I've never read any of Ursula K. Le Guin's poetry before this, but I needn't have worried. Her poetry is as good as her prose.
This has such a strong opening for me. The introduction scene revealing the solider as Jirel of Joy is iconic, and has been imitated and aluded to many times since. However, this story really really lost me in the end.
// SPOILERS // Jirel realizing that she's fallen in love with the man who has not only killed her comrades, but abused her and threatened to assault her didn't sit right with me. I can respect her having regrets for her actions in the end, but again, didn't sit right with me.
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) | Philip Pullman |
A throwback read! I started this series in third grade and spent the next 5-10 years actively consuming all of these books as they came out. My friend and I decided to reread the first series as a throwback, and WOW the nostaglia!!! I love these dumb dramatic cats.
An unexpected pleasure! Quite frankly a delight, even though it's written for a younger audience I found it very entertaining. The characters have such distinctive personalities and Cimorene is a favorite character of mine now.
In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4) | Seanan McGuire |
Guenevere: A Play in Five Acts | Stark Young |
Little bit of a hit and a little bit of a miss with me. The general concept, great. Lynett overall vibed with me, and I really loved her interactions with her band of knights who grow to love and respect her. Points off for SA and how that storyline was handled. However, I found the ending quest really interested.
// SPOILERS // Haaaaated the SA storyline, EVEN MORE hated that she eventually had to forgive her attacker. That was not it.