oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen

Reading Wednesday

I'm currently reading an author-provided galley of The River of No Return by new author Bee Ridgway, and am enjoying the heck out of it. I actually got the galley some months ago, when I met the author to talk about publicity (she's local). But I'm only just getting to it; I had to keep pushing it back due to jury, review, and preview reading.

The River of No Return is about people who travel forward in time at a moment of great stress and what happens to them afterwards. Which doesn't tell you a lot, but there is also a cheese inspector (how many books have those?) and some sideways interrogations of Regency romances in general and the woman-trapped-in-house-with-evil-guardian Regency romance plot. There are currently two plotlines going, one in the present and one in the past, but I think they might meet soon. Or maybe not.

The big thing is that so far, the book keeps surprising me. Over and over. A few times it did not, but for the most part, it is not following the paths I had expected, and it is not-following them in an interesting way. Which is a recommendation in itself.
Tags: reading, reading wednesday, sf/f

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