Perfect Memories by Lindsey Powell

Perfect Memories by Lindsey Powell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the series. If I hadn’t read the first book right before starting this book, I wouldn’t have known what was going on. The story seemed forced after the memory part of the story was done. I enjoyed this story less than the first one, but I felt that I needed to know how the first story ended up after the cliffhanger ending. 

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Perfect Memories

Lovecraft Country

A while ago, I read Lovecraft Country for bookclub. I was excited to hear that there would be a series coming out that was based on the book.

I got a hold of a login for HBO Max and I started watching it. (Thank you, you know who you are) It’s rather intense in some parts, but the story is great.

Inky seems interested in it, too. It’s been a while since we read the book, so it was nice to have a refresher.

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells

Rogue Protocol

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This third book in the series is just as good as the others I have read so far. I love the stories, but this one started out very slow, too. I had to finish it quickly to find out what happened to the characters. I’m looking forward to the next two that are already published and the 6th that comes out in April of 2021. 

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A League of Their Own Series

A league of their own series

I look forward to the series mentioned in the above linked article. The movie is one of my favorite movies, and I look forward to hearing new stories based on the female baseball players. It seems to be coming out on Amazon Prime Video, but I can’t seem to be able to tell when it will be coming out.

The series Pitch was short-lived, but I loved that, too. I hope that women in baseball becomes more prominent. Not just as announcers.

Completed YA Fantasy Series

Completed ya fantasy series

Here is a list from the above linked article that consists of Fantasy Series that have already been completed. You won’t be wasting your time waiting for the next book in the series to come out. Enjoy!

20 COMPLETED YA FANTASY SERIES TO REVISIT OR PICK UP FOR THE FIRST TIME

#1. FOLK OF THE AIR TRILOGY BY HOLLY BLACK

1. The Cruel Prince
2. The Wicked King
3. The Queen of Nothing

#2. THE YOUNG ELITES TRILOGY BY MARIE LU

1. The Young Elites
2. The Rose Society
3. The Midnight Star

#3. RED WINTER TRILOGY BY ANNETTE MARIE

1. Red Winter
2. Dark Tempest
3. Immortal Fire

#4. MEDAIR DUOLOGY BY ANDREA K. HÖST

1. The Silence of Medair
2. Voice of the Lost

#5. SIX OF CROWS DUOLOGY BY LEIGH BARDUGO

1. Six of Crows
2. Crooked Kingdom

#6. THE ABHORSEN TRILOGY BY GARTH NIX

1. Sabriel
2. Lirael
3. Abhorsen

#7. THE PENRYN & THE END OF DAYS TRILOGY BY SUSAN EE

1. Angelfall
2. World After
3. End of Days

#8. SHADOW OF THE FOX TRILOGY BY JULIE KAGAWA

1. Shadow of the Fox
2. Soul of the Sword
3. Night of the Dragon

#9. THE BRILLIANT DEATH DUOLOGY BY AMY ROSE CAPETTA

1. The Brilliant Death
2. The Storm of Life

#10. WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY BY KATHERINE ARDEN

1. The Bear and the Nightingale
2. The Girl in the Tower
3. The Winter of the Witch

#11. CHRONICLES OF IXIA HEXALOGY BY MARIA V. SNYDER

1. Poison Study
2. Magic Study
3. Fire Study
4. Shadow Study
5. Night Study
6. Dawn Study

#12. CROWN & COURT DUET BY SHERWOOD SMITH

1. Crown Duel
2. Court Duel

#13. TALES OF BEAUTY AND MADNESS TRILOGY BY LILI ST. CROW

1. Nameless
2. Wayfarer
3. Kin

#14. THE ORPHAN’S TALES DUOLOGY BY CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE

1. In the Night Garden
2. In the Cities of Coin and Spice

#15. THE FORBIDDEN WISH DUOLOGY BY JESSICA KHOURY

0.5. The Jinni
1. The Forbidden Wish

#16. HIS FAIR ASSASSIN TRILOGY BY ROBIN LAFEVERS

1. Grave Mercy
2. Dark Triumph
3. Mortal Heart

#17. GRACELING REALM TRILOGY BY KRISTIN CASHORE

1. Graceling
2. Fire
3. Bitterblue

#18. HIS DARK MATERIALS TRILOGY BY PHILIP PULLMAN

1. Northern Lights (The Golden Compass)
2. The Subtle Knife
3. The Amber Spyglass

#19. TAMÍR TRIAD BY LYNN FLEWELLING

1. The Bone Doll’s Twin
2. Hidden Warrior
3. The Oracle’s Queen

In Skala warfare is a womanly thing.

