This year I attempted the Nanowrimo challenge again, so this has affected my reading, but I think I have done well by writing 10,000 words and managed to read a few books.
Net Galley reviews
Proper Scoundrels by Allie Therin (publication date 28.12.21)
I enjoyed this perfect blend of urban fantasy and paranormal romance set in 1925 featuring Sebastian and grumpy Lord Fine. Can they learn to trust each other and find a magical serial killer.
A Marvellous Light by Freya Maske ( Publication date December 21)
I love this truly marvellous fantasy set in Edwardian England featured a grumpy wizard, a confused civil servant and sentient ivy, I don’t think I will ever look a maze in the same way ever again!
Demon of Yodok by Adria Carmicheal ( Review)
This book made me think about some of the regimes around the world. A teenager is sent to a re-education camp in this realistic depiction of a dystopian world in Demon Of Yodok by Adira Carmicheal. Available on Kindle Unlimited.
Books I have bought
The Black Coast by Mike Brooks
It took me a while to get through this epic fantasy featuring all your favourite fantasy stables including dragons with a interesting way of recognising gender through language.
Innate Magic by Shannon Fay (review)
This was a kindle first pick and was an easy and enjoyable read about Paul who has innate magic in a world where magic is commonplace and is sucked into an evil plan to perform forbidden magic. Paul was annoying as a character, but the secondary characters are vividly drawn and makes the book worth reading.
Joy in the morning by PG Wodehouse.
I needed something to make me laugh and PG Wodehouse never fails. Joy in the morning features Betram Wooster lurching from one crisis to another. Old fashioned and perhaps outdated but I definitely needed a light hearted read.
Niccolo Rising by Dorothy Dunnet
My first reread of the House of Niccolo series by Dorothy Dunnett. I enjoyed this book so more on the second reading and was I’m awe at how Dunnett has sown the seeds for the rest of the series in the first few chapters. Niccolo Rising follows the start of a young dyers apprentice journey to greatness.
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