I’ve been really bad at getting this post up and I’m not sure why, but this covers basically the first half of
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo
I’ve had my eye on this book for a long time, I’ve tried to hold back and not buy this book if I’m not sure I would like the series, but with the Six of Crows series making such a huge impact in the book world, I figured I should start with a pervious series. I know that this is set in the same world as the new series, but I’m not sure if it’s mandatory to read this series before the Six of Crows series but I figured since I plan on reading them both anyways I might as well start with the one that’s been around longer.
The Masked City (The Invisible Library #2) by
I finished the first book in this series last month and absolutely loved it! I mean a sec and it folloret library and dragons in a steampunk world? Yes please! This is the second book in the series and it follows the pair that we met in the first book. This time they are living in this world and from what I’ve read there’s some drama with a kidnapped dragon? I love this storyline and I really wish that I could jump into this series and I’ve in the world. Not to mention that this series is five books long as of now and I believe the author is writing more? At least, I kinda hope that she is! I’ll have to let you know what I think of this one in comparison to the last one.
Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco
Funny story is that I’ve read this book. When I picked it up from the library I learned that I only had it for a few days since it’s a new book. So, I read it straight away. I’m glad I did too, because this book is wonderful! This si the story of a young woman who is studying the mortuary sciences during the Victorian era, which was completely unheard of. She comes across the bodies of victims of Jack the Ripper, and becomes obsessed with and absorbed into the case and decides that she must figure out who it is. Honestly, I really loved this book and would highly recommend it for sure!!
The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse
I was actually sent this one unsolicited, so than you for that. It’s not a book I would normally pick up but it’s for sure something that I will be picking up hopefully in April. This is the story about Lucy, who is turning 40 and is struggling with the fact that she wants a family. Her new husband is all sorts of supportive, and she has a successful career, but they are struggling to have a child. I believe this is the book about her coming to terms with the fact that she might not be able to have a child? The last line of the summary says: “in today’s hectic world, what does it mean to be a mother?” Honestly, I’m nowhere near having children, despite being in my mid-twenties, but this still sounds different from what I usually read.
Daughters of Deliverance by Lorry Liz
This takes place in 1886 and I hear is based off a true story. When Kate gives up her medical practice, she moves to Wisconsin to help the women working in the brutal lumbar camps. Here she discovers a white slave trade, which I have never heard of, even though I’ve lived in Wisconsin basically my whole life. I’m a little nervous because I’ve heard that this book is very religious, and while I have no issue with that, it’s always interesting to read about in historical fiction stories. Anyway, Kate attempts to bring these issues to the courts and is put on trial herself as the state debates if she is a liar or not. Interesting for sure!
Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton
This is another book that has me stepping outside my comfort zone and talking about a subject that needs to be addressed. That subject is child abuse. I had a short conversation with the author through email about the idea of this book and when I post up a review, I’ll talk a bit more about that. But this book is so far out of where I usually read that I’m looking forward to it. There are several books that are important to read and I have a feeling that this is going to be one of those books as well.
What have you guys gotten this month?? I’m super excited for more reading!! I have another larger book haul coming in soon because BookOutlet is terrible and addicting and I will have to create rules I think…