After finishing The Cipher one week ago, I’ve finished 3 more books (it helps that I’ve had the last 3 days off from work). Here are the next books I need to review and some short impressions of them:

The Cipher by Diana Pharoah Francis (of course) – This one started off somewhat good (although never that great) but by the end, I really didn’t like it very much at all. I won’t be continuing with the Crosspointe series.

Archangel Protocol by Lyda Morehouse – This is the first in a series I definitely will be continuing with – a cyberpunk story about not just the tech but religion with an interesting female lead and a mystery. Any time I have tried reading cyberpunk I haven’t liked it because the character and story always seemed secondary to the cyberpunk aspect of it but this one didn’t have the same problems.

The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia – A lovely, well written story using the character of an intelligent automaton to explore social inequality.

Wanderlust by Ann Aguirre – I read this in one day. That is something I have not done in forever but this was very difficult to put down. I liked it better than the first book in the series, Grimspace (which I also couldn’t put down). It was very fast paced with lots of adventure yet still had focus on character interaction (this one was more about friendships than the romantic relationship although there was some of that too).

Now I’d better read some longer books while I get caught up on all these…