Monday, 30 September 2019

Joint Discussion. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop



Hello all! Carole and I will be discussing "Vision in Silver" by Anne Bishop. I am in pink and Carole in blue. 




Vision in Silver (The Others, #3)
Author: Anne Bishop
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Title: Vision in Silver
(The Others #3)
Genre: Paranormal, UF, Fantasy, & romance
Published: March 4th 2014
Pages: Audiobook

The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before; both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.


Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.



For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep… 

Have I lured you over to the Others side? Isn’t this series great!?

LOL yess. I am quite addicted to the series and I love the Others. The humans are trash. There are a handful of good ones, but the rest? MEH



Yes, eat dirt MEAT! Ugh, I truly hate humans in this book, except those that have the common sense not to fall for the lies. But at the same time I do understand, all they hear is lies so what else could they believe. But they should think twice, but then humans are sheep.

Yes, or do your own research and use common sense. Like why would Crows go into houses and steal? They have access to all the shiny they want. They are stupid, stupid sheep. 

They do deserve to die, horrible disgusting humans. Oh and then I look at society today and we really are stupid sheep that deserve mass extinction.

This world isn’t the best, but apart of me wishes our world was like that but I would want to be an Other OF COURSE. Humans destroy everything. Heck, they treat their own people like crap like Meg and the other girls. Poor girls. 

Benevolent ownership my ass, they use them as slaves and sex-slaves, and omg breed them, how horrible can they be.

Truly disgusting. I am pro-getting-rid-of-them. They keep proving they are not worthy of living with the Others. The Others try and try and nothing! I am curious to see what is going to happen in the next one...they really messed up this time. 

I lost my train of thought, ehhh, evil humans, oh yes! I know I have read this before and know what will happen, but OMG, I so want to read the next one cos I do not know what happens (even when I do ;)

Eeeee! I can’t wait for next month (I am assuming we are doing the next book next month ;) ) But yes things are escalating. I am beginning to like Meg more and more. I actually sided with her this time and I feel like everyone got a touch dramatic about one scene. 

I did feel they overreacted too. I also liked Meg more this time around, I felt that I understood her better. I also understood what made her special. I remember getting Mary Sue vibes the first time around, but now I know better. She is engineered a special way ;)

Yesss I felt like she was indeed a Mary Sue too, but we are getting more from her and her past. Like her freak out about a small little thing and it makes sense. I’m also liking Simon more. He takes a bit to warm up to. I still like Henry more though ;) 

I was not a Simon fan either when I read them, but when I listened, damn she really gets the growl right for me. I FEEL that he is Simon. She is AMAZING. I can not stress this enough, she makes this series.

The narrator really brings this to life for me. I had struggled with the first one since I read it. These next two? Amazing. I am tempted to read the next one and see the difference and then listen to the audio. Haha. 

Not do NOT read it. Wait, I did like book 4 when I read it so maybe it is saved for you ;)

Hehehehe we shall see. I am addicted to this narrator so I’ll just listen to the audio, I think...unless they change her D: I would be upset. She voices everyone so well even the side characters. 

She does the next one and then the sequels so yay! I did look her up and this and one other or smth was all she had done. My heart broke.

Maybe when the series is done she’ll do another one. Maybe she is one of those narrators that dedicate themselves to a series/author and then when it is done they attach themselves to another one. We shall see. I hope she does more!

I really hope so!
All I can say is that this series is amazing in audio! All the voices are amazing. Great book. Go listen now

Yessss yessss I highly recommend it! It was like night and day for me. 

More to ad??d

Mmmmm it is so hard to discuss a good book. LOL Don’t wanna give away any spoilers. But yes, this was super good. I even had a tear at one part. I highly recommend this series. 

The end :D I want more now!!


Me too!!!! The end!




About the Authors
Carole and Blodeuedd have been blogging a long while now. The last couple of years the epic duo have been discussing books, watching movies, and even wetting the pen and sharing their stories with the worldwide web. They both love cats, chocolate, and a good story.



Friday, 27 September 2019

Any Duchess Will do by Tessa Dare

It was a rather hilarious start. A mother kidnaps her son and takes him to Spindle Cove to choose a wife there. He thinks he is funny by choosing the barmaid, but she is no fool. Oh it was funny.

All Pauline wants is to open a lending library. And here comes a Duke and they hatch a plan. Pauline was great, she did not hold anything back.

Griffin does not want to marry, but his mum does not give up. I liked Griffin, I am not sure I would have liked Griffin how he seems to have been a year ago, but I liked this new Griffin. He had a sadness over him.

