December 2021 Reading Recap

December went by like a flash. I attended Dis Con III, visited my family for Christmas, and write you from Chicago. Please enjoy this final reading recap of 2021. What a year it’s been.

Tomorrow, we have my annual recap coming up. I hope you’re excited.

ARCs

  • All the White Spaces by Ally Wilkes (adult, horror, queer)
    • Polar exploration horror with a trans protagonist
    • Atmospheric as it is psychologically scary
    • First author interview of 2022
  • The Midnight Girls by Alicia Jasinska (young adult, fantasy, queer)
    • Rival witch servants try to take down the same boy
    • So fun, so magical, much winter, wow
  • Where the Drowned Girls Go (Wayward Children #7) by Seanan McGuire (adult, fantasy)
    • The other school where wayward kids go is frighteningly obsessed with rules and “normalcy”
    • Heartwrenching is ways that feel too real

Audiobooks

Kindle Copies

  • Leather & Lace (Southern Gothic Series #1) by Magen Cubed (2021, adult, urban fantasy)
    • Monster hunters a cowboy and a vampire fall in love and solve a murder mystery
    • Characters as sexy as they are compelling
  • The Marek Series by Juliet Kemp (2018-2021, adult, fantasy)
    • Marek is a city whose magic is channeled by an angel
    • Their magicians both cause problems and solve them in interesting ways that make for a great epic despite the relatively close location

Manga

  • Can’t Stop Cursing You Vol. 2 by Kensuke Koba & Natsuko Uruma (2021, shonen, horror)
    • This series continues to be edgy nonsense
    • So excited for the next volume with the new transfer student making an appearance
  • Dai Dark Vol. 3 by Q Hayashida (2021, shonen, dark fantasy)
    • Gnarly damage and corpses in between the laughs
    • Continues to be full of mysteries

Until next year,
Jo

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