What a month. Jeez. I got pretty much nothing done this month.
- Trope Time: Dwarves
- Genre Talk: High Fantasy
- Subgenre Highlight: Epic Fantasy
- Retrospective Reviews: May 2015
- Top Ten Tuesday: Last Books I Abandoned
Advanced Review: The City Among the Stars by Francis Carsac
Mini Review: While this might have been a great work when it was written, it doesn’t hold up decades later and I am not certain why it was translated. Featuring a soldier picked up by an unknown force, shown a different way of life, and having their whole viewpoint changed.
Mini Review: About a wizard who isn’t the brightest, and has quite the misogynistic streak. While the first two books suck, the third book is where the series starts to shine. Despite all its flaws, it also is absolutely amazing at times. And I love it.
Mini Review: An arranged marriage between a human and a type of elf. This was my jam. Oh my god I love these characters. The world and story is secondary. The friendship and love the married pair have is out of this world.
Standalone: Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Mini Review: I don’t always review romance, but when I do it is because it is amazing and you should read it. The first son to the president falls in love with the Prince of Wales. I love my oblivious bisexual disaster.
Standalone: Ganny Knits a Spaceship by David Gerrold
Mini Review: Had an interesting concept but I’m not a fan of the execution. The main character and her family realize they need a new spaceship, so they knit one. Troubles ensue. I’m not certain what I was hoping for, or what I wanted, but what I got wasn’t really what I hoped for or wanted.