What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.
This book was very good. I really like that this author creates such interesting middle aged women. I will be getting more by this writer.
When Toby's mother, Amandine, appears on her doorstep with a demand for help, refusing her seems like the right thing to do...until Amandine starts taking hostages, and everything changes. Now, Toby doesn't have a choice about whether or not she does as her mother asks. Not with Jazz and Tybalt's lives hanging in the balance. But who could possibly help her find a pureblood she's never met, one who's been missing for over 100 years?
This was another fabulous chapter in the October Daye Series. It was surprising and of course I binge listened to it. Seanan McGuire just keeps getting better.
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In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan's fiancé proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only, the results aren't quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé, Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of one of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that's the least of her problems.
This novel was funny, clever and impossible to stop listening to. Worth the credit. I am a huge Connie Willis fan and this is one of her light-hearted works. There is a reason that Connie Willis has won more Nebula and Hugo awards than any other writer in history. It is because her writing style is flawless. A romantic comedy about telepathy is a pleasant and original idea. All Hail Queen Connie!
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Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score. She was wrong. It's time to learn the truth.
Seanan McGuire writes another excellent chapter in the October Daye series. I think this one is my favourite.
As the Korean War ends, practical and well-mannered army nurse Corinne Ford returns stateside to live in the Mississippi town of Conroy with her new fiancé, Private First Class Elijah Dunne. She wonders if their love is strong enough to overshadow their differences, but upon her arrival to Elijah's backwoods stomping grounds, she understands that culture shock is the least of her worries.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a classical horror novel with a modern twist. Imagine Salem's Lot crossed with The Witching Hour as told by Flannery O'Connor.
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When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo - an unhatched dragon egg - fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle.
I read Uprooted and was greedy for more works by this writer. I was pleased to see that she had a whole series of books to begin. I stated with this one because it was first. Honestly, I expected it to be great and it was. I actually read all of the Horatio Hornblower series and this book seems like that only with dragons instead of ships. And the dragons, I mean I want a pet one now. It was an absolute delight. It is fantasy but reads like general fiction. I can't wait to read the rest of these novels.
Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for 10 years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.
This novel is a perfect work of fiction. It has everything, adventure, friendship, romance, magic, fantasy and originality. I don't think I have ever read a more perfect novel. This is the first book I have ever listened to by this writer but I have already downloaded this first novel in the other series she has written. I hope she writes another novel about these characters because I am in love with this book. Do yourself a favor and buy this.
Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.
I love the supernatural hero genre. The Dresden Series is awesome. The Alex Verus Series is a great series set in London. There is another series by Ben Aaronovitch which is pretty good. I listened to the first two books in this series hoping that this would be another series I would enjoy. These are not good. I don't like the female characters in this book. They are all boring and generally stupid when compared with Atticus. I understand that because the main character comes from a chauvinistic culture he might not have evolved his general attitudes towards women; but it seems that the author might share these feelings. Plus, the plot is pretty predictable. I would set this on par with the YA Percy Jackson series. I was expecting a book for an adult instead I got a juvenile sexist series.
I would not waste money or a credit on these.
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In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father's glowing memories of his graduate school years here.
It is so nice to hear somebody write about a kind family. She does not air dirty laundry. It is a nostalgic look at a life spent in two very different cultures. She does not make one country seem perfect and the other flawed but she seems proud of her Persian heritage and her American citizenship. The thing about this book that is so great because it reminds us that in America we are all descended from immigrants. The blending of cultures is what makes this country great. It is easy to forget that and this book is a treasure.
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The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, and they like to keep this in the family. Alysha Gale is tired of having all her aunts try to run her life, both personally and magically. So when the letter from her Gran arrives willing her a "junk" shop in Calgary, Alysha jumps at the chance. It isn't until she gets there that she realizes her customers are fey. And no one told her there's trouble brewing in Calgary - trouble so big that even calling in the family may not save the day.
I think that this book was average. I was a little creeped out by so many cousins "hooking up." If it wasn't for that I would give it a good. Thankfully, these scenes are not graphic and so I could just think "ick" and go on. The book had funny parts. Nice Joss Whedon and Jim Butcher references. I would read another title by this author. The narrator is also just ok. Her voices were not distinct. So, I would give it a mediocre rating all the way around. But, it was fairly light and worth the credit.
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