Wednesday 30 June 2021

Masquerade - Book Review


Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2)
by Melissa de la Cruz

What is it about:
Schuyler Van Alen is starting to get more comfortable with her newfound vampire powers, but she still has many unanswered questions. A trip to Italy in search of her grandfather only serves to make things more confusing. What secrets are the leaders of The Committee hiding? Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly underway for the famous Four Hundred Ball. In true Blue Blood fashion, the ball is totally fab, complete with masks and hidden behind this masquerade is a revelation that will change the course of a young vampire's destiny.

The thrilling sequel in Melissa de la Cruz's vampire mythology has all the glamour, attitude, and vampire lore that made the first book a hit.

What did I think of it:
This second book in the Blue Bloods series is just as entertaining as the first. There are things happening that don't make sense when looking at information given in the previous book, but that didn't diminish the fun.

The love triangly stuff gets more triangly, there's more teenage angsting and drama, and we learn more about the past of our vampiric teens and the history of their species.

I was thoroughly entertained and will pick up book three soon.

Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable and entertaining YA Vampire read   

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Tuesday 29 June 2021

Teaser Tuesdays - We Are Satellites


"That's a lot of lying," David said. "Do you think it's true?"
Val raised her palms. "I think there's probably some lying going on somewhere in there. You know me: I wasn't a fan of the idea to begin with."

(page 189, We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: - Grab your current read - Open to a random page - Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) - Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday 28 June 2021

The Long Night of the Crystalline Moon - Book Review


The Long Night of the Crystalline Moon is now available on its own!

The Long Night of the Crystalline Moon (Heirs of Magic #0.5)
 by Jeffe Kennedy

What is it about:
Shapeshifter Prince Rhyian doesn’t especially want to spend the Feast of Moranu at Castle Ordnung. Among other things, his childhood playmate and current nemesis, Lena, will be there... 

Princess Salena Nakoa KauPo nearly wriggled out of traveling to Ordnung, but her mother put her foot down declaring that Lena can suffer through a feast and a ball for one night. Even if that Rhyian, insufferable Prince of the Tala, will also attend. 

But this year, Moranu’s sacred feast falls on the long night of the crystalline moon—and Rhy and Lena discover there’s more than a bit of magic in the air.

What did I think of it:
This novella is the prequel to the Heirs of Magic series and next to it being a wonderful wintery romance with a Happy For Now ending it introduces you to the characters of the series.

Those familiar with the Twelve Kingdoms and the Uncharted Realms series will recognize the parents of our heroes and heroines and can delight in seeing how people have fared through the years.

I loved getting to know Lena, Ryian and the others. There are some really fun moments as well as more serious ones as we discover why Lena and Ryian are at odds with each other.

Although the book ends with a HFN for Lena and Ryian you know there are things they need to address, and there's a cliffhanger ending hinting at trouble to come as well, so you better get your hands on The Golden Gryphon and the Bear Prince as well, because you'll want more!

Why should you read it:
It's a wonderful Fantasy Romance read.

(previously released in Under a Winter Sky)

Friday 25 June 2021

Blue Bloods - Book Review


Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1)
by Melissa de la Cruz

What is it about:
When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried on board the men and women who would shape America: Miles Standish; John Alden; Constance Hopkins. But some among the Pilgrims were not pure of heart; they were not escaping religious persecution. Indeed, they were not even human. They were vampires.

The vampires assimilated quickly into the New World. Rising to levels of enormous power, wealth, and influence, they were the celebrated blue bloods of American society.

The Blue Bloods vowed that their immortal status would remain a closely guarded secret. And they kept that secret for centuries. But now, in New York City, the secret is seeping out. Schuyler Van Alen is a sophomore at a prestigious private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapated mansion. Schuyler is a loner...and happy that way. Suddenly, when she turns fifteen, there is a visible mosaic of blue veins on her arm. She starts to crave raw food and she is having flashbacks to ancient times. Then a popular girl from her school is found dead... drained of all her blood. Schuyler doesn't know what to think, but she wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?

What did I think of it:
This is a very entertaining read.

I really liked the worldbuilding: there are vampires, but they have a whole different set of rules then classic vampires. It was fun to discover how they started and how their society works.

There are more than one viewpoints in this book, and as always I liked some more than others, but even the viewpoint of the 'mean girl' was more entertaining than annoying.

