I read four books in the month of February, mostly due to the fact that I was overseas and, when not working, I was very bored.
Life After Life, Kate Atkinson: B+. Solid and engaging, very human characters, but the point of the novel didn’t show up until about 9/10ths of the way and then was over as quickly as it had appeared. And what was up with that ending?
Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson: A-. Not only fun and a thrillride, but a great glimpse into Middle Eastern cultures and mythology. Though I did find Vikram’s character arc very unbelievable.
The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker: A. Meticulously researched and detailed, with two very different but empathetic leads. Dragged a bit on getting to the plot, but satisfying once it got going.
The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern: B-. Yes, I’m way behind reading this book. The descriptions and worldbuilding were beautiful. The characters were thin as paper, and the fact that no one realized that the duel wasn’t a friendly competition made them look monumentally stupid. I didn’t believe the love story at all. But damn do I want to visit that circus!
Hey nonexistant readers! Any thoughts?