Hey readers! How’s your summer reading going? I’ve been having a good summer, as far as my reading goes. I notice that I had a definite trend this summer, and that’s for fairy tales and urban fantasy.
I’ve been reading a BUNCH of books by K. M. Shea. Unfortunately, they haven’t all been great. I loved her Camelot series (see link above) and her Fairy Tale series is generally very good. Princess Ahira and the Elves of Lessa series are not great though. The characters were pretty one-dimensional and the plots were much too neat. But I do like her Snow Queen series. Yes, Rakel is way overpowered, but that’s kind of the point, and while it was a little cheesy toward the end, I really liked the love story.
As for the urban fantasy, I’ve already mentioned my new obsession with author W. R. Gingell. I’m still waiting on the next major book about Pet, but Between Frames was such a terrible cliffhanger that I’m really anxious about my favorite characters! However I found B.R. Kingsolver’s Rosie O’Grady’s Paranormal Bar and Grill series. I don’t love it as much as the Gingell books, but it is fun. There’s only two books out so far though, so that didn’t last long!
Next up I want to get to some books I have around the house and catch up with some of those. I have First They Killed My Father , The Distant Mirror, and Daughter of the Forest that I’m hoping to read soon.