June Wrap Up

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

Challenges

Beat the Backlog click here for brief reviews

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

The Emergent by Nadia Arifi

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

Son of Shadow by John Lenhan

A magical fantasy written by the man behind the voice of the toaster in Red Dwarf- one of my favourite books this year

Other reviews

The Burning God by RF Kuang.

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

Other posts

Top Ten Tuesday- Books with a unit of time in the title

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