The Witch of Rosemary Lane is the second book Nix sent me. Once again it’s erotica with a plot, and therefore it’s very much welcome! 😀 I don’t mind below-the-waist action if it’s integrated into a believable context, I mean.
Adriana and Zach live in a post-pandemic world called MicroScrep, where everything is regulated by algorithms and paranoia. From the outside, MicroScrep looks like an idyllic place: forget conflicts, forget diseases, forget everything that might upset the citizens. Harmony reigns supreme and unchallenged.
Out in the Night is based on an interesting, believable plot I could sink my teeth into, and that detail alone is worth 2 stars—I’m not even kidding here.
The protagonist, a detective named John Ashton, has to solve his first case. It sounds like a clear-cut job, something to be wrapped up after dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s—a straightforward task, according to Captain Knowles. Besides, the case itself is cold enough to be almost frozen. What could go wrong?
The Dissent of Annie Lang recounts the life of Annie, the youngest of the Lang family. Her background is religious to the point of being cult-like, and given the historical setting, her upbringing is stricter than most. Personal tragedies and a controlling environment shape her personality, but don’t break her spirit.
Historical fantasy? Wow, sign me up. I’m a big history fan, and I like a well-written fantasy every now and again; as a combo, it sounds pretty much irresistible. The Amber Crane is that combo, mixing both genres in a graceful, poignant way.
Artemisia Gentileschi is a new name for me, sort of. I know I didn’t study her paintings when I was in high school, and that I found out about her a few years ago, thanks to a Tumblr post. I’m sure I have it saved somewhere because it was interesting: it talked about Susanna and the Elders, about how the original drawing was more vivid, harsher.
A Phantom’s Vengeance, Mizzi’s debut, hits all the high notes of the genre: a troubled and wronged MC, tragedy striking, a quest for vengeance, and the beginning of a saga. It’s classic fantasy through and through, and the story itself follows the classic book structure to a T (I checked XD).
Paying homage to some of the greatest women the world has ever seen, Extraordinary Women in History is a testament to the power of dedication, courage, tenacity, and never giving up.
What a cool little concept book! Uniquely Japan is the travel guide you wouldn’t expect, full of drawings and personal pictures.