She tries to be a bad Duchess to be so she can get money, he starts to fall in love. And so they do and live happily ever after.

Nice.

Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to “Spinster Cove” and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl.

Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn’t dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week’s employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother’s “duchess training"... and fail miserably.

But in London, Pauline isn’t a miserable failure. She’s a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff’s desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won’t be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?

Mass Market Paperback, 375 pages
Published May 28th 2013 by Avon
Series: Spindle Cove #4
Historical romance
Own

Thursday, 26 September 2019

The Sum of All Kisses - Julia Quinn

Mass Market Paperback, 373 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Avon (first published May 28th 2013)
Series: Smythe-Smith Quartet #3
Historical romance
Own

Awww, a Julia Quinn book is always fun! I have read the whole Quartet now.

I liked Sarah. She was very in your face Hugh!

Hugh, aww poor guy, he made a huge mistake, and it ended up costing him so much. Now maybe he could get help, but then, I mean he is always in pain!

He is the reason her cousin went into exile. She is mad. Her cousin and Hugh have made amends. But Sarah is a bulldog.

SO a lot of interaction between these two. And I liked how it progressed and felt real. I could see them fall in love.

Fun!

Hugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females, and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been acquainted with the words shy or retiring, she's long since tossed them out the window. Besides, a reckless duel has left this brilliant mathematician with a ruined leg, and now he could never court a woman like Sarah, much less dream of marrying her.

She thinks he's just plain mad...

Sarah has never forgiven Hugh for the duel he fought that nearly destroyed her family. But even if she could find a way to forgive him, it wouldn't matter. She doesn't care that his leg is less than perfect, it's his personality she can't abide. But forced to spend a week in close company they discover that first impressions are not always reliable. And when one kiss leads to two, three, and four, the mathematician may lose count, and the lady may, for the first time, find herself speechless ...

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Audio: The Downstairs girl - Emily Woo Zeller

Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 08-13-19
Language: English
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Historical fiction YA
In exchange for an honest review

Narrator: 
I like the narrator as I have listened to her before, but I did have to up to 2.2 since I felt it was narrated too slowly, but that just makes the story go faster so all good in my book.

She was the perfect voice for Jo.

Story:
Jo lives with her guardian in a basement. Atlanta after the war means no rights for Chinese people, they are not even citizens.

She loses her job and starts working for the family she worked for before, including a certain bratty daughter. She also starts writing an agony aunt column that takes the city by storm.

Did I see the city going crazy over it, nah, not really. I liked what she had to say, she wanted equality and liberty. But far fetched sure, but hey this is a story after all and I really liked how she went after everything. Though the author did try to put in too many issues at once, I know the time gives a lot to talk about, but a focus on a fewer would have been better.

There might be a romance blossoming at the end, nah, did not feel that. I will just choose to see her not going after that.

There is also drama regarding who she is. Who were her parents? I am not saying no to a bit of mystery. I really enjoyed that part. Even if grrrr, it made me want to hit people.

I enjoyed the story, and it did actually never feel particularly YA. I did not even realize it was YA to be honest.


By day, 17-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss Sweetie". When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender.

While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

TMST


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. 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.

September 24th: What do you do to relax and relieve stress?

I read :D

I put on headphones and listen to music, loud, I have noticed that Linkin Park is perfect for that.

Walking in nature is always good.

Sauna, oh yes, sauna is great for relaxing!

Monday, 23 September 2019

Carole's Monday : 11/22/63 by Stephen King


11/22/63Author:  Stephen King 
Title: 11/22/63
Genre: Historical Fiction, SciFi, Romance, Fantasy
Pages: 849
Published: November 8th 2011
Where I Got It: Borrowed friend's copy



Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away...but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke... Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten...and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.


On the insistence of my friend I decided to read it. Plus time travel books are fun. It is a Stephen King so I went in trying to ignore the fact it is Stephen King. Not that I don't like his stories...he is too long-winded for me. 

The story follows Jake Epping who is a high school teacher. A secret comes to life when Jake runs into his friend Al who looks like he aged over night and looks sickly. Al shows Jake a doorway to the past and tells Jake he is the only one who can take over his mission to stop the Kennedy's assassination. Jake takes the mission and goes. 

Messing with the past is ALWAYS, ALWAYS a bad idea. Step on a butterfly and forever change the future. Him just being there is changing everything. Poor Jake. 

