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Gen's Shelves

Occasional rambles about books I felt strongly enough to review, when I had free time enough to do it.

Currently reading

The Isle of Glass
Judith Tarr
The Broken Crown
Michelle West, Michelle Sagara
Deep Atlantic: Life, Death and Exploration in the Abyss
Richard Ellis
L'élégance du hérisson
Muriel Barbery
Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England
Keith Thomas
A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
John Romer
Tiger, Tiger
Lynne Reid Banks
Julie E. Czerneda
Tomorrow's Magic
Pamela F. Service
Marie Brennan

Akata Witch

Akata Witch - Nnedi Okorafor A marvelous heroine and a delightful book! I would gladly recommend it to anyone who wants a quick and engaging read.

My only complaint was that there's an aspect of the ending that feels rushed, as if it's given short shrift and then hastily moved on from. There's plenty of room for a sequel, and it may be that Okorafor intends to flesh that out in a later book, but as it stands it was definitely a "...That's it?" moment to me.

Still, any book you only have one complaint with is a successful book by any measure!