19. Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
20. Moon over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
My husband stole these out of my giant-pile-o-Steph’s-books and devoured them first. Then he kept leaving them out places and asking if I’d read them yet. I took this as a hint that he wanted me to read them so we could discuss them. So I read them. They were super fun magician’s new apprentice novels, if gritty and gross at times. Still need to discuss them with Nick. Hoping there’s more to the series by now. 🙂
21. Thorns and Blossoms by Theodora Goss
Lovely little two-books-in-one, each told from a main characters viewpoint. My only problem? The “unique accordian style binding” that was touted as a feature was actually a bug. It was impossible to read while sitting in a chair, much less reading in a chair while kids wanted attention. Also, I didn’t want to read this story twice all the way through, so I kept flipping back and forth between the stories. It was cute, but annoying.
22. In the Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
I started this book yesterday after coming home from piano lessons with the kids and finished it by 11pm, reading pretty much continuously, except for dinner, snuggling kids before bed, and trying to watch Eureka while finishing it. It was really, really good. So good, in fact, that I’ve already been to the author’s website to see when the next one comes out – and it turns out there are two more books, already out! Must find them. I really don’t like zombie stories, but these are so good.