The Innkeeper Chronicles is a different sort of series by my favorite, favorite author. This series is posted first online in a somewhat weekly serial, for FREE, until publication. One Fell Sweep is the first one I managed to read along; I tend to prefer to read it all together, which I did with the ARC. Ilona Andrews NEVER disappoints. All their series, every book is so well-written, with such interesting world-building, characters who become real to me, and stories which take control of my emotions.
This is intellectually satisfying with the great world-building, where we continue to learn about how things work. There is also the mystery or current dilemma facing our characters. One Fell Sweep added new creatures, new characters and very interesting information on vampires and innkeepers. Our favorite characters, plus new loved ones are here. Helen, Maud and the Hiru, and yes, the Ku, all hold places in my heart now.
I've always been half in love with Arland, especially when he's drinking coffee. *snickers* This time we really get to know more about him, but we also see much, much more of Sean. Finally, there is more of a sense of who he is. Despite some difficult issues and dire situations happening, I found myself laughing multiple times. There were also tears and great joy providing emotional satisfaction.
What else is there to say? It's amazing. The series is 5 stars throughout. These are only ebooks I have with some graphics which is fun. FYI: There are a few more details in the book which I don't remember being in the online serial. Highly recommended.
The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on December 16, 2016 (currently $3.99 as of writing this post)
This would be an unlikely choice except I have been reading more science fiction and Kelly Meding is an author I have wanted to try. The blurb is longish and does not match my sense of Oracle. The title doesn't seem to fit, either. The beginning felt slow with the world-building. Once I got to know a few of the characters, and care about them, it was interesting. There was action throughout, so it's odd the beginning didn't quite capture me.
Olivia and Nick are my heart in the story and the ones I want to succeed. Knowing them more also allowed the humor which I always enjoy. They have been on the run for about 20 years from the lab conducting a variety of human experiments which created them. Experiments who are considered property, not human beings. Their fight to disrupt the lab and help the "experiments" is brave and dangerous. I'm so worried for them.
The ending is not a cliffhanger, but many questions remain with plenty of story yet to tell.The Project Files duologyends with the next book, Lazarus. If that means what it appears to mean, I am fearful. It may have started slowly, but I'm all in now and I definitely want to read more. ...more
The paperback ARC came in the mail to me as a surprise. I've always wanted to read this author so I was happy to read it. This was quite fun. I am seeing more of the genre of fantasy romance. How does this differ from paranormal romance? Well, there are similarities but fantasy tends to include both historical and paranormal aspects. I don't know if it is in most fantasy romance but in all the ones I have read the women are strong and brave, often functioning or even recognized as equals to their men.
The Embraced are born on one of two nights per year when the two moons align. These children have supernatural powers. The kings of the different lands don't like the children because they have powers they don't. So they try to kill them all.
Our heroine, Luciana, is hidden away on an island at a convent with other Embraced girls, all believing they are orphans. They have each other and are close as sisters. They have a good life and are raised to be decent folk.
Our hero, Leo, has crazy strong powers and is the nephew of one of the kings. His parents were killed and the king keeps trying to murder him. Leo is in the army using his skills since all the four kingdoms seem to always be at war. The king gives him many orders in an attempt to have him disobey so he can execute him for treason. The latest order is he is to marry the daughter of the duke of the wealthiest region in the kingdom. That way the king can bring the duke and his daughter to the court to assassinate them more easily and take their land and wealth for himself.
How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days was fun with quirky characters, humor, military strategy and action, a historical setting with some characters having paranormal abilities. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more. The next one is So I Married A Sorcerer to be release August 29, 2017....more
This is similar to Jennifer's Read It, Track It where I am reading more "free" books for the COYER Winter Storm Challenge
Similar to 1000 Yards, Tartantula is another mission from the case file. The character seems much more skilled and confident in this outing. It is just as interesting and nerve-wracking, however. The only noticeable emotion in either novella, from Milton is compassion towards women caught up in the wrong places and times. I will read the first full novel, but if there is not more emotion or internal personal character or humor, I am not sure I will continue beyond it.