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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

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Spinning Silver
Naomi Novik, Lisa Flanagan
The Tropic of Serpents
Marie Brennan, Kate Reading
The Black Tides of Heaven
JY Yang
Lies Sleeping
Ben Aaronovitch
Artificial Condition
Martha Wells
Progress: 18%
Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life
Liz Kalaugher, Matin Durrani
Progress: 70/294pages
Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
Progress: 125/314pages
The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization
Nicholas P. Money
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (audiobook)

Illuminae - Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman

Series: The Illuminae Files #1


Apparently I'm the odd one out here since I wasn't enthralled by this book. I'm pretty sure I would have abandoned it if I had read a written copy since I am not a fan of epistolary novels. And this is like the worst kind of epistolary novel. As an audiobook it mostly worked, and I probably would have rated it higher if it weren't for the annoying young adult romance overtones (yes, I know it's YA) and if the last 2-3 hours hadn't really dragged. To be honest, the YA aspect wasn't that bad (for a YA novel) but I still rolled my eyes at some of it. But those last hours with Kady on the Alexander...yawn. Also, the general format of the book kind of gave away some of the ending.


What is about? An attack on an illegal mining colony by a rival corporation leads to several ships fleeing with refugees on board trying to make for a safe harbour. Biological weapons were used in the attack, which complicates matters, of course. Cue zombie psychopaths.


I'm not sure if I'll read the next books. It looks like my library has the audios, so maybe? Based on what I've written above, perhaps I'll steer clear.