Friday, 30 July 2021

A history of what comes next by Sylvain Neuvel

 

Series:Take Them to the Stars (#1)


304 pages, Hardcover


Published: March 4, 2021 by Michael Joseph


Historical fiction/ Science fiction


Library





I am still not sure how I feel about this one. On one hand I did want to know what would happen cos there were so many questions. But on the other hand, would I read more? I am not sure. The bad thing is there will be more so even though this one gave me a pretty good conclusion, there are still those questions.




Mi'a and her mother are some kind of aliens. Replicas going back 3000 years. Daughter being born always looking like the mother. Always on the run from the hunter. Somewhere way back they lost their knowledge and now they do not know where they come from and why they run. They only know they must reach the stars, avoid the hunter, and there can only be two....




Omg, why are they on earth? Why can there only be two? Why do they all look alike? S0 many questions, zero answers. Instead we get Mia and Sara working behind the scenes trying to make the Germans, the US, the Soviets create some rockets




So many why's, I do want questions, so maybe I will read more if I remember. But def from the library again.




Yes, pageturner, but, hard to like people in it






Mia is not sure what she is, but she isn't human. Smarter, stronger than her peers, all she knows are the rules: there can never be three for too long; always run, never fight.




When she finds herself in Germany, 1945, she must turn the Nazi's most trusted scientist with an offer: abandon the crumbling Nazi party, escape Germany with your life, come to work for the Americans building rockets.




But someone is watching her work. An enemy who's smarter, stronger, decidedly not human and prepared to do anything to retrieve something ancient that was long lost.




If only she had any idea what it was . . .


Thursday, 29 July 2021

Audio: A wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas

 

Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells


Series: The Wallflowers, Book 5


Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins


Release date: 07-06-21


Publisher: HarperAudio


Historical romance


To review






A Christmas novella in July, just xmas in July tells me. Perfect. Though I did wish it had been longer so I could truly have experienced them falling in love.




Hannah is just a poor relation.




Rafe's family wants him to marry Lady Natalie, but then he meets Hannah.




She thinks he is no good, he fancies her. They are at a houseparty and keep on meeting, alone. But yes I wish it had been longer to truly feel the romance. Now they met, and fell so fast and then lived happily ever after. I mean, not even any drama! Omg, not that I miss drama, or do I? Still, it was a good one.




A short sweet novella





I like Mary Jane Wells, she is a great narrator (though I did not remember Swift being that Irish, but I liked it.)






The search for true love brought the Wallflowers together. Now happily married, these four delightful society women reunite once again to help a notorious rogue find happiness under the Christmas mistletoe...




Rafe Bowman has arrived in London to meet the aristocratic young woman he hopes to marry—Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lord and Lady Blandford. But the dashing American's shocking reputation has preceded him. Before he can claim Natalie's heart, Rafe must learn to navigate the conventions of London society to win her hand.




Even with the best teachers—four former Wallflowers experienced in the art of matchmaking—the wildly rich and very impatient Rafe discovers that wooing a bride is far more complicated than he expected. But Christmas is a time of magic—when a rake can become a romantic...and ignite passion in even the most strait-laced young lady's heart.


Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Audio: The Wrong Marquess by Vivienne Lorret

Narrated by: Justine Eyre


Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins


Release date: 06-29-21


Publisher: HarperAudio


Historical romance


To review







Elodie is scared of a lot of things, but hey I understand, trauma can do that. And in the olden days then sure things were scarier. But other than that she was happy, spoke her mind, and blushed a lot when she put her foot in it.




Brandon is hunted by all the mamas, so obvi when he meet her he thinks she is out to trap him. The nerve of that man! But, oh he was a sweetie.




Who was not a sweetie was the man Elodie has been in love with all her life, and who kept telling her when "we finally marry", and all that, but did he put a ring on it? No, because he was a horrid little man child. You deserve better Elodie than to wait for him! Oh but it took her SO long to see it.




Instead she befriends Brandon and he is a dreamboat. And they fall in love. But first she must ditch that stupid man child so a bit of drama at the end.




Cute, and I do like a couple who keeps up a good banter.




Awesome narrator. It is Justine Eyre so she is always great






Elodie Parrish can feel spinsterhood breathing down her neck. That’s the trouble with waiting for the marquess next door her entire life. But Ellie knows if she gives him one last Season, he’ll finally propose. The only problem is, her path keeps crossing with the arrogant Lord Hullworth, who is convinced she has designs on him.




Brandon, Marquess of Hullworth, never wanted to be “London’s Most Elusive Bachelor,” or have a horde of hopeful debutantes and their scheming mamas follow him around. His past has left him too jaded to consider marrying any of them. At least, that’s what he thinks... until he meets Ellie. She’s quirky, opinionated, blushes easily, and drives him absolutely wild. The only problem is, she believes she’s in love with someone else.




Ellie never imagined that one sultry summer could change everything. But the more time she spends with Brandon researching her book on the mating habits of scoundrels, the more she wonders if she might be falling for…


Tuesday, 27 July 2021

TMST


 

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7/27/2021 Where is your favorite place to read during the summer?




I guess one should say the beach, but nope, only if no one else is there. I always love to read inside, and if outside then on our terrace. Comfy chair, or lie down in the sun. Warm and cozy. And listening, well I will do that anywhere.




When we have time I hope to one day get this thing I have seen. It looks so comfy, perfect reading summer spot for the summer.










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