Friday 29 October 2021

The Second Mrs. Astor - Book Review


The Second Mrs. Astor
by Shana Abe

What is it about:
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…

What did I think of it:
Some of my long time followers might know I can't resist books that feature the Titanic. So when I saw this book I had to get my trotters on it, even though I'm pretty familiar with Madeleine Astor's life story.

And let me tell you: do not get too excited about that last part of the above blurb. This book is about Madeleine's relationship with John Jacob Astor alone, not about her relationships after that.

That being said, I very much enjoyed this book. Even though the storytelling is distant at times, I was swept up in the love story. And I must say: with all Madeleine has to endure because she gets courted by Astor and eventually marries him, I can easily imagine she actually did fall in love with him. Because unless her parents forced her, there's only two reasons why she'd put up with all the harassing by reporters, the snubs of Astor's peers, and all the other stuff: Love (or maybe infatuation) or Money. And knowing how her life turned out after the end of this book, I think money wasn't the main motive in Madeleine's life.

Each chapter starts with Madeleine writing to her son who's a baby in first person, and soon after switches to third person, following Madeleine as she gets to know John Jacob Astor.

I loved reading the whole lead up to their marriage and reading about their honeymoon. Then they board the Titanic and you know what will happen soon. I was glad to discover Abe did her research and there were no big errors to drag me out of the story so I could stay emotionally invested in the events of that fatal night.

All in all a well written and believable love story, although I secretly hope Abe will write a sequel to cover Madeleine's further life. I want more.

Why should you read it:
It's a beautiful love story connected to the Titanic

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Thursday 28 October 2021

On McPig's Wishlist - Highway Bodies


Highway Bodies
by Alison Evans

Who will you rely on in the zombie apocalypse?


Bodies on the TV, explosions, barriers, and people fleeing. No access to social media. And a dad who’ll suddenly bite your head off – literally. These teens have to learn a new resilience…

Members of a band wield weapons instead of instruments.

A pair of siblings find there’s only so much you can joke about, when the menace is this strong.

And a couple find depth among the chaos.

Highway Bodies is a unique zombie apocalypse story featuring a range of queer and gender non-conforming teens who have lost their families and friends and can only rely upon each other.

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Wednesday 27 October 2021

Eat the Rich #3 - Comic Book Review


Eat the Rich #3
by Sarah Gailey and Pius Bak (Illustrator)

What is it about:
Still uncertain about what she saw in Pip's office, Joey confides in Kitty... but Kitty's response only confuses her more, leaving Joey with no choice but to play along with the family. Until Fourth of July, when at a party Joey suspects what she thought she saw then is happening again. Can Joey come to terms with what is really happening in Crestfall Bluffs... and can she still walk away alive?

What did I think of it:
This issue takes the story in a direction I did not see coming. I expected there to be an acceleration of the violence from the first issue, but instead there's more revelations, and Joey does things I hadn't thought she would do.

I can't say I minded, I was intrigued by the unrolling events, and I'm eager for the next issue to see where this all will lead to. You bet I'll get my trotters on the next issue once it releases.

Why should you read it:
It's a cool and suspenseful horror story.

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Tuesday 26 October 2021

Teaser Tuesdays - Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea


This was the first time Bay recognized the face of the new arrival. She always checked the face first if there was one, just in case, hoping it wasn't Deb.

(page 33, Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea 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 25 October 2021

Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating - Book Review


Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating
by Adiba Jaigirdar

What is it about:
Everyone likes Humaira "Hani" Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship…with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishita "Ishu" Dey. Ishu is the complete opposite of Hani. She’s an academic overachiever who hopes that becoming head girl will set her on the right track for college. But Ishita agrees to help Hani, if Hani will help her become more popular so that she stands a chance of being elected head girl.

Despite their mutually beneficial pact, they start developing real feelings for each other. But relationships are complicated, and some people will do anything to stop two Bengali girls from achieving happily ever after.

What did I think of it:
 We were in the mood for a fake dating story, but the one we had pre-ordered and released in September is still in backorder. So we decided to pick up this book instead.

And this is such a fun read.

I liked Ishu from the start. She's serious, an overachiever, and has family issues I could relate to. Hani is a sweet character as well, but it's clear why everyone likes her: she's a bit of a doormat. So when they started fake dating and Ishu points out how Hani's friends treat her I was hooked and totally rooting for the both of them.

