It’s been a while since I’ve focused on a type of book and I though now would be the perfect time to look at some series I recently read.
- Gods of Gotham and Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye: These books follow Timothy Wilde a bartender turned Star Policeman in the early days of New York City. The mysteries are so intricate and well thought out you might forget you’re reading a modern novel. (Not surprising from the author of the most amazing Sherlock Holmes recreation I have ever read)
- Midnight Riot, Moon Over Soho, Whispers Underground and Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch: Given that I finished these four books over the course of a month, it’s fair to say that I liked them! The series follows Peter Grant, constable in the British police and new magician. It is exactly like what the J.K. Rowling mystery could’ve been if she mashed together her two worlds…only much grittier.
- The Testing and The Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneu: Another series vaguely similar to The Hunger Games, Matched and Divergent, The Testing follows ayoung girl from the outer colonies trying to get a place at University. The tests to get in are rigorous and unlike anything you can imagine. You’ll be happy to take the nice, safeSATs after reading this one!
- The Magicians and The Magician King by Lev Grossman: Though I had mixed feelings about the first book (see my review here) I recently borrowed the audiobook of The Magician King from the public library. It’s fun to go back into the world of Fillory but this book suffers from the same arrogance that plagued The Magicians.