It was long-winded as per normal but I was able to look past it and continue reading. Took me a month because I needed to read other things. This is a big book and there is a lot going on. I feel like I was able to enjoy the story better by only reading small bits at a time. It worked. I guess if I ever read another book by this author I should take baby reading sessions with it. But yes...long-winded but the story itself is SO worth it. I was super intrigued to follow Jake and see what happens. 

Oooooo Sadie. *sobs*

That ending!!!! *sobs more* I did get a tear there. I did see this coming...ish. I know messing with the past is never good and as much as Kennedy is beloved saving him could ruin a lot of things. He had become a martyr for Civil Rights when he was killed. Never know though amazing things could've happened. It's a 50/50 chance. The ending shocked me, but I did call a couple of details. 

What else to say without spoiling things????

I did really enjoy this so my friend Sarah was right. I am glad she forced me to read it even though I'm not a huge fan of SK's writing style. It worked and now I want to watch the mini-series! It did evoke a couple of tears for me and that ending. SO GOOD! This is for sure worth the read. I'll stamp this with 4 stars.  





Friday, 20 September 2019

Movie. The Predator

When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

Director: Shane Black
Writers: Fred Dekker, Shane Black |
Stars: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay |
Sci.fi / 1 h 47 min /2018

Ok so this was really boring. Blah blah, alien comes to earth. Sniper guy gets help from pretty smart lady, brainy kid, funny guy and crew to take it down.

Predators are scary mofos.

I really had no idea who anyone was except for Dunn, and Theo. And wait what have I seen that one guy in? I am so bad with names.

Last thought: Not worth it



Thursday, 19 September 2019

Audio: The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

Narrated by: Mary Jane Wells
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Girl meets Duke #3
Release date: 08-13-19
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio

Oh this one was delightful! Penelope was such a fun character. She loves  animals.  She does not move in society, she has a close knit group of friends, and she is a bit crazy (in the best way!)

Gabriel was delicious. He was all I am bad, but he was so not bad at all. And he just went along with the crazy ride that was Pen and all her animals.

There is a pet hedgehog, a goat, an otter, oh the list just goes on. And the parrot is one funny bird. They shake things up, and they make Gabriel see the real Pen. Awwww, right!

It is a really amusing. Pen does not stop for anything. And it was fun watching Gabriel fall for her.

Just pure fun!

Narration ;Mary Jane Wells
The narrator's voice for Pen made me want to be friends with her. It really is the best feeling. I liked her Gabriel too.
She did a great job with this one. I would certainly listen to her again

Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society - and now he wants to get even.

Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart.

When her imposing - and attractive - new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes.

Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens?

And a two-legged dog.

And a foul-mouthed parrot.

And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog....

Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon, he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him.

Not if he ruins her first.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Audio: The Duchess in his bed by Lorraine Heath

Narrated by: Kate Reading
Series: Sins for All Seasons, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 08-20-19
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio
Historical romance
In exchange for an honest review

For once I was not sure how this would end, I mean it is romance so I knew they would end up together but how?

Aiden is the bastard son of a nobleman who sold him to a babyfarm. Lucky for him a wonderful woman raised him and his other siblings. He now owns a gambling den, and one that caters to women. Women need to relax too and have some fun. And you know what, I liked all about Aiden, he was rather wonderful.

Selena is a widow and in dire straits. Her family is poor and she wants to give her siblings the freedom she did not have. But for that she would need to be raising a ducal heir, and she is not. Selena was played with this cool, calm voice and it fit her so well. She was the quintessential Duchess. I also liked that she had actually not had a bad marriage, no her husband had been kind, but they had been friends only. That is why her choices had me wondering, and  I did not know what route I wanted her to take.

Sparks fly, they really want each other.
We meet the other Trelowe bastards, an interesting bunch to be sure!

But she is a Duchess, he is a commoner. She needs money to back her siblings in society. So that is the drama.

I enjoyed it.

Narrator
I did have to up the speed to 2x, but that is only a good thing in my book. I liked her calm Selena voice like I mentioned before, she was marvelous. She also had nice voices for the rest too. A good reading

As owner of the Elysium Club which caters to women’s fantasies, Aiden Trewlove is accustomed to introducing adventurous ladies to sin and vice. But he is uncharacteristically intrigued by the mysterious beauty who visits his club one night, yearning to indulge in the forbidden - with him. Drawn to her indomitable spirit, he breaks his rule of never becoming personally involved with his clientele and is determined to fully awaken her desires.

