Hello everyone, and welcome to my recap for the month of February! I’ll be looking back at what I’ve done this month and forward to what’s up in March.
Sadly, the interesting links section is going to have to say goodbye. I’m not adverse to bringing it back in the future, but I just haven’t had enough time to read online articles and such. Life’s been busy! Between school, work, and internship searches, I’ve barely been able to keep up with blogging. Speaking of that, I’m going to take March 18th through 24th off from reviewing. I need some time to catch up with things.
As for DNFs, this month there’s only one: Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins.
I read maybe 60% of Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins. It wasn’t bad, it just left me cold. I kept hoping I’d get more into it… but I never did. And I’m having a hard time figuring out what about it threw me off! It was super heteronormative, which I wasn’t into, but I also think I didn’t care much for the characters. The only one of the sisters I really cared about was Ash. And it overall just felt sort of familiar, Game of Thrones influenced fantasy, but with a Norse setting. Oh, and it’s very slow moving. Even when I quit at 60%, it didn’t have much of a feel of urgency too it. When I found myself watching TV instead of reading, I knew it was time to let this one go.
But onto what I’m reading in March! My rather busy life means that I don’t have all that much scheduled, but here’s what I’ve got written and ready to go for March:
- A review of The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard
- A review of Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey
I’m also still working on a number of reviews, and I hope to get them written and posted within the month:
- The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
- Regeneration by Stacey Berg
- Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
- Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
As for what I’ll be reading in March, I’ve got a good two weeks off for Spring Break! I’m not totally free (moving, internship search, and getting ahead with schoolwork for instance), but I do plan on getting in some reading time. Maybe I’ll get around to finishing the Sun Sword series by Michelle West. Other than that, I don’t have anything specific in mind.
Reviews from February
A Dragon of a Different Color by Rachel Aaron
The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
Impostor Syndrome by Mishell Baker
Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones
3 1/2 stars
Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee
The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz
Odd & True by Cat Winters
Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra
Quietus by Tristan Palmgren
2 1/2 stars
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
And I’ve got the usual, non-review posts as well. Short stories have all but disappeared lately (again, things have been hectic!), but maybe I’ll be able to manage a round up or two later this semester.
As for what I posted in February:
- An interview with Alex Wells
- A list of upcoming SFF books I’m looking forward to
- A list of recommended short fiction from 2017
Over on HerCampus, I wrote a 101 type post about aromantic identities.
That’s about it from me. What will you be up to this March?