Hello Readers! I hope you all are well and had great weekend. My week was really tiring. I didn’t have much time to blog, my daughter wouldn’t let me sit with laptop. I published posts late than usual time and only in evening or at night I could blog hop. I forgot to add links in this weekly wrap up drafts in hurry of blog hopping and catching up with posts. I didn’t open laptop in weekends at all not even to reply comments but we had great time. Saturday, we took my daughter to new forest garden they made in outskirts of my city. Weather dampened the fun. It was so sticky and humid. It finally rained on Sunday after almost a month. It was really a relief but we still need A.C. because of humidity.
As for the reading, I read more than usually because of spending less time on laptop and social media. I finished 2 books and I’m halfway through third one.
Last Week I Read
Six Crimson Cranes (Six Crimson Cranes #1) by Elizabeth Lim
This was as good as Blood of stars duology and this take place, if I remember correctly from duology, around thousand year before the duology. I enjoyed every aspect of this book. There was something for everyone. World was best part and I enjoyed exploring other country and lands of this world. Read full review, HERE .
Cast in Firelight (Wickery #1) by Dana Swift
I enjoyed this one. It was entertaining, action packed and well written debut YA fantasy. World wasn’t overly described, no info dump with only necessary info on magic, how characters have the magic and Gods and Goddesses. Politics and conspiracy was interesting. Romance was lovely. I enjoyed banter between Jatin and Adraa. My review will be up tomorrow.
Paris is Always a Good Idea by Jenn McKinlay
It’s been seven years since Chelsea Martin embarked on her yearlong post-college European adventure. Since then, she’s lost her mother to cancer and watched her sister marry twice, while Chelsea’s thrown herself into work, becoming one of the most talented fundraisers for the American Cancer Coalition, and with the exception of one annoyingly competent coworker, Jason Knightley, her status as most talented fundraiser is unquestioned.
When her introverted mathematician father announces he’s getting remarried, Chelsea is forced to acknowledge that her life stopped after her mother died, and that the last time she can remember being happy, in love, or enjoying her life was on her gap year. Inspired to retrace her steps–to find Colin in Ireland, Jean Claude in France, and Marcelino in Italy–Chelsea hopes that one of these three men who stole her heart so many years ago, can help her find it again.
From the start of her journey nothing goes as planned, but as Chelsea reconnects with her old self, she also finds love in the very last place she expected.
I’m kicking myself for not reading sooner. I love the beginning and concept. I feel for Chelsea. I could understand her way of dealing with grief of losing her mother to cancer 8 yrs ago and how that made her buried into work for American Cancer Coalition raising funds for cancer patients. It was amazing how she was making difference but in process she lost cheery, careless, always laughing, smiling person. She stopped dating and let love in her life only realising it when her sixty years old father announced he was going to marry a woman he only met two weeks ago and claimed to be in love. Chelsea couldn’t understand how he could fall in love in two week that leads to arguments and both her sister and father making her see she has changed and lost her old self and that made her want to take trip abroad, retrace her steps and reconnect with old boyfriends she met during a year stay in Europe. I’m halfway through this and it’s so much fun and lovely. I can’t wait to finish this and see where this is going and I’m hoping she and her co-worker develop more than friendly relationship but I have yet to see that.
Next this Week
John Eyre: A Tale of Darkness and Shadow by Mimi Matthews
From USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews comes a supernatural Victorian gothic retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s timeless classic.
Yorkshire, 1843. When disgraced former schoolmaster John Eyre arrives at Thornfield Hall to take up a position as tutor to two peculiar young boys, he enters a world unlike any he’s ever known. Darkness abounds, punctuated by odd bumps in the night, strange creatures on the moor, and a sinister silver mist that never seems to dissipate. And at the center of it all, John’s new employer—a widow as alluring as she is mysterious.
Sixteen months earlier, heiress Bertha Mason embarked on the journey of a lifetime. Marriage wasn’t on her itinerary, but on meeting the enigmatic Edward Rochester, she’s powerless to resist his preternatural charm. In letters and journal entries, she records the story of their rapidly-disintegrating life together, and of her gradual realization that Mr. Rochester isn’t quite the man he appears to be. In fact, he may not be a man at all.
From a cliff-top fortress on the Black Sea coast to an isolated estate in rural England, John and Bertha contend with secrets, danger, and the eternal struggle between light and darkness. Can they help each other vanquish the demons of the past? Or are some evils simply too powerful to conquer?
At first I didn’t want to sign up for this, as I didn’t want to add one more book on pile of TBR but then I want to read more paranormal Gothic novels and that synopsis made me curious so at last minute I changed my mind.
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