Review: Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness

I first saw A Discovery of Witches in my local bookstore when it first came out. I bought the book and then kind of forgot about it. Like a ghost, the book haunted me from my bookshelf.

Eventually I picked it up to read and absolutely fell in love with the characters, story, and world that Harkness created. I breezed through all of the books and enjoyed each one for various reasons. I was genuinely sad when the series came to an end.

Then I heard that Harkness was coming out with a new book that was set in the same world as the All Soul’s Trilogy complete with old friends from the previous booksContinue reading “Review: Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness”

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Review: The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang

This was a book that I was excited about when I got the pitch and then I kind of forgot about it until closer to the review date. I wasn’t entirely excited to read it when the time came to start it, but that slight was rectified almost immediately when I started this one.

This book had a little bit of everything, romance, mystery, fantasy, and history. I loved this one almost from the first word! It made an excellent early fall/Halloween read.

Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee can mingle with the rich just as easily as she can slip unnoticed into the slums and graveyards of the city. As the only female resurrectionist in New York, she’s carved out a niche procuring bodies afflicted with the strangest of anomalies. Anatomists will pay exorbitant sums for such specimens—dissecting and displaying them for the eager public. Continue reading “Review: The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang”

Special Feature: The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen Trilogy #1) by Signe Pike

The headline for this book on my pitch was Outlander meets King Arthur. I didn’t even need to read further. I love Outlander and haven’t read too much Arthurian lit but I was immediately sold!

I will be reviewing this book in October, but it’s now officially out for purchase so I wanted to make sure that you had this book on your radar! To say that I’m excited for this book is an understatement! Look at the beautiful cover and promising story? I can’t wait to crack it open, can you?

THE LOST QUEEN by Signe Pike has everything a reader could want in a big, bold novel: courage in battle, enchantment, a changing society at war with itself, smoldering passion, treachery and betrayal, and beautiful writing about the natural world.

THE LOST QUEEN is a spellbinding first novel of a debut trilogy that reveals the untold story of Languoreth, a forgotten queen of sixth-century Scotland and twin sister of the man who inspired the legend of Merlin.

An extraordinary, deeply researched tale, THE LOST QUEEN conjures Arthurian myth from the perspective of a smart, strong, and powerful woman—who can throw a knife, read her twin brother’s thoughts, and fall in love with one man but marry another. A woman who must take frightening risks and make unimaginable sacrifices to secure the future of her people.

Catapulted into a world of violence and political uprising both inside and outside of her kingdom, Languoreth must grow up fast as she learns to wield what authority she has within the confines of her time—and to experience love and passion on her own terms. Continue reading “Special Feature: The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen Trilogy #1) by Signe Pike”

Giveaway: THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY by Karen White

Can I just start off by saying that I love Karen White’s books. She writes beautifully and I have had the Tadd Street books on my TBR for way way way too long. I didn’t want to start this series mid way but I did opt to do a giveaway since I know so many of my readers LOVE this series.

Karen White invites you to explore the brick-walked streets of Charleston in her fifth Tradd Street novel, where historic mansions house the memories of years gone by, and restless spirits refuse to fade away…

With her extended maternity leave at its end, Melanie Trenholm is less than thrilled to leave her new husband and beautiful twins to return to work, especially when she’s awoken by a phone call with no voice on the other end—and the uneasy feeling that the ghostly apparitions that have stayed silent for more than a year are about to invade her life once more.

But her return to the realty office goes better than she could have hoped, with a new client eager to sell the home she recently inherited on South Battery. Most would treasure living in one of the grandest old homes in the famous historic district of Charleston, but Jayne Smith would rather sell hers as soon as possible, guaranteeing Melanie a quick commission.

Despite her stroke of luck, Melanie can’t deny that spirits—both malevolent and benign—have started to show themselves to her again. One is shrouded from sight, but appears whenever Jayne is near. Another arrives when an old cistern is discovered in Melanie’s backyard on Tradd Street.

Melanie knows nothing good can come from unearthing the past. But some secrets refuse to stay buried.

Giveaway runs 8/27/18-9/2/18

A winner will be announced 9/3/18

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Review: Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes

The first book in this series kind of left me underwhelmed but I was willing to give the second book a chance. Before I knew it, I was on the fifth book eagerly awaiting the sixth to be released!

For some reason, I thought there were seven book in the series, but it became apparent fairly early on, that this was the last book in the series. Personally I felt like there should have been seven books instead of the six.

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he’s willing to sacrifice. Continue reading “Review: Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes”