Armistice is a wonderful sequel to Amberlough. It picks up the story after the powder keg has blown and the characters have each run to where they thought was safe, if only for a moment. Although they are scattered, the thread that binds them is their wish to return to Amberlough City in Gedda. In order to do that they will have to oust the Fascist regime that has taken Gedda to add to its "One Nation". With this many characters in many locations getting the gang back together involves a lot of adventures and narrow escapes. Looking forward to the concluding volume of the series.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Amberlough came to my attention from a friend after we shared our mutual like of the Netflix series Babylon Berlin. My husband picked it up for me from our library. A few days later I found out that I had won a contest. Lara Elena Donnelly was sending me an autographed copy of the book. I finished the book quickly. It was amazing. There are many colorful characters from all economic levels. The political uncertainty and changes drive the characters to set themselves on a variety of courses. It is a book full of excitement and fully fleshed characters. I am looking forward to the sequel.
I love the Adrian's Undead Diary series. The latest addition to the series, The Last Resort: Adrian's March Part Two, is no different. The book has all the wonderful Adrian, Becky, Hall, Kevin and Michelle readers love plus other new characters. Adrian is Adrian, still questioning if he is a good person or not, and reacting strongly when his loved ones are threatened. The action is non-stop and well written. I have never held a gun (have no desire to) but Chris Philbrook writes his action scenes so well that even someone like me can follow what is happening.
If you are already an Adrian fan, pick up this exciting new addition. I believe the audio is expected by the end of the year. If you have not read The Adrian's Undead Diary series, check it out. It is one of those series that you read multiple times because it is a world that you want to visit again and again.
Robin Miles's narration of The Good House by Tananarive Due is perfection. Her characters, no matter gender or age, are recognizable from each other. She conveys the depths of emotions involved in this book, anger, love, grief, regret, and hatred. There is a sense of building tension in the book which ratchets up with a calming spoken sentence from Miles. She does an incredible job with The Good House.
There is not much I can comment on the plot other than what is listed in the publisher's synopsis. The book transcends the mystery/thriller/suspense genres. It could easily be added to the horror and paranormal genres as well. The book contains one point that should probably have a trigger warning. I am not sure how to word it and not give away the plot. Maybe someone who is more skilled can do that.
I highly recommend The Good Book in audio format. It is a long listen but with Robin Miles leading you, you will want to take every step.
Gilded Cage, Tarnished City, Bright Ruin. The Dark Gifts Series. Author Victoria James has created a trilogy that will be counted among the classics. I loved all three books. There was never a slow spot or a dip in the action. All three books were at full throttle from the first page to the last.
I do not want to spoil the series ending for anyone who has not read it yet. (A piece of advice? Read the series.) The characters who the reader has come to care for continuing their stories. Each storyline builds to a stunning conclusion. I never even imagined the events at the end of The Dark Gifts trilogy.
As with the first two books, I purchased print copies as well as audiobooks. In the future, the print books are going to be passed on to a young person so I can share my love of the series with a new generation.
NetGalley provided a free ebook in exchange for an honest review.
Charlotte Goodwin is coming home. She is familiar with the old adage "you can never go home" but she is going to try. Before she faces her family and friends, she has to get through the barrier at the border. It is an invisible barrier and a very special border. Honeysuckle Hollow is home to witches, fairies and all types of magical beings. Charlotte is home to rebuild burned bridges and no amount of magic can help her.
Johanna Parker does a wonderful job of bringing the world and inhabitants of Honeysuckle Hollow to life. Her male and female characters. It was an enjoyable listen. Moonshine & Magic is the first book in Bella Fall's A Southern Charms Cozy Mystery series. I will check out the rest of the series when I have time.
I won a free copy of the audiobook from the author's Facebook contest.
Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Shuttle and Her Crew by Michael D. Leinbach, Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Danny Campbell (Narrator)
My husband and I are space nerds. We grew up in the days of Apollo. We used to watch every shuttle launch and landing, so we were watching Feb. 1, 2003. The memories of that morning were with me as I read Bring Columbia Home. The book is a love story with the joy and heartbreak that have accompanied Human Space Flight. From the first realization that something had gone horribly wrong to the final answer of what caused the disaster, the book chronicles the meticulous work of the process of collecting and reconstructing the evidence (pieces). Through the entire book, the loss of seven humans was never forgotten. In October of 2015, we stood in front of the recovered windscreen of Columbia and the photos of the seven astronauts. Bringing Columbia Home is a thank you to all who helped with the recovery and a memorial to those lost in the exploration of Human Space Flight.
Thank you to Tantor Media for a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.