Review of The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines, #2) I really enjoy reading Richelle Mead’s young adult novels. They’re fast-paced, quirky, paranormal, and always deliver a rocketing climax that makes putting her book down in the last quarter almost impossible! The Golden Lily is book two in her Vampire Academy spin off series called Bloodlines (to read my review of book 1 click here). Synopsis from Goodreads: Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. Alchemists protect vampire secrets – and human lives.
Book Review of Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness: I really enjoyed Book One of the All Souls Trilogy (read my review here) and quickly went out and got the second, Shadow of Night. I loved this book! This series is quickly becoming my favourite discovery of 2016. Plot from Goodreads: IT BEGAN WITH A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the
Book review of Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon Book two in the Outlander series, Dragonfly in Amber continues the fast-pace, adventurous plot and wonderful love story that made the first book so successful. Synopsis from Goodreads: For nearly twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones… about a love that transcends the boundaries of time… and about Jamie Fraser, a Scottish
Book review of Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon Time-travel, dashing Scotsmen in kilts, and a wonderful love story at its heart, Cross Stitch is pure entertainment. Synopsis from Goodreads: The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord…1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is
A Discovery of Witches is a fun and intriguing paranormal novel that had me hooked from the get-go! Plot from Goodreads; A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets