Friday, September 24, 2021

Reading Right Now! (312)

 I really struggled with my last book that I was reading, I really like the series, but the sequel was just too long for no good reason. That book was in my last Reading Right Now! It was European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss. I'm such a fan of the Athena Club series, but that book was too dang long. The length was not justified by what ended up happening in it. I'm still a fan of the series though. I'm happy that I can move on to something else.
So, what I'm Reading Right Now! is...


Caliban's War (The Expanse #2) by James S.A. Corey -- Hooray! I am buddy reading this with my friends Ke-sha and Geraldine. I read Leviathan Wakes maybe two months ago, and I liked it, but it was definitely intense.
I'm maybe close to 50 pages in so far, and it's already started off with a bang. I'm excited to see where it goes. This is the kind of sci-fi that I really, really enjoy. When I want an epic space opera adventure, this series is what I mean.

And that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading this weekend?

Thursday, September 23, 2021

BLOG TOUR: Last Seen Alone by Laura Griffin

 I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Last Seen Alone by Laura Griffin. I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Berkley Books and Laura Griffin for letting me be a part of this thrilling tour.


Title: Last Seen Alone
Author: Laura Griffin
Published by: Berkley Books
Released: September 28, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
 
Synopsis: When they face the most baffling missing person's case of their careers, a fiercely ambitious lawyer and a homicide detective have no one to turn to for help except each other, from New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin. 
Up-and-coming attorney Leigh Larson fights for victims of sexual extortion, harassment, and online abuse. She is not afraid to go after the sleaziest targets to get payback for her clients. Leigh is laser-focused on her career--to the exclusion of everything else--until a seemingly routine case and a determined cop turn her world upside down.
Austin homicide detective Brandon Reynolds is no stranger to midnight callouts. But when he gets summoned to an abandoned car on a desolate road, he quickly realizes he's dealing with an unusual crime scene. A pool of blood in the nearby woods suggests a brutal homicide. But where is the victim? The vehicle is registered to twenty-six-year-old Vanessa Adams. Searching the car, all Brandon finds is a smear of blood and a business card for Leigh Larson, attorney-at-law.
Vanessa had hired Leigh just before her disappearance, but Leigh has no leads on who could have wanted her dead. Faced with bewildering evidence and shocking twists, Leigh and Brandon must work against the clock to chase down a ruthless criminal who is out for vengeance. (Synopsis from Goodreads )
 
My Thoughts: This was just the kind of read I was looking for. It was so easy to get sucked into the story and read, read, read. I really liked the lawyer cop duo of Leigh and Brandon. I liked the back and forth they had, and how they worked together.
I was also pretty interested and invested in the case. I liked trying to figure out all the clues and see where it was going to go next.
I also was a fan of the writing style. It hooked me. Laura Griffin gave me a good story that I just wanted to read until the end.
If you're looking for a romantic suspense that will grab your attention, I definitely recommend giving this one a read.





Laura Griffin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty-five books and novellas. She is a two-time RITA Award winner as well as the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award.



Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Last Seen Alone by Laura Griffin. Big thanks to Berkley Books and Laura Griffin for letting me be a part of the tour. I'd definitely recommend keeping an eye out for this one. It hits shelves September 28, 2021!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

BLOG TOUR: On Location by Sarah Echavarre Smith

 I am really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for On Location by Sarah Echavarre Smith! I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Berkley and Sarah Echavarre Smith for letting me be a part of this tour!


Title: On Location
Author: Sarah Echavarre Smith
Published by: Berkley
Released: September 21, 2021
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: Nothing like a rocky start between enemy coworkers stuck together on location to prove that love isn't just a ploy for ratings—it's a force of nature.
Alia Dunn has finally gotten her big break. After years of working her way up at TV's top outdoor travel channel, she gets the green light from network executives to bring her dream project to life: produce a series about Utah's national parks. It's a touching tribute to her late apong, who sparked Alia's passion for travel and the outdoors as a kid.
Alia is thrilled—until she meets her newest crew member, Drew Irons. The same Drew she had the most amazing first date with two weeks ago—who then ghosted her. The same Drew who has the most deliciously thick forearms and who loves second-guessing her every move on set in front of the entire crew. It's not long before the tension between them turns hotter than the Utah desert in the dead of summer, and their steamy encounters lead to major feelings.
But when the series host goes rogue one too many times, jeopardizing the entire shoot, Alia realizes that she'll need to organize one hell of a coup to save her show—and she'll need Drew's help to do it. It's the riskiest move she's ever made. If she pulls it off, she'll end up with a hit series and her dream guy . . . but if it all goes wrong, she could lose both. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: This was a lot of fun and I enjoyed every page as I was reading. It gave me that perfect reading escape that I was looking for. I am always a sucker for books where an antagonistic relationship turns into something more. I love the snark that happens in these kinds of stories.
I really enjoyed the premise for On Location. I really enjoyed the nature show setting, as well as Alia getting her dream job. It made a perfect backdrop for the relationship to grow. It also meant that Alia and Drew were stuck with each other. There was no place to really escape, they had to come to an understanding.
This book was just a lot of fun, as I have said before. It was the perfect reading escape. It was exactly what I was looking for. I would definitely recommend it.





Sarah Smith is a copywriter turned author who wants to make the world a lovelier place, one kissing story at a time. Her love of romance began when she was eight and she discovered her auntie's stash of romance novels. She's been hooked ever since. When she's not writing, you can find her hiking, eating chocolate, and perfecting her lumpia recipe. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and her adorable cat, Salem.



Thanks for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for On Location by Sarah Echavarre Smith. Thank you to Berkley and Sarah Echavarre Smith for letting me be a part of this tour. I'd definitely recommend being on the lookout for this one if you want something cute and fun.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

BLOG TOUR: This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore

I am really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore. I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press and Gabriella Lepore for letting me be a part of this tour!
 
 
Title: This Is Why We Lie
Author: Gabriella Lepore
Published by: Inkyard Press
Released: September 21, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
 
Synopsis: Everyone in Gardiners Bay has a secret.  
When Jenna Dallas and Adam Cole find Colleen O'Dell's body floating off the shore of their coastal town, the community of Gardiners Bay is shaken. But even more shocking is the fact that her drowning was no accident.
Once Jenna's best friend becomes a key suspect, Jenna starts to look for answers on her own. As she uncovers scandals inside Preston Prep School leading back to Rookwood reform school, she knows she needs Adam on her side.
As a student at Rookwood, Adam is used to getting judgmental looks, but now his friends are being investigated by the police. Adam will do whatever he can to keep them safe, even if that means trusting Jenna.
As lies unravel, the truth starts to blur. Only one thing is certain: somebody must take the fall. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
 
My Thoughts: I love these kinds of stories, and I really enjoyed This Is Why We Lie. I'm always game for a book with secrets and murder. I thought this one was a lot of twists, turns, and fun.
I really liked the murder mystery aspect of this, as well as the two voices telling the story. I also really enjoyed school settings, and added bonus that there were two schools in such proximity.
I really enjoyed the way that the story was laid out. I was always kept on my toes, second guessing who or what was really going on.
This is the kind of book that is just fun to read. It gives you a story that captures your attention and keeps it until the last page is turned. This is a good one. I'm definitely going to have to lookout for more by Gabriella Lepore.
 




Gabriella Lepore is a YA author from South Wales in the United Kingdom, where she lives with her husband and daughter. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can usually be found exploring the coastline or perusing a bookstore. She enjoys autumn days and cups of tea and is always searching for the next mystery. Visit her at www.gabriellalepore.co.uk or follow her on Instagram @GabriellaLepore_Books.



Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for This Is Why We Lie by Gabriella Lepore. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press and Gabriella Lepore for letting me be a part of this tour. I'd definitely recommend keeping a lookout for this book!


Friday, September 17, 2021

Reading Right Now! (311)

 This week I've decided to go crazy and read two very chunky monkey books. Technically, I've started one, but not the other. 
So, what I'm Reading Right Now! is...

European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (#2) by Theodora Goss -- This book is a beast! Over 700 pages. I do love this series though and I'm happy to be back with these characters. It is too long though. Too long for what it is. I'm  almost halfway though, I can do it!

