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March 2019 reading

March 2019 reading:

25. Unfallen Dead, by Mark Del Franco (320 pages)
Grey is missing pieces of his memory, and it's difficult enough to deal with that, but a Queen of Faerie doubts his memory loss and is making his life hell. At the same time, his old Guild partner from NYC has returned, bringing up old guilt. To make matters worse, there's a string of occult murders, whispers of an invasion of Tara against Maeve, and the Ways between worlds may be opening again.

26. Crime Spells, edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Loren L. Coleman (320 pages)
I got this for the Devon Monk story. Enjoyed most of the rest of them as well.

27. Aru Shah and the End of Time, by Roshani Chokshi (355 pages)
Aru Shah sometimes can't help herself--she exaggerates or lies, trying to fit in when she feels inadequate, stuck at her apartment attached to the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, often waiting for her mother. But when she tries to impress her classmates by lighting a cursed lamp, she sets off a chain of events she's not prepared for, and must step into a destiny she didn't know she had.

29. Sympathy for the Devil, by Justin Gustainis (477 pages)
Mysterious goings-on surround a Republican primary candidate. Candidates are dying, either in odd accidents or suicides brought on by scandal. And it seems Hell may be involved. Interesting read. Made me think of 2016.

30. Beneath the Sugar Sky, by Seanan McGuire (174 pages)
When Sumi's future daughter arrives at Home for Wayward Children demanding the return of her mother, several of the Wayward band together to try to bring Sumi back. But it will require going to a land of death, and entering the Nonsense realm where Rini was born, with no guarantee they can succeed. Great read!

31. Pros and Cons, by Jenna Black (82 pages)
A novella in the Nikki Glass series. Nikki takes a case to try to avoid what she knows Anderson wants of her, but finds it's more complicated than she expected--in that her client could meet a grisly end.

32. Inhuman Resources, by Jes Battis (305 pages)
Tess's most recent case involves a murdered necromancer, and the necromancers are edgy about it--expecting the case to be solved, but unwilling to share information. To add to things, Tess is concerned about Patrick and Mia, and Lucian is distancing himself. When she goes to speak to a bird demon informant and is attacked by a necromancer right after, it's clear there are problems among the necromancers as well.

33. Hands of Flame, by C.E. Murphy (416 pages)
Grit's role with the Old Races has gotten more difficult, and that only continues as the Djinn seek the person who killed Malik. When Alban is captured, she becomes desperate to find him. When she does a gargoyle trial is ordered to determine Alban's fate. But Alban refuses to defend himself, still trying to protect old secrets. Good read.

34. A Map of Days, by Ransom Riggs (480 pages)
The Peculiar children, now that peculiardom has been saved, are tasked with helping with its rebuilding. But the tasks they're assigned leave them feeling unfulfilled. When Jacob realizes his grandfather saved uncontacted Peculiars, he finds a way to reach out to one of Abe's old partners. Soon he, Emma, and some of the others are on an adventure through America's unfamiliar Peculiar political landscape--and they're in more danger than ever.

35. Unperfect Souls, by Mark Del Franco (352 pages)
When the decapitated body of one of the Dead is found in a sewer, Connor is about to find out about the clashes between the Dead and the outcast and loner fae. It puts him into contact with a loner fae who shares the darkness in his head--who knows what it is. Underlying it all is a plot to further upset the balance between Faerie and the Elves, with ugly truths to be revealed.

36. Magic on the Storm, by Devon Monk (344 pages)
Allie and Zayvion have enjoyed a few weeks without a crisis, giving them time to train and also work on their relationship. But honeymoons can't last, and a wild magic storm is on its way to Portland. At the same time, a plot is brewing within the fractious Authority, and Allie has no idea which side she, or her father's soul in her brain, are on.

37. The Strange Library, by Haruki Murakami (96 pages)
A young boy goes to the library to return books and find answers to a question about Ottoman empire tax systems, and finds himself imprisoned far beneath with only a sheep-man and a mysterious and lonely girl left to feed him. Very creepy and interesting.

March pages: 3,721

Pages to date: 10,368 pages

37/52


March 2019 comic books & manga:

24. Secret War, by Brian Michael Bendis (256 pages)
25. Kimi ni Todoke: Volume 29, by Karuho Shiina (168 pages)
26. I Hear the Sunspot: Theory of Happiness, by Yuki Fumino (312 pages)
27. Hunter x Hunter: Volume 21, by Yoshihiro Togashi (197 pages)
28. Hunter x Hunter: Volume 22, by Yoshihiro Togashi (208 pages)
29. Justice League Beyond: Konstriction, by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs (176 pages)
30. Black Butler: Volume 27, by Yana Toboso (176 pages)
31. Video Girl Ai: Volume 10, by Masakazu Katsura (200 pages)
32. Afterschool Charisma: Volume 8, by Kumiko Suekane (208 pages)
33. Dawn of the Arcana: Volume 1, by Rei Toma (192 pages)
34. Stepping on Roses: Volume 1, by Rinko Ueda (200 pages)
35. High School Debut: Volume 4, by Kazune Kawahara (174 pages)
36. Wonder Woman: Volume 7, by Meredith Finch (176 pages)
37. Puella Magi Tart Magica: Volume 3, by Magica Quartet (160 pages)
38. Illegal, by Eoin Colfer (128 pages)
39. Hunter x Hunter: Volume 23, by Yoshihiro Togashi (210 pages)
40. Hunter x Hunter: Volume 24, by Yoshihiro Togashi (215 pages)
41. Otomen: Volume 13, by Aya Kanno (192 pages)
42. Stepping on Roses: Volume 2, by Rinko Ueda (192 pages)
43. The Girl Who Owned a City, by O.T. Nelson & Dan Jolley (125 pages)
44. All-New Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 1, by Gerry Duggan (144 pages)
45. Skip Beat!: Volume 35, by Yoshiki Nakamura (200 pages)
46. Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson (266 pages)
47. A Bride's Story: Volume 10, by Kaoru Mori (187 pages)
48. Dawn of the Arcana: Volume 2, by Rei Toma (192 pages)
49. Kimi ni Todoke: Volume 30, by Karuho Shiina (200 pages)
50. Monster: Volume 3, by Naoki Urasawa (204 pages)
51. Honey and Clover: Volume 3, by Chica Umino (200 pages)
52. High School Debut: Volume 5, by Kazune Kawahara (182 pages)
53. Star Trek: Nero, by Roberto Orci (104 pages)
54. New Suicide Squad: Volume 4, by Tim Seeley (168 pages)
55. Bleach: Volume 72, by Tite Kubo (192 pages)
56. Taboo Tattoo: Volume 1, by Shinjiro (208 pages)
57. Harley Quinn: Volume 5, by Amanda Conner (168 pages)

March pages: 6,480

Pages to date: 14,828 pages

57/150
Tags: anthology, graphic novel, manga, sci-fi, urban fantasy, young adult
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