This Week in Reading: Weird Western Orcs, YA Apocalypse–in Space, a Doctor of Monsters, and London Below

So this week will be a bit eclectic! I have a couple more review requests and two shorter audiobooks lined up. Hopefully I’ll be able to get through them all in a timely manner. I’ve got so many books to read for so many reasons–requests and book fest is looming around the corner….ack! At least I’m all caught up on writing reviews at the moment (for the most part) so I’m ahead of the schedule in some ways at least.

First up is The Demons Within by Ashe Armstrong. This is the third book in his Grimluk, Demon Hunter series about a gunslinging Orc traveling a wild west like land, helping out towns and people in need. Full disclosure, Ashe has been a friend for the last four years, and I’ve been happy to support his campaigns for all three of his books. I think he’s really grown as a writer, just from the first book to the second, so I really can’t wait to dive into this third one and see what awaits us.

Rabbit and Robot by Andrew Smith. This is a YA Science Fiction novel that takes place on a spaceship, kind of a cruise ship, circling the moon. Wars break out below on Earth and looks like everything is destroyed. The young folks left up on the ship are left to their own devices as things start to fall apart around them. I have to admit the concept of this one is really intriguing and the few reviews it has so far have been positive. Looking forward to seeing what this one’s all about.

First up in audio, I’ll be listening to Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw. I didn’t really get a chance to start this one last week. It’s a short book though, so I should be able to get through it in about three days. One of my friends said that I should read it and I already had it in my TBR so I bumped it up. Plus the author is going to be at book fest at the end of the month so it’s a priority read for me. I think the idea of a doctor of monsters investigating crimes sounds delightful. ๐Ÿ™‚

Next in audibook I have Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I think I picked this one up from a sale a while ago. I’ve read several of Gaiman’s books and short stories and his stuff is a bit hit or miss with me (ok, more hit than miss). This is one I’ve been meaning to read for a while. It’s Urban Fantasy, but different from what a lot of people consider Urban Fantasy today. I think this one will be an interesting read.

Well, looks like another busy week for me in book-land. What is everyone else reading this week? Do any of these books stand out to you? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you! Happy reading!

 

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14 thoughts on “This Week in Reading: Weird Western Orcs, YA Apocalypse–in Space, a Doctor of Monsters, and London Below

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  1. I’m very curious about Rabbit & Robot, I actually have a copy, but I think I’ll wait to hear your thoughts before I read it. And Strange Practice was pretty good๐Ÿ˜ Have a great week!

  2. I adore Neverwhere and am super excited there’s a sequel on the way! If you end up liking it, I highly recommend the BBC radio adaptation feat Natalie Dormer and James McAvoy. I must have listened it 5 times. ๐Ÿ˜€ And I’m curious about Rabbit and Robot. Smith’s other book didn’t work out for me, but his ideas are always really creative. Happy reading!

  3. I never heard of any of these and they all sound supper interesting. I’m especially curious about Neverwhere and Strange Practice. Honestly the idea of a “doctor of monsters” doing anything at all is exciting enough for me.

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