Last week was a little hit or miss. I had a list of books - each with fantastic book covers and interesting book blurbs - that I was eager to get my hands on....but they let me down. I don't know if I was still riding the high from that awesome series I read the week before or if I was a little burned out for the same reason. I did manage to find a few good books to recommend this week. Here they are:
How To Save An Undead Life by Hailey Edwards - 4 Stars ****
Grier Woolworth spends her nights weaving spooky tales of lost souls and tragedies for tourists on the streets of downtown Savannah. Hoop skirt and parasol aside, it's not a bad gig. The pay is crap, but the tips keep the lights on in her personal haunted mansion and her pantry stocked with ramen.
Life is about as normal as it gets for an ex-necromancer hiding among humans. Until the society that excommunicated Grier offers her a second chance at being more than ordinary. Too bad no one warned her the trouble with being extraordinary is it can get you killed.
Warning: This book contains one ex-con/ex-heiress with a pet zombie parakeet who lives next door to her ex-army/ex-crush. Brace yourselves, we're talking more exes than a pirate treasure map here.
Extinction Point by Paul Antony Jones - 4 Stars ****
First comes the red rain: a strange, scarlet downpour from a cloudless sky that spreads across cities, nations, and the entire globe. In a matter of panicked hours, every living thing on earth succumbs to swift, bloody death. Yet Emily Baxter, a young newspaper reporter, is mysteriously spared—and now she’s all alone.
But watching the happy life she built for herself in New York City slip away in the wake of a monstrous, inexplicable plague is just the beginning of Emily’s waking nightmare. The world isn’t ending; it’s only changing. And the race that once ruled the earth has now become raw material for use by a new form of life never before seen…on this planet.
With only wits, weapons, and a bicycle, Emily must undertake a grueling journey across a country that’s turning increasingly alien. For though she fears she’s been left to inherit the earth, the truth is far more terrifying than a lifetime of solitude.
Fairy on the Rocks by Katharine Sadler - 3 Stars ***
One kitsch-loving fairy
One gruff, grumpy werewolf
One missing troll
Mix them well and let them chill for an hour in a fae dimension known as Rubalia. Watch the sparks fly as the fairy and the werewolf discover more than they’d ever bargained for in their search for a troll who just might not want to be found.
Chloe Frangipani doesn’t believe in fairy tales or happily ever afters, but she’s pretty darn near happy as the owner and manager of Ephemeral, a martini bar that offers good drinks, great music, and a wait staff that’s not only easy on the eyes but ready and willing to serve up the fantasies of their patrons. At the apartment she shares with her best friend, she is well on her way to amassing the world’s largest collection of kitsch and she goes out dancing three nights a week rather than joining a gym. Life really couldn’t get much better. When her friend and mentor, Buddy, goes missing, leaving behind his pregnant wife, Chloe knows she has to find him and bring him home safe. She enlists the help of a private investigator, Frost, a werewolf she shared a dance and a kiss with the night before. As cocky as he is handsome, Chloe would rather work with anyone else, but he’s her best option. Together, they search for Buddy in the human world and in Rubalia, a search that endangers both Chloe and Frost and will change their lives forever.
The Four Horsemen: Legacy by L.J Swallow - 3 Stars ***
What's worse than being pursued by the Four Horsemen?
Discovering you're the Fifth.
Verity Jameson's day switches from mundane to disastrous when she runs down a stranger with her car. Fortunately for Vee, she can't kill Death.
Death, who just happens to be one of the Four Horsemen, and he's looking for her.
The Four Horsemen spend life preventing the end of the world, not bringing on an apocalypse. As gatekeepers of the portals which exist between the human world and other realms, the team fight to keep the portals closed and the supernatural forces under control. Without their fifth member, the Four Horsemen are losing the battle.
Now they've found Verity and what they tell her goes far beyond the conspiracy theories Vee spends her free time investigating.
A new life with four dark, sexy and dangerous men fighting demons, vampires and fae? Not what Vee had planned, but a hell of a lot more interesting than her boring job in tech support.
So what happens when the unbreakable bond of the Five takes control in a way none of them expected?
I hope you're reading something great. Thanks for stopping by.