Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Brandon Sanderson / Skyward / All-In / YA Space Opera

Skyward wastes no time
You are All-In all the way
Book one of the Skyward Series
Brandon Sanderson at his YA best

What can I say
Strong Female Protagonist
Spensa delivers
Sanderson delivers

Spenca is that little girl
The bullies can't break her
The pointed fingers can't break her
The whispers can't break her
The 'authorities' can't break her

This could easily be a standalone read
But, But, But
The Universe Sanderson opens at the end
The Universe is BIG, really BIG

I await book two with eager anticipation

Rebecca Roanhorse / Trail of Lightning / Navajo Monster Slayer

Rebecca Roanhorse has created a Monster
Actually a Monster Slayer
Maggie Hoskie is a protagonist you want to know
Conflicted does not cover her
Complex does not cover her
Trail of Lightning is Brilliant!

Tidbits of Dine' (Navajo) lore throughout
Cohorts you want to know
Villains who intrigue and disgust
Coyote, Trickster does not cover it
Coyote, a love/hate thing

The post-water rise world, Believable

This one gets a "Staff Pick" sticker