No-spoiler book reviews, because I hate spoilers.
The Good Thief
A one-handed orphan gets adopted, beginning a wild romp through the streets of New England.
The Poppy War
R. F. Kuang
A peasant girl enrolls into a competitive military school and learns secret techniques to fight in an upcoming war.
Nightmares from a Lovecraftian Mind
A collection of horror short stories, from small scares to the cosmic, featuring urban sprawl and incongruous elements.
The narrator comes off as schizoid, and his personality becomes his undoing.
A Clockwork Orange
As a short novel about the worst kind of juvenile delinquent, it explores an intriguing “what if” regarding crime, treatment and punishment.
Three Parts Dead
This is a book about investigating the murder of a god, where necromancy has become formalized under legal procedures.
The Throne of Bones
This is a collection of horror vignettes that link together. I found the last story to be more in-line with a traditional fantasy plot, but the rest are unique in concept and execution.
An Anonymous Girl
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
The premise of this book is intriguing: a woman participates in a university study on morality, and the researcher has an agenda.
How to Steal a Dog
This is a middle grade book that I reread as an adult. I actually cried as I noticed things I don’t remember when I had read it as a kid, especially with the protagonist arguing at her mother and demanding things in her childish ignorance.
Free the Darkness
This is a book about an overpowered protagonist. I will first say that it reminds me of Skyrim, with the amount of sneaking about, bandit slaughtering, and literal Thieves Guilds.
Prince of Thorns
The protagonist’s voice was clear and engaging from the start, despite the gross and morally repulsive acts that he engages in.