There's lots of complications and obstacles the both of them have to conquer, and that's not even counting the obstacles they create themselves by not communicating at times. I was totally engrossed and had to keep reading to see how they would get their happy ending.

All in all this is a fun and enjoyable read, that I most definitely will put on me keeper shelves. I'll also investigate what else Jaigirdar has written.

Why should you read it:
It's a cool YA Fake Dating read.   

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Thursday 21 October 2021

On McPig's Radar - The Ghosts of Who You Were


The Ghosts of Who You Were
by Christopher Golden

In this chilling new collection from Bram Stoker Award-winner Christopher Golden, the author takes you on a tour of his darkest nightmares. 

From a little door inside an elevator to a hellish prison for stolen children, from a terrifying future where nightfall means death to a fairy tale past in which lies and illusion enrage the ghosts all around us. The Ghosts of Who You Were collects some of Golden's finest stories, tales of bad fathers and ancient monsters, the promises of strangers, parties that never end, and a collection of Hollywood curses. 

Featuring the Bram Stoker Award-nominated story "The Bad Hour," The Ghosts of Who You Were is Golden's finest collection yet.

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Wednesday 20 October 2021

Please Remain Calm - Book Review


Please Remain Calm (This is Not a Test #1.5)
by Courtney Summers

What is it about:
In this gripping sequel to THIS IS NOT A TEST, Rhys and Sloane are headed for a safe haven when they get separated along the way. Rhys is determined to reunite with Sloane until he discovers people who might need him more--people who offer him the closest he'll get to everything he's lost, if they can just hold on long enough.

Rhys thinks he has what it takes to survive and find the girl he lost, but in a world overrun by the dead, there are no guarantees and the next leg of his journey will test him in unimaginable ways ...

What did I think of it:
After my previous read I needed some zombies, so I picked up this novella. I read This is Not a Test back in 2012 and really liked it, even though the zombies were more background noise.

Not so in this sequel!

Rhys and Sloane find zombies everywhere they turn. They try to get to a safe haven, but the zombies don't make it easy. I very much enjoyed the atmosphere and the actual threat of the zombies in this novella.

When they get separated Rhys ends up with a family of three who take him under their wings, but that doesn't mean his problems are over. I was eager to see how this all would end.

The ending is both bleak and satisfying at the same time. I had a great time with this novella and might reread This is Not a Test one of these days. Although I should add I think you can read this novella without having read This is Not a Test.

Why should you read it:
It's a cool Zombie Novella

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Tuesday 19 October 2021

Junkyard Bargain - Release Day Alert


Junkyard Bargain (Junkyard Cats #2)
by Faith Hunter

Sometimes before you can face your enemies—you need to confront yourself.

Time is running out for Shining Smith and her crew to gather the weapons they need to rescue one of their own. But will they even make it to the ultimate battle? First, they’ll need to hit the road to Charleston—a hell ride full of bandits, sex slavers, corrupt lawmen, and criminal bike gangs looking to move in on Shining’s territory.

Shining’s human allies will do anything to protect her—because they must. But will victory be worth it if she must compel more and more people to do her bidding? And will her feline warriors, the junkyard cats, remain loyal and risk their lives? Or are they just in it for the kibble?

Publisher: Bella Rosa Books
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About Faith Hunter:
Faith Hunter is the award-winning New York Times and USAToday bestselling author of several series: Jane Yellowrock, Soulwood, Rogue Mage, and Junkyard Cats. In addition, she has edited multiple anthologies and co-authored the Rogue Mage RPG. She is the coauthor and author of 16 thrillers under pen names Gary Hunter and Gwen Hunter. Altogether she has 40+ books and dozens of short stories in print and is juggling multiple projects.
She sold her first book in 1989 and hasn’t stopped writing since.
Faith collects orchids and animal skulls, loves thunderstorms, and writes. She drinks a lot of tea. She likes to kayak Class II & III whitewater rivers. Some days she’s a lady. Some days she ain't.

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Monday 18 October 2021

Some Boys - Spoilery Book Rant


Some Boys
by Patty Blount

What is it about:
Some boys go too far. Some boys will break your heart. But one boy can make you whole.

When Grace meets Ian she's afraid. Afraid he'll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But...Ian doesn't. He's funny and kind with secrets of his own.

But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love?

A gut-wrenching, powerful love story told from alternating points of view by the acclaimed author of Send.

