I have read a couple of books this week and have also been to the local library to choose my next pile. There are also several ebooks waiting for me in BorrowBox! So, I have plenty of fabulous books all lined up 😄.
The first book I finished was Babylon’s Ashes by James S A Corey, #06 in The Expanse series. Here is the blurb:
The Free Navy – a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships – has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them.
James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone. Outnumbered and outgunned, the embattled remnants of the old political powers call on the Rocinante for a desperate mission to reach Medina Station at the heart of the gate network.
But the new alliances are as flawed as the old, and the struggle for power has only just begun. As the chaos grows, an alien mystery deepens. Pirate fleets, mutiny, and betrayal may be the least of the Rocinante’s problems. And in the uncanny spaces past the ring gates, the choices of a few damaged and desperate people may determine the fate of more than just humanity.
And here is my review. I gave the book three stars on Goodreads – it wasn’t quite as good as the others in the series so far. As I have still been so ill, my reviews are even shorter than usual this week – sorry!
Another huge read and this one felt like a bridging book hopefully leading us to something better in the next one. I did enjoy it, particularly the second half when I could begin to see progress in the story. The main characters are still great, although we didn’t get to see enough interaction between the Roci crew members. I already have the next book, Persepolis Rising, lined up and I hope that this one is better as I love this series so much and want it to progress towards an outstanding finish and not limp to the line and collapse.
My second book of the week was Perfect Death by Helen Fields, #03 in her DI Callanach series. I reserved this on our library service’s ebook catalogue a while ago after enjoying the first two books. This is the blurb:
There’s no easy way to die…
Unknown to DI Luc Callanach and the newly promoted DCI Ava Turner, a serial killer has Edinburgh firmly in his grip. The killer is taking his victims in the coldest, most calculating way possible – engineering slow and painful deaths by poison, with his victims entirely unaware of the drugs flooding their bloodstream until it’s too late.
But how do you catch a killer who hides in the shadows? A killer whose pleasure comes from watching pain from afar? Faced with their most difficult case yet, Callanach and Turner soon realise they face a seemingly impossible task…
Here is my review as posted on Goodreads for four stars:
Another excellent episode in the series and I cannot wait for the next one. The main characters continue to be developed and become more interesting. The plot is gripping and very dark with many unexpected turns. Highly recommended.
As I wrote above, I am now about to tackle #07 in The Expanse series, James S A Corey’s Persepolis Rising. Should I take a photo of the book with my Persepolis scarf?
Anyway, I will give you my verdict next week in the Reading Roundup.
Until then, Happy Reading to you all 😀.