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The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
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A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole
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First 1/3 is really slow. Like not-sure-why-I-kept-reading slow. And opaque/confusing. But things pick up, become more clear, and it turns into a mad gallop by the end. Kind of bummed about the hanging ending though.

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Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
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Some awkward and inconsistent pacing occasionally dropped me out of the story. It felt like there might have been an extra hundred pages of pieces that were cut without the addition of adequate transitions. An average Pierce book, which means mostly ...more
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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
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DNF. 1/2. Really OK, but couldn't be bothered to finish.
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A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
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Eh. DNF, 1/4.
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Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner
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Least interesting of the (great) series, but still a fine read.
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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Listened. Kinda, barely liked it? Lovely writing sentence to sentence, but the characters were mostly 2-D and the plotting so repetitive it became almost boring. Weirdly, no clear feelings one way or another on this.
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A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
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Perhaps not quite as good as the best of the series, but not far behind. Eugenides is not the major character here, but does appear several times. Unfortunately, every time he does, it made me resent Sophos/Sounis a bit for taking his place. Still, a ...more
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The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
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Re-read. Not a bunch better than #2, but the series' progression is pretty much perfect in every way, so gotta give it all five. Such great writing.
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The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
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Re-read from pub. The first was very good. This one is even better. Nearing 5 star territory.
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