Saturday, May 16, 2015

What's on my Kindle and in my carry-on

I've got another bit of travelling to do (sister trip to Italy! Woot! *shhh! people might get jealous*), with all those long, miserable plane rides and boring layovers, so I'm loading up the e-reader with some things I've been looking forward to:

Ancillary Sword, sequel to Ancillary Justice, which was freaking amazing. Ann Leckie has such command of point of view and narrative structure. And a character I absolutely love. Worth all the hype it's been getting.

Two Serpents Rise. Max Gladstone knows how to title. And how to plot, and how to worldbuild. Three Parts Dead blew me away, so I'm excited to read another set in the same world.

The Lie Tree, newest book by Frances Hardinge. I have no idea what it's about, but it's by Frances Hardinge, and that's all you need to tell me.

Kinslayer and Endsinger, the rest of Jay Kristoff's Lotus War trilogy. Stormdancer was brilliantly original with great characters and a creepily believable, dark world (I kept thinking, no, this is too much, you can't expect us to believe that, and then I'd think: Industrial Revolution England was just like that. Except Kristoff's world has airships and griffins, so, way cooler.)

Signal to Noise, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. The '80s, Mexico, music, magic. Silvia is a friend of mine, and lucky for me, because this book might not have come up on my radar otherwise, and it looks very cool.

The Heir Chronicles, 1-3: Warrior Heir, Wizard Heir, and Dragon Heir. Good, solid YA contemporary fantasy. I read these a while ago, and when I saw the fourth one, Enchanter Heir, at the library, I picked it up, but I had forgotten too much. So I'm rereading.

The Quiet Gentleman, because sometimes you just feel like some Georgette Heyer, and I keep finding ones I haven't read yet—yay!

And, because you can't always trust electronics, and I panic at the thought of being stuck with nothing to read, I stopped by the local bookstore and picked up a few paperbacks:

A Terry Pratchett I haven't read and should, because I like Granny Weatherwax.

The second of Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series: got the first from the library and liked it, so we'll try another.

The first of Django Wexler's flintlock fantasy series. Bloggers I trust have been talking this one up, so I thought, what the heck.

Think that'll be enough??

1 comment:

  1. Good packing! And The Lie Tree, The Lie Tree! I want to read it so, so much!