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A similar meme, This Week in Books is hosted by Lipsyy Lost and Found.
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The questions are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
1-What are you currently reading?
Wake of Vultures (The Shadow Book 1) by Lila Bowen.
So far, so good, I am really enjoying this. It’s a fantasy and western hybrid, what’s not to like, monsters in the Old West, awesome!
Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She’s a half-breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don’t call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is, until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood and he turns to black sand.
And just like that, Nettie can see.
But her newfound sight is a blessing and a curse. Even if she doesn’t understand what’s under her own skin, she can sense what everyone else is hiding – at least physically. The world is full of evil, and now she knows the source of all the sand in the desert. Haunted by the spirits, Nettie has no choice but to set out on a quest that might lead her to find her true kin . . . if the monsters along the way don’t kill her first.
2-What did you recently finish reading?
The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu.
At 850 pages this is one big bad boy hefty tome but it’s a rewarding read for fantasy fans. (I have yet to write my review).
Dara is united under the Emperor Ragin, once known as Kuni Garu, the bandit king. There has been peace for six years, but the Dandelion Throne rests on bloody foundations – Kuni’s betrayal of his friend, Mata Zyndu, the Hegemon. The Hegemon’s rule was brutal and unbending – but he died well, creating a legend that haunts the new emperor, no matter what good he strives to do.
Where war once forged unbreakable bonds between Kuni’s inner circle, peace now gnaws at their loyalties. Where ancient wisdoms once held sway, a brilliant scholar promises a philosophical revolution. And from the far north, over the horizon, comes a terrible new threat … The scent of blood is in the water.
Batman The Killing Joke.
Pure dark and disturbing awesomeness! This graphic novel – it’s not a comic OK?? 🙂 This is a must read for Batman fans and you can find my review !!HERE!!
Alan Moore cemented his reputation for unparalleled storytelling with wildly acclaimed books such as WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA. Here he takes on some of DC’s most classic characters, offering his unforgettable version of the disturbing relationship between the Dark Knight and his greatest foe, the Joker.
In this groundbreaking work, Moore creates a twisted tale of insanity and human perseverance. Looking to prove that any man can be pushed past his breaking point to madness, the Joker attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane.
Refusing to give up, Gordon struggles to maintain his sanity with the help of Batman in a desperate effort to best the madman.
3-What do you think your’ll read next?
Conspiracy of Ravens The Shadow Book 2) by Lila Bowen.
Well, as I am currently about half way through the first book and really enjoying it, I am going to delve straight into the sequel after finishing. 🙂
Nettie Lonesome jumped off a cliff, not knowing what she’d become. She’s still not sure, but the destiny of the Shadow is calling her to help someone she’d just as soon watch die. Her new sidekick, an annoying shifter named Earl, is hellbent on finding the Rangers. He’s just escaped a railroad camp where monsters are held captive, their very bones used to fuel the tracks scarring Nettie’s wild, beloved Durango. And he wants revenge. Nettie, now facing the truth of her own identity and going by Rhett, must decide whether to side with her friends and the badge on her chest or take off alone on the dangerous mission pulling her inexplicably toward the fight of her life.
When it comes to monsters and men, the world isn’t black and white. What good are two wings and a gun when your enemy can command a conspiracy of ravens?
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