“Through a painting we can see the whole world.”
— Hans Hofmann
The short: 3.5/5 ✦. A solid character-driven time-travel sequel, slightly marred by an over-complicated plot.
“Don’t let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.”
— Michael Bassey Johnson
The short: 3/5 ✦. The penultimate book of the Throne of Glass series, and it feels like it.
“There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.”
— Harriet Martineau
The short: 4.5 ✦. The followup to Illuminae, this exciting epistolary novel is just as fast-paced and interesting, if not quite as suspenseful.
The bad news: Your last project just ended, and now you must look for work again. The good news: there are plenty of places to look!
“If something is there, you can only see it with your eyes open, but if it isn’t there, you can see it just as well with your eyes closed. That’s why imaginary things are often easier to see than real ones.”
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
The short: 4/5 ✦. The well-crafted, ultimately satisfying conclusion to the Young Elites series.
“There’s a thin line between being a hero and being a memory.”
— Transformers (1984), “More Than Meets the Eye, Part 3”