Hello Readers! I hope you all are well and had great weekend. I hope COVID gets under control and we can have some change in life. It’s getting hard to keep 2 yrs old occupied in house. And I so want to rant on how much frustrating it is when your own family keep telling ‘you read a lot’ or in other words ‘you don’t do anything else’. I don’t know how long I can keep justifying or block out those words and still enjoy something that’s only ‘me time’ and makes me happy.
Last week I read 2 books.
Last Week I Read
Red House (Jess Bridges Mystery #3) by Joss Stirling
Third book in Jess Bridges series. It was as interesting as previous book in series about business rivalry between Russian Oligarch, nosey neighbours, socialism and yet conservative thoughts and behaviour, political connections, diamonds, and money. There was finally development in Jess and Leo’s relationship. They got closer because of current investigation we see change in them. We know more about Leo and Jess’ past and I so enjoyed the way Jess dealt with Leo’s Narcissist mother. Murder case was much more complex. I enjoyed the mystery but at the same time I felt the motif was a bit unbelievable.
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley
This was bittersweet women’s fiction that revolved around Piper’s delusion, whole town going along with her hallucination and a journalist/podcaster trying to understand what going on. Story was about bereavement, impact of environment changes on island, community, love, family, and hope. I liked how PBHE- Post- Bereavement Hallucination Experiences was represented here. There were many layers and messages. I rooted for characters and loved development in main characters. I enjoyed reading about Anders’ podcast- What the Frick– and how it grew gradually. His passion for it, making it success was relatable.
Siege and Storm (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.
The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.
I’m sure I don’t have to say much for this book. I’m bracing myself before starting this because I didn’t like Mal much and as per many reviews he isn’t improving in this one. But I hope Darkling will keep the story interesting and I’m really excited to explore more world, reading about other territories.
Next I’ll be Reading
The Shadow Watch (The Shadow Watch #1) by S.A. Klopfenstein
In a world of ice and blood…
A buried power awakens…
Can one sorceress defy an empire?
Ripped from her home and sold for a handful of coins, seventeen year old Tori Burodai grew up a slave in a foreign empire. All her life, surrounded by injustice and cruelty, she has ached for the chance to fight back.
When her only friend’s life is threatened, a buried power awakens, catapulting Tori into a harrowing new reality. For the first time in centuries, magic has returned to the world, and Tori may finally have the opportunity to change her fate.
Desperate for answers, Tori joins forces with a charismatic rebel bent on righting the scales. Soon, she is thrust into the heart of a magic revolution. But magic is not the only power that has returned from the depths of the world. And some secrets should never be uncovered.
War is coming. But does Tori have what it takes to defy an empire?
Now that sounds interesting and I love that cover.
Links I enjoyed
- With Friends Like These… You Can Save the World | 20 Books with Great Friendships @A Dance With Books
- Review: Best Friends Forever by Dawn Goodwin @The Bibliophilist Chronicles
- 5 THOUGHTS ABOUT BLOGGING THE PAST 10 YEARS @Pages Unbound
- Discussion Post: Role of Parents in MG and YA fantasy (Part 2) + 8 book recommendations with active parent roles! @A Bookworm’s Paradise
Posts on Blog
- The Inn At Tansy Falls – Book Review
- Pink and Country – Cover Reveal
- Sumer at Little Beach Street Bakery – Book Review
- 2021 May and June Releases on TBR – List
- White Horse – Book Review
Thank you for reading! Let’s chat…
- How was your week?
- Have you read any of these books or planning to read?
- What are you reading this week?
If you enjoy my posts and blog, please consider supporting me.
Sign up to receive email whenever I publish new post-