Wizardborn The Runelords #3

Man these stories keep escalating. It’s really kind of impressive. From the story of a powerful invading lord to bugs from the depths of the Earth to dark magic, super powerful evil beings from another world, and perhaps even worse… Man there’s a lot here.

On top of that, we’re digging a lot more into the various magic systems of this universe. Averan is Earth Wizardborn and can eat the brains of Reavers to learn from them , which gives us a much better idea of how the Revears work internally. We’re seeing a lot more about the Air powers, along with the continued Earth (Gaborn) and Fire (Raj Ahten). Even Water, although that’s a bit more subtle thus far (which fits).


The Borrowers Avenged The Borrowers #5

That’s a bit of an odd ending.

On one hand, it’s another Borrowers story. They find another place to live and do tiny Borrower things to make themselves feel at home. It’s amusing how very much it changes for them, when really the entire series probably takes place over a few square miles at most.


Harrow the Ninth The Locked Tomb #2

Gideon the Ninth was an absolutely wonderful book, a new favorite of mine. Which makes Harrow the Ninth all the harder to read–and especially review. This is going to be one of the most spoilery reviews I’ve ever written, but I think it’s necessary. If you don’t do spoilers: read the book. It’s worth it. But it’s going to be weird and confusing.

Don’t get me wrong. There is an absolute boatload to love about this book. The worldbuilding is still a fascinating combination of sci-fi and gothic (literally necromancers in space). The wording is still wonderful and weird and funny.


Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes Mercy Watson #6

After Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, I figured I should probably write about one of the shorter Mercy Watson stories that I really do like. Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes is that story.

In a nutshell, the entire gang goes to a drive in movie, wherein Bottomless Buckets of popcorn, absolutely drenched in butter are served. Of course Mercy goes off to find the butter (as is often the plot) and chaos ensues. We get to see just about everyone, which is all sorts of fun trying to read aloud with a distinct voice per character (as I do) and in the end, all is well.