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It’s only been about a month since my last check-in post, and I feel pretty good about my progress so far, despite the fact that I haven’t finished all the titles on either list. I started with S.D. Crockett’s After the Snow and Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin and thoroughly enjoyed both of them. Since then I’ve also finished The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth and Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. I loved the Montana setting of Miseducation and all the little details that grounded the story and the characters, especially Cameron herself, but I wasn’t quite in the mood for this book when it showed up at the library so I’m not sure I gave it an entirely fair shake. Seraphina was a better fit for my mood, a unique take on a familiar fantasy stalwart (dragons) featuring — as many have pointed out — a fresh and fully-realized world full of intrigue and complexity. I’ll definitely be looking for the sequel.