If you're new to Write Well Me, read this to understand why I tell you what I'm reading. :-)
I said I wouldn't do it again, but I did. I said I wouldn't read other books and NOT put them on the blog. It's just that I hadn't technically finished Shadowmarch yet. See, it's a long book, and I was only reading during breakfast and sometimes lunch.
And then Kathryn MADE me read the Twilight series after she got them for Christmas. But as soon as I was done reading all four Twilight books, I went right back to Shadowmarch. I didn't even read my newest Laurell K. Hamilton OR the Kim Harrison book.
It took me a while to get into Shadowmarch. I'm sure it had nothing to do with my hiatus. Nothing at all. The end was the best. The plot moved long very quickly, and the characters seemed more alive.
Luckily, since I had Shadowplay on my unread bookshelf, I was able to close Shadowmarch and open Shadowplay. The second volume picked right up where volume one left off, so that delicious suspense is still there.
One note: I don't like the cover art for volume two. I liked Michael Whelan's art much better. The cover for Shadowplay looks too futuristic, and it's fantasy, not sci-fi. (I don't have anything against sci-fi. It's just fantasy books should like fantasy books and vice versa.)