Books on my nightstand this week

I’ll be doing a weekly round-up about what I’m reading or reviewed on Friday.

Today’s book list! What I’m reading and what I’ve reviewed. Since I was out of town I got a lot of books read!

Books I reviewed this week:

Blooding by Charlotte Zang

You can see the growth between her books and Zang is really hitting her stride here. A book for those who love contemporary horror and where things go all wrong for the main characters.

Art student Jules finds herself in the thick of the mystery after a string of increasingly odd occurrences. A mysterious business card from a crippled old man in a dark alley, and a prestigious dinner party, all take her down a dark in a seemingly peaceful town.

Beauty and the Beastly by Melanie Karsak

A light-hearted whimsical tale puts this firmly in the YA class of fantasy. Teen readers will enjoy the Isabelle character and the sweet romance.

When Isabelle Hawking and her papa set out from London on a sea voyage, Isabelle is thrilled. Visiting foreign courts, learning from master tinkerers, and studying mechanicals is her dream. But Isabelle never arrives. Swept up in a tempest, her ship is lost.

Shipwrecked on a seemingly deserted island, the magical place hints of an ancient past. Isabelle may be an unwilling guest, but her arrival marks a new beginning for the beastly residents of this forgotten land.

Darling, there are wolves in the woods by L.V. Russell

A darker tale of the fae, it hits some notes right such as the tricky nature of fairies and the Perilous Realm. I would have enjoyed even more about Teya, her relationship with her sister, and Teya’s survivor guilt. While set up for a book 2, book 1 can be read as complete.

Teya Jenkins is ten years old when her sister is taken by the fairies inthe woods. It is only after another tragedy, years later, that Teya finally dares to enter the forest that haunts her dreams, determined to bring home her sister and mend the fractured remains of her family.

But someone lingers in the shadows, tempting her away with veiled promises of the thing she’s always longed for….to belong somewhere.

The Pasha of Cuisine by Saygin Ersin

I found this book very interesting and entertaining. Probably because it was translated it needed a bit more editing and tidying up to make the plot tighter. If you are foodie, check this one out.

A Pasha of Cuisine is a rare talent in Ottoman lore. Only two, maybe three are born with such a gift every few centuries. A chef devises a plot bring down the Ottoman Empire—should he need to—in order to rescue the love of his life from the sultan’s harem.

How to become Baba Yaga by Ki Russell

A collection of poetry that is so raw and real it is not for the faint-hearted.

Now Reading:

The Hunted Maiden by Douglas S. Pierce

This high fantasy book has really surprised me and was nothing like I thought it was going to be – which is all to the good. Well-written, meticulously crafted, if you are a high fantasy fan, you need this one.

“Return this kindness by giving the gift of music to someone else in their time of need.”

Mouse—a fugitive and former stowaway—dreams of becoming a musician. Gifted a flute by an enigmatic man, he finds himself closer than ever to achieving his goal. Yet to his surprise, it’s not freedom the music leads him to but a strange Fae prisoner. She alone is the sole being he’s ever encountered without a personal song.

Forced together by their intertwining fates, Mouse and Seldy embark on a quest to uncover the secrets of Seldy’s past. Can they arm themselves with her precious truth in time to fight the dark forces eager to claim and corrupt her?

Restoree by Anne McCaffrey

A blast from the past – this is a re-read and I’m interested to know what I think of it nowadays.

She was a restoree, kidnapped. Torn from Earth by a bizarre and nameless black force, Sara had no idea where she was or why she was in a beautiful new body.

I know one thing whoever wrote this book description needs to be given a different job.

Have you found something special on your Kindle or Nook?

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