What did I think of it:

I came close to tossing this book somewhere halfway through, but I was curious how things would turn out so read on. Maybe I shouldn't have.

To be fair: the overall story is good and tackles rape and the aftermath well. It's the overall storyline that kept me reading.

On to my rant.

First there's Grace. She's alternative: a mix between Metal and Goth. And you guessed it: of course there are remarks that annoyed me to no end! I can handle other characters making remarks on how she looks, but at one point she calls her own style an armor, and she and her mother call her outfit a costume (ever hear a preppy girl say this about the way she dresses? Thought so). And of course the male lead Ian thinks she's sooooo hot the one time she dresses 'normal'. These remarks were already annoying me, and then Ian asks his sister: "Why do girls wear make-up? You're already pretty without it." I almost threw the book right then and there! Especially as his whole family thinks it's so awesome he says that as they see it as him complimenting his sister!

 And the ending!!!

If it had turned out that Grace and Ian end up together and he stands by her that would have been a good ending in my opinion. The author decided to go for the total love fest with shiny happy people everywhere though! Grace and Ian getting together isn't enough: the crappy stepmom didn't mean it as bad as it looked and is all lovey and accepting all of the sudden, and everyone and everything is blue skies and ice cream. No matter that stepmom uninvited Grace from her brother's birthday, because she meant well! As if uninviting your teen stepdaughter who is struggling from the aftereffects of rape, because your grown-ass husband got his itty bitty ego hurt is ever justifiable!

All in all a decent enough read until the ending.

Why should you read it:
The overall storyline is decent.

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Friday 15 October 2021

Shambling With the Stars - Quick Book Review


Shambling With the Stars (Living With the Dead #2.5)
by Jesse Petersen

What is it about:
Avery Andrews is her name and directing celebrity telethons after tragedies is her game. But the Northwestern Zombie Outbreak isn't your average tragedy... and once the infection spreads to the studio, Avery and her crew will have to worry about staying alive, not ratings.

What did I think of it:
I realized I never read this short story, back when I read the Living with the Dead series for the first time. 

I missed out! This is a really cool Zombie read.

It's short, but has it all: people transforming and biting others on live tv, mayhem, and lots and lots of zombies! 

I had a great time with it and might continue my reread of the series soon.

Why should you read it:
Zombie mayhem!

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Thursday 14 October 2021

On McPig's Wishlist - Between Two Seas


Between Two Seas: A Collection of Short Stories
by Cerece Rennie Murphy

The best-selling author of the Order of the Seers trilogy, To Find You, and The Wolf Queen series brings you four new stories that delve deeply into the beautiful and terrifying contradictions that dwell within all of us.

This genre-bending collection explores the catalysts and consequences of transformation through the tales of a murderous fairy, a wayward explorer, a young girl carving a new fate from the ugliness of her world, and a father and son who hold the power of life and death in their hands.

The truth is often terrible, but within it is the power to grow - the power to change - if we are willing to swim the distance

between who we are
who we can become.

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Wednesday 13 October 2021

First Comes Like - Book Review by Voodoo Bride


First Comes Like (Modern Love #3)
by Alisha Rai

What is it about:
Beauty expert and influencer Jia Ahmed has her eye on the prize: conquering the internet today, the entire makeup industry tomorrow, and finally, finally proving herself to her big opinionated family. She has little time for love, and even less time for the men in her private messages—until the day a certain international superstar slides into her DMs, and she falls hard and fast.

There’s just one wrinkle: he has no idea who she is.

The son of a powerful Bollywood family, soap opera star Dev Dixit is used to drama, but a strange woman who accuses him of wooing her online, well, that’s a new one. As much as he’d like to focus on his Hollywood fresh start, he can’t get Jia out of his head. Especially once he starts to suspect who might have used his famous name to catfish her…

When paparazzi blast their private business into the public eye, Dev is happy to engage in some friendly fake dating to calm the gossips and to dazzle her family. But as the whole world swoons over their relationship, Jia can’t help but wonder: Can an online romance-turned-offline-fauxmance ever become love in real life? 

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
I was in the mood for a Contemporary Romance and this one had one of my favorite tropes: Fake Dating.

And what a delightful read!

I fell in love with both Jia and Dev from the start. The chapters alternate in viewpoint so you get to know both of their thoughts and feelings. I rooted for them to see they were perfect for each other.