Caliban's War (#2) by James S.A. Corey -- I haven't started this one just yet, but I'm definitely planning to. I'm going to be doing a buddy read for this one with some of my friends. This is a 500+ page book, so a little shorter than the previous one mentioned, things are looking up. I'm excited to see what happens in this. The first book was pretty crazy.

And that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you Reading?

Thursday, September 16, 2021

BLOG TOUR: An Impossible Promise by Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets

 I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for An Impossible Promise by Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets! I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to MIRA and Jude Deveraux for letting me be a part of this tour!
 

Title: An Impossible Promise (Providence Falls #2)
Authors: Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets
Published by: MIRA
Released: September 21, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
 
Synopsis: They can’t be together, but they can’t stay apart… 
Liam O’Connor has one purpose in this life—to push the woman he loves into the arms of another man. The Irish rogue unknowingly changed the course of destiny when he fell in love with Cora McLeod over a century ago. Their passion was intense, brief and tragic. And the angels have been trying to restore the balance of fate ever since. 
Now police officers in Providence Falls, North Carolina, Liam and Cora are partners on a murder investigation. The intensity of the case has drawn them closer together—exactly what Liam is supposed to avoid. The angels have made it clear Cora must be with Finley Walsh. But headstrong Cora makes her own decisions and she’s starting to have feelings for Liam—the only thing he’s ever really wanted. 
Liam knows this is the last chance to save his soul. But does he love Cora enough to let her go? (Synopsis from Goodreads)
 
My Thoughts: I love time travel books, and I'm always excited when I get my hands on a new one. This was a good time. It's the second book in the Providence Falls Series, and I would recommend starting with that one. This picks up not too far after the events of Book 1. Liam is trying to make Cora fall in love with Finley Walsh, but that's hard when he has feelings for her, and they've been partnered together to solve a case. Liam is trying his best to fix what he messed up in the past, but can he stay away from her?
I really enjoyed this one. I liked the romance mixed with the time travel angle. I also really enjoyed how much of a struggle Liam was going through to fix the time mess he made. Oh and I also like how there's a mystery element woven into this too. This is an enjoyable series.



Jude Deveraux is the author of forty-three New York Times bestsellers, including For All Time, Moonlight in the Morning,and A Knight in Shining Armor. She was honored with a Romantic Times Pioneer Award in 2013 for her distinguished career. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide.


Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for An Impossible Promise by Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets. Thanks so much to MIRA and Jude Deveraux for letting me be a part of the tour. I'd definitely recommend keeping your eye out for this one on September 21st.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

BLOG TOUR: Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger #2) by Amy Timberlake

 I am really excited to be a part of this cute Blog Tour for Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger #2) by Amy Timberlake! I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Algonquin Young Readers and Amy Timberlake for letting me be a part of this fun tour.

Title: Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger #2)
Author: Amy Timberlake
Published by: Algonquin Young Readers
Released: September 14, 2021
Source: Review Copy Provided by Publisher
 
Synopsis: Buried in the heart of every animal is a secret treasure. For rock scientist Badger, it’s the Spider Eye Agate he found as a cub, stolen years ago by his crafty cousin, Fisher. For Badger’s roommate, Skunk, the treasure is Sundays with the New Yak Times Book Review. When an old acquaintance, Mr. G. Hedgehog, announces his plan to come for the Book Review as soon as it thumps on the doorstep, Skunk decides an adventure will solve Badger’s problems as well as his own. Surprisingly, Badger agrees. Together they set off on an agate-finding expedition at Badger’s favorite spot on Endless Lake.
But all is not as it seems at Campsite #5. Fisher appears unexpectedly. Then a chicken arrives who seems intent on staying. Something is up!
Indeed!
Secrets, betrayals, lies
. . . and a luminous, late-Jurassic prize. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
 
My Thoughts: Skunk and Badger are back at it again! This series is such a cute read. I love it. Skunk and Badger are such an unlikely pair, but their friendship is one to root for. The do a great job of complementing each other.
Badger needs a little help opening up, and Skunk does a great job of being the animal he needs. This is such a sweet tale of friendship.
I also really enjoyed the little adventure they went on in this story. They are out looking for agate, but of course, they find so much more.
I love the way this book is set up, the illustrations are great. It just has a very nice presentation.
I'd definitely recommend this series if you're looking for something cute. Skunk and Badger are the perfect Odd Couple.





