This Week in Reading: Trolls in Love and Witchery

Wow, this past weekend sure flew by! I managed to get a lot of reading in though. Finished up The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer on Saturday (such a great book, I was pretty much a sobbing mess when I turned the last page) and started a new book on Saturday night.

So, currently finishing up Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen. This is one of the books I picked up recently from the Angry Robot Humble Bundle. (Such a great deal! Even though I’d already read a few of them it was totally worth picking up the bundle, and the money goes to charity so yay! By the way, there are still two days left so consider picking up some or all of the books offered here.) Stolen Songbird is a story about a young girl that is kidnapped and taken as a bride to the prince of the troll kingdom, an entire city that is buried beneath a mountain and only kept intact by the troll’s magic. An interesting read so far and I admit I picked it up because I was in the mood for a bit of romance. But I definitely have thoughts on this one so look for a review sometime this week.

Also still in the middle of Windwitch by Susan Dennard. I wasn’t as in love with the first book of this series, Truthwitch, but I did like it. The way the witchery works is almost like superpowers in comics and I enjoy those types of magics in fantasy novels. But, like the first book, I’m not all that into the story. Part of it may be the narration that just isn’t clicking for me. Not sure. There are a couple of characters that I like in this one, the ones that are a bit more complex and layered. I’m interested to see what happens with them, but unless something changes I think this is going to be an ‘I enjoyed it but it’s forgettable’ type of book for me.

After I finish up these two books, not sure what I’m picking up yet. I’m thinking about finishing up Kate Elliott’s YA series and reading Buried Heart. But then I also have been reading a ton of YA lately and am in the mood for something a little more adult. Maybe I’ll pick up Robin Hobb’s Assassin Quest since I’ve been meaning to finish reading the Farseer Trilogy for a long time now. As for my next audiobook…maybe I can find something short to listen to (suggestions are welcome!) before Nice Dragons Finish Last is released on March 1st, because I am definitely going to want to dig into that as soon as it comes out.

Until next time, happy reading!

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