Seven years after Eden learned the truth about her family and her heritage, she is preparing to let her daughter in on the secret. The plan was always to tell Gabby on her eighteenth birthday - but fate has other plans. When Eden goes missing after investigating some damage at the door to Palus in Brazil, it is up to Gabby to find her mother while learning the unbelievable - that this world is not the only one.
Enne Salta is a proper young lady, and nothing would make her even consider stepping foot in New Reynes. Except, perhaps, to search for her mother. Enne's search leads her not only to the City of Sin, but right into the company of street lord and con man Levi Glaisyer.
I love high-stakes, murderously dark fantasy, and Kendare Blake delivered.
I really wanted to like this story, and I'm sorry to say that I was sorely disappointed. The summary of this book sounds wonderful. It's an adventure story, Liza is the only one who can save her brother, she gets to explore a dangerous, fantastical world that she's only heard of from her babysitter. Everything about this book sounds like it should be so good. Which is why it made me so sad that it just wasn't a compelling story.
I read this book in one sitting. I'm a sucker for a good witch story, and this plot was very compelling. I kept on trying to get different things done, but the story just wouldn't let me go. The book is dark and dangerous and mysterious - it's the perfect rainy day read.
The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle Received: NetGalley Published: October 1, 2017 Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing 4.5 out of 5 stars The Blurb: Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out. (From Goodreads) The Nitty-Gritty: This book was enchanting from …
This book was ridiculous. It was delightfully silly. It was incredibly dumb. And I thoroughly enjoyed it.
This was one of those books that gripped me straight from the start. I read the first page and thought, "Oh, I'm going to like this." And like it I did.
I absolutely loved The Wrath and the Dawn, so when I heard that Renee Ahdieh was writing a retelling loosely based on Mulan I was very excited. And I was not disappointed. I think it was Roshani Chokshi who described Renee Ahdieh's writing as "butter", and I cannot think of a more accurate description. It is rich, and smooth, and velvety, and makes you wonder how you managed without it before.
I had heard so many good things about this series from people who I really trust, so my expectations were pretty high going in. This, as it turns out, was a mistake. I was promised rich politics, morally grey characters, blindsiding betrayal, and fascinating magic. I expected strong worldbuilding and intriguing characters. I got none of the above.