Weekly Reading Check-In: 08/19/20

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Time for another weekly check-in using WWW Wednesday, a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Want to participate?  Simply answer the three questions below and tag the host site!  Book covers link to Goodreads.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

 The Memory of Souls  Chaos Vector  The Nemesis

Currently Reading: THE MEMORY OF SOULS by Jenn Lyons
Ah, my very complicated relationship with this series.  Do I enjoy them while I’m reading them? Yes. Could I explain the story to you? Not if my life depended on it. The moment-to-moment beats of A CHORUS OF DRAGONS are quite enjoyable, but there are so many convoluted things happening with timelines and reincarnations and soul-swapping that I struggle to keep it all straight while I’m in the middle of reading, let alone when I’m a year out from the last book. Still, it moves quick for a 600 page book, so I’m hoping to have it finished by next week.

Recently Finished Reading: CHAOS VECTOR by Megan E. O’Keefe
Woohoo, a second book done! I enjoyed my time out with CHAOS VECTOR, with all its wild space conspiracies and shenanigans. I think I liked VELOCITY WEAPON a smidge more due to how much I enjoyed Sanda and Bero and the “I’m stranded on a space ship and need to find a way to survive,” storyline. CHAOS VECTOR is still plenty of fun, this time more of an intergalactic trek than a contained story.  Review in the coming days!

Probable Next Read: THE NEMESIS by S.J. Kincaid
I still haven’t gotten to HARROW THE NINTH yet, but after reading back-to-back-to-back tomes, I can feel my brain needing a break.  I’m going to jump over to my YA pile after MEMORY OF SOULS, and read book three of THE DIABOLIC trilogy that will come out later this month.  This sci-fi series is, in my opinion, overlooked. I quite enjoy the cut-throat (literally and politically) gambits of this space court, and book two completely flipped the table on every aspect of the status quo.  I cannot wait to see how things shake out in the final book in the series, THE NEMESIS.

And that’s a wrap on this week!  What are you reading?


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  1. I have to say I was actually kind of disappointed with Velocity Weapon… The scenario that Sanda thought she was in originally was more interesting to me than what it really turned out to be. It also ended with nearly no concluding arc for most plots, subplots or even some characters which we were just left hanging after 500+ pages. After 500+ pages it felt like there was little to no payoff except “Buy the next book.” I also felt like the story line set 20 years before the primary story was mostly unnecessary and I guess I missed the point of it. If you felt the first book was better than the second, I don’t know that I care about reading the second. — maybe it was just me, I don’t know.

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    1. It’s definitely a series focused on the long-game, but I’d disagree with you about there being no payoff at the end of Velocity Weapon. As for the flashbacks (which I think are centuries earlier, not 20 years earlier), they continue in book two, but their relevance also becomes more apparent as certain discoveries are made. But this might not be the series for you!


      1. I don’t think I am talking about FLASHBACKS… I mean the storyline with Jules / Harlan and crew. I mean it provided some backstory but it never seemed to matter that much in my mind to the main plot. (maybe it continues somehow in the next book?)

        The no completion for character arc stories for instance.. Biran, a major protagonist seems to just disappear from the narrative 7 chapters before the end without much of a conclusion. and I think the Jules storyline now that i look at it.. was set only a few years before the Biran timeline not 20.

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      2. Biran has always felt like the weakest storyline to me, and that problem continues in the sequel. Jules continues as a character in Chaos Vector, and her storyline crosses directly with Sanda’s this time.


  2. Currently Reading: Almost finished Ada Hoffman’s The Outside, about a woman caught in the crossfire between the AI ‘gods’ that rule humanity and the cosmic horrors beyond space/time. It’s not bad, if a bit clunky in places.

    Recently Finished: Silvia Garcia-Moreno’s Mexican Gothic, which is as good as everyone says. And made me want to watch Crimson Peak again.

    Probably Read Next: Not sure, maybe Harrow the Ninth? Really liked the first book.

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