Devil In the Valley by Castle Freeman Jr. I started this not really knowing anything about it and I ended up really enjoying it. It’s a very character driven story. Basically it’s about a grumpy old man trying to help distant family members but he does that by making a deal with the devil and as you can imagine, that’s not going to end well. (see my full review here)
Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp. This is set about 10 years after Return of the Sith and it’s really fascinating because you get to see the relationship between Darth Vader and the Emperor. Because the Emperor is constantly expecting Darth to kill him and Vader is basically “yeah I will, but not right now”. Apparently that sort of thing is expected among the sith. Also you get to see a little bit of Vader being all sad about Padme which is interesting.
A Pocket Full of Lies by Kirsten Beyer. I am extremely biased when it comes to Star Trek Voyager so let me say this, this is the best Voyager and possibly even the best Star Trek book I have ever read (and that’s saying something because I own a lot of Star Trek books). Basically it made me cry and if a book makes me cry it has to be really really good. (see my full review here)
Morning Star by Pierce Brown. I really enjoyed Morning Star it did a really good job of wrapping up the story. My only problem is it seemed that Darrow was too on top of things. Like every time something bad happened it would be all “oh yes I planned for it and here is what I’m going to do”. That got a little annoying.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. My problem with Aristotle and Dante is not that it was bad. It’s that it was mediocre. It was a solid 3 star book. There isn’t much more I can say about it. I didn’t love it and it didn’t hate it. It is what it is.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I basically stopped reading fantasy books for a while because it got to the point where I felt like I was reading the same story by a bunch of different authors. But this is different, it’s a heist story set in a fantasy world. And it was really fantastic. I loved it and I need to make time to read it again. Also this book is a great example of a main character with a disability without that disability becoming the whole story.