packetcat reads 2022 Week 3 – Noor by Nnedi Okorafor

Pages: 229
Purchased from: Kobo

A wonderful trip through sci-fi Nigeria with a tale about transhumanism, corporate malfeasance, living through turbulent climates (quite literally) and last but not least of all, a story about finding your own power and using it to enact positive change in the world.

Fantastic, I am looking forward to reading more by Nnedi Okorafor in the future!

What I’ve Read This Week (January 17 2022 to January 23 2022)

packetcat reads 2022 Week 2 – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Pages: 381
Purchased from: Kobo

A lovely dark fairy tale set in the Russian wilderness. I love how the author borrows from Russian mythology and folk tales to weave a narrative that doesn’t feel like a well trodden path. It occasionally borrows tropes from the fairy tale genre but the book never relies on the tropes to carry the narrative.

I’ve added the sequel to my wishlist but I will save reading it for later!

What I’ve Read This Week (January 10 2022 to January 16 2022)

packetcat reads 2022 Week 1 – Vicious by V. E. Schwab

This is the first week of these posts! I am doing a 2022 challenge of reading one book a week.

Vicious is a very interesting take on the superhero genre. I am normally not a fan of superhero fiction and I was initially not particularly into the premise of the book but as the story developed I became increasingly intrigued and I couldn’t put it down.

The feud between the protagonist and the antagonist builds up throughout the novel in an organic way and by the time the book ends, the final “showdown” felt like a true epic superhero battle.

A fantastic start to my year of reading!