Hello readers! I’m in my hometown now and this will be my permanent city, yay! Weather is damn hot and humid here and 2 days after we arrived gone in adjusting with weather my daughter getting comfortable with my parents. I haven’t touched a book last weekend and in packing bags I managed to read only 1 book last week. But I’m so glad to be back and after a long time I had long enough sleep. It feels blissful. We will start house hunting this weekend and once we find our routine. And I’m heading to library to get my card this evening.
What I read last week-
Mohini: The Enchantress by Anuja Chandramouli
This was interesting and kind of collection of stories but connected with each other told from Mohini’s perspective. She was a character that wasn’t exactly present throughout the book just in few second half chapters but the tales of secondary characters she narrated and how that related to her and how they created myth about her was amazing. Some stories were my favorite while other I enjoyed. This was my 6th book by the author and I still find her writing heavy and exquisite. I still need to wrote review and I haven’t decided whether to rate it 4 or 5.
The Quality of Mercy: A Lady Evelyn Mystery by Malia Zaidi
After years spent away, Lady Evelyn is at long last back in her home city of London and she has returned with a rather controversial plan. The Carlisle Detective Agency is born, and it does not take long for the bodies… ahem, cases, to start piling up. With her friend and assistant Hugh, Evelyn embarks on the quest to solve the crimes. Yet the London she encounters is not the London of her coddled youth, and she is forced to learn that there is more to discover than the identity of a murderer. It isn’t only her city which reveals it is not what she always believed it to be, but the people she encounters as well. Secrets are revealed that have her thinking twice about everything she thought she knew about the society in which she grew up.
Evelyn’s love for her hard-won independence confronts her with yet another mystery, whether she is ready or willing to give up any of it for marriage. And then there is the arrival of rather a familiar face in London, one Daniel is none to pleased to see. Evelyn must find not one but two murderers, as well as make a decision that could determine her future. From the mansions of Mayfair to the dark alleys of Whitechapel, can Evelyn catch the killers before another life is taken?
I started this book last night. So far it’s good to meet old characters and chapters are short. I should have started it last weekend and should finished by today but in meeting my parents, my daughter adjusting with new surrounding, and getting rest and sleep , I couldn’t start earlier. It’s a tour book and my stop is on 9th. I hope I can finish it in time.
Next I’ll be reading-
Half Life by Lillian Clark
An overachiever enrolls in an experimental clone study to prove that two (of her own) heads are better than one in this fast-paced, near-future adventure that’s Black Mirror meets Becky Albertalli.
There aren’t enough hours in the day for Lucille–perfectionist, overachiever–to do everything she has to do, and there certainly aren’t enough hours to hang out with friends, fall in love, get in trouble–all the teenage things she knows she should want to be doing instead of preparing for a flawless future. So when she sees an ad for Life2: Do more. Be more, she’s intrigued.
The company is looking for beta testers to enroll in an experimental clone program, and in the aftermath of a series of disappointments, Lucille is feeling reckless enough to jump in. At first, it’s perfect: her clone, Lucy, is exactly what she needed to make her life manageable and have time for a social life. But it doesn’t take long for Lucy to become more Lucy and less Lucille, and Lucille is forced to stop looking at Lucy as a reflection and start seeing her as a window–a glimpse at someone else living her own life, but better. Lucy does what she really wants to, not what she thinks she should want to, and Lucille is left wondering how much she was even a part of the perfect life she’d constructed for herself. Lucille wanted Lucy to help her relationships with everyone else, but how can she do that without first rectifying her relationship with herself?
I started this, read 3 chapters last week but then I put it aside to finish Mohini and now The Quality of Mercy is priority.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in comments what you read last week, what you are planning to read next, and if you have read any of these books.
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