What I liked is that there's little drama between the two of them. The obstacles in their path have more to do with family and other outside sources. I also loved how Dev supports Jia in her influencer work instead of looking down on it.

I raced through this book to find out how they would reach their Happily Ever After, and I was not disappointed in the road to it and in the HEA itself. 

All in all a wonderful fluffy read.

Why should you read it:
It's a fun and delightful Contemporary Romance

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Tuesday 12 October 2021

Teaser Tuesdays - This Poison Heart


Ivy wasn't a quiet plant. it was reactive and loud. The only place I could keep it was in my room, where no one would see it but me and my parents.

(page 10, This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron)

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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 11 October 2021

Certain Dark Things - Book Review


Certain Dark Things
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

What is it about:
Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is just trying to survive its heavily policed streets when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, is smart, beautiful, and dangerous. Domingo is mesmerized.

Atl needs to quickly escape the city, far from the rival narco-vampire clan relentlessly pursuing her. Her plan doesn't include Domingo, but little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his undeniable charm. As the trail of corpses stretches behind her, local cops and crime bosses both start closing in.

Vampires, humans, cops, and criminals collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive? Or will the city devour them all?

What did I think of it:
This was a cool read.

I loved the setting and the atmosphere. The vampires in this book were really cool as well. There are several different kinds, and I loved getting to know more about each kind.

I also liked Domingo. He's a survivor, doing his best to make an life for himself on the streets of a futuristic Mexico City. Then he meets Atl...

I'll be honest: apart from Domingo I didn't like a single character in this book. Atl is supposed to be likeable I think, as Domingo falls head over heels for her, but I just didn't warm up to her.

As the viewpoint switches between several characters, including Domingo and Atl, this made that I was on;y really invested in Domingo's role in the story. I liked reading the other viewpoints, but I only rooted for Domingo.

This makes that this was a good read, bur not an amazing read. All in all I had fun with it, and would most probably try something else by Moreno-Garcia.

Why should you read it:
It's a cool vampire read

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Friday 8 October 2021

Eat the Rich #2 - Comic Book Review


Eat the Rich #2
by Sarah Gailey

What is it about:
Is Joey willing to pay with her life to uncover the gruesome secrets behind Crestfall Bluffs? Joey is beyond disturbed by what she has just witnessed and she has every right to be, but when she confides in her boyfriend Astor, his reassurance about his family's weird rituals and traditions only fuels her suspicions. Still, Joey will need proof in order to expose the truth of Crestfall Bluffs, but what she finds produces more questions and danger than answers! 

What did I think of it:
This issue continues shortly after the gruesome events Joey witnessed in issue #1. The story is a bit less tense in this issue and serves mainly to explain and expand on what Joey witnessed. There are some suspenseful moments though, hinting at what might be in Joey's future.

I very much enjoyed this installment and I liked getting to know more about what's going on and about one of the characters. I hope we will learn a bit more about Joey as well in the next issue, as my one minor grumble is that Joey feels a bit undefined so far.

All in all a great continuation and I'll get the next issue for sure!

Why should you read it:
It's a cool horror story

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Thursday 7 October 2021

On McPig's Wishlist - The Unraveling


The Unraveling
by Benjamin Rosenbaum

In the distant future somewhere in the galaxy, a society has emerged where everyone has multiple bodies, cybernetics has abolished privacy, and individual and family success within the rigid social system is reliant upon instantaneous social approbation.

Young Fift is an only child of the staid gender, struggling to maintain their position in the system while developing an intriguing friendship with the poorly-publicized bioengineer Shria–somewhat controversial, since Shria is bail-gendered.

In time, Fift and Shria unintentionally wind up at the center of a scandalous art spectacle which turns into the early stages of a multi-layered revolution against their strict societal system. Suddenly they become celebrities and involuntary standard-bearers for the upheaval.

Fift is torn between the survival of Shria and the success of their family cohort; staying true to their feelings and caving under societal pressure. Whatever Fift decides will make a disproportionately huge impact on the future of the world. What’s a young staid to do when the whole world is watching?

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Wednesday 6 October 2021

Married with Zombies - Book Review (repost)

I've been rereading books, this one among them, so here's a repost of my review. It's still as fun on reread I can tell you.

Married with Zombies (Living with the Dead #1)
by Jesse Petersen

What is it about:
Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat.

Meet the Zombies.

Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn't mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other.

What did I think of it:
After reading Petersen's short story collection 'In the Dead: Volume 1' I just had to read one of her full novels, so that's why I picked up 'Married With Zombies'.

