Finished 3 books in the last week or two.
1. The Curse of Chalion - A REALLY good read, in my opinion. I am not at all a fan of "court" type books, you know, kings and queens and court politics, I do not like them. However, this book is only PART court politics, the rest is.... well, I won't spoil anything, but everything comes together in a way that makes for a really good fantasy novel. It's a bit of a "slow burn", but it's really solid all around.
2. The Night Circus - A very interesting premise. Two children are magically bound to compete with each other by force in a magical "arena" for as long as it takes (many years), until one of them dies. It's written a bit oddly, and there are issues with the book for sure. It's overall a good read and I'd recommend it, but the premise sounds way better than the actual execution of what it's trying to do. Still, an interesting one for sure.
3. Bird Box - It follows a mother and her two children who are trying to survive in a post apocalyptic world where monsters that roam outside make you turn violent, then make you kill yourself, if you see them for even only a second. Thus, anyone who is still alive must be locked inside with windows boarded up so they can't see outside, and if they ever do go outside, must blindfold themselves. Looking at any of these creatures, for just a single second, ends your life. I really enjoyed this one. It's a debut novel and as such it doesn't have a lot of character depth, but for a debut novel it's pretty dang good and I really did enjoy this book quite a bit.
Looking for a new one to read now. I'm still thinking about buying Prince of Fools, but I'll see what else I can find first.