Weekly Wrap Up: Dec 23-29, 2019

Hello boozie readers!

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Minda’s Updates

It’s been quite the year! Stay tuned for my year-in-review and 2020 goals post to kick off the new year on Weds.

What Minda finished:

dragon republic

  • The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang – SO SO GOOD! Like, even better than the first one. Highs and lows and decisions made. Review from me to come

What Minda is reading now:

lager queen of minnesota

  • The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal – A Midwest beer-making family moves forward after the patriarch dies and leaves the beer company to only one of the sisters. Was recommended by my also-beer-loving coworker.

Linz’s Updates

Is this fucking holiday season fucking over yet? I’m writing this on my way to my 4th holiday gathering this week. Also I WORKED this week.

What Linz read:

  • Deadly Little Scandals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: Did NOT think Barnes could top herself, but goddamn I burned through this sequel to Little White Lies. Love love love.
  • Pale by Edward A. Farmer: thanks to Netgalley for the chance to read this advanced copy. A 1960s novel set in the South about a white family and the black people they employed to work their plantation. I didn’t think the voice was the right fit, the timeline was confusing, and the ending was rushed.
  • Fireborne by Rosaria Munda: YAAAAASSSS. YA fantasy that takes place in the years after an overthrown…I guess oligarchy? Dragons, romance, intrigue–baaaaaalllller.

What Linz is reading now:

winterwood

  • Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw: Teen witch, boy with secrets, magic woods. CLEARLY I’m into it. I’m having a really hard time with the writing style

Sam’s Updates

So much for rest. I had a really bad flare up this week, but it seems to be calming a bit. We’ll see. I have done like… zero reading this week. For whatever reason, I’m in to binge watching right now. I figure I’ll lean into it and get it out of my system for the new year.

What Sam read this week:

warrior of the altaii

  • Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan: Only just started this but this was actually Robert Jordan’s first book, but this was it’s first publishing. Our man, Wolfgar is a nomad and the non-nomads plot to take over the world. Wolfgar tryna stop them. I was so incredibly disappointed in this. More to come in a drunk review.

What Sam’s currently reading:

  • Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi: This is the sequel to The Gilded Wolves which Linz reviewed and then so did I because I couldn’t shut up about it. I haven’t made any progress on this so far.
  • Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta: This is gender-swapped King Arthur in space. I am SO IN TO IT.

Ginny’s Updates

Continuation of Happy Holidays! I hope everyone had a good week of celebrating any ceremonies you prefer, and that everyone has a happy new year!

What Ginny Finished this week:

  • Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire: This one is obviously getting a review, if only because I’ve reviewed every book in this series (Incryptid #6). Antimony finally gets a book of her own. The family is dealing with the fallout of the ending of the previous book and Anitmony is the one that makes choice for an undercover agent. There are new creatures, a circus, a terrifying-spider creature, and… the review will come.
  • Gilded Cage by K.J. Charles: This is the second book in a series. I read the first book Any Old Diamonds a while back and enjoyed it enough to read the next book. This book follows Susan, basically a PI, and Templeton Vane, one half of the Lilywhite Boys, who is currently wanted for a murder he didn’t commit. Also they used to be besties and lovers and now she hates him. It’s all very dramatic. The story is really good, the characters are eminently enjoyable. 4/5
  • Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh: I continue to really enjoy the way this series has grown. Now that there is so much going on, you keep getting snippets of so many people’s lives and the plots continue to be tight and incredibly exciting. The nice thing about a world this large is that even if the main characters aren’t the best, there’s so much else to keep you interested. That being said, I did like Riaz and Adria. I was happy to see Adria again after the sad hints of her life that we got in an earlier book. These two characters both had some issues and it was really great to see the way they did and did not assist each other. 4/5

What Ginny is Currently Reading:

  • Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff: I so enjoy the parts of this book that I read, but I’ve been running around like crazy so much that I haven’t had much of a chance to read physical books. But I really gotta get back to this.
  • Hither, Page by Cat Sebastian: This is Cat Sebastian’s new book, and I”m coming into it not knowing much. It’s set in a small British town where someone has died/maybe been murdered. Leonard Page is the detective sent to look into it. James is the local doctor who may have previously saved Leo’s life. They’re def gonna fall in love.

Until next time, we main forever drunkenly yours,

Sam, Ginny, Linz, and Minda

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