After a really hectic month or so, I am now officially on holiday until the New Year! Even better, my Amazon order with Juliet Marillier’s “Son of the Shadows” finally arrived yesterday. Perfect weekend reading.
I’ve been rubbish at blogging recently, but here are some not-so-recent reads that I’ve liked:
I enjoyed Jenna Black’s “The Devil’s Due” (third in her Morgan Kingsley UF series). I had a couple of issues with the second book (mainly around a slightly unsympathetic protagonist and TSTL secondary characters), but this one totally worked for me. Probably one of the few mainstream UF series out there with a secondary m/m romance with BDSM leanings as well – though feel free to prove me wrong ;-) I’m looking forward to the next.
Also really liked Julie Hyzy’s “Hail to the Chef” (second in her White House Chef cosy mystery series). I would have liked a bit more romance (okay, a lot more – it was practically MIA here), but I love the way she incorporates White House traditions and protocol into her books.
Jim Butcher’s “Princeps’ Fury” (fifth in his Codex Alera fantasy series) was also an enjoyable read. I was thinking about this series the other night, and came to the conclusion that it is “safe” fantasy – you know that the good guys always eventually win and no one you’ve invested in will be killed off. Which means that you can read it late at night and know you’ll sleep soundly afterwards. Does that sound silly? Anyway, entertaining as always.
So plans for my first day of hols?* Watching the Strictly Come Dancing final, followed by “Son of the Shadows”. I’m probably growing old, but at the moment, that sounds like the perfect Saturday night.
*Yes, I know technically the first day is Monday, but still!