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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu
I never thought I would read a Holly Black book, because I’ve never been particularly interested in them. Except Cruel Prince took every bookish outlet I follow by storm. Suddenly everywhere I look, it’s there front and center telling me that yes, you are indeed very interested in Jude. It’s been sold to me as a dark story where every character, not just Cardan, lives up to the title. I’m hoping I’ll love it just as much as the brutal And I Darken.
The Three Body Problem is a strange one; I never would’ve picked it up in a bookstore because I don’t wander into the science fiction section. There’s something about translated work I find interesting though. More often than not, I have these bursts of motivation to learn a new language. It’s not quite enough to commit to fluency, because thirty minutes a day for a streak of five days is usually my max, but I love the idea of speaking multiple tongues. Right now, I just like using duolingo to feel productive. I think I’ll try to ease into The Three Body Problem with some young adult science fiction.