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:

Contemporary horror 4 stars - not a happy ending type of book

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.

Modern fae fantasy where the heroine enters fairy, 4 stars

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.

Indian historical fantasy that will delight foodies 4 stars

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.

poetry

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.

one of Anne McCaffrey's better works.

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. A bit soapy but one of McCaffrey’s better works IMO. This one is pure McCaffrey romantic schlock, but enjoyable just the same. The First Contact stuff in here always interested me.

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

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.

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Byrd Nash, fantasy author using mythology, legends, folklore, and fairy tales.
blog post reviews of books, including fantasy, science fiction, paranormal fantasy, mystery, and historical. Wherever my whimsy takes me.

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