#20. WE SET THE DARK ON FIRE DUOLOGY BY TEHLOR KAY MEJIA

1. We Set the Dark on Fire
2. We Unleash the Merciless Storm

The Hitchhiker’s Guide Turns 42

The hitchhiker guide turns 42

According to the above linked article, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy premiered 42 years ago yesterday. Happy birthday!

I may have to reread this series again. After I get the stuff with deadlines read. To quote Douglas Adams: “I love deadlines,” he wrote. “I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” I am finding lately that this is very true, and keeps my schedule less crazy if I don’t finish stuff in time and I can’t go to the event that had the deadline. Who am I kidding? It’ll be crazy for a while.

Epic Fantasy Series

Epic Fantasy Series

The above linked article talks about fantasy series that are worth starting.  I have several of the books in many of these series.  Some are on my TBR list, some have been started.  One of these days I’ll get to them.

ACACIA BY DAVID ANTHONY DURHAM

Where to Start? Acacia: The War with the Mein

Finished? Yes

AEGIS OF THE GODS BY TERRY C. SIMPSON

Where to Start? Etchings of Power

Finished? Yes

ARTHURIAN SAGA BY MARY STEWART

Where to Start? The Crystal Cave

Finished? Yes

AVALON BY MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY

Where to Start? Mists of Avalon

Finished? Yes

THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN BY GENE WOLFE

Where to Start? The Shadow of the Torturer

Finished? Yes

THE BROKEN EARTH TRILOGY BY N.K. JEMISIN

Where to Start? The Fifth Season

Finished? Yes

THE BROKEN EMPIRE BY MARK LAWRENCE

Where to Start? Prince of Thorns

Finished? Yes

THE CASTES AND THE OUTCASTES BY DAVIS ASHURA

Where to Start? A Warrior’s Path

Finished? Yes

CHRONICLES OF ELANTRA BY MICHELLE SAGARA

Where to Start? Cast in Shadow (there are several prequels, but this is book 1)

Finished? No, but 12 are published, so plenty to read!

CROWN OF STARS BY KATE ELLIOTT

Where to Start? King’s Dragon

Finished? Yes.

THE DANDELION DYNASTY BY KEN LIU

Where to Start? The Grace of Kings

Finished? No. First 2 published.

THE DARK TOWER BY STEPHEN KING

Where to Start? The Gunslinger

Finished? Yes

DEVERRY BY KATHARINE KERR

Where to Start? Daggerspell

Finished? Yes

DISCWORLD BY TERRY PRATCHETT

Where to Start? Chronological: The Color of Magic. My pick? Either Guards! Guards! or Equal Rites. But this series has so many starting points; you really can’t go wrong.

Finished? Yes

DRAGONLANCE BY MARGARET WEIS AND TRACY HICKMAN

Where to Start? Lots of places to begin. I started with Dragons of Autumn Twilight, which is also the first the pair wrote.

Finished? Yes and no. Weis and Hickman still publish books in this universe, but there are PLENTY of completed trilogies within the universe.

EARTHSEA CYCLE BY URSULA K. LE GUIN

Where to Start? A Wizard of Earthsea

Finished? Yes

EARTHSINGER CHRONICLES BY L. PENELOPE

Where to start? Song of Blood & Stone

Finished? No. First 2 complete.

ELRIC BY MICHAEL MOORCOCK

Where to Start? Elric of Melnibone

Finished? Yes

ETERNAL SKY BY ELIZABETH BEAR

Where to Start? Range of Ghosts

Finished? Yes

FARSEER TRILOGY BY ROBIN HOBB

Where to Start? Assassin’s Apprentice

Finished? Yes

THE FIRST LAW BY JOE ABERCROMBIE

Where to Start? The Blade Itself

Finished? Yes

GENTLEMAN BASTARDS BY SCOTT LYNCH

Where to Start? The Lies of Locke Lamora

Finished? No. First 3 published.

GORMENGHAST BY MERVYN PEAKE

Where to Start? Titus Groan, or The Gormenghast Novels, the complete trilogy

Finished? Yes

HERALDS OF VALDEMAR BY MERCEDES LACKEY

Where to Start? Lots of entry points. Chronological: Arrows of the Queen. My favorite trilogy in this universe begins with Magic’s Pawn. If you want a stand-alone in this series to see if you want to continue, read By the Sword.

