Hello readers! I hope you all are well and had great week. Last week had been busy with house cleaning and getting back normal routine. Weekend was super busy with my brother-in-law coming for a week On Saturday and festival- Raksha Bandhan – on Sunday. It was fun to spend time with relatives. My brother surprised me with lovely gift of Realme Buds Q and whole evening I spent connecting it with my phone and listening music. I still need to see how to connect it with laptop but I will do that when I watch something on Netflix, probably to watch Shadow and Bone season next month.
Last Week I Read
The Sister Surprise by Abigail Mann
This was heart-warming and fun chic-lit that revolved around Ava and DNA test kit that changed her life. First half of the book was all about building story and character. I did struggle a bit at some points in this part but second half was perfect and loved every moment in this part. Best part of the book was Ava time on farm and in Kilorch village. It was hilarious to read antics of farm animals. I enjoyed reading more about the village, its ups and downs, small town community, and how they helped each other and gave things in exchange for other things, not money like in old times, and how much work it takes to keep the farm running. Review will be up tomorrow.
Every Day in December by Kitty Wilson
It wasn’t all fluffy lovey-dovey romance as I expected. There was much more to story making it real life romance. Best part of the book was Rory and Belle’s Christmassy activity, Belle’s knowledge and passion for Shakespeare, and slow burn romance. Review will be up later this week.
Curses by Lish McBride
Merit Cravan refused to fulfill her obligation to marry a prince, leading to a fairy godling’s curse. She will be forced to live as a beast forever, unless she agrees to marry a man of her mother’s choosing before her eighteenth birthday.
Tevin Dumont has always been a pawn in his family’s cons. The prettiest boy in a big family, his job is to tempt naïve rich girls to abandon their engagements, unless their parents agree to pay him off. But after his mother runs afoul of the beast, she decides to trade Tevin for her own freedom.
Now, Tevin and Merit have agreed that he can pay off his mother’s debt by using his con-artist skills to help Merit find the best match . . . but what if the best match is Tevin himself?
I started this in weekends but couldn’t read much more than few chapters because of festival but so far I’m enjoying this historical fantasy world of fairy godlings and mages and normal humans, all living together without much fuss. Dumont family dynamic is great. And there are curses. I can’t wait to see how Merit would get rid of her curse.
Next This Week
Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker is offered a chance at a deadly heist: break into the Ice Court – a military stronghold that has never been breached – and retrieve a hostage whose knowledge could change Grisha magic forever. To succeed would mean rich beyond his wildest dreams – but he can’t pull it off alone . . .
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Together they might just be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.
I can’t wait to start this one. I planned to read this in weekend but then I didn’t want any break because of social gathering and started Curses. But I finish that I want to read this before month end.
Links I enjoyed
8 Things I Look For In Books @ A Bookworm’s Paradise
The Most Anticipated Diverse Book Releases of September 2021 @ Bookish Brews
Why Libraries Matter @ the orangutan librarian
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