This being a YA written during the heights of the dreaded love triangle, there is of course a lot of teen angsting, multiple love triangles and more going on, but the story was enjoyable enough I didn't mind.

I could borrow the series from a friend, so I started the second book after finishing this one for more YA entertainment.

Why should you read it:
It's an entertaining YA Vampire read.

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Thursday 24 June 2021

On McPig's Wishlist - The Second Mrs. Astor


My Titanic loving heart needs this book!

The Second Mrs. Astor
by Shana Abe

Inspired by the real-life Titanic love story between America's richest man and teenaged beauty Madeleine Force.

He was American royalty, the richest man in the country and Fifth Avenue scion of the Gilded Age. She was a vivacious teenage socialite suddenly and unexpectedly thrust into fame simply for falling in love with a famous man nearly three decades her senior. Brought to life in this sweeping work of historical fiction by New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Shana Abé, the love story between Jack Astor and Madeline Force, from scandalous courtship to tragic honeymoon aboard the Titanic, which made them the most famous couple of their time...

A mesmerizing novel of historical fiction from New York Times bestselling author Shana Abé, The Second Mrs. Astor tells the sweeping real-life Titanic love story of Madeleine Force, who became the teenaged bride of one of the world's richest men, and triumphed over tragedy and heartache.

"I won't begin with our ending, which everyone in the world knows anyway. Our beginning, however, belonged only to us..."

Madeleine Talmage Force is just seventeen when she attracts the attention of John Jacob "Jack" Astor. Madeleine is beautiful, intelligent, and solidly upper-class, but the Astors are in a league apart. Jack's mother was the Mrs. Astor, American royalty and New York's most formidable socialite. Jack is dashing and industrious--a hero of the Spanish-American war, an inventor, and a canny businessman. Despite their twenty-nine-year age difference, and the scandal of Jack's recent divorce, Madeleine falls headlong into love--and becomes the press's favorite target.

On their extended honeymoon in Egypt, the newlyweds finally find a measure of peace from photographers and journalists. Madeleine feels truly alive for the first time--and is happily pregnant. The couple plans to return home in the spring of 1912, aboard an opulent new ocean liner. When the ship hits an iceberg close to midnight on April 14th, there is no immediate panic. The swift, state-of-the-art RMS Titanic seems unsinkable. As Jack helps Madeleine into a lifeboat, he assures her that he'll see her soon in New York...

Four months later, at the Astors' Fifth Avenue mansion, a widowed Madeleine gives birth to their son. In the wake of the disaster, the press has elevated her to the status of virtuous, tragic heroine. But Madeleine's most important decision still lies ahead: whether to accept the role assigned to her, or carve out her own remarkable path.

Expected publication: August 31st 2021
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Wednesday 23 June 2021

Two Truths and a Lie - Book Review


Two Truths and a Lie
by Sarah Pinsker 

What is it about:
Stella thought she’d made up a lie on the spot, asking her childhood friend if he remembered the strange public broadcast TV show with the unsettling host she and all the neighborhood kids appeared on years ago. But he does remember. And so does her mom. So why doesn’t Stella? The more she investigates the show and the grip it has on her hometown, the eerier the mystery grows.

What did I think of it:
This story won in the Best Novelette category in the Nebula Awards this year, so I decided to give it a try.

This is a strange little story I can tell you. It starts out normal enough, Stella is visiting the town where she grew up for a funeral and volunteers to help the brother of the deceased clean up the home of his late brother. She is used to tell lies and while they work she makes up a story about a local television show, only for her friend to remember that show that she thought she just made up.   

From there on out the story gets stranger and stranger, with a hint of creepiness. I had to read on to find out where things would lead. I was very intrigued by the show and the host of the show, and wouldn't have minded if the story was a bit longer so we could have learned even more about it.

All in all a quick and cool read. I will investigate what else Sarah Pinsker has written.

Why should you read it:
It's a weird and fascinating little story

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Tuesday 22 June 2021

Teaser Tuesdays - Wyoming Trucks, True Love, and the Weather Channel


As he drove us around, Mom scanned the buildings, trees, runways intensely. I knew she was trying to find something familiar.

(page 7, Wyoming Trucks, True Love, and the Weather Channel by Jeffe Kennedy)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: - Grab your current read - Open to a random page - Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) - Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday 21 June 2021

Vampires Never Get Old - Book Review


Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite

What is it about:
Eleven fresh vampire stories from young adult fiction’s leading voices!

