Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Highlander’s Irish Bride Vanessa Kelly

*I received a eARC of this book for my honest review*

Meet the most respectable member of the Kendrick Clan in bestselling author Vanessa Kelly's intoxicating series—and the independent woman who has stolen his heart...

Miss Kathleen Calvert may be the daughter of an Irish aristocrat, but she has no intention of acting like one. All she desires is to return to her family's estate to raise horses and manage her father's magnificent gardens. But when a scandal threatens her reputation, her parents order her to a remote Scottish estate, hoping she will finally learn to behave like a proper lady. To make matters worse, her escort is a handsome Highlander who just happens to be the most boring man in all of Scotland...

After a youth of dangerous and wild escapades, Grant Kendrick surprised his family—and himself—by becoming a successful businessman and the most respectable Kendrick brother. But does that matter, when the beautiful and free-spirited Kathleen deems him a stodgy bore? Luckily, he gets the chance to prove her wrong when their carriage is ambushed by thieves. But it will take all his ingenuity to protect the beautiful lass who has stormed her way into his heart—and to convince her that a life with him will be a love-filled adventure...


I have read quite a few books by Vanessa Kelly and I liked most of what I have read so i couldn't wait to read this one.

The Highlander's Irish Bride is such a good read.  The romance was slow to develop but that was fine. 
Well-written book to kept me entertained. 

The Highlander's Irish Bride is book 4 in the Clan Kendrick series but you do not have to read the previous books. 

I give this 4 out of 5.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

What I Want To Read This Fall And Winter 2021 (Big Books Edition)

I don't usually do to be read lists like this because I always have a long list of books to review and this year is no different but I am trying to read more of what I have been buying instead of having lots of unread books on my shelves. I think about half of my books I have not even read yet and some of those I have had since I started this book blog back in 2014. Usually, I do read some of my unread books but this year I haven't even done much of that.

 You will notice some are going to be new releases but I am a mood reader so I want to have a variety of books. Of course, I most likely won't be reading all of these books I am listing but those are the ones I really want to read.  I will not include the books I have to review because if I did this post would be so long. I am going to start off with my pre-orders and then add my backlist.  

 Some of the books are in series that I am right in the middle of them. I am only posting the Goodreads pages and what number the book is in the series.   You can find where to purchase the books on the GoodReads page. 

Ok let's start off with my 3 pre-orders that are coming out this month then I will add what else I really want to read. 

Book 1 in the Empire of the Vampire series. I have a 400 pages sampler of this book and I have already read those pages. I just have to wait until my preorder copy arrives and I read the last 300 or so pages 😂

Book 1 in the Once Upon a Broken Heart series

Book 1 in the Defy the Night series

Book 8 in the Outlander series. I have been waiting to read this one until closer to the release of the 9th book. Now that the 9th book will be out in November I can finally read it.

Ofcourse I had to add book 9 in the Outlander series because I might want to read it right away after I have read the previous book.

Book 2 in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series

Book 3 in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series

Book 4 in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series

Book 2 in the Pucked series

Book 22 in the Dark-Hunters series

Well, there are many more that I need to read but these were the ones I have really been in the mood for.  After I have compiled my list I realized that most of the books on this list are big books that have more than 400 pages !!  YIKES!!!  

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa (Review)

*I received a eARC of this book for my honest review*

 In the ancient city of Bassa, Danso is a clever scholar on the cusp of achieving greatness—only he doesn’t want it. Instead, he prefers to chase forbidden stories about what lies outside the city walls. The Bassai elite claim there is nothing of interest. The city’s immigrants are sworn to secrecy.

But when Danso stumbles across a warrior wielding magic that shouldn’t exist, he’s put on a collision course with Bassa’s darkest secrets. Drawn into the city’s hidden history, he sets out on a journey beyond its borders. And the chaos left in the wake of his discovery threatens to destroy the empire.


I have to say that I went in reading this because of the hype and I really wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as I did.  

This book is seriously one of my top 10 favourite Fantasy books of this year.   I found it so entertaining and I just couldn't put it down.

Son of the Storm is the first book in the Nameless Republic series.  It's an epic Fantasy. 
I now can't wait for the next book in this series and yes you bet I will be pre-ordering the next book because I can't wait to read more.

I do highly recommend it.

I give this 5 out of 5 stars.

You can purchase this book in book stores near you.