Happy May! This seems to have been my month for continuing and/or completing series, with a lot of books falling into that category. I’ve been trying to stay on top of series and read them without too long a gap between books (because I forget too much, or lose track of the series entirely!) so I’ve been focusing some reading there lately.
I finished the last book in Martha Wells’ Raksura series, The Harbors of the Sun. I’ve loved this series, so it’s kind of a shame to get to the end! Books Two and Three were probably the best but I enjoyed this installment very much as well, and we got to see some new angles and aspects to the world.
I also finished the Janie series by Caroline B. Cooney with Janie Face to Face. It was…odd. The entire series was about the aftermath of a long ago kidnapping, and this book finally brings in the point of view of the kidnapper – in fact, alternating chapters are from her point of view. Which was fascinating, but she seemed very different from how she was portrayed (by report) in the other books. Meanwhile most of Janie’s story in this book focuses on her romance with on-and-off boyfriend Reeve, and introduced SO MANY new issues in their relationship that were…never resolved at all. The book also seemed to be hurtling us towards a more dramatic, more thrilleresque ending finally, but ultimately never really went there. So, I don’t know – it was all kind of odd! Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading Lately (May, 2023)”