Title: Legends & Lattes Author: Travis Baldree Series: Legends & Lattes Page Count: 304 Publish Date: November 8, 2022 Publisher: Tor Synopsis: After a lifetime of bounties and bloodshed, Viv is hanging up her sword for the last time. The battle-weary orc aims to start fresh, opening the first ever coffee shop in the city of Thune. But old and new rivals stand in the way of success ― not to mention the fact that no one has the faintest idea what coffee actually is. If Viv wants to put the blade behind her and make her plans a reality, she won’t be able toRead More →

Title: Serpentus Author: A.J. Calvin Series: The Relics of War Page Count: 266 Publish Date: February 27, 2024 Publisher: Indie Buy Serpentus at Amazon. Synopsis: Dispatched to Stone Hill to oversee the city’s defenses among nebulous rumors of the Shadow Council’s threat, Owen Greenwaters must rely on the city’s guard and its natural defenses to protect the citizens. But when an army of mythical hooded ones bolstered by a sea serpent and the Soulless arrive in the wake of a terrible storm, he knows there is little he can do beyond hope the walls hold – and pray to the gods he and Stone Hill’sRead More →

Title: Rin-ne Vol. 1 Author: Rumiko Takahashi Series: Rin-ne #1 Page Count: 176 Publish Date: October 20, 2009 Publisher: Viz Media Buy Rin-ne Vol. 1 at Amazon. Synopsis: After a mysterious encounter in her childhood, Sakura Mamiya gained the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! Then one day she meets Rinne Rokudo, a boy who is far more than what he seems. As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma’s home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager,Read More →

Title: Exile by A.J. Calvin Series: The Caein Legacy Genre: Fantasy Intended Age Group: Adult Pages: 265 Published: May 24, 2023 Publisher: Self-Published Content/Trigger Warnings: Shown on Page (things clearly told to the reader): Attempted murder Blood Death Divorce Violence Alluded to (things only mentioned in passing or hinted at): Domestic abuse Murder Questionable sexual consent Execution Book Blurb: Andrew grew up in the royal palace of Novania, the eldest son of the queen. He went on to achieve fame and glory as a renowned soldier, and was eventually named commander of the king’s army. The kingdom believed he would be named heir to theRead More →

Title: The Savior’s Book Café Story in Another World Vol. 1 Author: Kyouka Izumi & Oumiya Series: The Savior’s Book Café Story In Another World #1 Page Count: 164 pages Publish Date: December 21, 2021 Publisher: Seven Seas Buy The Savior’s Book Café Story in Another World Vol. 1 at Amazon. Synopsis: Tsukina is a single, thirty-something office worker who’s favorite thing is curling up with a good book. When a god tells her that she must go to another world to become its magical savior, Tsukina isn’t interested. She has zero desire to go on some grand hero’s journey. So when she arrives in thisRead More →

August has come and gone in a blink and so has my reading for the month. I started off with a very ambitious monthly TBR and managed to get through a decent chunk of it. Every book I read helps me to get my large TBR under control. The August 2023 Reading Wrap-up goes over the books I read during the month and my thoughts on them. The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. August 2023 Reading Wrap-up Yona ofRead More →

Title: Tangled Tides Author: Karen Amanda Hooper Series: The Sea Monster Memoirs #1 Page Count: 290 Publish Date: November 18, 2013 Publisher: Starry Sky Publishing         Synopsis: Yara Jones doesn’t believe in sea monsters—until she becomes one. When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life.Read More →

Title: The Scorpio Races Author: Maggie Stiefvater Page Count: 416 Publish Date: October 18, 2011 Publisher: Scholastic Press           Synopsis: Some race to win. Others race to survive. It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. Puck Connolly is different.Read More →

Title: Ironskin Author: Tina Connolly Series: Ironskin #1 Page Count: 304 Publish Date: October 2, 2012 Publisher: Tor Books Synopsis: Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. It’s the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain—the ironskin. When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a “delicate situation”—a child born during the Great War—Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help. Teaching the unruly Dorie to suppress her curse is hard enough; she certainly didn’t expect to fall for the girl’s father,Read More →

The allure of a new book grabs most readers on a nearly daily basis. Oftentimes, we find our next read based on what others have been enjoying recently. The Assassin’s Curse came to my attention because so many other book bloggers were reading it and raving about how good it was. Not wanting to miss out on an amazing opportunity, I made sure to get my hands on a copy and see what all the fuss was about. It sounded like it would be right up my alley, there have been plenty of fantasy novels I have enjoyed and even more to be found onRead More →