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November 7th, 2014 (10:41 am)

Yep, another one finished from the great "to read" pile. Really happy at the progress I'm making. Taking longer than I'd like, but even so.

Here's a review I just wrote of the latest I've read, rj_anderson's Swift:

I've loved R J Anderson's previous three faery books (Knife, Arrow and Rebel) as well as her sci-fi story Ultraviolet, and I'm pleased to report that this "new" novel (it's actually been out a couple of years, but I've only just now managed to find the time to read it) doesn't disappoint. Ms. Anderson knows how to tell an exciting and interesting story with good, well-drawn characters and vividly depicted settings. I suspect that, as a 44-year old man, I'm slightly outside the target demographic for her books, but that didn't stop me enjoying it hugely. I'm looking forward to getting and reading Nomad, the fifth book in the series.

I did have a couple of minor quibbles; one is that compared to the previous novels this seemed to take a while to get going properly (although by the time it got about 60 pages in it had hit its stride); the other is that there's what seems to be a glaring plothole towards the end of the book (although this may be addressed in Nomad, so I'm not going to judge it on that at this stage). However, for me this is still a solid five star book, and one I'd highly recommend to anyone who enjoys (or feels they might enjoy) YA fantasy novels.

(Review originally posted at Goodreads.)