And I can tell you it's a great read.

This book has kick-ass action, humor, suspense and best of all: lots of zombies and zombie mayhem. Petersen has a very pleasant writing style and combined with the cool story it made me tear through this book in record time. The worldbuilding is very good and I loved how each chapter began with a handy relationship tip for those couples who're fighting zombies. The one thing I can say against this story is that Sarah and David are acting very blasé about the zombies very early on in the story, but I'm willing to let that slip as there's so many cool zombie moments in this book.

I will most certainly read the next book in this series and I can advice this book to any fan of zombie books.

Why should you read it:
This fun book is a very handy guide on how to survive a zombie outbreak and save your marriage in the process as well!

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Tuesday 5 October 2021

Dune - Movie Review by Gilbert

Director: Denis Villeneuve

What is it about:
A mythic and emotionally charged hero's journey, "Dune" tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

What did Gilbert think of it:
I will confess I haven't read the books, and it is ages ago since I saw Lynch's version (which I really liked back then), so I remembered very little of the story.

First notable thing:
This director really loves his yellow and orange filters! He went wild with them in Blade Runner 2049 and decided that hadn't been enough, so lots of yellow and orange filters in this movie as well.

The acting was decent, the overall movie was entertaining, and apart from the filters it was nice to look at. (I did see it in 3D, which I'm not a fan of, and which did some weird stuff to some scenes I must add.)

The pacing was a bit off in my opinion. The first half of the movie was slow, and then all the action was crammed in the second half. 

What I did think was weird was all the swords! What was up with that? I'm going to guess Herbert put those swords in the books, but why? There's such advanced technology, including mechanical killer insects and spaceships that can carpet bomb places, and the armies have swords? I really couldn't take the battle scenes seriously.

All in all I was entertained, but underwhelmed. I think I'll either read the book or rewatch the Lynch version soon to compare..

Why should you watch it:
It's a very entertaining Science Fantasy movie

Monday 4 October 2021

The Dragon's Daughter and the Winter Mage - Book Review


The Dragon's Daughter and the Winter Mage (Heirs of Magic #3)
by Jeffe Kennedy

What is it about:
Invisible Loner

Gendra—partblood daughter of an elite mossback soldier and the only shapeshifter to achieve the coveted dragon form—is anything but interesting. She’s actually plain and awkward and … invisible. Every guy she meets either looks right through her or—worse—thinks of her as just a friend. Fortunately Gen is far too practical to wallow in self pity. Much.

A Search for True Love

But as Gen accompanies her oldest friends on a quest for Her Majesty High Queen Ursula, she can’t help feeling bitter about her lonely fate as, two by two, they pair off with each other. As usual, everyone but odd-woman-out Gen seems to be finding the happiness in true love that has always eluded her. And Gen’s pathetic attempts to come out of her shell have only met with social disaster.

Dragon’s Daughter

Still, with magic rifts plaguing the Thirteen Kingdoms and a strange intelligence stalking them from an alter-realm, Gen has plenty to deal with—especially when she’s cut off from the group, isolated and facing a lethal danger. It just figures that Gen is on her own, once again. But with no one coming to save her, she has only herself to rely upon.

And, perhaps, the help of a mysterious, stranded magician…

What did I think of it:
I will confess I read this book as it was still being written, and I can tell you I was eagerly waiting for every update as this story is amazing!

I love Gen, she is used to being overlooked, but that says more about the men around her than about her. She is kind, levelheaded, and passionate. I loved seeing inside her head and see her hopes, dreams, and vulnerabilities. I was rooting for her to find happiness.

And then she meets Isyn. He is not your typical romantic hero, but I connected with him right away. He had a hard life, and can be gloomy at times, but at his heart he's a survivor. I loved seeing Gen and Isyn get to know each other and fall in love. I will confess I was a little worried about their future, but as always trusted in Jeffe to bring this story to a satisfying end.

And that trust was rewarded!

The problems for the Thirteen Kingdoms aren't over yet, and the last book in this series promises to be fraught with danger, but I was more than satisfied with the conclusion of Gen's and Isyn's romance.

I loved the worldbuilding and overall mood of the story, which next to having some cool new characters, had a fairytale vibe.

Voodoo Bride wants me to add that although no one can outshine Zyr, this book is her favorite in the Heirs of Magic series so far.

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

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