In this delicious new collection, you’ll find stories about lurking vampires of social media, rebellious vampires hungry for more than just blood, eager vampires coming out―and going out for their first kill―and other bold, breathtaking, dangerous, dreamy, eerie, iconic, powerful creatures of the night.

Welcome to the evolution of the vampire―and a revolution on the page.

Vampires Never Get Old includes stories by authors both bestselling and acclaimed, including Samira Ahmed, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker, Tessa Gratton, Heidi Heilig, Julie Murphy, Mark Oshiro, Rebecca Roanhorse, Laura Ruby, Victoria “V. E.” Schwab, and Kayla Whaley

What did I think of it:
When I saw the names Rebecca Roanhorse and Victoria Schwab on the cover of this anthology I had to get it!

And this is a great anthology.

There are of course stories I loved more than others, but that's always the case in anthologies. I absolutely loved The Boys From Blood River by Rebecca Roanhorse. Easily the best story in the anthology for me at least. The atmosphere in this story was just perfect. 

I also really liked Senior Year Sucks by Julie Murphy, The Boy And The Bell by Heidi Heilig, A Guidebook For The Newly Sired Desi Vampire by Samira Ahmed, and In Kind by Kayla Whaley.

The other stories were all enjoyable as well, but in a less memorable way as the stories mentioned above.

All in all this is a very enjoyable collection of vampire stories, where the vampires have been updated a bit to fit in today's world instead of living in the past. I can advice it to anyone who loves vampires.

Why should you read it:
 It's a great anthology filled with vampires.

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Friday 11 June 2021

Spoiler Alert - Book Review by Voodoo Bride


Spoiler Alert (Spoiler Alert #1)
by Olivia Dade 

What is it about:
Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. While the world knows him as Aeneas, the star of the biggest show on TV, Gods of the Gates, he's known to fanfiction readers as Book!AeneasWouldNever, an anonymous and popular poster.  Marcus is able to get out his own frustrations with his character through his stories, especially the ones that feature the internet’s favorite couple to ship, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone ever found out about his online persona, he’d be fired. Immediately.

April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she’s hidden her fanfiction and cosplay hobby from her “real life” for years—but not anymore. When she decides to post her latest Lavinia creation on Twitter, her photo goes viral. Trolls and supporters alike are commenting on her plus-size take, but when Marcus, one half of her OTP, sees her pic and asks her out on a date to spite her critics, she realizes life is really stranger than fanfiction.

Even though their first date is a disaster, Marcus quickly realizes that he wants much more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. And when he discovers she’s actually Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to hide from her.

With love and Marcus’s career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
When I heard about this book I knew I had to read it. Fan fiction writers? Cosplay? Romance? A 'You've Got Mail' like plot twist? Gimme!

And I loved this book!

I fell hard for Marcus who is already living a kind of double life when he meets April and discovers she's his online friend. His reasons for not telling April who he is, and for his complicated secrets felt understandable even if they're not all smart. I also fell in love with his best friend, and I was more than happy that the next book will be about that friend.

April is such a great character as well. She is done hiding herself and the things she loves. She is ready to take on the world and win. I love how she calls out the people around her when they're hurtful, and how she is standing up for herself after years of conformity. 

The romance is mainly sweet, fluffy, and delightful, with of course a more dramatic twist towards the end of the book, but this being a Romance I was confident I'd get an ending I could be happy about.

All in all a wonderful read, and I will most definitely get my hands on the next book titled All the Feels, which releases in October.

Why should you read it:
It's a delicious Romance

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Thursday 10 June 2021

On McPig's Radar - Pandora's Orphans


I love Dana Cameron's Fangborn series and managed to get hold of some of the short stories and novellas, but soon they'll all be available in one awesome collection!

Pandora's Orphans: A Fangborn Collection

The Fangborn are werewolves, vampires, and oracles dedicated to protecting humanity. Known as “Pandora’s Orphans,” the Fangborn Family is the hope that was left behind when evil was released into the world. Through the millennia, they’ve tracked and fought that evil in secret.

Since 2008, and the publication of “The Night Things Changed,” ten award-winning tales of the Fangborn have been published in best-selling anthologies and magazines. They are collected here for the first time, with an all-new, never-before-published adventure. 

