Happy Friday, everyone!!! I hope you’ve all had a great week!!! It’s been a long one here, but we’ve almost made it to the weekend. Any big weekend plans?!
It’s that time again… Ready for today’s #backlistboost?!
Today I’m going to reach back to an original pub date of 2008 to bring you one of my favorite YA Fantasy books: Graceling by Kristin Cashore.
Graceling is the tale of Katsa, who lives in the Seven Kingdoms. Certain people in the Kingdoms are born with a special ability called a Grace. Katsa is one of these people, and she was born with the Grace to kill. She is forced to use her Grace as an enforcer for her uncle, the King, until the day that she meets Prince Po and things begin to change.
I really enjoyed the beautiful writing and complex and descriptive world building by Cashore. If you’re a fantasy fan, give this one a try! If you like it, it has two companion books set in the same world, Fire and Bitterblue.
Find my original review here: Graceling (Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 1)
Happy Friday everyone!!
It’s time for #backlistboost Friday!!
This week I’m boosting one of my favorite post-apocalyptic/dystopian books, The Fire Sermon, by Francesca Haig.
The Fire Sermon is the first book in a very different post-apocalyptic/dystopian trilogy, where everything has changed due to the after effects of radiation. Every pregnancy now results in twins. One twin is always born with some sort of deficiency. These are the Omegas…
If you’re a fan of post-apocalyptic/dystopian reads, and want something a bit different, give this a shot! I think you’ll dig it!!
Find my original review of The Fire Sermon here: The Fire Sermon (The Fire Sermon Trilogy, 1)
It’s #backlistboost Friday, again!!
I hope you’ve all had a great week! Mine has been absolutely crazy, but I had to make time to spotlight one of my favorite mystery authors, Jamie Lee Scott!
This week, I’d like to boost Let Us Prey. This is the first book in Jamie’s Gotcha Detective Agency series.
If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll probably recognize this series, as it’s ongoing and I’ve recently reviewed book twelve, Love is a Many Splintered Thing. This is a really fun murder mystery/PI series, with some great humor and snark. The story definitely evolves as the series continues. The author did edit the book after some initial reviews, and removed some of the more crude language that was in the first edition.
If you’re a fan of lighter mysteries in the arena of Jana DeLeon, Janet Evanovich, or Joanne Fluke, I think you’ll enjoy this series.
You can find my initial review here:Let Us Prey (Gotcha Detective Agency, Book 1)
It’s time for #backlistboost Friday, again!! This week I’d like to showcase a book that I first read and reviewed back in August of 2015: Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link.
I know that I say this every time that I get the chance (so, obviously, I’m going to say it again!), I LOVE short stories!!! Guys, this is honestly my favorite book of short stories to date. The stories in this cross genres of fantasy, myths, and urban legends in an organic way. Link’s writing is completely brilliant, and I was absorbed from the very beginning. This was the first of her books that I read, but it certainly wasn’t the last. There is a reason that I grabbed a book strictly based on her endorsement being on it (the previously boosted Glittering World), and I didn’t regret it for a second. If you’re a fan of the above mentioned genres, and don’t mind your short stories with a little bit of creepiness, this may just be the collection for you! I hope you love it as much as I do!
You can find my original review here: Get in Trouble: Stories
I’m back from vacation for #backlistboost Friday!!
This week I’d like to talk to you all about a wonderful book that I first read and posted about back in 2015: The Glittering World by Robert Levy. This is a supernatural/fantasy thriller told in multiple POVs, and it is wonderful!
This was my first introduction to Levy’s writing, thanks to an endorsement from another favorite author, and I have been a fan of his since reading it! He has a unique voice that is truly enjoyable to read.
Look at that cover!!
You can read my original review here:
The Glittering World