End of the Year-Challenge: Update #3

My Challenge

I am getting there!

Finished: 1

  • The Hunter’s Kind by Rebecca Levene –> Wow! I liked it just as much as the first book, Smiler’s Fair. That’s unusual because normally the second books of trilogies or series tend to let me down. But this one was a fun read again! Still, you don’t really know which side to cheer for, as both do what they think is right and I as a reader, could empathize with all of the characters. Apart from Marvan. He sucks. The end was a bit too predictable but it still created an interesting situation for the third book. I can’t wait to read it, but have to wait until the middle of 2017, when it gets published. It’s high up on my wishlist!

Didn’t finish: 1

  • Nevernight by Jay Kristoff –> Meh. Couldn’t stand it any more. I wrote a post about it here –> Books I did not finish

TBR: 3

  • Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Bazaar of Broken Dreams by Stephen King
  • Dune by Frank Herbert

Started: 3

  • City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin 229/598
  • Rogues by GRRM & Gardner Dozois 201/909
  • Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven 70%

I read only one short story this week and didn’t like it. It’s called Tawny Petticoats and was written by Michael Swanwick. Again, it’s based on a series of novels, which I haven’t read and maybe that is why I couldn’t get into it. The world sounded like it would be cool – a Post-Utopian New Orleans – but then again, we didn’t get to explore it very much, as it’s only a short story. I think I won’t finish Rogues anytime soon, as I can’t read too many short stories in a row. I always need to have a break. I hope the next ones will be better though. Lucifer’s Hammer really picked up some speed and is now the story I wanted it to be! Survivors trying to cope after the meteor hit, communities who won’t let anyone in who isn’t an asset for them, cannibals, Teenage Boy Scouts gone feral in the woods. Yesss! If it stays this interesting, I will probably finish it soon.


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