packetcat reads 2022 Week 38 – Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Pages: 522
Purchased from: Kobo

A mystery thriller with a side of trauma. This book was a very intense read in certain areas and definitely needs some trigger warnings for sexual assault and physical violence. That said, I enjoyed reading this quite a bit. I love the main character and the magical world that the author has created here. I’ve put the second book in my wishlist for later.

packetcat reads 2022 Week 36 – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Pages: 482
Purchased from: Kobo

Okay so, I finished this book in one five hour sitting on Monday. I haven’t finished a book in one sitting in years. This book is really good. Excellent characters, both alien and human with each alien species having very unique points of view and experiences.

Interactions between the Wayfarer’s characters which are the majority of this book’s contents are very well written and by the end of it I felt really connected with the characters. I may have cried a bit at multiple points in the book.

If you are a sci-fi fan, put this one in your queue, trust me you won’t regret it.

packetcat reads 2022 Week 35 – The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison

Pages: 303
Purchased from: Kobo

Essentially a story of a honest guy making the best of the very complicated situations he gets put in. The world here is based on Addison’s other novel The Goblin Emperor and it is a very interesting fantasy world with intriguing characters, weird religious practices and apparently a huge culture of drinking tea which I personally appreciate.

This was a short and comfortable read, I am looking forward to reading The Goblin Emperor at some point in the feature.

packetcat reads 2022 Week 34 – The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri

Pages: 580
Purchased from: Kobo

This one is a sequel to week 11‘s read, I had it preordered. For the most part I enjoyed the sequel. Lots of intrigue and the very sapphic romance that was present in the first book is a constant in this one. My big criticism about this second book is the very “tragic queer” ending. I don’t particularly want to get into spoilers here but the ending left me very disappointed.

I still this sequel is worth reading if you enjoyed the first book but just keep in mind that the ending may be disappointing to you.