With bold art and a a mystery that is slowly revealed, ELSEWHERE VOLUME 1, the story of what really happened to Amelia Earhart. Unfortunately it fails to set itself apart from the thousand of other stories which explore new worlds. ELSEWHERE doesn’t quite work for me.
Somehow, we ended up with two copies of Sinless, and we’d like to give them away! Thanks to Harper Voyager for sending us copies of the book to review! Please enter via the Rafflecopter. Two copies of Sinless Available on January 9, 2018 by Harper Voyager Description: In Grace Luther’s world, morality is physically enforced. Those who are “good” are blessed with beauty, while those who are not suffer horrifying consequences—disfigurement, or even death. When the cleric’s daughter stumbles onto information that proves her world is more complicated than it seems, she finds herself at the center of an… Read more »
When I pick up a new dystopian novel, I’m always hopeful that the author will put a new spin on the genre. But at it’s core, SINLESS is nothing new. Tarkoff has found a different, problematic way to divide society, but the same beats exist. The hero is at first blind to the horrors of her world, then her eyes open, and she decides to revolt and become the savior everyone apparently needs.
While enjoyable and fun, A MEDDLE OF WIZARDS had its issues. At times it felt derivative and overly complicated, like the author was trying a little too hard to make it Serious Fantasy. Still, I liked reading it, and I am curious about the next book in the series.
If I was rating the first half of THE CITY OF BRASS, it wouldn’t get very many stars. I nearly put the book down at 25% and never picked it up again – but this book has received a lot of love lately, and I wanted so very much to like it that I pushed through. And I am so glad I did. By the end of THE CITY OF BRASS, I understood the hype and I was reading this book like it was the air I need to live.
A big welcome to Joanna Ruth Meyer who is here with an excerpt from Beneath the Haunting Sea (published on January 9, 2018 by Page Street). Excerpt from Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer The coach rattled up the road, icy air leaking in through the crack under the door. Talia didn’t think she would ever be warm again—the cold gnawed into her bones. She shuddered in the ratty blanket she had stolen from last night’s flea-infested inn. She had no money to purchase any kind of coat, and no leisure to shop for one even if she did. The driver… Read more »
After a short holiday break we’re back with a bumper crop of covers. Happy New Year!
Every now and then, a book presents an entirely unique premise that draws me in immediately. CHAINBREAKER, with its clock towers that maintain time, is one of them. Even though I hadn’t read the first book in the trilogy, I had to read CHAINBREAKER, and I’m glad that I went with my gut on this one.
With so much focus on the underwater characters, it’s disappointing that THE TEXAS SHIFTER’S MATE didn’t try to capitalize on the originality of its premise. This book should have had the word mermaid in the title. Zach and Shayla are torn between land and sea for most of the book, which makes their HEA that much more satisfying.
It’s the last day of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re reading next month in: Want to know what titles came out in previous months? View previous Hot Off The Press posts —————————————– *Release dates are subject to change. Click ‘+ Description‘ to reveal the full description. Please visit our Titles Received For Review page to see which of these titles will be reviewed this month. 28 Adult Titles Releasing in January 18 YA Titles Releasing in January What are your must have titles for January? Tell us in the comments. Authors/Publishers: have a book coming out… Read more »