God of Manna by Daeus Lamb

This little novella was quite unique, fascinating, and very well written. However, at the end I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as I thought I may in the beginning. Overall, a enjoyable book in its writing style and uniqueness, but other readers may end up enjoying it more for its complexity and subtlety which required a bit more heavy thinking than I was expecting.

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

This novel was about petty gods and desperate men. It’s about pride and greed that lead to a decades long and very bloody war that achieves nothing for those fighting it. It’s also a bit of a love story without being overtly sexual nor taking away from the legend we all know.

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The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

Although I knew I was already enthralled with Katherine Arden’s writing, The Winter of the Witch solidified that this is one of my favorite series of all time. I have loved each and every moment of this series and am so overjoyed with how it ended even as I am sobbing over the fact that it’s over.

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