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Best Books I Read in 2015

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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson  The Innovators
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande  Being Mortal book cover
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel  Station Eleven Book Cover
The IX by Andrew P. Weston  The IX
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs  The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy book cover
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir  An Ember in the Ashes
You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day  You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines  Until Friday Night book cover
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord  The Start of Me and You book cover
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway  Emmy and Oliver book cover
Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better by Clive Thompson  Smarter Than You Think book cover
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo  Six of Crows book cover
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan  The Sword of Summer book cover
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner  These Broken Stars book cover

Book Review – Kinslayer

KinslayerKinslayer by Jay Kristoff

In this novel, set soon after the events of Stormdancer,” our heroine, Yukiko, is traveling the county sowing the seeds of rebellion while the ruling elite scramble to find a leader who can keep the power structure from crumbling. There is a lot of stuff going on in this book. The many swirling stories can feel disjointed at times but I’m still enthralled by the world that Mr. Kristoff has created. It is rich and feels lived in. Set in an alternative, steampunk version of shogunate Japan, the worlds of mystical beasts and advanced mechanized warfare collide. I’m looking forward to the conclusion of the trilogy to see which side prevails.