I was engaged in this story pretty much from page 1. I loved the plot, characters, and setting. Not that the setting is any place I would want to live, but I felt it was something a bit new, and different from what I've read previously.
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Abandoned in Death by J.D. Robb
Say goodnight, baby darling Three young women have gone missing. They're all pretty, mid-twenties - someone clearly has a type. But no one links their disappearances until the first - Lauren Elder - is found lying peacefully on a bench in a children's playground. She is neatly dressed with a wide black velvet ribbon covering… Continue reading Abandoned in Death by J.D. Robb
Ignatius and the Swords of Nostaw
Ignatius and the Swords of Nostaw by D. A. MucciPublished by St. Barts PublishingPublished October 19, 2021I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review The towering stone Castle Maol, the unrivaled seat of power in the Kingdom of Skye, sat inland almost bereft of life. Once known for its inspirational… Continue reading Ignatius and the Swords of Nostaw
Review: Winter’s Fury
Almost right from page 1, I was hooked. The writing in this, did something I had not experienced in a long time. I picked it up and did not want to stop. I had a hard time finding "good places" to stop for the night, or before going to start my work day, and all too often, had to put it down desperate to know what was about to happen. I became slightly more productive at work because I was so focused on getting what I needed to done, because I wanted to get back to the story as quickly as possible.
Faithless in Death by J D Robb
This is book 52 in the In Death series by J D Robb aka Nora Roberts. You really must be careful when listening if you are multi-tasking. The case seems to move quickly and if you wish to follow each lead, you'll need to pay attention. This is full of the quick wit we expect of Dallas and Peabody as they work their way through a complicated case.
The City We Became by N K Jemisin
Oh my goodness! The writing! The characters! The descriptions! I couldn't get through this fast enough. I loved this book!
Write Your Novel From the Middle by James Scott Bell
I recently read Write Your Novel From the Middle. I had seen this years ago, but laughed at it. I actually laughed. Here I am now wishing I hadn't, and instead picked it up when I first saw it. Even though the process for outlining a story has changed for me, there are some good points in here and key structure points which would have helped me even then.
Kingdom of Liars | Review
Nope, just nope. I couldn't finish the book. I managed 75%, and I dragged myself for most of that. The most exciting part of this book was the prologue.
Crush the King by Jennifer Estep
Queen Evie has been playing the long game with the King's sister, a sister who he doesn't acknowledge and isn't even really considered a royal because she is a bastard. The conclusion to this long game, is one I saw as a possibility and I think Evie even mentions it a few times in the books, but the way it played out was, mwah, fantisimo!
Abhorsen by Garth Nix
After a while, this book totally had my attention. After listening to Lirael, I had to wonder if she would accept she was the Abhorsen. This curiosity kept me reading, but additionally wondering if the attack would be stopped.