Nationally best-selling author Dana Cameron writes across many genres, but especially crime and speculative fiction. Her work, inspired by her career in archaeology, has won multiple Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity Awards, and has been nominated for the Edgar Award. Several of Dana's archaeology mysteries appear as the “Emma Fielding Mysteries” on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

“The Fangborn are unlike any other fictional werewolves and vampires either of us have ever seen, and trust us when we say we’ve seen a lot of werewolf and vampire fiction. Then Dana took that original concept, added historical depth, and extrapolated beautifully to create her world. It’s an amazing achievement.”— Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner, from the Foreword

releasing July 13
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Wednesday 9 June 2021

Unleashed - Book Review


Unleashed (Jinxed #2)
by Amy McCulloch 

What is it about:
When Lacey Chu wakes up in a hospital room with no recollection of how she got there, she knows something is up. But with her customizable smart pet, Jinx, missing in action and Moncha, the company behind the invention of the robot pet, up to something seriously sinister, she’s got a lot of figuring out to do. Lacey must use all her engineering skills if she has a chance of stopping Moncha from carrying out their plans. But can she take on the biggest tech company in North America armed with only a level 1 robot beetle ... ?

What did I think of it:
I very much enjoyed the first book of this duology, so I bought the second one when I saw it at my local bookstore. It still took me over a year to pick it up.

And this one is enjoyable, but not as much as the first. There was one pet peeve that even soured the book for me: The overused 'poor bully is only a bully because he *insert sad explanation that is meant to exonerate the bully*' News Flash: There is no excuse for bullying! How ever sad your backstory is!

I did finish the book, because I was curious how things would end for Lacey and Jinx, but the book left me lukewarm. I know this is probably very personal, so most people who enjoyed the first bok will probably have a better time with this book than I had.

All in all a nice enough read, but I probably won't be rereading this duology.

Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable Futuristic read for middle grade and up.

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Tuesday 8 June 2021

Teaser Tuesdays - The Angel of the Crows

I spent a restless night, but no worse than that. I had not yet finished dressing when there was a tap on my door

(page 79, The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: - Grab your current read - Open to a random page - Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) - Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday 7 June 2021

The Goblin Emperor - Book Review (repost)


I've reread this book to refresh my memory for when the sequel releases on the 22nd this month.

The Goblin Emperor
by Katherine Addison

What is it about:
The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his father and three sons in line for the throne are killed in an "accident," he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir.

Entirely unschooled in the art of court politics, he has no friends, no advisors, and the sure knowledge that whoever assassinated his father and brothers could make an attempt on his life at any moment.

Surrounded by sycophants eager to curry favor with the naïve new emperor, and overwhelmed by the burdens of his new life, he can trust nobody. Amid the swirl of plots to depose him, offers of arranged marriages, and the specter of the unknown conspirators who lurk in the shadows, he must quickly adjust to life as the Goblin Emperor. All the while, he is alone, and trying to find even a single friend... and hoping for the possibility of romance, yet also vigilant against the unseen enemies that threaten him, lest he lose his throne – or his life.

What did I think of it:
I have a weakness for goblins, I will confess. So yes: the mention of a half-goblin hero made me want to read this book, even though I feared the story might be a bit too dry for my usual tastes.

This turned out to be a beautiful read though!

Maia (the lead character) turns out to be half goblin and half elf. The goblins in this book are another kind of goblin than I hoped for, but that was about the only disappointment I encountered, and there was lots of good stuff to counter that disappointment.

Maia has been living secluded - with a mentor who despises him - for most of his life, when at nineteen he is suddenly pushed in the role of emperor, because his father and older brothers all die in a terrible accident. I liked Maia from the start. He's young, unworldly, and has no clue how to be an emperor. He does know he doesn't want to be like his father, so he tries hard to find his own way to be what people expect him to be.

I will confess I hadn't expected to love this book as much as I did. I've read my share of court intrigues, and they can be boring if the author isn't careful. The Goblin Emperor didn't bore me for one second though. I was totally gripped by Maia's struggles to learn how to rule, figure out who to trust, and keep holding on to his ideals in the process.

I was surprised by how much emotion there was in this story. I must admit I shed more than one tear while reading this book. Of course there's lots of politics and back-stabbing going on, but at the heart this story is about Maia, his search for who he is, and where he belongs. After a lonely childhood, Maia longs for friends, and his attempts at reaching out are heart-breaking at times. I rooted for him to find people he could rely on, and to succeed in becoming the emperor he wants to be.

All in all this is a wonderful read that moved me and drew me in. I was sad when I finished it, because I didn't want to say goodbye. I will most certainly reread this pearl in the future.

