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June 18: Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List.
Does this mean books I’ll likely read in the summer? This list is made up of books coming out in a summer-like time, which I will get a hold of and read as soon as I can. If only today was an option…
1. Cast in Sorrow; Michelle Sagara. Book #1: Kaylin is a Hawk (police, pretty much) in the city of Elantra–shared by several species, including humans, winged Aerians, and Dragons like the Emperor. She fled the slums when she woke up with mysterious markings on her skin, markings several murdered children shared. Now marked children are dying again… This is book #9.
2. Chimes at Midnight; Seanan McGuire. Book #7. October “Toby” Daye is a changeling, part human and part fae, and lives a very complicated life, balancing fae politics and a human life. Dark and interesting and very real-feeling–I love these books.
3. Codex Born; Jim C. Hines. Book #2 in a series about people who can pull objects from books–libriomancers. Sometimes living things come from the book world into ours, and someone has to stop them. It’s a fascinating, clever idea, and the first was an entertaining story through and through.
4. Cold Copper; Devon Monk. Book #3. Steampunk and magic, and a mad quest to hunt down the pieces of a doomsday device before it can be used. Witches, lycanthropes, and dangerous machines!
5. Kinslayer; Jay Kristoff. Book #2 of a Japanese Steampunk series. Fantastical creatures, a barren world, goggles and breath-masks, and a young girl determined to save herself and her friend. These books are a must-read for any Steampunk fan.
6. The Long War; Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter. Book #2 about a fascinating concept–multiple versions of our world, layered on top of each other. Most (but not all) people can move from one version to another, and settle what they think is untouched and uninhabited land. Weird and thought-provoking.
7. Magic Rises; Illona Andrews. Kate Daniels is a mercenary in a city full of weres, mages piloting mindless vampires, and magic-users. Magic falls and rises in waves, and technology dies when it is high. Everyone must struggle to balance the two, which makes even everyday problems more exciting. Kate is awesomely sarcastic and funny.
8. Perdition; Ann Aguirre. Dresdemona “Dred” Devos controls one of the six territories in Perdition, a permanent prison floating in space. This is a new release, but Ann Aguirre is so wonderful I’ll read anything she writes.
9. Quick Fix; Linda Grimes. Book #2 about ‘aura adaptors’ people who can perfectly assume the form of any person, and are paid to do so–as body doubles to avoid danger, or anything else someone will pay money not to do themselves. In book #1, Ciel Halligan is trying to get her client’s boyfriend to propose when their resort bungalow explodes. I’m looking forward to seeing Ciel again.
10. White Trash Zombie Apocalypse; Diana Rowland. Book # 3. Angel Crawford is living on the edge, and being made into a zombie doesn’t make her life much easier. Rowland creates a unique and very human kind of zombie, which are hilarious to read about.