I’m started a series where I look at past months in previous years and see what I was reading. What I liked, what I didn’t like. What I have kept up with and what I have set aside. What was a favourite, and what fell from grace. It is also a way to give a review to some past series that I’m probably unlikely to ever review in full.
Benedict Jacka’s Alex Verus series
Alex Verus is just one of those series I enjoy in the moment, but as soon as I am done reading it I have completely forgotten everything about it. I reread this series so many times before I gave up and now I’m just waiting for it to end (Late 2020/Early 2021, probably!) before I get back to it once and for all. From what I remember, the main character is good, the story is good, the world is cool and good. It is a lot like the Dresden Files. I just can’t remember the specific details! It is bizarre!
This series is about a wizard who can see the probabilities of the future. Alex had a master who turned evil, and he wants nothing to do with his old master. Alex gets into a lot of high risk trouble. Pretty standard urban fantasy, really.
Annie Bellet’s Twenty-Sided Sorceress series
Twenty-Sided Sorceress is an interesting series. I love the idea behind it the series. It is about a sorceress who is running from her evil master who wants to eat her heart. She ran to a small, magical town to hide in. I enjoyed the worldbuilding immensely, and I didn’t find many faults in the story either. In fact I liked a lot about this series, but I have yet to finish it. Maybe next year. The author ran into a bit of trouble releasing regularly and I couldn’t keep up with the changes and had to drop it from my currently reading. Now that it is complete I want to get back to it, I just haven’t had the time.
Rainy Kaye’s Summoned
This was an interesting concept that just completely fell flat. I perhaps would have continued reading it back then, had the third book ever come out. It is just one of many dead series I have that I started in 2014.. It is about a djinn who is bound to djinn slavery with a master he hates. He hates his life, what little life he has. He just wants to be free.
Ilona Andrew’s Burn For Me
Burn for Me came out October 28th of 2014. I read it two times that day. I have read it many times since, and here are the reviews. And many more times since then! I loved everything about this book. About this series. The basics are that this is a world where the powerful have Powers and money, and those powerful are basically in a world all their own. Nevada Baylor is a PI who can tell truth from lie. This is one of my favourite series of all time, and it just gets better with each subsequent book. Somehow.