Friday, 16 April 2021

City of Stone and Silence by Django Wexler

 

Paperback, 363 pages


Published January 5th 2021 by Tor Teen 


Series: The Wells of Sorcery #2


Fantasy YA


Own





In the last book Isoka got stuck on a creepy ship that were trying to kill them, in this book they make it to their destination. A creepy island with things trying to kill them. At least we learn that some ancients built it all, and with dark intentions. Well duh, everything is trying to kill them.




Still not sure why she is a leader, I feel her girlfriend had more leader potential.




It is also the story of her sister Tori who is looking for her. Now this girl has leader potential and is about to cause a lot of trouble in town. I liked Tori.




Lots of death and destruction. I do want book 3now so that I can see how it all plays out 





Django Wexler's City of Stone and Silence is the second book in the cinematic fantasy Wells of Sorcery Trilogy featuring a fierce young woman skilled in the art of combat magic on an epic mission to steal a ghost ship.


Thursday, 15 April 2021

Audio: Scoundrel of my heart by Lorraine Heath

Narrated by: Kate Reading

Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins

Release date: 03-30-21

Publisher: HarperAudio

Historical romance

To review



I did not realise that I had already met Griffith in a previous book. Not before his father is executed and the siblings tossed out on the street. Then I went all aaha, I wanted to know what happened to them!



Kathryn wants her inheritance, but that says she has to marry a titled man. Luckily a Duke is advertising for a wife, not so lucky, he is so ugh (but omg to see him fall in love with someone will be epic!) Can her letter win him over?



Griffith is a second son with dreams, but most of his time is spent partying. And then his sister's bestie spends some weeks with them....



Then become friends, they start to fall, but she cant marry a second son. She really wants that inheritance, and he thinks he can never be good enough. And of course then his family disappears from society.



So, yes I really want the Duke's book too, he is so arrogant, stuffy, but still so perceptive. I also want Griffith's brothers book. He is trying to clear the family name. I am guessing he falls for a spy or the daughter of an enemy. Anyway want those two!



And these two fit so well together, but they had to overcome their own issues. I enjoyed it, and as you can see I want more too.



I always like Kate Reading's narrations. She does historical romance well, and I am never lost at who is speaking.




Lady Kathryn Lambert must marry a titled gentleman to claim her inheritance and has finally gained the attention of a duke. Yet she is unable to forget the scandalous second son who aided in her achievement—or his betrayal.


Lord Griffith Stanwick is tormented by the bitter truth that as a “spare,” he will never be able to give Kathryn what she yearns to possess. But when his father is found guilty of treason, Griff detours into the dark and dangerous corners of London, haunted by memories of the woman lost to him forever.


As the duke’s courtship intensifies, Kathryn discovers Griff has become a man to be reckoned with. When old passions flare and new desires ignite, she must decide if sacrificing her legacy is worth a lifetime shared with the scoundrel of her heart. 



Wednesday, 14 April 2021

One of us is lying by Karen McManus

Hardcover, 361 pages


Published May 30th 2017 by Delacorte Press


One of us is lying #1


YA Mystery


Library






I decided to give it a go when I found it at the library. Did I guess the killer? No, I was sort of sure at one time, but I suck at guessing. Which is great!




5 kids in detention. Bronwyn, the smart kid, Addy who is all about being pretty and having a boyfriend (who is an asshat btw, and so is her mum.) Nate the token troubled kid, Cooper who is a baseball player looking to be scouted, and Simon who created a cruel app that deals with gossip.




Then Simon is dead and they are all suspects. Did one of them do it? Did they all do it? Though Addy's gossip, if major for her, is so not worth killing over. Bronwyn, well yes she was bad. Nate, that is jail for you, yes that was bad. Cooper, well that was tricky, yes and no.




And then there are all the rest that has gotten hurt, but the pressure is on the 4 that were in the room.




I liked it. The heat was on. Who killed Simon?





Pay close attention and you might solve this.


On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.


Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.


Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.


Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.


Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.


And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app.




Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose?



Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them. 


Tuesday, 13 April 2021

TMST


 

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post where bloggers discuss a wide range of topics from books and blogging to life in general. Weigh in and join the conversation by adding your thoughts in the comments. If you want to do your own post, grab the question and answer it on your blog. Feel free to leave your links in the comments if you are participating.




When is a book too long?



Never, and it depends. I have read books over a 1000 pages that were not too long. A fantasy book that is 600 pages can feel short.





Then there are those 300 pages books that just feel too long. When there is nothing in them but fillers, when you feel it should have ended 50 pages ago. When author force a book to be longer.




It truly depends....






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