Annd I’m back with another to read post, shock horror! These posts are all I seem to have time for at the moment, I posted a couple of book reviews last month so I’m hoping to carry on with these and hopefully get the format down whilst I’m at it. I stupidly googled what should a book review include, because, lets face it, I haven’t reviewed a book since school, and low and behold I was completely overwhelmed with information. Apparently you shouldn’t include spoilers and what have I been doing? Including spoilers, oops, I’m sure ya’ll can deal with it.
So last month I managed to read Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning and I loved it! I saw someone on Insta describe it as “supernatural erotica” and it made me laugh so much cos it’s pretty true haha. It’s definitely a guilty pleasure kinda book. It’s a ten book series so expect to see a book feature in my monthly to read series for the next ten months haha. This month I’m hoping to read Bloodfever because I need more Jerico Barrons in my life.
In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh – a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V’lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous.For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.
Magic, fae, hot guys, assassins and a million year old book, what more can a gal want?
Guess who finally got to visit Foyles bookstore last month? This gal! I picked up three books so expect to see them featured on bookstagram soon. I’ve been seeing Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo ALL OVER bookstagram so I think its high time I finally read it. I’ve heard mixed opinions on this series but I’m still excited to read it.
Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.The story’s shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.
After reading A Curse so Dark and Lonely I’ve been wanting to read more fairy tale retellings, so whilst Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik isn’t really a retelling it is loosely based on Rumpelstiltskin. I’m actually half way through this book and whilst I was pretty slow to get into this book I cannot put it down now. You had me at “fairy king of winter”.
Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kind-hearted to collect his debts. They face poverty, until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge – and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord.
I feel like I’m being pretty optimistic here but I’m also hoping to finally read Finale by Stephanie Garber this month because I have SO MANY questions that need answering and I hope this answers them, thankfully I’ve managed to avoid major spoilers online, phew!
Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun – with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win, and those who will lose everything. Welcome, welcome to the Caraval’s Finale. All games must come to an end . . .
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