I was excited to read the novella Wickedly Ever After by Deborah Blake. It is book 2.5 in the Baba Yaga urban fantasy series and features Barbara Yager from book one, Wickedly Dangerous. Seeking the Queen’s approval to wed Sheriff Liam McClellan they travel to the Otherworld and the tale that unfolded quickly drew me in.
The Renegade’s Heart by Claire Delacroix is the first in the True Love Brides series and I was delighted to find myself back in Kinfairlie. This story involves the feisty Isabella, sister to Alexander, the Lord of Kinfairlie. This story takes place sometime after the Jewels of Kinfairlie series ended. A knight trying to escape the Fae, stolen jewels and a forbidden romance made this an intense listen.
The Fairwick Chronicles by Juliet Dark (a pseudonym for Carol Goodman) has been an absolutely delightful journey and I was both excited and sadden to begin Angel Stone the final book in this trilogy. From the setting to the supernatural creatures this has been a magical journey with fascinating creatures, and a romance that kept me on edge. The final book delivered as we saw character growth, and had questions answered. Three word review: enchanting, thrilling and filled with folklore.
Crown of Midnight by Sara J. Maas is the second book in the Throne of Glass series and this, this my friends is what all second books should aspire to be! Not since Dark Triumph have I been so impressed by a second book. Mass gave us a story within a story and captured my attention from page one. Three word review: brilliant, intense, and captivating.
In February I read and enjoyed A Conspiracy of Alchemists the first book in the Chronicles of Light by and Shadow by Liesel Schwarz. So, when an ARC became available for Clockwork Heart, book two I immediately dove in. Schwarz took this tale to a darker level, with multiple POVs and left me writhing on the floor. Three word review: action-packed, dark and disappointing.