Recap: April 2016

April is over, and that means it’s time to look back at what got done, what got read and what’s coming up around here…

SF/F READ ALONGS

So much Read Along goodness this month! We got through the third October Daye book, An Artificial Night, and began reading Scott Lynch’s Gentlemen Bastards series with a Read Along of The Lies of Locke Lamora, as well as working our way toward the end of Kushiel’s Justice – there’s just one week to go, there! You can find links to all my posts for these books on the 2016 Read Alongs page.

THE RIVERSIDE READ ALONG

I am also just one more week away from bringing this live-reading/reviewing experience to an end, and you can check out my weekly review posts for all three of the Riverside novels on their very own page.

The reason for all the archiving is that I’ve decided to continue in this manner with other fantasy series that have either been on my TBR for a while, or recently added to it thanks to the enthusiasm of certain people who know who they are, thankyouverymuch.

So when my visit to Riverside is over, I’m going back in time to play with dragons!¬†Why not join me?

Temeraire

On the reviewing side of things, it was another light month – but April saw the third book in Sebastien de Castell’s Greatcoats series, Saint’s Blood, released, and it got yet another rave review from me. Check it out here – but mind the spoilers if you’re not up to speed with these books!

I also featured a guest post! Check out “What Les Miserables Taught Me About Emotional Plotting”, by Melanie R. Meadors.

EXTRAS

It was also a light month for non-review reading, but what’s on that list is quality. Sadly I wasn’t able to finish Marginalia to Stone Bird, the Rose Lemberg collection I mentioned last month – but I did read the first of Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove series, A Night To Surrender (adult romance, four stars, sexy witty fun) and Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart A Doorway, which I gave the full five stars and hugged quite fiercely and am now utterly in love with. This book is gorgeous and sweet and sad and scary and is going on the favourites shelf FOREVER.

Reading tip: read this book, then listen to Seanan’s Wicked Girls album. It will make perfect sense and add so much wonderfulness to the experience if you like this book. Or that album. Or both.

EHAD

On that nerd-out note… This nerd is out. I’ve got stuff to read, y’know. See you next time.

 

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