Amy Timberlake’s novels for young readers have received a Newbery Honor, an Edgar Award, a Golden Kite Award, and the China Times Best Book Award. She grew up in Hudson, Wisconsin, but now calls Chicago home. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, and holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois. You can find her walking on Chicago’s Lakefront Trail on cool, crisp fall days.



Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour stop for Egg Marks the Spot by Amy Timberlake. Thanks to Algonquin Young Readers and Amy Timberlake for letting me be a part of the tour. If you're looking for something cute to read with a great friendship, I'd definitely recommend picking up this series!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Reading Right Now! (310)

 I probably said already, but I'm participating in Becca's Bookoplathon and The Magical Readathon this month, or at least trying to. The book (as seen below) is my second dice roll, I got a Community Shelf card, where I played a game of Eeney Meeney Miney Moe. I used it for The Magical Readathon Prompt of Orillum Academy Arc, which was to read a book with a school setting.
So, what I'm Reading Right Now! and almost finished with is...


For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing -- I am enjoying this so much! Samantha Downing has not let me down with a book yet. This is a lot of fun. It's like watching an intense ping pong match, I have no idea where the story is going to go, and I'm constantly watching it all go down. It's a wild ride. I won't say that it's the most intense book when it comes to the thriller category, but it's a lot of fun. It takes place in the exclusive Belmont Academy, where the students are rich, and the parents are pushy. It also has a pretty awful teacher, and guy named Teddy Crutcher. He's so petty, and bad, but so fun to read about. I'd definitely recommend this one. I'm almost to the end and I can't wait to see where it all goes. I recommend any book by Samantha Downing, they're all great.

And that's what I'm Reading Right Now! As well as how I'm doing in my attempt at the readathons. What are you reading?

Friday, September 10, 2021

BLOG TOUR: The Inheritance by JoAnn Ross

 I am excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Inheritance by JoAnn Ross! I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to HQN Books and JoAnn Ross for letting me be a part of the tour!


Title: The Inheritance
Author: JoAnn Ross
Published by: HQN Books
Released: September 7, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
 
Synopsis: With a dramatic WWII love story woven throughout, JoAnn Ross's women’s fiction debut is a generational saga full of sisterly affection and rivalry, perfect for fans of Susan Wiggs, Mary Alice Monroe and Lisa Wingate. 
When conflict photographer Jackson Swann dies, he leaves behind a conflict of his own making when his three daughters, each born to a different mother, discover that they’re now responsible for the family’s Oregon vineyard—and for a family they didn’t ask for.
After a successful career as a child TV star, Tess is, for the first time in her life, suffering from a serious identity crisis, and renewed resentment around losing her father all over again. 
Charlotte, brought up to be a proper Southern wife, gave up her own career to support her husband's political ambitions. On the worst day of her life, she discovers her beloved father has died, she has two sisters she never knew about, and her husband has fallen in love with another woman. 
Natalie, daughter of Jack’s longtime mistress, has always known about her half sisters. And she can’t help feeling that when Tess and Charlotte find out, they’ll resent her for being the daughter their father kept.
As the sisters reluctantly gather at the Maison de Madeleine to deal with their father's final wishes, they become enchanted by the legacy they've inherited, and by their grandmother’s rich stories of life in WWII France and the wounded American soldier who would ultimately influence all their lives. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
 
My Thoughts: I really enjoy these kinds of stories that involve family and a vast amount of drama. The Inheritance was a lot of fun to read. 
I really enjoyed the dual timeline in this, which explores their grandmother's story. I liked that added extra of WWII France.
I also really liked how this was a story of sisters (or if you want to get technical, half-sisters), sisters that didn't really know anything about each other until recently. I liked how they really got to know each other through the course of the story. They were all dealing with different things in their lives, but this Oregon vineyard really helps them bond.
I enjoyed this book. I liked the family saga. I liked how it had a nice historical element to it. I liked how we got to see a family come together. It was a good reading time. 



New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author JoAnn Ross has been published in twenty-seven countries. A member of Romance Writers of America's Honor Roll of bestselling authors, JoAnn lives with her husband and three rescued dogs — who pretty much rule the house — in the Pacific Northwest. Visit her on the web at www.joannross.com.



Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for The Inheritance by JoAnn Ross. Thanks also to HQN Books and JoAnn Ross for letting me be a part of the tour! If this book sounds like your thing, I'd definitely recommend giving it a read!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

BLOG TOUR: The Archer by Shruti Swamy

 I am really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Archer by Shruti Swamy. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Algonquin Books and Shruti Swamy for letting me be a part of this tour and giving me the chance to read this book.



Title: The Archer
Author: Shruti Swamy
Published by: Algonquin Books 
Released: September 7, 2021
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: Kiese Laymon called Shruti Swamy’s debut book of stories, A House Is a Body, “one of the greatest short story collections of the 2020s.” Now, Swamy brings us an accomplished and immersive coming-of-age novel set in the Bombay of the 1960s and 1970s.
 As a child, Vidya exists to serve her family, watch over her younger brother, and make sense of a motherless world. One day she catches sight of a class where the students are learning Kathak, a precise, dazzling form of dance that requires the utmost discipline and focus. Kathak quickly becomes the organizing principle of Vidya’s life, even as she leaves home for college, falls in love with her best friend, and battles demands on her time, her future, and her body. Can Vidya give herself over to her art and also be a wife in Bombay’s carefully delineated society? Can she shed the legacy of her own imperfect, unknowable mother? Must she, herself, also become a mother?
Intensely lyrical and deeply sensual, with writing as rhythmically mesmerizing as Kathak itself, The Archer is about the transformative power of art and the possibilities that love can open when we’re ready. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: This was a very moving and interesting story. We follow the life of Vidya and a dance called Kathak that becomes very important to her. Vidya has a lot of responsibility weighing on her shoulders, and she needs something that is just for her. Kathak becomes that thing that is just for her. She struggles to find balance in her life, juggling with all the responsibilities as well as making time for Kathak.
We follow Vidya throughout her life, which does mean that the timeline does make some jumps. It can be a little jarring at times.
I really enjoyed the way this was written and told. It's definitely an interesting story. I liked following Vidya as she goes through life. This was a good read.




Shruti Swamy is the author of the story collection A House Is a Body, which was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and was longlisted for the Story Prize. Her work has been published by the Paris Review and McSweeney’s, and anthologized in the O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut novel, The Archer, will be published by Algonquin Books in September 2021. She lives in San Francisco.



Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for The Archer by Shruti Swamy. Thanks so much to Algonquin Books and Shruti Swamy for letting me be a part of the tour. I'd definitely give this one a read.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Reading Right Now! (309)

 The readathons have started! I'm trying to take part in Bookoplathon (Becca and the Books) and The Magical Readathon (Book Roast). We'll see how it goes.
What I'm Reading Right Now! is...


Blade of Secrets (#1) by Tricia Levenseller -- This is my first book for the readathons. I got hyped book in Bookoplathon, and I remember hearing a lot about this when it came out, or maybe my eyes were just always drawn to it. It also works for The Magical Readathon for the Novice Path Entrance Prompt: A book with a map. I'm about 50 pages in and I'm enjoying it. I've liked every book I've read from Tricia Levenseller, and this will be my fourth one.
I like that our main character is a blacksmith who makes magic weapons. I also really relate to how awkward she is, and how she has trouble dealing with people and situations. She also has high amounts of social anxiety and panic attacks.
I like this one so far. I feel like it could be a quick read.

And that's what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading? Do you like taking part in readathons?

Thursday, September 2, 2021

BLOG TOUR: Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian

I am excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian. I received a free electronic copy for honest review. Thanks so much to Park Row and Vera Kurian for letting me get a chance to read this one, and be a part of the tour. This story grabbed my attention and didn't let it go.
 
