WWW Wednesday – 9/27

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It’s WWW Wednesday, a weekly reading meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words.  To participate, answer the three w’s and link up with Sam’s masterpost.  No blog?  Leave your answers in the comments section.

The three w’s are:
What are you currently reading?
What have you recently finished?
What will you read next?

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Review – Endsinger

Endsinger (The Lotus Wars, #3)Endsinger (Lotus Wars #3) by Jay Kristoff
Synopsis adapted to keep spoilers down (warning, above link has a spoilery summary):
Yukiko and Buruu, mind-bound Stormdancer and thunder-tiger, have returned to the Kage Rebellion, ready to continue the fight against the Lotus Guild, their poison, and their puppet Shogunate.  Their allies are dead, demoralized, betrayed, and ripe for failure.  Their enemies continue to grow in strength and number.

Yukiko and Buruu will need new allies if they are to defeat their enemies.  Luckily, they both know where they can find some – if old hurts can be healed, secrets laid to rest, and new ties forged in the face of betrayal.

As the earth splits asunder, as armies destroy each other for rule over an empire of lifeless ash and the final secret about blood lotus is revealed, the people of Shima will learn one last, horrifying truth.

There is nothing a mother won’t do to keep her children by her side.

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Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon 2017 Wrap Up

The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon is over as of yesterday and I am so bad for getting this wrap up post done at the end of today.

My Goal: Finish 3 books (hopefully one of them being Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson).

Results: Well, I finished three books – Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire, Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee, and Endsinger by Jay Kristoff.  I still feel accomplished despite not managing to get through FoD.

Hope everyone else participating did what they wanted.  And, if not, hope you at least got some reading in!

Review – Ninefox Gambit

Ninefox Gambit (The Machineries of Empire #1)Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
Synopsis from GoodReads:
Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.

The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.

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Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon 2017 Mid-Point Update

So technically I’m about a day or two late with this post, but I’m just happy I’m getting it up at all between work and upcoming holidays – I can’t believe it’s already the New Year!

My goal for the read-a-thon this year was to get through three books.  So far, I’ve managed two!  But neither is Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson, which is the one I desperately wanted to finish.  Oh well, there’s still time.  My total page count, for those interested, is currently 917.

Good luck to everyone else participating!

Review – Late Eclipses

Late Eclipses (October Daye, #4)Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #4)
Synopsis from GoodReads:
October “Toby” Daye, changeling knight in the service of Duke Sylvester Torquill, finds the delicate balance of her life shattered when she learns that an old friend is in dire trouble. Lily, Lady of the Tea Gardens, has been struck down by a mysterious, seemingly impossible illness, leaving her fiefdom undefended. Struggling to find a way to save Lily and her subjects, Toby must confront her own past as an enemy she thought was gone forever raises her head once more: Oleander de Merelands, one of the two people responsible for her fourteen-year exile.

Time is growing short and the stakes are getting higher, for the Queen of the Mists has her own agenda. With everything on the line, Toby will have to take the ultimate risk to save herself and the people she loves most—because if she can’t find the missing pieces of the puzzle in time, Toby will be forced to make the one choice she never thought she’d have to face again…

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