Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews. Urban fantasy, spin-off of the Kate Daniels series, set in the same world. Liked the different perspective on the Kate Daniels world, although I don’t like Andrea as narrator as much as I like Kate. I am not sure I buy her transformation, to be honest. In a more general observation about both series, I have a lot of questions about the world building, in part because the use of technology seems to be increasing in comparison to the early Kate books. Is that a function of character? Or slight bending of original set up to serve plot? I’ve noted in earlier comments that there is some wonky grammar and writing, which kind of surprises me given the editor of this series.
Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon. Historical mystery. DNF. I liked Lord John Grey as narrator, but the whole plot felt Byzantine. Also, bored and put off by the mooning over Jamie Fraser, whose appeal utterly escapes me as a reader.
The Last Run by Greg Rucka. Spy thriller. Third Tara Chace novel, and what appears to be the last with her as an active operative. Enjoyed it.
When in Doubt, Add Butter by Beth Harbison. Disappointing, trite, and predictable. Guessed the love interest at the outset, because it was clear that this was really just chick lit with a heroine who is more WF-aged (37). The heroine felt more like a 21 year old than an 37 year old, with a lack of plan for her professional life and disastrous personal life. Not impressed at all.
Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain. Mystery/thriller/procedural. As I mentioned earlier, not a bad book but the end of the series for me.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. YA fantasy, reread.
He Speaks Dead by Adrienne Wilder. Urban fantasy, gay fiction. (I hesitate to call it a romance.) Mentioned earlier here.
But My Boyfriend Is by K.A. Mitchell. M/m contemporary romance. Liked it.
Broken Harbor by Tana French. Mystery/procedural. Beautifully written but I feel ambivalent about the plot. Trying to articulate why, which may end up being posted.