Review: Marque and Reprisal by Elizabeth Moon

Marque and Reprisal (Vatta's War, #2)

Mar­que and Reprisal by Eliz­a­beth Moon

My rat­ing: 4 of 5 stars


Anoth­er decent, though not amaz­ing, book from Moon. I messed up in not doing my review as soon as I fin­ished, because I moved straight on to vol­ume three in the series, Engag­ing the Ene­my. Obvi­ous­ly, the series did get more engag­ing in book two!



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Review: Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon

Trading in Danger (Vatta's War, #1)

Trad­ing in Dan­ger by Eliz­a­beth Moon

My rat­ing: 3 of 5 stars


I want­ed to like Vatta’s War as much as I did The Ser­ra­no Lega­cy, but this one near­ly lost me at some points. Maybe it’s intend­ed for a young adult audi­ence? Con­sid­er­ing the age of the main char­ac­ter, that may be the case. Still, I always enjoy Moon’s writ­ing style, and she cre­ates great uni­vers­es. Def­i­nite­ly worth a read.



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Review: The Peter Grant/Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch

Lies Sleeping

Lies Sleep­ing by Ben Aaronovitch

My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars


I just fin­ished Lies Sleep­ing after read­ing the entire series straight through, so this review is about the series as much as about the ulti­mate entry in it.

Wow! I’ve been immersed in the mar­velous world Aaronovitch cre­at­ed for us, and it’s a shock com­ing back. His world lives right next door to ours, changed just a bit so that mag­ic is in use next to cell phones and deities walk and work amongst the “nor­mal” folk. His descrip­tions of Lon­don and its sur­rounds are amaz­ing­ly rich. The slang and British ref­er­ences are occa­sion­al­ly mys­te­ri­ous to this Amer­i­can read­er, but I got enough from con­text to push right on.

I think Lies Sleep­ing might be intend­ed as the last book in the series because it wrapped up pret­ty much all of the plot threads that have been build­ing from Rivers of Lon­don to Lies Sleep­ing. If that’s the case, I’ll miss Peter and the rest of the char­ac­ters. I can hope that Aaronovitch will give us more in the future, though. I will cer­tain­ly be watch­ing to see what he does next!

#LiesSleep­ing #Net­Gal­ley



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