Why should you read it:
It's a beautiful Fantasy read.

Friday 4 June 2021

Crooked Kingdom - Book Review


Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2)
by Leigh Bardugo

What is it about:
Welcome to the world of the Grisha.

Kaz Brekker and his crew of deadly outcasts have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives.

Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties.

A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets - a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

What did I think of it:
This was a nice enough read, but I had expected more from it.

Maybe it's because I read the first book back in 2017 and didn't reread it before picking up this book, maybe it's just my current mood, but I didn't connect with Kaz and his crew in this book.

The story was very decent and with some clever plots, but it all left me feeling Meh...

There wasn't a moment I felt myself rooting for anyone. I enjoyed the cleverness and the overall plot, but I missed the emotional component needed to actually care about it all.

I might at one time or other decide to reread Six of Crows and see if I then will try this book again, but it won't be anytime soon I'm afraid. 

Why should you read it:
It's a very clever Fantasy read.

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Thursday 3 June 2021

On McPig's Wishlist - Pretty Marys All in a Row


Pretty Marys All in a Row
by Gwendolyn Kiste

You’ll find her on a lonely highway, hitchhiking at midnight. She calls herself Rhee, but everyone else knows her by another name: Resurrection Mary. And when she’s transported home each night to a decrepit mansion on a lane to nowhere, she’s not alone.

In the antique mirror, call her name three times, and Bloody Mary will appear. Outside, wandering through a garden of poisonous flowers is Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary, a nursery rhyme come to gruesome life. Downstairs is another jump-rope rhyme—Mary Mack, forever conscripted to build her own coffin. And brooding in the corner with her horse skull is the restless Mari Lwyd.

They are the Marys, the embodiment of urban legend and what goes bump in the night. Every evening, they gather around the table and share nightmares like fine wine, savoring the flavors of those they’ve terrified.

But other than these brief moments together, the Marys are alone, haunting a solitary gloom that knows them better than they know themselves. That’s because they don’t remember who they were before—or even if there was a before. And worst of all, they don’t know how to escape this fate.

That is, until a moment of rage inspires Rhee to leap from the highway—and into the mirror with Bloody Mary. Suddenly, the Marys are learning how to move between their worlds, all while realizing how much stronger they are together.

But just when freedom is within their reach, something in the gloom fights back—something that isn’t ready to let them go. Now with her sisters in danger of slipping into the darkness, Rhee must unravel the mystery of who the Marys were before they were every child’s nightmare. And she’ll have to do it before what’s in the shadows comes to claim her for its own.

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Wednesday 2 June 2021

Disenchanted & Co. - Book Review


Disenchanted & Co. (Disenchanted & Co. #1)
by Lynn Viehl

What is it about:
In the Provincial Union of Victoriana, a steampunk America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian “Kit” Kittredge makes her living investigating crimes of magic. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, she follows mysteries wherever they lead.

Unlike most folks, Kit doesn’t believe in magic, but she can’t refuse to help Lady Diana Walsh, who claims a curse is viciously wounding her while she sleeps. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks are part of a more ominous plot—one that may involve the lady’s obnoxious husband.

Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of a nefarious deathmage and the unwelcome scrutiny of the police chief inspector. Unwilling to surrender to either man’s passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. For the truth promises to ruin her life—and turn Rumsen into a supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.

What did I think of it:
This is a very enjoyable Steampunk adventure.

I will say that for someone who makes her money by investigating things, Kit is as dense as they come at times. Some things were so obvious that they could only have been clearer if someone would have spelled it out to her, and still she was oblivious.

Apart from that small annoyance I had fun with this book. The worldbuilding was intriguing, and there were several really cool characters. I was eager to find out if and when Kit would catch on and how she would solve the problems thrown her way. Extra bonus points for the author for not using the typical "Steampunk speech" some authors seem to think is needed to write Steampunk stories.

The conclusion was not how I'd have wanted it to be, but I was entertained enough not to mind too much. All in all a fun read, and I'll most certainly read book 2.

Why should you read it:
It's a very enjoyable Steampunk read.

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Tuesday 1 June 2021

Teaser Tuesdays - The Goblin Emperor

"Desecration?" Baffled, Maia had to scramble for something to say. "Princess, we assure you that no desecration has been committed."

(page 128, The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: - Grab your current read - Open to a random page - Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) - Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!