Week 2 has flown by, and what a week it’s been! You’ve all been nose-deep in fantasy reading, and I love to see it. Let’s take a look at what’s been selected from the shelves this week!
*Comes rushing in, clutching books and notebooks and spilling pencils* I’m here! I swear I am! All right, fantasy nerds – it’s time to get my discussion hat on and dive into this year’s Wyrd and Wonder Read-along for Andrea Stewart’s The Bone Shard Daughter. In Part 1, we meet a very interesting cast of characters and begin to feel our way around Stewart’s world. It’s first impressions all the way down! I am thoroughly excite. Let’s do this.
It’s time for our party to gather, to make introductions and get reacquainted with old adventuring friends, and share the first round of our loot!
I may be late, but I am … some kind of wizard. Probably the weird trash variety. It’s May. That means it is officially time for Wyrd and Wonder – and the second of my two celebratory giveaways!
Hello, hello and welcome to what I’m choosing to think of as a Wyrd and Wonder 2021 pre-launch party! Perhaps it’s ambitious of me since I am generally not the strict planning sort, but I’ve cobbled together a TBR pile for this year’s fantasy extravaganza and was excited to share it. Oh, and there are prizes for participants. Let’s see what’s in my bag of goodies…
In the penultimate segment of this read-along, Phèdre makes some sacrifices, and does a lot of soul-searching, for the sake of another. She also makes it back to familiar territory, but the danger is far from over… Let’s discuss Kushiel’s Chosen. Spoilers follow for chapters 56 through 70.
In this week’s chapters, Phèdre escapes La Dolorosa, narrowly escapes drowning … and ends up in the hands of a notorious pirate. Let’s discuss Kushiel’s Chosen. Spoilers follow for chapters 45 through 55.
In case you missed my terribly excited Twitter announcement a little while back, this year I have joined the 2021 jury for the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards! We have gathered our party behind the scenes and put forth our nominations, and now we can finally share our shortlists! *DRUMROLL*
The drama is cranked up this week as our intrepid company arrives in La Serenissima. Phèdre finally discovers where Melisande has been hiding herself … and pays a heavy price for the knowledge. Let’s discuss Kushiel’s Chosen. This week’s discussion contains spoilers for chapters 31 through 44.
Gay space princes. Arranged marriage and romantic misunderstandings. Political intrigue. Reader, I jumped at the chance to read this long before the book actually ended up in my hands. I thought I was ready. I was not ready. Please note that this review contains discussion of abuse, and mild spoilers for one character’s backstory.