Book mini-reviews

Archangel, by Sharon Shinn
I saw this in the library and I had remembered that Beemer had once recommended it to me, so I picked it up. I liked it. Interesting world, and characters that I sympathized with. Not particularly deep, and not a book that I’m likely to rush out and buy for myself, but decent and memorable. Unlike the next book…

Shadow Puppets, by Orson Scott Card
I saw this in the library, picked it up, flipped through it, and still couldn’t remember whether I had read it, a problem which I’ve had with other books in this series. After reading a couple chapters, I realized I had. It’s really a sad commentary on this particular series of books from Card that they are completely forgettable. Normally, I have an almost encyclopedic memory of the books I’ve read, aided in the past few years by my writing reviews on my website, but these books just leave no impression. Strong anti-recommendation.

The Hallowed Hunt, by Lois McMaster Bujold
I adore the Vorkosigan series by Bujold, but haven’t been as enthralled by the Chalion series. But I saw it in the library, so I picked it up and read it. It was relatively engaging, but I’m still not that excited by the series. But that’s what the library is for.

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