Weekly Wrap Up 29/10/17

Posted On 29 October 2017

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Halloween is almost here – hope you’re all reading something spooky.  Last week I managed a few books.  I read the second Spellslinger book by Sebastien De Castell – what a great series, entertaining and fun.  I also read and loved Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Dogs of War – that was unexpected in that I started it and thought it was going to be maybe too much focus on military type affairs for my liking – I was wrong.  I’ve also read Weave a Circle Round and I’m about a third through Andy Livingstone’s Hero Risen.  I also completed my fourth batch of SPFBO books and made a start on my fifth set – updates to follow. Hope you’ve all had a good week.

  1. Spellslinger 2: Shadowblack by Sebastien De Castell
  2. Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  3. Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren

Next week’s reads (hopefully):

  1. Hero Risen, Seeds of Destiny by Andy Livingstone
  2. Artemis by Andy Weir
  3. The Nine by Tracy Townsend

Upcoming reviews:

  1. A Matter of Blood by Sarah Pinborough
  2. Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell
  3. Starborn by Lucy Hounsom
  4. Spellslinger 2: Shadowblack by Sebastien De Castell
  5. Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  6. Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren

Let me know what you’re reading this week.

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15 Responses to “Weekly Wrap Up 29/10/17”

  1. Tammy

    I’m reading The Nine right now, and it’s really good! I hope to read Artemis and Into the Drowning Deep next. I also just got approved for Weave a Circle Round. Did you like that book?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Weave a Circle Round was good – very unusual and a bit of a coming of age type affair. I loved the creativity and the way the story was told. It kind of puts me in mind of a strange combination of We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Book of Strange Things – it’s not fairytale(ish) though – but the coming of age thing is similar and also the dysfunctional family feel. I enjoyed it very much, very readable although I think the ending wasn’t as good as I’d hoped – not bad, just a bit chaotic/hectic.
      Lynn 😀

  2. sjhigbee

    I’m so glad you liked Shadowblack and Dogs of War – I thought you would:). And you are also in for a treat with Artemis this coming week. Have a lovely week, Lynn.

  3. Rebecca

    Looking forward to your review of Spellslinger! I’m curious to know if it’s on par with the Greatcoats series.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I don’t know if I’m really in a position to compare the two really – I read the first Greatcoats and enjoyed it but then for some reason didn’t move on (no reflection on my enjoyment of the book) – I’ve already two of these and will certainly pick up more – they’re very easy reads, maybe lacking in depth for some readers, fun, entertaining, popcorn reads with easy to like characters.
      Lynn 😀

      • Rebecca

        I’ll have to put these in my audio book line-up soon! I haven’t gotten past the first Greatcoats book either (No time!) but definitely want to.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yeah, we’re all on the same ‘no time’ song sheet I think. Still, better to have too many books and not enough time than the other way around.
        Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Artemis and The Nine are on my schedule for next week too. Hopefully 🙂

  5. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I’m interested in your thoughts of Dogs of War. I want to read it but fear there will be too much military talk as well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, that was my initial thought but I was wrong, obviously the Dogs here were created with war in mind and have all sorts of modifications to make them stronger, bigger, faster, etc. But, there’s so much more to this to be honest. It’s a gradual realisation of the rights and wrongs of certain actions, it has something of a feel of Positronic Man – so, not AI or robots – but things that have been ‘made’ or manufactured for a purpose and if they have any rights. It was quite a compelling read to be honest.
      Lynn 😀

  6. jessicabookworm

    This week I zipped through the Deep South mystery Assassination at Bayou Sauvage by D J Donaldson and immediately threw myself into another mystery: Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley. Happy reading! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, I hope you enjoy the Kearsley, she’s normally a lovely writer, will look forward to your review of that one.
      Lynn 😀

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