 
Title: Never Saw Me Coming
Author: Vera Kurian
Published by: Park Row
Released: September 7, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy through Netgalley from Publisher
 
Synopsis: Meet Chloe Sevre. She’s a freshman honor student, a leggings-wearing hot girl next door, who also happens to be a psychopath. Her hobbies include yogalates, frat parties, and plotting to kill Will Bachman, a childhood friend who grievously wronged her.
Chloe is one of seven students at her DC-based college who are part of an unusual clinical study for psychopaths—students like herself who lack empathy and can’t comprehend emotions like fear or guilt. The study, led by a renowned psychologist, requires them to wear smart watches that track their moods and movements.
When one of the students in the study is found murdered in the psychology building, a dangerous game of cat and mouse begins, and Chloe goes from hunter to prey. As she races to identify the killer and put her own plan into action, she’ll be forced to decide if she can trust any of her fellow psychopaths—and everybody knows you should never trust a psychopath. 
Never Saw Me Coming is a compulsive, voice-driven thriller by an exciting new voice in fiction, that will keep you pinned to the page and rooting for a would-be killer. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
 
My Thoughts: The cover is what hooked me first, and then the synopsis got me. This book is right up my street. This was a really crazy ride. I want to say fun, but there is some murder.
I really enjoyed the mystery to the story, as well as the thrills and craziness. It was definitely something following a bunch of psychopaths. They definitely have some things they have to work through, but I rooted for them.
I thought this was a fantastic debut and I can't wait to see what Vera Kurian comes up with next. I had a blast reading Never Saw Me Coming. It was a ride that I really enjoyed. I'd definitely say give this one a read.
 
 
 
 

Vera Kurian is a writer and scientist. Her short fiction has been published in magazines such as Glimmer Train, Day One and The Pinch. She’s lived in DC for most of her adult life and has a PhD in social psychology. Never Saw Me Coming is her first novel.
 
 
Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian. I definitely recommend keeping your eye out for this one. Thanks so much to Park Row and Vera Kurian for letting me be a part of the tour.
 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

BLOG TOUR: Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer

 I am really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche (#7) by Nancy Springer. I received an advanced copy from the publisher for honest review. Thanks so much to Wednesday Books and Nancy Springer for letting me be a part of this tour!


Title: Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche (#7)
Author: Nancy Springer
Published by: Wednesday Books
Released: August 31, 2021
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
 
Synopsis: Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of her more famous brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft. But she has all the wits, skills, and sleuthing inclinations of them both. At fifteen, she's an independent young woman--after all, her name spelled backwards reads 'alone'--and living on her own in London. When a young professional woman, Miss Letitia Glover, shows up on Sherlock's doorstep, desperate to learn more about the fate of her twin sister, it is Enola who steps up. It seems her sister, the former Felicity Glover, married the Earl of Dunhench and per a curt note from the Earl, has died. But Letitia Glover is convinced this isn't the truth, that she'd know--she'd feel--if her twin had died.
The Earl's note is suspiciously vague and the death certificate is even more dubious, signed it seems by a John H. Watson, M.D. (who denies any knowledge of such). The only way forward is for Enola to go undercover--or so Enola decides at the vehement objection of her brother. And she soon finds out that this is not the first of the Earl's wives to die suddenly and vaguely--and that the secret to the fate of the missing Felicity is tied to a mysterious black barouche that arrived at the Earl's home in the middle of the night. To uncover the secrets held tightly within the Earl's hall, Enola is going to require help--from Sherlock, from the twin sister of the missing woman, and from an old friend, the young Viscount Tewkesbury, Marquess of Basilwether! (Synopsis from Goodreads)
 
My Thoughts: I am not going to lie, I discovered this book series because of the Netflix movie. I had a lot of fun watching the Netflix adaptation of the first book in the series, and I knew I had to read them for myself. I jumped at the chance to read Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche. This isn't the first book in the series, but it is the first book released since the movie came out. I was definitely ready for a new case with the same great characters.
I thought this was fantastic. I was a lot of fun. Enola is like a dog with a bone when it comes to a mystery. She's determined to do all kinds of things (over the objection of her brothers) to solve it. Enola deserves recognition for her detective skills and not to be ignored for her more famous brother.
I also love how we got to see some returning characters. Viscount Tewkesbury, hooray! We also get an appearance from Watson.
This was a very fun mystery and I'm so glad that I got to read it. It's quick, fun, and showcases the indomitable talent of Enola Holmes. I'm glad I got introduced to her, she's fun.