A recent widow, Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing, has never known passion, not until Aiden’s slow, sensual seduction leads her on a journey of discovery and incredible pleasure. But her reasons for visiting the notorious club are not all that they seem.

As Selena’s motives become complicated by love, she finds herself with a most unexpected choice: forge ahead with a secret plan that could secure her future - or follow her heart which could prove ruinous.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

TMST


Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where Rainy discuss a wide range of topics from books to blogging. 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.

September 17th: How do you handle writing reviews for books that you didn’t love?

Well, yes sometimes I do forget my own advice and finish a book that I do not really like. But I would not say that it is harder to write that review than any other. Sometimes I even have more to say .

But it is hard if it is a series I like, or an author I like. Then it pains me to go negative and I try to only see the positive, which is wrong in a way cos you should have both.

SO yes it can be hard, but I push through. I mean positive ones are hard too, the ones where I go all
LOVE
OMG
LOVE
See, yeah, those are hard!

I just read Karen's TMST post and she said it SO much better. So go read that one instead ;)

Monday, 16 September 2019

Carole's Monday : The Princess Plan


The Princess Plan (A Royal Wedding, #1)
Author:  Julia London 
Title: The Princess Plan
(A Royal Wedding #1)
Genre: Historical Romance & Mystery
Pages: 208
Expected publication: November 26th 2019
Where I Got It: My shelf (Netgalley)




Nothing gets the tongues of London’s high society wagging like a good scandal. And when the personal secretary of the visiting Prince Sebastian of Alucia is found murdered, it’s all anyone can talk about, including Eliza Tricklebank. Her unapologetic gossip gazette has benefited from an anonymous tip about the crime, prompting Sebastian to take an interest in playing detective—and an even greater interest in Eliza.

With a trade deal on the line and mounting pressure to secure a noble bride, there’s nothing more salacious than a prince dallying with a commoner. Sebastian finds Eliza’s contrary manner as frustrating as it is seductive, but they’ll have to work together if they’re going to catch the culprit. And when things heat up behind closed doors, it’s the prince who’ll have to decide what comes first—his country or his heart.




Been meaning to read a book by this author and I was really needing a fun HR. 

The story follows Eliza who is merely a daughter of a judge who writes for a gossip gazette. The biggest story of the year has landed right in London. A prince from a small country has come to make a trade and find a wife that will help cement the alliance to England. Things happen and the two fall for each other. But duty is duty...right?

This was a hoot. I do get a little worried when the author makes up a country and tries to blend it with real life countries, but when it works it works well and this certainly did. I want to see more of this made up country. I wonder if book 2 will follow Eliza and the prince or we'll get another couple in the country. mmmm. We shall see. 

Yes, the characters. I liked them. I was not a fan of other of them at first, but around 35% I grew to like them and want them to be together even though it was impossible of course. However, it is HR and they do find each other (no spoiler there). What I liked was how possible it was at the end. It was a realistic solution that I didn't see coming. I thought it was going to be lame and unrealistic, BUT I was pleasantly surprised that they made it realistic on how they got to be together. Huzzah!

The cover is very pretty but so not accurate. SHOULDERS AND WRISTS! Queen Vicky would've fainted. Too prom-y, BUT I love the dress if you take off my historical hat and put my girl-y hat on. Cute. 

OooOOOOoo totally called who the murder was. The mystery WAS good. I did doubt my guess though here and there, but I was convinced on who it was and I was right. 

Let's see...mmmm...the beginning was a little hard to get into mainly because (like I said above) I really wasn't a fan of our H/h. They grew on me as I got to know them and then I fell for them and wanted them to succeed and get that HEA and that murderer. 

Overall, I did enjoy this quite a bit even though it took a hot minute for me to like our couple and I wish the cover was a touch more realistic. The mystery was good and I loved the ending. It was actually realistic and made sense. Duty IS duty after all. I'll stamp this with 4 stars. I must read more by this author for sure! Fun!










2019 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge
18 out of 16/25








Friday, 13 September 2019

A very Austen Valentine Anthology

Six beloved authors deliver romantic Valentine novellas set in Jane Austen's Regency world. Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, and Barbara Cornthwaite, together with Susan Kaye and Mandy Cook, share variations of Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibility, featuring your favorite characters in sequels, adaptations, and spinoffs of Austen's adored novels. 

Experience uplifting romance, laugh-out-loud humor, and poignant regret as these authors deftly tug on your heartstrings this Valentine's Day. 

