Last night I finished reading Tricked, the fourth book in Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles. Tricked was a bit different from the previous books because Atticus, Oberon, and Granuaile have left Tempe, Arizona. Atticus bargained with Coyote; Coyote would shapeshift into the druid and die convincingly (to trick the Norse and other gods into thinking Atticus is dead), and Atticus would help Coyote out with a project.
The project sounds pretty straightforward: convince the earth to move some gold into Navajo territory. But Coyote neglects to mention that his gold mine is in skinwalker territory; Coyote wants Atticus to help deal with them as well. Meanwhile, Atticus checks in with his werewolf lawyers. They tell him that politics have changed in the (local) vampire realm. So Atticus arranges to meet with Leif to see how the vampire is doing after almost dying in Valhalla (and to find out what's going on with the vampire politics). There's trickery and betrayal all over the place in this fourth installment in the Iron Druid Chronicles!
A friend warned me that Tricked wasn't as good because there aren't many of the characters from the first three books in it. But I still enjoyed it all the same. I'm looking forward to reading "Two Ravens and One Crow," as well as the fifth book, Trapped, soon!
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.