Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone. Fantastic! New and interesting magic system. Passes the Bechdel test. Reminds me of other books, but only other really good books, and in a good way, too. Will definitely read the sequel.
Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog by Ysabeau S. Wilce — We have read the first and second in this series. Both of us liked the first, #1 is intrigued by the ending of the second… hm….
Morning Glories, Vol. 1: For a Better Future: Graphic novel series. Squick warning: extremely violent. This thing is so messed up, I just can’t even. I have to keep reading! I can’t even believe what goes on here. I’m on Volume 4 or 5 by now…
Trilogy starting with The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle. Yummy. Read the whole thing! A good new author.
Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire. We both love it. You can’t go wrong with this author or this series!
The Pirate Vortex (Elizabeth Latimer, Pirate Hunter) by Deborah Cannon. Ok, actually, I didn’t love this. The premise was great but the writing was Not. Eminently skippable!
Developing Math Talent, 2e. Turned out not to actually be about developing math talent, just another book on advocating for your gifted kid. Not much different than many of the other books about advocating for your gifted kid, though it has two chapters of excruciating detail about all the different tests that you can use on your gifted kid, which might be helpful if you want to test your kid for whatever reason. Also might be useful if you live near one of the Talent Search places. Which we don’t. It does recommend some textbooks and workbooks from the 1980s and 90s that may or may not be useful, but I don’t know. The only one I had heard of was Challenge Math For the Elementary and Middle School Student (Second Edition) by Zaccaro. The others are not available direct from Amazon except one which is a very expensive textbook.
What are you loving these days?