Hello Readers! Last week was good in many ways. I read 2 novella and finished 1 novel that I started in September but kept putting aside due to other priority books and we finalised our flat. It’s going to be great week with my birthday coming on 14th.
What I read last week-
Lion (Faeries of Oz, #0.5) by Amber R. Duell, Candace Robinson
Lion was quick and mysterious read, a perfect prequel to series providing the glimpse of twisted and dark lands of Oz that had turned into game of power and deception. It left me curious to find out what Oz had planned and what Lion was doing with headless witch was a deception or if he was betraying Oz and will witch’s heart change after spending time with Lion and what she was planning next and what will happen once Dorothy re-enters Oz lands and meet Tin in next book. Read full review ➡ HERE.
One Fatal Night by Helene Fermont
This was quick, intriguing and thrilling read with developed characters and secrets, suspense and drama. I liked the positivity shown through Daniel and Joel’s life the most. But some events felt too coincidental and implausible. End was predictable, not something I haven’t read or seen before. Read full review ➡ HERE.
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon #1) by Dan Brown
I watched movie ages ago so I vaguely remembered who was the real mastermind behind whole scheme of murders and destroying Vatican City and yet I enjoyed reading the book, made me curious to solve the mystery of finding Illuminati lair and catch the killer. (which I didn’t remember much). Characters were interesting, realistic, and well developed. Robert’s introduction was amazing. Vittoria was amazing throughout the book. Best part of the book was theme, description of setting and art and history. I loved this one and will continue the series.
The Christmas Swap by Sandy Barker
Chloe, Jules, and Lucy meet at a Maui resort kids’ club, aged 11, forging a lifelong friendship spanning two decades and three continents.
Twenty-two years later, they decide to swap Christmases, none of them expecting the hilarity and romantic escapades that will ensue.
Chloe from Melbourne spends her Christmas with Lucy’s mum and dad in a sleepy village in Oxfordshire, England, stunned to the core when she discovers who grew up across the road from Lucy.
Lucy, who has jetted off to snowy Colorado for her dream-come-true white Christmas, is taken into the fold of Jules’s loud and brash family, discovering more about herself in a few short days than she has in years.
And Jules leaves the cold climes of Colorado to spend a balmy ‘Orphan’s Christmas’ with Chloe’s friends in Melbourne, finding that time away from her mundane life is just what she needed.
Join these three lovable women as they each get a Christmas to surpass their wildest dreams.
Three Christmas romance in one book. No way I was going to miss this one. And look at that cover. This is my first book by author and I’m really enjoying it. Characters and three different location in Christmas season are amazing.
Next I’ll be reading-
Finding Henry Applebee by Celia Reynolds
Here Henry was, once again in a bustling train station, ready to resume where he had left off all those years ago…
Finding Henry Applebee is a charming, tender and uplifting story about unlikely friendships, the power of love – and how it’s never too late to change your life. Perfect for fans of The Single Ladies of the Jacaranda Retirement Village and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
Eighty-five-year-old Henry Arthur Applebee has had a pretty good life. But one regret has haunted him for the last sixty-five years.
And so, on an ordinary December morning, he boards a train from London to Edinburgh. His goal is simple: to find the woman who disappeared from his life decades earlier. But Henry isn’t the only person on a mission. Also bound for Edinburgh is troubled teen, Ariel. And when the two strangers collide, what began as one humble journey will catapult them both into a whole new world…
After reading Eudora Honeysett, I wanted to read more books with octogenarian main character. This came at perfect time moreover, I enjoy being part of One More Chapter readalong and discussing book with readers participating in a group. It’s starting tomorrow so I will start this and read simultaneously with Christmas Swap.
Unravel the Dusk (The Blood of Stars #2) by Elizabeth Lim
Maia Tamarin’s journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She returns to a kingdom on the brink of war. The boy she loves is gone, and she is forced to don the dress of the sun and assume the place of the emperor’s bride-to-be to keep the peace.
But the war raging around Maia is nothing compared to the battle within. Ever since she was touched by the demon Bandur, she has been changing . . . glancing in the mirror to see her own eyes glowing red, losing control of her magic, her body, her mind. It’s only a matter of time before Maia loses herself completely, but she will stop at nothing to find Edan, protect her family, and bring lasting peace to her country.
YA fantasy readers will love the sizzling forbidden romance, mystery, and intrigue of Unravel the Dusk.
This is going to be my weekend read. I loved first book and author writing and I’m sure this will be good and I’m already curious to see what happens in this.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in comments what you are currently reading and planning to read next, or if you have read any of these books.
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