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[Book Review] Imaginary Numbers

Imaginary Numbers (InCryptid #9) / Seanan McGuire Previously reviewed Chaos Choreography (InCryptid #5) Magic for Nothing (InCryptid #6) Tricks for Free (InCryptid #7) That Ain't Witchcraft (InCryptid #8) So... it's been a long time since we've spent time with Sarah.  Several years since Ch aos Choreography , in fact.  Finally healed enough to risk venturing out into the world again, she's going home.  To the Price family, and to Artie.  It would be a perfect homecoming, being accepted into the family in ways she never has been before... except for one thing. There are other cuckoos in the area.  Not just one, a worrisome concern on its own in normal circumstances, but several of the notoriously solitary predators.  Telepathic predators that are effectively clones of each other at that.  Who want Sarah for their own plans. Things devolve further as Sarah, and the Prices, learn more and more about what's going on, and try to figure out the truth.  But none of it b

[Book Review] Smoke Bitten

Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson #12) / Patricia Briggs Previously reviewed: Fire Touched Silence Fallen Storm Cursed Ooof, it's been a minute since I've written a review, and I have a pile of books waiting accusingly for me to correct that.  It's been hard to focus enough to read these past few months, let alone write. Smoke Bitten is a book that I loved but that is difficult for me to read on a deeply personal level, and will likely be so to anyone that has experienced a long term relationship fracture.  I don't know much about Briggs' personal life, but she captures what it's like to know that something is wrong but not what and the desperate attempts to break through to an increasingly distant partner. But what matters is what comes next, that hope is not lost, that the source of the problem is attacked. That goes for the monster of the week that the book is named for.  Briggs gives us something unexpected here, a threat that seems outside the better known l