We’ve all read those books that are just so dang good we can’t put them down, right? For me, it’s even better when those books are also #WickedGoodReads. A really good book in one of my favorite genres? Sign me up! Here are the latest #WickedGoodReads that kept me up all night long!
Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle #1), C.L. Polk
Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family’s interest or to be committed to a witches’ asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn’t leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans’ hospital, Miles can’t hide what he truly is.
Dread Nation, Justina Ireland
As a self proclaimed history nerd, I loved the civil war vibe of Dread Nation. Jane is a fabulous protaganist. She goes to school to learn how to put down the dead where she also learns that sinister things are happening behind the scenes. While poking around, she finds herself in a deadly mess that could destroy the possibility of a brighter future for everyone she loves. She’s not going down with a fight and I loved that about her! This book took several turns that I didn’t see coming and for that reason, it kept me turning pages long after I should have turned out the light and called it a night.
Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.
The Naturalist, Andrew Mayne
I expected a bit more in terms of scientific reasoning in this book just based on the summary. That being said, I was thankful for the fast pace that wasn’t bogged down by a bunch of unnecessary details. I listened to this on audio and it was pretty entertaining.
Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop.
What book have you read recently that you just couldn’t put down?