Rebel Queen

I’m surprised that I picked this book up so soon after reading Cleopatra’s Daughter.  I didn’t love that book.  But I think I was intrigued by Moran’s perspective.  She picks interesting women from history and gives them a voice.

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Night Diver

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I’ve reviewed a book!  Never fear, I’ve been reading the whole time.  I think I got out of sync because I did the thing where I was reading several books at once and just couldn’t finish any of them.  But I’m not sure why I haven’t reviewed this book yet.  It was a total guilty pleasure book that I definitely did not struggle to finish.

The Vanquished

I started reading this book last month, and it was the sort of non-fiction book that made me want to read a pulpy fiction book at the same time.  I took a trip to Barnes & Noble to get book number 2 in Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase series and walked out $100 lighter.  Always a hazard in my world.  This book was so very dry that I actually started reading three other books since I started it.

The Sword of Summer

Magnus Chase is a homeless kid living on the streets of Boston when he is attacked by a fantastic creature.  He finds out that is related to a Norse god, and that his destiny is bound to either saving or ending the world.  Armed with a magical sword, loyal friends, sarcasm, and a undying love of falafel, he rolls with it.  And adventure ensues.

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Dead Wake tells the story of the Lusitania, a civilian luxury liner that a German U-boat sank in 1915.  The story follows not just the ship and select passengers, but also the story of the German U-boat and its crew.  Larson also adds a global perspective to the incident with his reading of its impact on President Wilson and the eventual entry of the United States into World War I.