Thank you Netgalley and Wednesday Books for this Arc!
I enjoyed Spells Trouble and this next book, Omens Bite, did not let me down. I feel like the characters had more distinct and defining personalities, particularly the twins. And, I loved the magic in this book.
Overall, it’s a fun, fast-paced read that is easy to get through.
Reclaim the Stars features 17 short stories all by different Latin American authors! These stories are scifi/fantasy focusing on the diaspora of the Latin people. I can honestly say that I loved every single story in this collection and I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried.
What is so spectacular about these stories are the connections found and forged. Whether family or finding a new community that accepts someone as family. Also, these tales are full of universal feelings that define us all… love, friendship and more than anything else, hope!
I cannot recommend this enough and it’s hard for me to see anyone disliking this gorgeous short story collection. Do yourself a favor and grab this book!
Thank you Netgalley so much for this wonderful Arc!!
I loved the first book in this series, The Ravens. I love love love the idea of a Witch coven sorority so much. And, when I got the opportunity to read The Monarchs, you can imagine how thrilled I was! (YAYY!!)
This sequel will not let the readers down. At least not in my opinion! I felt the story had an interesting start, but a little before halfway through this quick read I was completely drawn in. There is even more focus on the occult parts of witchcraft and some really exciting new developments that had me at the edge of my seat!
This book is more than just thrilling and exciting. I love how the sisterhood grows stronger and even becomes more inclusive by letting others in and making new friendships on campus.
It’s sweet, it’s thrilling and exciting, it had me at the edge of my seat and it gave me some nice feel good vibes! I highly recommend reading this sequel and if you haven’t read The Ravens yet, now is a great time to jump in!
Stunning. That’s the perfect word to describe this book. I did not know what to expect but this story swept me off my feet.
Sena is a 17 year old young woman trying to make it through life on a planet that cannot find a way to respect anyone with Scavver blood. Sena lost her mothers 5 years ago when they took part in a famous sled race on this world. Sena feels alone and, even though she doesn’t know it, she needs help.
Sena goes through an amazing transition from loner to a team leader throughout this story. I think the most emotional element was her connection to a fighting wolf that kind of adopted her as a partner. The author did an amazing job describing the relationship between a human and an animal. It was very real and reminded me of how attached to my pets I am on a psychological level and going through forming that attachment and the overwhelming love I feel for them.
This was an incredible read that was fast-paced and full of action. I highly recommend this!!
I am absolutely thrilled to be only one week away from Christmas! I can’t wait to hand out presents, overdose on sugar while watching Elf and of course spend time with family!
I am currently reading a few things that are not exactly Christmas related but I am certainly enjoying:
I am loving this cryptic suspense and mystery in Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney! I have fallen in love with the thriller genre this year and there is no turning back now! 😮
Lexi Ryan is amazing!! I bow down to her as I read this story full of manipulations and lies… not to mention two absolutely gorgeous Faerie Prince’s!!! And, there is going to be a sequel??? I am so not ready for whatever cliffhanger I’m heading towards!!
Stop! Just stop and write on your calendar for 2022… January 4th is the release date for this very unique and indescribable really, thriller following Molly the Maid during a murder investigation at her high end hotel of employment. I hope to finish this soon to tell you more bc it is incredible!
This is everything I’m reading right now! I am wishing all of you the very best and would love to hear your thoughts on any of these books! Please feel free to message me anytime! Cheers!
I love a good revenge story that shows how the MC is formed into a villainous character. In that aspect, I feel like this book is perfect for readers looking for this type of story. Also, the fact that it’s a family that practices witchcraft running from the Witch hunters with a little romance mixed in makes it a really fun read.
However, there were some quirks to the writing style that bothered me a bit. Just certain descriptions that seemed off and I also felt like the dialogue was a little choppy which created a distance between myself and the story.
I definitely think this is worth a read and recommend it for anyone who loves a good villain origin story!
Thank you Netgalley for this Arc, Awakened by Ciara Duggan!
This story revolves around 17 yo Hannah. She is a smart and kind girl just starting her first year at college, Bellcliff University, and really just trying to move on with a normal life after her parents death.
Hannah begins research for her Anthropology class and quickly finds herself in a mysterious part of the old school library that focuses on magic and mysticism. This is where she finds a very old book and somehow casts a spell. This is really the start to the book. She learns that magic is real and, at the same time, meets a very handsome young man, Callan. Now she becomes fully absorbed into her own history and a life that not only revolves around magic, but the very serious battle between good and evil.
I really enjoyed this story. It’s a quick, fast-paced read that was easy to get into. My only issues were really that the writing style and the dialog between characters sometimes seemed awkward and because of that I felt slightly pushed away from the story. It made me feel less of a connection.
I do recommend this as a quick and fun read that focuses on the fight between good and evil magic, along with different supernatural beings.
Iris is an African tightrope dancer in a circus and the setting of Victorian London (which is so cool!). And, Iris has a secret she holds very close… she cannot die! However, she has absolutely no memory of who she is exactly and this search for her past becomes a big part of the plot. But when she meets Adam Temple everything begins to get more complicated and she is pulled into a tournament with many other characters that have really cool powers and abilities.
This book was so interesting and I’m curious to know where the next book will take me. However, I did not love the characters and the way they interacted. I feel like they just weren’t as complete feeling to me so I didn’t feel a strong connection and that made the dialog feel slightly forced at times.
I loved this world, especially at the time period, and do recommend this as a unique look at dark historical fantasy that is heaped in magic!
I’d like to add a trigger warning for racism that is taking place in the Victorian London setting, definitely part of this time period but I want anyone reading this to be aware of it.
Mae, nickname Mousy Mae, lives on an island that is just steeped in magic. The magic keeps most humans away while also keeping the islands secrets. Lord Prosper is the patriarch of this island and also a wizard and Mae would do anything to be trained by him in magic. Coming up on First Night, a time of parties and celebration, Mae is looking forward to seeing old friends she can be comfortable around. At least that is her hope.
This story is truly magical and I definitely recommend it as a unique read!
This was an incredible read that had me in it’s clutches from the very beginning to the last page!
I loved following Frances from shopgirl to murderess and then to a school of witchcraft. Six months prior Frances lost her brother. He was murdered but the whole scenario remains mysterious and plagues Frances daily.
I loved The group of friends surrounding Frances, not to mention a plot that made me keep turning pages throughout the whole story. The setting is 1911 in NYC and to watch all of this unfold at that time was simply remarkable.
I cannot recommend this book enough! It really does have something for everyone and will keep you on your toes! Do yourself a favor and don’t miss out on this one!