Happy “where’d all my money go?” new release Tuesday, everyone!
As you know, the most exciting day of the week in this community is the day that follows the one we all dread (Mondays for the nope) and today we’re going to highlight some of the new books chipping away at our bank accounts — but each one is so worth it.
Marriage and Murderby Penny Reid is book two in the Solving for Pie series, which spins off her Winter Brother series, which spins off her.. you get it. Looking for cozy mysteries and southern charm? It’s here!
Dangerous Women by Hope Adams is actually out March 4th but this thrilling novel is based on the 1841 voyage of the convict ship Rajah, about confinement, hope, and the terrible things we do to survive. And from a debut author!
Are there any titles out today you’re excited for? Let us know in the comments below!
Through blood and sacrifice, Amora Montara has conquered a rebellion and taken her rightful place as queen of Visidia. Now, with the islands in turmoil and the people questioning her authority, Amora cannot allow anyone to see her weaknesses.
No one can know about the curse in her bloodline. No one can know that she’s lost her magic. No one can know the truth about the boy who holds the missing half of her soul.
To save herself and Visidia, Amora embarks on a desperate quest for a mythical artifact that could fix everything―but it comes at a terrible cost. As she tries to balance her loyalty to her people, her crew, and the desires of her heart, Amora will soon discover that the power to rule might destroy her.
Title : All The Tides Of Fate Author : Adalyn Grace Series : All The Stars & Teeth #2 Format : ebook/audio Page Count : 384 Genre : YA Fantasy Publisher : Titan Books/MacMillan Audio Release Date : February 2, 2021
Reviewer : Micky Rating : ★ ★ ★ .5
Headlines: New roles All at sea Who needs a man?
This was ultimately a satisfying finale in this exciting duology from Adalyn Grace. I was fortunate to do both audio and the ebook, having review copies of both formats and I enjoyed both experiences. While this installment didn’t hit the heights of book one, I was still happy with the completion.
Amora seemed to have taken a few steps back initially in this book but she was in a new role and grieving. Expectations were heavy on her shoulders and she seemed to falter in decision-making, direction and leadership. Those early and mid-way wobbles made her believable but perhaps not as likeable. The whole, ‘search for a husband cover’ made me sigh heavily but the direction this went was a good outcome.
I felt happiest reading this book when the crew were back together on Keel Haul. I loved the voyages, the team, the banter and togetherness. One of the story directions killed me and I’m still not okay with that event.
This was a fast paced read/listen and pretty exciting with a great wrap up. The last 20% of the read was probably my favourite section. The narration was good with single pov narration that captured Amora, her age and her character well.
Thank you to Titan Books and Macmillan Audio for the early review copies.
To close out each month, we’ll be posting a break down of everything we reviewed, beginning with the reads we loved.. and ending with the reads we didn’t. Not only does this compile all our reviews in one handy summary for you to peruse, or catch up on, it also gives us an interesting birds eye view of the month and our reads. And maybe, even, our moods.
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ star reads
Love at First by Kate Clayborn — see Hollis’ review here The Godmothers by Monica McInerney — see Micky’s review here You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle — see Micky’s review here
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ star reads
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna — see Micky’s review here Much Ado About You by Samantha Young — see Micky’s review here Make It Sweet by Kristen Callihan — see Micky’s review here Parousia by Laura Lascarso — see Hollis’ review here Some Other Now by Sarah Everett — see Micky’s review here Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews — see Hollis’ & Micky’s review here First Day of My Life by Lisa Williamson — see Micky’s review here Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas — see Hollis’ review here The Coven by Lizzie Fry — see Micky’s review here
☆ ☆ ☆ star reads
The Project by Courtney Summers — see Hollis’ review here Best Laid Plans by Roan Parrish — see Hollis’ review here The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson — see Hollis’ review here Provoked by Joanna Chambers — see Hollis’ review here Beguiled by Joanna Chambers — see Hollis’ review here First Comes Like by Alisha Rai — see Micky’s review here The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins — see Hollis and Micky’s reviews here
☆ ☆ star reads
What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo — see Hollis’ review here The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson — see Hollis’ review here
☆ star reads
u n r a t e d
The Lightning-Struck Heart by TJ Klune — see Hollis’ review here A Destiny of Dragons by TJ Klune — see Hollis’ review here The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis — see Hollis’ review here
total reads by Micky : Eleven favourite read of the month : You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle least favourite read of the month : I didn’t hate anything but First Comes Like was my lowest rated most read genre : Contemporary
total reviews by Hollis : fifteen favourite read of the month :Love at First by Kate Clayborn least favourite read of the month : all my unrateds, I guess? most read genre : fantasy