Weekly Wrap-Up: May 13-20, 2019

Hello fellow boozie readers!

Sam’s Update:

I had a great week and weekend. It was my best friend from college’s 30th birthday and we had a BLAST in DC celebrating.

What Sam finished this week:

 

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  • Deep Cut by Nick Sullivan: This is the sequel to Deep Shadow which I reviewed last year. I loved this book. Drunk review to come.

What Sam’s reading now:

 

  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin: I’m listening on audio and I struggled with that at first, because the world is so complex and has complex names for things. I’ve figured it out though and I’m really really enjoying it.
  • Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim: I’m literally almost done with this book. I am loving it. This is basically Mulan meets Aladdin meets Rumpelstiltskin.

Ginny’s Update:

It’s been a busy week with a lot of reading! Sorry Sam for filling all these out. I’m still reading a ton of romance, they’re a ton of fun and I keep finding new authors who I am quickly beginning to adore. Also Seanan McGuire, basically, there’s gonna be a ton of repeat authors. Good luck with your week!

Currently Reading:

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  • Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau: We received this ARC and I’m not far enough in to be completely familiar with it. But this is a world that involves a bunch of magic. The heroine is a ‘charmer’ meaning she can capture magical creatures, and she’s currently being pursued by an undead assassin. Cool.

What I Finished:

  • Middlegame by Seanan McGuire: Mmmmm weird alchemy and time travel. This is definitely going to get a review. 
  • Can’t Escape Love by Alyssa Cole: Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series is goddamn delightful. This novella follows the twin sister of the main character of aDuke By Default. Regina is a wheelchair user and is insanely smart and in charge of her life. Gustave has, I think, Autism and is immediately in love and goddamn this book is so freaking sweet. 5/5
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper: This book does an amazing job of making privilege understandable while also not being aimed at those audiences. I’m not sure what else I can say about this book other than I thought it was great. 4.5/5
  • Silver Silence by Nalini Singh: This book was fucking wild. There was so much going on. So this is the first book in a trilogy, and also number 16 in a series (holy crap). So the world building wasn’t as intense as I feel it could have been, which I actually enjoyed. I find front-loaded world building to be a bit exhausting. But Silver, the heroine, is emotionless by choice to save her life and is a fucking badass. Mishka is the leader of his bear-shifter community, and is a delight! I know I typically don’t review romances, but I think I might end up doing that with this.

Minda’s Update:

No update for me this week!

Linz’s Update:

No update for Linz this week!

Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,

Sam, Melinda, Linz, and Ginny

 

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