A bit of slow reading month but I still ended up buying more books despite my backlog. But I don’t regret it. Here is my month in books. Click on title for review
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The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
Dead In the Water by Mark Ellis
Historical crime fiction set in World War Two featuring a seedy side of London not usually seen in books.
Miss Morton and The English House Party Murder by Catherine Lloyd
A not so cosy murder mystery set in Regency England
A Botantist’s guide to parties and poisons by Kate Khavari
A murder mystery set in 1950’s academia
Blog Tours/ ARCs
I enjoyed this sci-fi dystopian thriller set in a world that doesn’t seem to distant featuring clones, religious compounds and space
The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdulla
This middle-eastern fantasy featuring magic, genies and amazing women is one of my favourite books of the year.
The Splendid City by Karen Hueller
A surreal urban fantasy which has a huge dose of satire, political observations and a talking cat in an USA that looks all too familiar.
Through the Water Darkly by Victoria Short
I enjoyed the historical detail in this time slip romantic fantasy
A magical fantasy written by the man behind the voice of the toaster in Red Dwarf- one of my favourite books this year
The quite literally bloody conclusion The Poppy War trilogy that left me wondering if liked this book or hated it. This is a book that made me think and left a lasting impression .
The Hourglass Throne by K D Edwards
A fitting conclusion to the first trilogy of The Tarot sequence- urban fantasy at it’s best