This blog meme is hosted by Book Date. It is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile!
What I just finished:
This weekend I finished Angel Catbirdby Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas.
What I’m currently reading:
I’m currently reading Tidelands by Philippa Gregory.
What I’m reading next:
Next I will be reading Fan the Fame by Anna Priemaza.
What are you guys reading this week? Have you read any of these books?
The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today! This meme is hosted by Midnight Book Girl.
This Sunday I’m reading Tidelands (Fairmile #1) by Philippa Gregory.
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England 1648. A dangerous time for a woman to be different . . .
Midsummer’s Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even to the remote Tidelands – the marshy landscape of the south coast.
Alinor, a descendant of wise women, crushed by poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard under the full moon for a ghost who will declare her free from her abusive husband. Instead she meets James, a young man on the run, and shows him the secret ways across the treacherous marsh, not knowing that she is leading disaster into the heart of her life.
Suspected of possessing dark secrets in superstitious times, Alinor’s ambition and determination mark her out from her neighbours. This is the time of witch-mania, and Alinor, a woman without a husband, skilled with herbs, suddenly enriched, arouses envy in her rivals and fear among the villagers, who are ready to take lethal action into their own hands.
Title: Sparrowhawk Author: Delilah S. Dawson, Matias Basla, Rebecca Nalty Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy Publisher: BOOM! Studios Source: Publisher via NetGalley Format: Ebook Release Date: August 20, 2019 Rating: ★★★★
After a young woman is kidnapped by an evil Faerie Queen and trapped in a far off realm, she must survive teen Victorian fairy fight club in order to get back home.
As the illegitimate daughter of a Naval Captain, Artemisia has never fit in with her father’s family, nor the high class world to which they belong. However, when she is targeted by the Faerie Queen and pulled into another realm, she has no choice but to fight her way back home, amongst evil fairies who want her head, and untrustworthy allies that claim solidarity but have ulterior motives. New York Times bestselling author Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle, Star Wars: Phasma) and illustrator Matias Basla (The Claw and Fang) present a gripping dark fantasy tale of a young woman claiming her time and her agency.
This graphic novel combined two of my favourite settings: Victorian England and the world of Faeries.
The main character, Art, is of mixed race. Her mother was a slave in a country that her father colonized. When he brought Art home with him, his wife treated her like a servant and made her be a lady’s maid to one of her daughters. Then one day, Art was pulled into a mirror and entered the world of Faeiries.
I really liked the way Art’s time in the world of Faeries reflected the way her mother’s country was colonized. She was told to kill the evil faeries, so she could gain power and take over. At first, she recognized that there wasn’t a good reason for killing the innocent faeries, but once she gained some power, she quickly forgot. This shows how wrong it was for powerful countries to invade weaker countries.
This was a great graphic novel!
Thank you BOOM! Studios for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What to read next:
Ladycastle by Delilah S. Dawson, Ashley A. Woods
Have you read Sparrowhawk? What did you think of it?
This is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
I was approved for a book on NetGalley from BOOM! Studios:
Sparrowhawk by Delilah S. Dawson, Matias Basla, Rebecca Nalty
I was approved for a book on NetGalley from Simon and Schuster Canada:
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
I was approved for a book on NetGalley from Algonquin Young Readers:
Cub by Cynthia L. Copeland
Thank you BOOM! Studios, Simon and Schuster Canada, and Algonquin Young Readers for these books!
Title: The Love Solution Author: Ashley Croft Genre: Fiction, Romance Publisher: Avon Books UK Source: Publisher via NetGalley Format: Ebook Release Date: August 15, 2019 Rating: ★★★★
It’s all in the chemistry…
Sisters Sarah and Molly are close, but they couldn’t be more different. Sarah runs a craft business and is obsessed with all things shiny and glam, whilst Molly is much more at home in her white coat and goggles, working in a science lab.
When Molly is put onto a new assignment, she’s over the moon. It’s a high-profile, top secret project – and she has a handsome new boss to ogle at when she’s not bending over a petri dish…
But when Sarah finds herself on the painful end of a disastrous break-up, no amount of Ben & Jerry’s or trashy rom-coms can cheer her up. She wants to take a more drastic approach to dealing with her heartbreak, and one that only her sister – and perhaps a sprinkle of science – can help with . . .
Will Sarah find love where she least expects it, or is it really all in the chemistry?
This was a fun romantic comedy!
Though many parts of this book were funny, they often had a serious spin on it. Sarah discovered her boyfriend cheating on her, at the same time that she found out she was pregnant. Molly has a crush on her supervisor at work, but then she jeopardized her job. These serious parts made the story tense at times.
The premise of the story is quite funny. Molly and her supervisor Ewan have come up with a “love bug” which is a virus that can make two people fall in love. This seems like the perfect solution to Sarah’s problems, until it all blows up in their faces. I don’t know much about science, so I’m not sure how realistic this “bug” is, but it was fun for the story.
I really enjoyed this romance!
Thank you Avon Books UK for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What to read next:
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Have you read The Love Solution? What did you think of it?