Mini-reviews of stuff what I have read lately:Shadows Return
by Lynn Flewelling: The fourth book in the Nightrunner series, and probably even more over-the-top than the rest of the series. Alec and Seregil are kidnapped
and sold into slavery
, and who doesn't want to read about that? It has a resolution of it's own, but seemed mostly like setup for the next book, so I'll reserve judgment until then. (Don't get me wrong, if I didn't enjoy these books I wouldn't keep buying them.)Jhegaala
by Steven Brust: The story of Vlad's time in the East during his exile. Ow, depressing. Marvelously shows off Vlad's character development, but is joining Teckla in the 'books I don't like to re-read' department.Havemercy
by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett: I saw someone mention this in a slashy context, and went "Jaida? As in ladyjaida
who wrote that really hot incest piece I mean the Shoebox Project*?" And lo! it was. Unsurprisingly, this book is really good. First off, it has CLOCKWORK DRAGONS and if that thought does not bring joy to your soul then you are beyond my reach. It's told from the pov of four different narrators, each very distinct, and has a good blend of drama, action, and a good leavening of humor. The romance is...really adorable, so that I was often left going "This is such a slash cliche--ahmygaw, kiss him you fool!!!111ssd;g'j';e squeeeee!!!" because I am special like that. And the best thing about reading a book written by slashers is knowing that you are not just imagining that UST. (I can't specify without spoilers, but I felt their subtext in certain things was not as much sub as text; I really want to discuss it with people who like and dislike a certain thing.) But seriously: well-written, wonderful characters, gay romance, CLOCKWORK DRAGONS, go freaking read this now so I can squee over it with you!
*No, the Shoebox Project is not the incest story, the Shoebox Project is a well-know Sirius/Remus fanfic thingy. I don't even like the pairing and I'm a fan of it.Vassalord
Vol 1 by Nanae Chrono: This is SO MUCH CRACK. It stars gay vampires Johnny and Charley (who is also a cyborg and not-priest) as they fight evil in various forms such as the SECT OF EVIL UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS. I don't even know what else to say about it other than CRACK CRACK CRACK I love it.
Also, I offered a Nashville care package for livelongnmarry
which went for $50! Now I can go hit downtown for souvenirs knowing that somehow, metaphysically, this money is actually supporting gay marriage HA TAKE THAT TENNESSEE not that I am still upset about that fucking amendment or anything.
Next up: complaining about my life!
ETA: You know what's disappointing? When you get salmonbotted and the other person knows what's going on but still won't have a fun conversation with you. D: