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June 30: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015
Coincidentally enough, I have so far this year rated exactly ten books at five stars on Goodreads.
1. Sweep in Peace (#2); Ilona Andrews. Currently put up in installments on their website, will be published in ebook later. About an innkeeper who wields a mean broom, alien vampires, an ancient war, and so many things that are more than they seem.
2. Karen Memory; Elizabeth Bear. A story with some edge to it, about prostitutes, and a very bad man determined to take control of a city.
3. Vision in Silver (#3); Anne Bishop. Start from the beginning with this one–blood prophets, and seriously scary vampires, werewolves, etc. They are Others–and they were never human.
4. Dead Heat; Particia Briggs. Part of a series. Werewolves are very well represented on this list! An Omega werewolf is outside the pack structure. This doesn’t make her aggressive, but neither does it make her a pushover!
5. Valor; Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melancon. An amazing collection about powerful female fairy tale characters. Mostly comics, a few text stories.
6. Uprooted; Naomi Novik. A story about a dragon who isn’t a dragon… and a sacrifice who isn’t at all prepared for what happens next.
7. A Blink of the Screen; Terry Pratchett. A collection of stories, full of the humor and weirdness that makes a Pratchett story so special.
8. Firefight (#2); Brandon Sanderson. All supers are evil. Or are they? Maybe there’s a way to fight it…
9. Blue Lily, Lily Blue (#3); Maggie Stiefvater. Dangerous magic, a sleeping king, and a prophesied death. Life just keeps getting stranger.
10. Saga (Vol. 4); Brian K. Vaughan. A sort of less teen-angst Romeo and Juliet, with aliens, and a war that engulfs planets. There’s a lot of people who want our heroes dead… and that’s not all their problems.