Kindle Edition, 479 pages
Published December 29th 2018
Series: Austen Anthology #2
Jane Austen variation
Own

I Dream of You by Robin Helm
A P&P sequel
Darcy is working too much, I should have written this review when I finished this short. I guess ok?

Sir Walter Takes A Wife by Laura Hile
A Persuasion sequel and P&P variation
This was interesting, Sir Walter is courting Lady de Bourgh. LOL. Funny

My Forever Valentine by Wendi Sotis
A P&P sequel variation
A rather sweet story

Pretense and Prejudice by Barbara Cornthwaite
A P&P variation
They both think the other one is a spy, I also liked that they met during other circumstances 


My Valentine by Mandy Cook
A P&P and a S&S sequel
This one was really dull, and was about lizzy and Darcy's kid

The Lover's Ruse by Susan Kaye
Persuasion Variation
Another boring one.

Some good, some not so good. You know, like all other anthologies.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Audio: The Arrival of Someday by Jen Malone

Narrated by: Katherine Littrell
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 07-23-19
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio
YA Fiction
In exchange for an honest review

It made me cry! I did not expect it, but there I was, crying. Sometimes a good cry is good, it has been a while since my last.

Amelia was born with a liver disease, but it has never really affected here. Until her last year of HS when it gets worse. She needs a liver transplant.
I liked Amelia, she tried so hard to go on with her life. To do the things she loves, painting, hanging out with her bestie. Not to be the dying girl since she felt almost like before anyway. She does not want the pitying looks.

Her best friend Syb tries to rally people to sign up for organ donation. She wants to fight!

An old friend shows up and is a light in darkness, sometimes you need that one person that does not talk about it.

No romance. Just a girl trying to come to terms with the fact that she might not get the liver that she needs to live.

And it made me cry! I had to say that again. It felt so real, she was so real, so normal.

A good book, and about a subject that I have not really read about before. And I realised that so many die every day when they do not get the transplants they need, all because people do not sign up to be donors. It does feel like a real waste.

Narration Katherine Littrell
The narration did a great job with Amelia, I really was in her head. Her other voices were great too. She made me feel. 

Hard-charging and irrepressible 18-year-old Amelia Linehan could see a roller-derby opponent a mile away - and that’s while crouched down, bent over skates, and zooming around a track at the speed of light.

What she couldn’t see coming, however, was the flare-up of the rare liver disorder with which she was born. But now, it’s the only thing she - and everyone around her - can think about.   

With no guarantee of a viable organ transplant, everything Amelia’s been sure of - like college plans or the possibility of one day falling in love - has become a huge question mark, threatening to drag her down into a sea of what-ifs she’s desperate to avoid. 

Then a friend from the past shows up. With Will, it’s easy to forget about what’s lurking between the lightness of their time together. She feels alive when all signs point elsewhere.

But with the odds decidedly not in her favor, Amelia knows this feeling can’t last forever. After all, what can?

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Audio. Turning Darkness Into Light by Marie Brennan

Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Raphael Corkhill
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 08-20-19
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Fantasy
In exchange for an honest review

I would not say it felt like the previous series. That one was about exploring, and it had this other feel to it. This one is even more scholarly as most of it takes place when Audrey is translating clay tablets.

Audrey is Lady Trent's granddaughter (read the books to find out who Trent is.) She wants to prove her worth as her grand parents are famous, her parents are famous and she has not had her turn yet. So she spends month translating.

Helping her she has Kudshayn, a well I will just say dragonman so you get the point. Their benefactor is an Earl who she does not really know what his endgame is.

There is more but that just comes into spoiler territory.

I liked Audrey. I did want more dragons, and got none, so that is sad. In a way not a lot happens either, it really is hard to explain this one. But it is a fascinating world she has created.

Narrator
She did a good job. I liked her epic clay tablet voice. You have to read it to get that ;)  
The book is a lot more than just a story. There are letters, articles and more. In comes this other narrator for that.
It worked in audio too with all these different formats 

As the renowned granddaughter of Isabella Camherst (Lady Trent, of the riveting and daring Draconic adventure memoirs), Audrey Camherst has always known she, too, would want to make her scholarly mark upon a chosen field of study. 

When Lord Gleinheigh recruits Audrey to decipher a series of ancient tablets holding the secrets of the ancient Draconean civilization, she has no idea that her research will plunge her into an intricate conspiracy, one meant to incite rebellion and invoke war. Alongside dearest childhood friend and fellow archeologist Kudshayn, must find proof of the conspiracy before it’s too late.

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