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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 13/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes
The Ginza Ghost: and other stories
Ho-Ling Wong, Keikichi Ōsaka
Progress: 82/203 pages
Algis Budrys
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 137 out of 426 pages.

The Mystic Marriage - Heather Rose Jones

I think I might end up liking this book more than the first one, although there's still plenty of time for things to happen that could change my mind.


The plot is technically more complicated this time around, with more on-page players and story threads. While Daughter of Mystery was definitely historical fantasy with romantic elements (rather than historical fantasy romance), The Mystic Marriage has even less emphasis on romance. Jeanne finds herself drawn to Antuniet's passion for alchemy, and Antuniet wonders at Jeanne's motive for continuing to visit her, and that's pretty much it. I'm not complaining - at the moment, romance would be a bit much. I'm really looking forward to learning more about Jeanne, though. I like her even more than I thought I would.