Monday, January 31, 2022

The Silence by Mark Alpert


This is an intriguing conclusion to the trilogy with quite a plot twist as Adam and the other Pioneers are challenged when their program and their very existences are threatened to be shut down by the government.  Can they save themselves?  Can they save the world?

Saturday, January 29, 2022

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow


Who doesn't want to walk through a door and go into another world?  And yet, there are always those who don't want that to happen, who don't want people to be free to imagine and experience anything that is different.  Luckily, there are people like January, who want to keep the doors open to adventure and exploration, and this is her story. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy by Anne Ursu


This is a captivating story about Marya, a young girl living in a village that is under the threat of the magical "Dread", a force that kills entire villages, and is being fought off by sorcerers.  The society is very patriarchal, and Marya is sent to a school for troubled girls, where she slowly begins to make friends as she learns the truth about what is going on.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Risen by Benedict Jacka


Alex Verus's last battle in this satisfying conclusion to the series is quite awesome! Alex and Luna want to save Anne and Vari and defeat Richard and the djinn and not get killed by the council.  There were plot twists and lots of action in this fantastic last book.