May, 2023

May 6th, 2023, 2:15 p.m. - I love this series so much

18. Love Will Tear Us Apart (C.K. McDonnell)
Not only did we get some development on Stella, which I really wanted, and not only did McDonnell introduce some really interesting new characters, but he gave me the one thing I was hoping for most: more Cogs and Zeke.

Up next: One for My Enemy (Olivie Blake)

May 14th, 2023, 12:02 p.m. - "What fools these witches be"

19. One for My Enemy (Olivie Blake)
I really, really enjoyed this, especially the balance of humor and darkness. I would read a series with these characters, or just with Bridge, or just a bunch of scenes with Eric and Lev talking.

BUT. This was also one of the most frustrating books I've ever read. Blake did that thing that drives me crazy – using a character's full name over and over – but even worse, she had characters using each other's names in almost every line of dialogue. Please get a new editor, Blake.

Up next: The Night Shift (Alex Finlay)

May 20th, 2023, 11:51 a.m. - Yay, more Bob and Keller!

20. The Night Shift (Alex Finlay)
Another strong one from Finlay. I felt that a couple of twists were impossible to guess (not necessarily in a good way), but overall, I was satisfied with the ending. I look forward to reading more by him in the future.

Up next: Quietly Hostile (Samantha Irby)

May 26th, 2023, 8:08 p.m. - Samantha Irby never changes (and that's a good thing)

21. Quietly Hostile (Samantha Irby)
This was solid. Irby's writing has become familiar to me; even when something she writes isn't overtly funny, I smile when I read it. It's just comfortable to me.

Up next: Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone (Benjamin Stevenson)

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