel that’s overlooked in favor of whizz-bang action and otherworldly settings,

    1. Yes, exactly. I also really enjoy the setting and the narration on the audio is great for Caster Chronicles, the plot always seems a might convoluted and sometimes makes my eye roll a bit, but I do enjoy other things about it and sometimes that’s all I need.

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