Happy Friday, all!
Right now, I am suffering an extended book hangover from Zen Cho’s Black Water Sister. I’m not quite sure how to describe it other than to say it has ghosts, it has family secrets, it has angry gods, it has revenge, and it has a hipster coffee shop. The heroine, a recent Harvard grad, returns to Malaysia with her family only to find that her dead grandmother is determined to use her to exact revenge. It gets very complicated. Also completely fascinating and immersive.
Black Water Sister is entirely contemporary, but, for my fellow Regency fans, I also adored Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown series about a Regency London with magic.
After that, I had a terribly hard time settling to anything, so I bounced off several books, re-read Dorothy Sayers’s The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club and Clouds of Witness (out of order!) for lack of anything better, and am currently searching for something– anything!– to break the book slump.
What have you been reading this week?