What have I read this week?
The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis
This is a novel about a gay boy growing up in a small poor French village. It’s inspired by the author’s life. I found it kind of depressing, to be honest. It’s well written, but I can’t say that I enjoyed it.
The Tethered Mage: Book 1 of the Swords and Fire Trilogy by Melissa Caruso
This is a fantasy novel about a young woman named Amalia who is the heir to a powerful member of the Council of Raverra. She harnesses a fire warlock, which means that the two of them are tied together for life – the book focuses on how she deals with the combination of her new duties and her duties as her mother’s heir. I liked Amalia as a heroine, and the world is interesting. This was a fun book, and I’ll definitely be reading the next one.
Infernal Machines by John Hornor Jacobs
This is the sequel to Foreign Devils, and the final book in the trilogy. I enjoyed it a lot – I felt it was a good conclusion to the story. It does end in such a way that there definitely could be more stories with these characters, but their current arcs are finished off nicely.