The Scott Challenge – May & June Selections

So sue me, I am behind on sharing the Scott Challenge. Scott has done a special job of remembering each month to give me a book to read. Here’s where we are at with May and June’s selections!

May’s Pick:

The Dragon’s Path
(The Dagger and the Coin #1)
by Daniel Abraham (Published April 7th 2011 by Orbit)

I started this book in May and didn’t finish it until the beginning of July. It didn’t suck me in right away, and Abraham had a lot of pieces to the world that he needed to establish to the reader. I loved that there were tons of diverse races in the story, from orcs, to bug people, to the usual fantasy trappings. Cithrin the orphan banker had the best plot line of all the characters, and the ending was just all right. I haven’t decided if I will be reading the second book or not, though my husband assures me this series gets better. 3 Stars.

June Pick:

Mobile Suit Gundam: The ORIGIN,
by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (Volumes  3-12, published 2004 in Japan)

One area of media I am working towards this year, is upgrading my Gundam-ducation. I’ve watched and sobbed my way through Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans (my new favourite series besides G Gundam). I am going through a lot of the anime slowly, but enjoying my time with it. Scott challenged me to read Gundam: THE ORIGIN, a retelling of first Gundam. This beautifully illustrated and story was so captivating and the politics really keep the reader fixated on all the problems the world is facing. There’s definitely some messed up moments, so sympathetic moments, and overall there was just simply no bad volume in this series. 5 Stars for all volumes.

 

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