Finished? Yes.

KINGDOMS OF THORN AND BONE BY GREG KEYES

Where to Start? The Briar King

Finished? Yes

THE KINGKILLER CHRONICLE BY PATRICK ROTHFUSS

Where to Start? The Name of the Wind

Finished? No. First 2 published.

KUSHIEL’S LEGACY BY JACQUELINE CAREY

Where to Start? Kushiel’s Dart

Finished? Yes

LONG PRICE QUARTET BY DANIEL ABRAHAM

Where to Start? A Shadow in Summer

Finished? Yes

THE LORD OF THE RINGS BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN

Where to Start? I say The Hobbit, but you can start with The Fellowship of the Ring.

Finished? Yes

LYONESSE BY JACK VANCE

Where to Start? Suldrun’s Garden

Finished? Yes

MILLENNIUM’S RULE BY TRUDI CANAVAN

Where to Start? Thief’s Magic

Finished? No. First 3 complete.

NEW CROBUZON BY CHINA MIÉVILLE

Where to Start? Perdido Street Station (though I actually read these completely out of order the first time and had no problem).

Finished? Yes

OBSIDIAN AND BLOOD BY ALIETTE DE BODARD

Where to start? Servant of the Underworld (there are several prequels, but this is book 1)

Finished? Yes

OLONDRIA BY SOFIA SAMATAR

Where to Start? A Stranger in Olondria

Finished? Probably (only 2 books in the series, and both are stand-alone)

PAKSENARRION BY ELIZABETH MOON

Where to Start? Sheepfarmer’s Daughter

Finished? Yes, though she continues to write in this world on a regular basis.

RETURN TO NEVÈRŸON BY SAMUEL R. DELANY

Where to Start? Tales of Nevèrÿon

Finished? Yes

RIDDLE-MASTER BY PATRICIA MCKILLIP

Where to Start? The Riddle-Master of Hed

Finished? Yes

SEVENWATERS BY JULIET MARILLIER

Where to Start? Daughter of the Forest

Finished? Yes

A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE BY GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

Where to Start? A Game of Thrones

Finished? Notoriously no, but the first 5 are completed.

THE SORCERER OF WILDEEPS BY KAI ASHANTE WILSON

Where to Start? The Sorcerer of Wildeeps 

Finished? Maybe. Two so far, both stand-alone novellas in the same universe. Will there be more? We can only hope.

THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE BY BRANDON SANDERSON

Where to Start? The Way of Kings

Finished? No. First 2 published, 3rd coming in November (it’s currently listed as a 10 book series on Goodreads).

THE SUNBOLT CHRONICLES BY INTISAR KHANANI

Where to Start? Sunbolt

Finished? No. 2 published so far.

SWORD OF TRUTH BY TERRY GOODKIND

Where to Start? Wizard’s First Rule

Finished? I think he plans to continuously add books to this series forever. For. Ever.

TAMÍR TRIAD BY LYNN FLEWELLING

Where to Start? The Bone Doll’s Twin

Finished? Yes

TENSORATE BY J.Y. YANG

Where to Start? With either The Black Tides of Heaven or The Red Threads of Fortune, though Tides is listed as Book 1.

Finished? No. First 2 novellas published.

TEMERAIRE BY NAOMI NOVIK

Where to Start? His Majesty’s Dragon

Finished? Yes

THE WHEEL OF TIME BY ROBERT JORDAN AND BRANDON SANDERSON

Where to Start? The Eye of the World

Finished? Yes. Finished posthumously by Brandon Sanderson

WORLDBREAKER SAGA BY KAMERON HURLEY

Where to Start? The Mirror Empire

Finished? No. Final book in the trilogy comes out next year.

THE WORLD OF RIVERSIDE/TREMONTAINE BY ELLEN KUSHNER AND MANY OTHER AUTHORS

Where to Start? Swordspoint or Tremontaine (Tremontaine is being co-written by multiple authors as a serial prequel. Can be read first, or you can start with Book 1, Swordspoint)

Finished? Kind of. The original The World of Riverside series is complete, but Tremontaine is still going!

WORLD OF THE FIVE GODS BY LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD

Where to Start? The Curse of Chalion

Finished? Kind of. The first 3 can work together as a trilogy, and are completed. She’s been adding novellas to the series with Penric’s story.