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The Golden Enclaves (EBook, 2022, Random House Publishing Group) 4 stars

The one thing you never talk about while you’re in the Scholomance is what you’ll …

Review of 'The Golden Enclaves' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Not my favorite of the 3, but still a page turner. And anecdotally, it seems like really good source material to understand Gen Z point of view. Maybe it's just the recent midterm elections that make me see it through that lens but

Recent graduates (just the right age)
Magic (mana) as wealth that is zero-sum
Privileged enclaves of elites
A structural system designed to benefit the powerful at the expense of the weak

And so on. The characters interact with each other in that framework throughout, and it works.

London rules (2018) 4 stars

"London Rules might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one: Cover your arse. …

Review of 'London rules' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Best one yet.

Meanwhile, dusk’s older brother night, which has hovered overhead this past hour, is beginning to lose its balance, beginning to fall. Soon everything will be different again, the same as it always is. Dusk has a last look round, but its vision is failing, its hearing dim. It has been everywhere, seen everything. It is time to go.

This is going to stick with me for some time.