NANCY SPRINGER is the author of the nationally bestselling Enola Holmes novels, including The Case of the Missing Marquess, which was made into the hit Netflix movie, Enola Holmes. She is the author of more than 50 other books for children and adults. She has won many awards, including two Edgar Awards, and has been published in more than thirty countries. She lives in Florida.




Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche (#7) by Nancy Springer. Thanks a billion million to Wednesday Books and Nancy Springer for letting me be a part of the tour. This book was fun, and I definitely recommend giving it a read. Also, go see the movie if you haven't already.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Reading Right Now! (308)

 Hello! Happy Friday! I can't decide if this has been the longest feeling week or if it's flown by. Some days felt very long, but I also can't really believe it's Friday. Ignore my rambling, I'm writing this when I should probably be sleeping.
So, What I'm Reading Right Now! is...


 The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson -- I've had my eye on this one for a while, so I hope that I like it. This deals with multiverse. There are hundreds of worlds that are just like ours, a version of you exist in all of them. Our main character, Cara (I think) is able to travel between most of the worlds because the her that existed in those other worlds is/are dead. She can't travel to a world where a version of herself still lives. It's rare to have so many other versions that have died, which makes Cara special in her own world. She's taken from the slums because of this talent, and is able to live in the fancy city, with a nice apartment, and clothes. Cara knows that she is just a tool for this rich company, and she will be thrown out when she's no longer useful, unless she can make herself useful. Then something happens (I haven't gotten there yet) to one of her remaining other world versions that uncovers some kind of mystery.
I just started this today and I am intrigued. I love the cover. I love the concept. I hope, hope, hope that this turns out to be a great read for me.
I might have gotten an electronic review copy of this through Netgalley for honest review, but I did check out a physical copy from my library.

That is what I'm Reading Right Now! What are you reading? Anything good?

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

BLOG TOUR: The Scoundrel's Daughter by Anne Gracie

 I am really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Scoundrel's Daughter (The Brides of Bellaire Gardens #1) by Anne Gracie. I received an advanced electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Berkley and Anne Gracie for letting me be a part of the tour.


Title: The Scoundrel's Daughter (The Brides of Bellaire Gardens #1)
Author: Anne Gracie
Published by: Berkley
Released: August 24, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
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Synopsis: When Lady Charlton is forced into becoming London's most reluctant matchmaker, sparks fly and romance ensues, from the national bestselling author of Marry in Scarlet. 
Alice, Lady Charlton, is finally free of her dominating husband, but on the verge of her new life, she is trapped when a blackmailer threatens to publish letters that could ruin her. To protect the secrets of her past Alice must find a lord for his daughter, Lucy, to marry.
Alice reluctantly agrees to find the girl a noble husband but when Lucy arrives, she's difficult and uncooperative and has no interest in her father's scheme. A lord, she says, will only look down his nose at her—and she's having none of that!
Desperate to retrieve the letters, Alice enlists the aid of her handsome young nephew, Gerald, who in turn seeks the help of his former commanding officer, James, Lord Tarrant. James is soon beguiled by the marriage-averse widow and sets out to change her mind. And each time they meet, Gerald and Lucy strike sparks off each other.
To find happiness, Alice and Lucy will have to be brave and trust in each other and the men who are attempting to win their hearts. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
 
My Thoughts: I am always game for a historical romance, so picking up The Scoundrel's Daughter was a no brainer for me. I really had fun with this one. This contains two romances, which made the book even more delightful to read. I've never read anything by Anne Gracie before, but she's definitely an author that I'm going to have to check more out from.
I loved traveling to Regency England and just being able to enjoy it.
This is a really fun romance and I'm glad I got to read it. Definitely recommend it to people who love love.




Anne Gracie is the award-winning author of the Marriage of Convenience romance series and Chance Sisters romance series. She started her first novel while backpacking solo around the world, writing by hand in notebooks. Since then, her books have been translated into more than sixteen languages, and include Japanese manga editions. As well as writing, Anne promotes adult literacy, flings balls for her dog, enjoys her tangled garden, and keeps bees.


Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for The Scoundrel's Daughter by Anne Gracie. Thank you to Berkley and Anne Gracie for letting me be a part of this tour. If you're looking for some romance, I'd definitely say, Read It!