No-spoiler book reviews, because I hate spoilers.
A Clockwork Orange
by Anthony Burgess
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
by Max Gladstone
This is a book about investigating the murder of a god, where necromancy has become formalized under legal procedures.
The Throne of Bones
by Brian McNaughton
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
by 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
by Barbara O'Connor
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
by Kel Kade
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
by Mark Lawrence
The protagonist’s voice was clear and engaging from the start, despite the gross and morally repulsive acts that he engages in.
by Bret Easton Ellis
This book is a satire and it has its hilarious moments. The author purposely conveyed the banality of the protagonist’s life. That being said, the gimmick gets old and it’s very boring until the second half of the book.