Friday, 23 February 2018

Weekend Blog Hops - 23 February 2018

It's the weekend once more. That means it's time for my book blogger hopping....

Do you read hardcovers with the dust jacket on or off? Why or why not?
I keep them on. I can't say why exactly; it's simply never occurred to me to take them off.

Opening sentence:
Tesara woke with a gasp, blinking in the dim candlelight, as her mother shook her awake.

From page 56:
No matter how bad he was, he somehow always managed to make her feel as if she were worse than he was, when in reality they were the same, the two ne'er-do-wells who were forever making mistakes and always being taken to task.

My Current Read 
The Sisters Mederos
Patrice Sarath

Two sisters fight with manners, magic, and mayhem to reclaim their family’s name, in this captivating historical fantasy adventure.

House Mederos was once the wealthiest merchant family in Port Saint Frey. Now the family is disgraced, impoverished, and humbled by the powerful Merchants Guild. Daughters Yvienne and Tesara Mederos are determined to uncover who was behind their family's downfall and get revenge. But Tesara has a secret – could it have been her wild magic that caused the storm that destroyed the family's merchant fleet? The sisters’ schemes quickly get out of hand – gambling is one thing, but robbing people is another…

Together the sisters must trust each another to keep their secrets and save their family.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Book Review: The Diminished by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson

Title: The Diminished
Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
Harlequin Teen
Publication Date:
19 March 2018
eBook - PDF
ARC via NetGalley

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Film Reviews: The Phantom Thread and Black Panther

The Phantom Thread
20 February 2018
130 mins
Paul Thomas Anderson (Director)
Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
(IMDB Synopsis)

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Book Review: Kin (Helga Finnsdottir #1) by Snorri Kristjansson

Title: Kin (Helga Finnsdottir #1)
Author: Snorri Kristjansson
Publisher: Jo Fletcher
Publication Date: 8 March 2018
Pages: 320
Format: eBook - PDF
Genre: Historical/Mystery
Source: ARC via NetGalley