Weekly Reading List #241

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. I’m doing what I’m always doing: spending time with my son and reading, working hard to catch up on my TBR pile.

Before I showcase these titles I would like to share with many of you that Cyn’s Workshop is on social media! We have a Twitter account, a Facebook page, and Instagram account. I hope you will follow me on social media for giveaways, cover reveals and more.

I’m very happy to announce that my first Instagram giveaway was a resounding success! Woo! Winner has already been awarded their prize. Just to let you all know next month is not only my birthday by my sons as well so I will be having two $30 Bookshop Giveaways so stay tuned on Instagram for more information on that.

In the meantime take a look at these three titles, a sneak peek at reviews to come and see if they tickle your fancy. Happy reading!

1. Nemesis and the Swan

Nemesis and the Swan
Nemesis and the Swan by Lindsay K. Bandy Blackstone Publishing

by Lindsay K. Bandy (Goodreads Author)

From her prison cell in revolutionary Paris, nineteen-year-old aristocrat Hélène d’Aubign recalls the events that led her to choose between following in her parents’ unforgivable footsteps or abandoning the man she loves.

Despite her world of privilege, Hélène is inspired early on by the radical ideas of her progressive governess. Though her family tries to intervene, the seeds of revolution have already been planted in Hélène’s heart, as are the seeds of love from an unlikely friendship with a young jeweler’s apprentice. Hélène’s determination to find true love is as revolutionary as her attempt to unravel the truth behind a chilling set of eye-shaped brooches and the concealed murder that tore her family apart.

As violence erupts in Paris, Hélène is forced into hiding with her estranged family, where the tangled secrets of their past become entwined with her own. When she finally returns to the blood-stained streets of Paris, she finds everything-and everyone-very much changed. In a city where alliances shift overnight, no one knows who to trust.

Faced with looming war, the mystery of her family’s past, and the man she loves near death, Hélène will soon will find out if doing one wrong thing will make everything right, or if it will simply push her closer to the guillotine.

2. A Touch of Gold (A Touch of Gold #1)

A Touch of Gold
A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan Blink

by Annie Sullivan (Goodreads Author)

King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.

Kora spends her days locked in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, trying to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers. It isn’t until a charming young duke arrives that Kora realizes there may be someone out there who doesn’t fear her or her curse. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals precious items from the kingdom, leaving the treasury depleted and King Midas vulnerable. Thanks to her unique ability to sense gold, Kora is the only one who can track the thief down. As she sails off on her quest, Kora learns that not everything is what it seems—not thieves, not pirates, and not even curses. She quickly discovers that gold—and the power it brings—is more dangerous than she’d ever believed.

Midas learned his lesson at a price. What will Kora’s journey cost?

3. The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass

The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass
The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole Dundurn

by Adan Jerreat-Poole (Goodreads Author)

Even teenage assassins have dreams.

Eli isn’t just a teenage girl — she’s a made-thing the witches created to hunt down ghosts in the human world. Trained to kill with her seven magical blades, Eli is a flawless machine, a deadly assassin. But when an assignment goes wrong, Eli starts to question everything she was taught about both worlds, the Coven, and her tyrannical witch-mother.

Worried that she’ll be unmade for her mistake, Eli gets caught up with a group of human and witch renegades, and is given the most difficult and dangerous task in the worlds: capture the Heart of the Coven. With the help of two humans, one motorcycle, and a girl who smells like the sea, Eli is going to get answers — and earn her freedom.

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