The work week begins. I quickly slip into my business suit and head back into the office to save a few innocent people. But while I try to fool myself into being excited about the grind, deep down, I’m not, so I’m going to escape dreary reality by reading some great books.
Last week was a great reading success for me. Who says kids going back to school is a bad thing? And I’m hoping this week will continue that trend, so I’m going to be really optimistic with my list, beginning with my new arrivals. Everyone wish me luck.
Genre: Horror – Urban Fantasy
Series: The Vicious Circuit #1
Publisher: Tor (July 7, 2015)
Length: 288 pages
There are angels, and they are not beneficent or loving. But they do watch over us. They watch our lives unfold, analyzing us for repeating patterns and redundancies. When they find them, the angels simplify those patterns, they remove the redundancies, and the problem that is you gets solved.
Carey doesn’t much like that idea. As a punk living in New York City, 1977, Carey is sick and tired of watching the strange kids with the unnoticeable faces abduct his friends. He doesn’t care about the rumors of tarmonsters in the sewers, or unkillable psychopaths invading the punk scene—all he wants is drink cheap beer and dispense asskickings.
Kaitlyn isn’t sure what she’s doing with her life. She came to Hollywood in 2013 to be a stunt woman, but last night a former teen heartthrob tried to eat her, her best friend has just gone missing, and there’s an angel outside her apartment.
Whatever she plans on doing with her life, it should probably happen in the few remaining minutes she has left of it.
There are angels. There are demons. They are the same thing. It’s up to Carey and Kaitlyn to stop them. The survival of the human race is in their hands.
We are, all of us, well and truly screwed.
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Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark
Series: The Blood Dragon Empire #2
Publisher: Angry Robot (September 6, 2016)
Length: 336 pages
A group of heroes makes dangerous bargains in order to overthrow the dragonlords and their Dragon Engines.