Friday 24 April 2020

Weekend Blog Hops - 24 April 2020

Hi all! It's time for those weekend blog hops once again! 

Do the star ratings a book receives on Goodreads or retail sites affect whether you buy the book or not?
Now and then. I don't always look at reviews. Sometimes I buy solely based on my interest in the book after seeing the cover and reading the blurb. The exception is if I am on the fence, wondering whether to give something a try or not. In those cases I will glance at reviews on Goodreads to help me make up my mind.

Opening sentence:
When I left London in 1878, I never intended to return.

From page 56:
She tried the key and the door unlocked, disgorging a red-haired woman, wild-eyed and exhausted-looking and an uncanny double of the false Euphemia, save for the shapes of their faces.
My Current Read
The Angel of the Crows
Katherine Addison

This is not the story you think it is. These are not the characters you think they are. This is not the book you are expecting.

In an alternate 1880s London, angels inhabit every public building, and vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings in a well-regulated truce. A fantastic utopia, except for a few things: Angels can Fall, and that Fall is like a nuclear bomb in both the physical and metaphysical worlds. And human beings remain human, with all their kindness and greed and passions and murderous intent.

Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of this London too. But this London has an Angel. The Angel of the Crows.


  1. I don't know if this is for me but I hope you love it. I added you to the linky. Happy weekend!

  2. Ooh, spooky, and I have a thing about birds, probably stemming from that 1960s Hitchcock movie, lol.

    Here's mine: ”THE NEW HUSBAND”

  3. The opening line prepares me for an intense story! The snippet from page 56 just confirmed it :)
    Konna @ The Reading Armchair

  4. Ohh.. Jack the Ripper. Isn't it awful what he did? Stay Safe and Stay Inside
    My Friday quotes are from LONESOME DOVE

  5. This sounds pretty fantastic - it's going on my tbr.

    Lauren @ Always Me

    1. Hope you like it if you try it. It's not clear from the blurb, but it also incorporates a Sherlock Holmes retelling.

  6. Everything about this book sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing! Happy reading! :)

  7. Hi,
    Not into this kind of book, but it sounds
    mysterious. Have a great day!

  8. I generally will buy a book based on my interest in it, but ratings might come into play if I am on the fence about it, or if I am buying a book for someone else I haven't read. If I do look at ratings, I always take them hand in hand with the review.

    Ooo! A Jack the Ripper type story. I like the description of this one as well as the excerpts. This sounds like one I would like. I hadn't heard of it before. I am glad you featured it today!

    Have a good weekend, Nicki. Stay safe and well.

    1. Thanks for the visit. Hope you are keeping well and safe too.

  9. Thanks for answering my BBH question, Nicki. ;-)
    Star ratings do play a part in my decision whether to buy a book, especially if I'm on the fence about it or buying as a gift for someone but it's the reviews, thoughts and comments that usually sway me one way or the other. 💜😊
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your week, stay safe and healthy.
    Here's my BBH Post
    Flora x