Book Suggestions: The Ember Blade, by Chris Wooding (2019).

This looks great. The cover is what aught my eye first but the Synopsis reads quite good. Perhaps something to take another look at ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿงโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ”ฅ Book Synopsis A land under occupation. A legendary sword. A young man’s journey to find his destiny. Aren has lived by the rules all his life. He’s never questioned it; that’s just the way things are. But then his father is executed for treason, and he and his best friend Cade are thrown into a prison mine, doomed to work until they drop. Unless they can somehow break free . . . But what lies … Continue reading Book Suggestions: The Ember Blade, by Chris Wooding (2019).

Reading for pleasure: Bloodwitch, by Susan Dennard (2019).

Interesting title and book over. I will have to take a closer look. โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ’ฏ Another title published this year that could end up on. The forever growing #mustread list ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ“– Book Synopsis War is sweeping the witchlands and tainted magic is destroying both friends and enemies. While the Bloodwitch Aeduan is keeping one crucial secret . . . Here, loyalties will be tested as never before . . . The Bloodwitch Aeduan and Iseult the Threadwitch race for safety, desperate to evade the Raider King. His attempts to subdue the Witchlands are gaining momentum, as his forces sow terror in … Continue reading Reading for pleasure: Bloodwitch, by Susan Dennard (2019).

Book Ideas: The Ruin of Kings, by Jenny Lyons (2019).

This is said to be a pretty good read. Might be worth taking a look ๐Ÿ’ซ ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ“š โญ๏ธ ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ‘ Book Synopsis What if you weren’t the hero? Kihrin grew up on tales of long-lost princes and grand quests – despite being raised in a brothel, making money as a musician and street thief. One day he overreaches by targeting an absent noble’s mansion, hunting for jewels. There he witnesses a prince performing a terrifying dark-magic ritual. Kihrin flees but he’s marked by a demon and his life will never be the same again.  That night also leads to … Continue reading Book Ideas: The Ruin of Kings, by Jenny Lyons (2019).

Book Recommendations: The Unbound Empire, by Melissa Caruso (2019).

This looks fantastic. After reading the Synopsis I think this series definitely has potential ๐Ÿ˜Š Something for the #mustread list ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ“š Book Synopsis While winter snows keep the invading armies of the Witch Lord Ruven at bay, Lady Amalia Cornaro and the fire warlock Zaira attempt to change the fate of mages in the Serene Empire forever. But on the night of Raverra’s great masquerade, Ruven executes a devastating surprise strike at the heart of the Empire – threatening everything Amalia holds most dear. To stand a chance of defeating Ruven, Amalia and Zaira must face their worst … Continue reading Book Recommendations: The Unbound Empire, by Melissa Caruso (2019).

Book Recommendations: The Dragon Sickness, by Ava Richardson (2018).

This looks interesting ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿค“ Could be worth a closer look ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‰ Book Synopsis Their power is in the strength of their bond. But deceit threatens to break it. Itโ€™s official. Kaelan Younger has finally been accepted as a dragon tamer at the Akademy. Yet even as she begins to learn the extent of her powers, a mysterious illness stalks the dragons and threatens Prince Lasaro. More than her bond with the prince is endangered when Kaelan seeks help from a most unlikely source. As a result, the lies to cover her deception mount. But with the enemyโ€™s armies … Continue reading Book Recommendations: The Dragon Sickness, by Ava Richardson (2018).

Reading Ideas – Enchantress, by James Maxwell (2014).

This was recommended by a friend. Not only is the cover great, after checking out the synopsis it may be well worth a second look ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ‘ Synopsis An empire divided by magic. A nation on the brink of rebellion. After losing their parents in the last doomed uprising, two siblings will find themselves at the center of an epic struggle for power. When Ella witnesses an enchanter saving her brother’s life, she knows what she wants to be. But the elite Academy expects tuition fees and knowledge. Meanwhile her brother, Miro, dreams of becoming one of the world’s finest swordsmen, … Continue reading Reading Ideas – Enchantress, by James Maxwell (2014).

Book Suggestions: Echoes of a Fallen Kingdom, by B. T. Narrow (2018).

This was recommended by a friend. It looks good and the Synopsis is pretty interesting also. It may just be worth a second look ๐Ÿ˜Š Synopsis Strong-willed and full of hope, Leo strives to learn more of the magic he has read so much about. Heโ€™s heard of invisible links in his world, and hidden rifts to other realms filled with creatures and stones of power. But Leoโ€™s family is stuck in an impoverished city. He performs backbreaking farm work beside his older brother, a rebellious and cunning thief, but nonetheless a brother whom Leo would trust with his life. … Continue reading Book Suggestions: Echoes of a Fallen Kingdom, by B. T. Narrow (2018).

Book Recommendations: The Shape of Water, by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Krause (2018).

This is something that has recently captured my attention and it only now that I take second look that the book,was originally a movie! Now I’m not sure whether to read or watch it first! Definitely one for my #mustread list ๐Ÿ“š โญ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ‘ Synopsis Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking love story. It is 1962, and Elisa Espositoโ€”mute her whole life, orphaned as a childโ€”is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimoreโ€™s Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not … Continue reading Book Recommendations: The Shape of Water, by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Krause (2018).

Book Review: Purity, by Claire Farrell (2013).

This is the final book in the Cursed series authored by Claire Farrell, and I feel that it closes things quite nicely. With Nathanโ€™s family curse broken, everything is in turmoil, most of all Perdy and Nathanโ€™s relationship. Both of them feeling the loss of the infatuation that comes with the curse, it still knowing there is a natural attraction between the two. The storyline really picks up in this novel and becomes quite fast paced and action really becomes a big part of the novel. There are some gruesome fight scenes involving fangs and fur, which leave the reader … Continue reading Book Review: Purity, by Claire Farrell (2013).

Reading Suggestions: Sworn to the Night by Craig Schaefer (2018).

This looks like a fantastic novel. The book cover really captures the eye and the beholders imagination. This has been added to my #mustread list. I feel it could be worth taking a closer look. Synopsis Marie Reinhart is an NYPD detective on the trail of a serial killer. When she sleeps, though, she dreams of other lives; she dreams of being a knight, in strange wars and strange worlds. On the other side of the city, Nessa Roth is a college professor trapped in a loveless marriage, an unwilling prop in a political dynasty. She’s also a fledgling witch, … Continue reading Reading Suggestions: Sworn to the Night by Craig Schaefer (2018).