Happy Friday! It has been a roller coaster of a week and while I’ve been reading loads, I didn’t manage to finish anything (I shall explain in a moment). Things might get a little erratic here on the blog as Scottish Fiance and I get all of the planning wrapped up for our wedding (just over four weeks to go!) and chase down RSVPs, but try not to miss me too much!
I love a Brandon Sanderson novella. Whether his stories are long or short, he always manages to deliver a solid book with his classic style of ending. I have really only read fantasy from him and was very interested to see what his science fiction stories are like.v
I spent a good portion of yesterday convinced it was Wednesday. Where has this week gone? No, seriously. Where? September is absolutely flying by and I cannot believe it! Fortunately, we have books to keep us sane during these crazy months.
Apparently this has been the Summer of the Novella for me -- I recently read the three books in the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire and The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris. While novellas aren’t something I often read, I really feel like I’ve been missing out on great stories lately. All Systems Red is a book I’ve been hearing amazing things about, so I decided to take a chance.
The Wayward Children series has been quite a rollercoaster ride for me. I absolutely adored Every Heart a Doorway and despised Down Among the Sticks and Bones. I wasn’t entirely sure how to feel when I picked up Beneath the Sugar Sky, the third book in the series. Would I be delighted? Disappointed? Underwhelmed? The first two books felt like they were written by two different people -- would I get the writing style I loved so much in Every Heart a Doorway back again?
I didn’t really know what to expect from Every Heart a Doorway, but I liked the concept well enough. I didn't actually read the synopsis because from what I had heard around the bookish community, this weemed like one of those books that you should just tumble into. I asked for it and the two sequels for my birthday and started right away. Oh boy, oh boy. I never, ever, EVER say this, but I feel like this book was written for me.