This month I am so needing to get my NetGalley backlog down to a manageable number. There are just so many good books on there! So, on top of the books I’m pledging to read at the bottom, I’m going to take advantage of my time off to try and read through a few more review ones. They are mostly quite short, so that should be manageable. I also have a couple of review books from sources other than NetGalley that I really ought to prioritise too… yeah.
Holders by Julianna Scott
Perception by Kim Harrington
Through Dead Eyes by Chris Priestly
Slated by Terri Terry
Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
Fade to Black by Francis Knight
Burn Mark by Laura Powell
Glory Starling is going to be a witch, she knows it. And when her Fae comes in, she’s going to turn round the fortunes of her two-bit coven and be the head witch it needs. So when her Aunt asks her to turn informant to the Inquisition, Glory thinks it’s part of a plan to depose the leaders of the Wednesday Coven. But it quickly becomes much bigger than that…
This was a great read. Fabulous alternative world, great characters and an intriguing little conspiracy plot that kept the pages turning rapidly. Really enjoyable. Can’t wait to read the next.
Witch Fire by Laura Powell
The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen
This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Homes
This is one of those books where, honestly, I can’t really tell you what it’s about. Something to do with a sinkhole, an estranged son, and donuts. And redemption. But really, it doesn’t matter what it’s about – the joy is in the slightly bonkers journey. The very intimate narrative perspective, also present tense, is quite exhausting – almost stream of consciousness, but 3rd person. However, because of this, despite the fact that you have almost no clue what’s happening, you can’t wait to find out what’s next. A snapshot of the absurdity of life that’s so real, but also magical.
April Reading List
Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn (Self Published)
Dark Child Episodes 1-3 by Adina West (Review)
For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison (borrowed)
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday (from my shelf)