Hello fellow boozie readers!
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:
- 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.
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!
- 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.
No update for me this week!
No update for Linz this week!
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,
Sam, Melinda, Linz, and Ginny