Howdy, my darlings.
Effectively, right here we’re: September. I don’t learn about you, however the previous couple of years have undoubtedly left me feeling tremendous disoriented. Absolutely it’s not autumn of 2021….that simply doesn’t sound correct.
That mentioned, I’m wanting ahead to some crisp fall climate and SUPER wanting ahead to adorning for Halloween quickly!! I’ve at all times cherished Halloween and now that I’m all grown up with my very own little entrance yard to embellish I actually lean into it. It’s a lot enjoyable.
I’ve been studying a LOT this yr. I feel it’s a mix of causes: as a result of I can’t actually go anyplace, as a result of I’m burdened and books make me really feel higher and in addition simply because I really like doing it. I’ve been diving actually enthusiastically into City Fantasy as a style and I’ve had the nice luck to find a number of new-to-me UF authors I actually love (Ilona Andrews, Seanan McGuire, Karen Chance). So many good books these days! I could need to do a brand new huge studying checklist once more quickly.
How are you doing? Had been you in a position to get some refreshing relaxation this summer time earlier than diving into Fall’s new beginnings?
What I’m Studying
The Royals Next Door by Karina Halle. Yesss, this guide! There are royals however not one of the royals are concerned on this guide’s central romance…that honor goes to a sure taciturn bodyguard who likes to bake and the royal family’s new neighbor, a schoolteacher who takes care of her mom and likes issues quiet. This up to date Romance is so cute and candy and enjoyable – like a scrumptious cupcake for the mind, however a genuinely touching and real one. I actually cherished it.
Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews. I discussed Ilona Andrews above as one of many authors I’ve been tremendous into these days. That is their newest: the primary guide in a secondary sequence that’s meant as a comply with as much as the writer’s incredible Kate Daniels sequence. Blood Inheritor is incredible, with all the elaborate mythology and engrossing character arcs as the unique sequence. I strongly strongly advocate that you simply read Kate Daniels, first, although, otherwise you’ll have a number of spoilers for the unique sequence’ important plot factors. Even the actual fact of who the principle character is in Blood Inheritor is a Kate Daniels spoiler. So I’m truly not going to inform you something about Blood Inheritor besides that you simply’ll adore it should you’ve already learn and cherished Kate’s books.
These books are City Fantasy and so they’re on the bloody facet: post-apocalyptic with a number of gritty magical battles and dramatic private relationships with intricate worldbuilding primarily based on actual mythology. It’s incredible and excellent for when you should disappear right into a fictional world.
Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall. It is a Up to date Romance set at a fictional baking competitors that could be very clearly primarily based on the Nice British Bake Off and it’s so cute and heartwarming and great. Like The Royals Subsequent Door, this guide additionally options an in any other case gruff and tough across the edges hero who likes to bake. I didn’t notice “powerful guys with hearts of gold who prefer to bake” was a class of Romance however I’m right here for it.
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