No Ex Before Marriage is a cute, heart-warming story. Just what I needed as I recover (not yet there, but almost).
First of all, Towndrow has an amazing grasp of his prose. It’s funny, it’s witty, it’s hilarious in places and it’s also quite serious if need be. I have to say I’m blown away by it.
J.P. O’Connell does a pleasant job in that department. The descriptions and the mannerisms are accurate and historically on-point. There isn’t even any mistake in the sentences spoken in Italian, which is worthy of a full star in itself
That Certain Spark is a delight. It’s also my first five stars of the year because it’s that good. I mean, I’m sorry I read it during trying times, as I’m sure I would have enjoyed it even more if I was 100% functional.
Once again, I jumped headfirst into a series, uncaring of the previous installments. To be fair, I always had such an inclination, but I thought I could control myself better in my old age, right? Right. Anyway!
Behind the Veil is a slow book, centered around Letitia Hawking and her gift: she’s a psychic, able to experience the final moments of a person before they die. Her peculiar ability renders her both dangerous and vulnerable.
Over the Broad Earth has been a surprise from start to finish.
Talk about surprises. Whenever I pick up a book, the bare minimum I expect from it is a trope paired with a fresh twist. Subtle or blatant, it doesn’t matter, as long as I get something new. With Shadebringer, Hooper read my mind because he pulled one hell of a twist–and I’m allowed to talk about it since it’s in the blurb 😀
I’m very picky when it comes to horror—I’m very picky when it comes to anything, but that’s neither here nor there—for one reason: horror doesn’t just mean blood and gore thrown around, at least on paper. It needs a subtler element too in order to creep readers out. Followers has that element.
Wow! What a cool idea! I’ll admit I always preferred my sci-fi with a dystopian flavor, so I might be a little biased here; still, Without Disruption is a real gem.