Mistborn: The Bands of Mourning (2016) by Brandon Sanderson

Another good Mistborn novel. While Shadows of Self continued the worldbuilding established in both the original trilogy and The Alloy of Law without adding much of its own, The Bands of Mourning adds some extremely fascinating worldbuilding elements to the Mistborn world. Brandon’s worldbuilding is an enormous strength here, and my mind reels at the…

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

A fun blockbuster with a lot more heart and character than the last Star Trek film. It’s not as cluttered with action setpieces as the two preceding films; characters are given much more room to breathe, which is very welcome. Some of the action scenes are enjoyable, but the descent into typical blockbuster third-act mayhem…