Hello, everyone! Happy Halloween!! In honor of today’s festivities, I’d like to shine a spotlight on some books I’ve recently added to my TBR that I think would be perfect for spooky season (or any other time of the year too). I probably won’t get around to reading them until next spooky season with the rate my TBR constantly grows, but they looked great and seemed like perfect Halloween reads. So, I wanted to share!
Spooky Season Spotlight – The Ghost and the Real Girl
Hello, everyone! Today I have a real treat! It has been a while since I’ve done any spotlights, and this author was kind enough to reach out about their book, which releases on Halloween. Below you’ll find all sorts of info about the book, including the link to pre-order it. The story is only 124 pages, which is the perfect length to curl up with on Halloween night and finish it in one sitting.
Initial Impressions & Pub Day Spotlight – In the Shadow of Lightning
Happy book birthday to In the Shadow of Lightning by Brian McClellan! I initially planned to share my review for this book today, but I’m not finished with it yet. So, I thought I’d do a quick post about my initial impressions so far and then get back to reading.
Demir Grappo is an outcast—he fled a life of wealth and power, abandoning his responsibilities as a general, a governor, and a son. Now he will live out his days as a grifter, rootless, and alone. But when his mother is brutally murdered, Demir must return from exile to claim his seat at the head of the family and uncover the truth that got her killed: the very power that keeps civilization turning, godglass, is running out.
Now, Demir must find allies, old friends and rivals alike, confront the powerful guild-families who are only interested in making the most of the scraps left at the table and uncover the invisible hand that threatens the Empire. A war is coming, a war unlike any other. And Demir and his ragtag group of outcasts are the only thing that stands in the way of the end of life as the world knows it.
I’m approximately a third of the way through the book, and I like it a lot so far. The world feels gritty and the magic system is fascinating. I almost always enjoy stories where the magic is a natural resource that is running out, and this one is no exception. There’s plenty of murder, mystery, and political maneuvering alongside the intensifying warfare that has gripped the empire and its neighboring city-state. The characters are all complex with interesting backgrounds and personalities that are slowly being uncovered layer by layer as the story progresses. Overall, the setup in the first third of the book has been great, and I’m really looking forward to what will hopefully be an epic payoff in the end.
Blog Tour Spotlight – May Day (BBNYA 2021 Winner)
Hello, everyone! Today is my stop on TheWriteReads blog tour for the BBNYA 2021 winner, May Day by Josie Jaffrey. I haven’t had a chance to read this one yet, hence the spotlight rather than a review, but it sounds fantastic and is definitely now on my TBR!Read More »
Indie Spotlight – Arigale: Spite In the Spirit
Hello, everyone! Today I’m bringing you a spotlight of an indie book I’m looking forward to reading in the near future. The author is looking for reviewers and readers to get the word out about the book. So, if it sounds like something you’d be interested in reading, use one of the links below to purchase the book or contact the author to see if you can get a review copy.Read More »
New Book Spotlight – Comagique
Author: Justin Ketter
Publication Date: June 30, 2021
Length: 269 pages
Where to Buy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B096D9LV1X
Book Spotlight – Fight Like a Woman
The Book Spotlight is a post featuring one novel that caught my eye in the last week and ended up on my TBR. It is a way to promote interesting work that I haven’t had a chance to add to my shelves yet, with an emphasis on indie/self-published stories.Read More »