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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Wild Robot
Peter Brown
Progress: 73/254 minutes
Mongrel
K.Z. Snow
Progress: 20/160 pages
Babbitt
Sinclair Lewis
Progress: 24/319 pages
The Sting of the Wild
Justin O. Schmidt
Progress: 12/230 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes
Anna Dressed in Blood
Kendare Blake
Progress: 176/316 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 212 out of 212 pages.

Sunstruck - Polenth Blake

Brief review, with the full one hopefully coming soon: I liked this quite a bit and wish the next work in the series were available. I need to see what else Blake has published. At any rate, the characters were interesting, and the world was intriguing. There was room for the usual urban fantasy elements - fairies, wizards, and probably werewolves or whatever else - but Spokane beings were the focus because they were local.

 

My issues with it: it took a while for the mystery to get going, and the resolution to it was a bit disappointing. I still don't understand why that particular character had the artifact in the first place. I understood what their goal was, but I didn't see how that artifact was supposed to help them accomplish it. Also, I wish there had been more chapters from Ben's POV.

 

I'm using this for my Cryptozoologist square. One of the main characters is a bigfoot, so the book fits this square easily.