I’ve been in a bit of a funny mood lately, reading-wise. Any novels that I’ve picked up have been quickly put aside in favour of staring out the window, for some reason. To be fair, I’ve also been reading the news, but the staring out the window thing is getting a bit out of control. But all is not lost – I read some stuff before this lethargy overtook me.
- A Symphony of Echoes – Jodi Taylor. I downloaded the first volume of this series when it was a free download on Amazon and enjoyed it so much that I paid for this one. (I’m not a big ebook supporter. They’re fine and great and all those things, but if I’m shelling out money, I want a physical copy.) The second one wasn’t quite as good but was still a really fun romp through history that I would recommend to people looking for a history/sci-fi mash-up that’ll make them grin.
- Dead Space: Catalyst – B.K. Evenson. The first three quarters of this book dragged like a mother fucker. The last quarter was excellent, conjouring the atmosphere of Dead Space with ease, but I’m not sure it was worth the intial slog :/
- The Schoolgirl Refugee – Olive C. Dougan. I picked this up after reading a review of it over at So This is School! Set in the lead-up to World War II, it follows Trudi Strieff as she tries to make sense of the changes in her world, especially after she is sent to England. It was a decent recent, and Trudi a very sympathetic heroine, but I’m not sure that I’ll ever feel the urge to revisit it.
- Black Orchid – Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean. Everything about this was beautiful.
- Incognito: Bad Influences – Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips. Although this revisits some of the themes that made up Criminal, I enjoyed this much, much more.
- Wolverine & the X-Men, Volume 7 – Jason Aaron & Pasqual Ferry. A bit jumpy but I’m still enjoying the hell out of Wolverine & the X-Men which I wasn’t really expecting when it started. I really want them to focus on what the fuck is going on with Husk a bit more though, because, dude… what?