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November 2016 reading

November 2016 reading:

57. Skinwalker, by Faith Hunter (320 pages)
Jane Yellowrock is a skinwalker, a supernatural creature who can shift into any other creature by tapping their DNA. She also knows, despite having no memory before she walked out of the woods naked at about age 12, that she is different from other skinwalkers--she has a Beast she shares her body with, and whose form she normally takes. She has spent her life tracking down and destroying rogue vampires, and she's surprised to get a job from the vampire society of New Orleans to take down one of their own, who has not only gone rogue but has started targeting other vampires. Little does she know, there's more to this than she could imagine, and it will bring bits of her past floating to the surface. I really enjoyed the pacing of this book.

58. Staying Dead, by Laura Anne Gilman (411 pages)
Wren is a Retriever, a Talent whose magic is best for retrieving (or stealing) objects for clients. She works with Sergei, her partner, and maintains a working relationship with the fatae to effectively complete her job. Her current job involves retrieving a cornerstone that was stolen from a building. Of course, the client has omitted important details, the Mage Council is involved and hiding their involvement, and other forces are centering in on Wren and Sergei. I wasn't overly fond of the narrative style. Interesting enough story and world, though.

59. Cry Wolf, by Patricia Briggs (294 pages)
Anna has been rescued from a bad pack situation, learned she was a valued Omega werewolf, and has had Charles, the son of the Marrok, insist she is is mate. Now she's about to be thrown into a world she knows little about--a world where she has value, but also one more dangerous than she can imagine. Good read.

60. Hunting Ground, by Patricia Briggs (286 pages)
With Bran planning to bring the US were population out of the closet, international were populations have gotten involved--and someone has ulterior motives. Charles insists Bran let him handle it, but it puts him--and Anna--in danger. Good read.

61. Speaking in Bones, by Kathy Reichs (336 pages)
A websleuth contacts Brennan about a missing person and a cold case set of remains she thinks are linked. Though she doesn't put much truck in it, Brennan feels compelled to look into it, and finds herself once again down the rabbit hole on a dangerous case. Still not making good decisions; surprised she's alive after this one.

62. Spice and Wolf: Volume 11, Side Colors II, by Isuna Hasekura (192 pages)
Three short stories: Holo and Lawrence solve a remote village's problems. Holo and Lawrence take an ill-fated and silly detour. We learn Eve's past and what led her to be the merchant she is. Really good.

November pages: 1,839

Pages to date: 18,813

Progress: 62/52

November 2016 comics/manga reading:

186. Library Wars: Love and War: Volume 4, by Kiiro Yumi (208 pages)
187. Saga: Volume 6, by Brian K. Vaughan (152 pages)
188. Bride of the Water God, by Mi-Kyung Yun (168 pages)
189. Arata The Legend: Volume 24, by Yuu Watase (200 pages)

November pages: 728

Pages to date: 30,996

Progress: 189/200
Tags: graphic novel, japanese novel, manga, manhwa, mystery, urban fantasy, werewolves

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