Hollow Kingdom

Hollow Kingdom

Rating: 4.5/5 | When I heard that this was an apocolyptic comedy narrated by a sweary-mouthed crow, I wasn't sure what to expect. Still, this wasn't it. Sometimes the summary blurb on a book does the perfect job of summing it up — in the case of Hollow Kingdom, those words are "a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp." (Click the post to read more.)

The Philosopher’s War (The Philosopher’s Series, #2)

The Philosopher’s War (The Philosopher’s Series, #2)

Rating: 4/5 | I enjoyed The Philosopher's Flight. It was worth the read and I was happy to read the sequel. I'm glad I did — because The Philosopher's War was even better. Gone are the college days and courting of first love; this was a story of camaraderie, trauma, war, and the greater good. (Click the post to read more.)

Ninth House (Ninth House Series, #1)

Ninth House (Ninth House Series, #1)

Rating: 4.5/5 | I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. I have loved all of Leigh Bardugo's past books, and while I knew that Ninth House was going to be really, really different, I trusted her to bring me something great. And both of those things are true: This book was WAY different than any of her other books, and it was also great work. (Click the post to read more.)

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

Rating: 3/5 | I read Loonshots as part of my subscription to the Next Big Idea Club (which I highly recommend!). The author combines principles from physics with that of business and innovation in order to show when and why companies go from great-idea-machines to great-idea-graveyards. (Click the post to read more.)

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

Rating: 4.5/5 | A Darker Shade of Magic is a breath of fresh air in the fantasy genre. Don't get me wrong, I love fantasy, but this one was just so light (in writing style, not subject matter) and enchanting and magical. I instantly fell in love with the world and its characters — even the bad ones. (Click the post to read more.)

Recursion

Recursion

Rating: 3.75/5 | Just like Dark Matter, Recursion was a science-rich and super-thrilling sci-fi thriller. If nothing sounds better to you than those two genres put together, then this is definitely your book. I whipped through it, intrigued and introspective in the beginning and more and more eager to see how everything would resolve itself as I got close to the end. Genre fiction at its best. (Click the post to read more.)