Happy Sunday readers! I’ve been really sick this past week so unfortunately there might not be so much content this week. I haven’t really had the energy to read or do much of anything.
But thankfully I am on the mend! Right now I’m still congested, but I’m not so tired anymore, don’t have a sore throat or cough anymore which means have more energy for reading!
So on that note, check out my latest reading list, and happy reading!
by Garth Nix
A girl’s quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world. From the bestselling master of teen fantasy, Garth Nix.
In a slightly alternate London in 1983, Susan Arkshaw is looking for her father, a man she has never met. Crime boss Frank Thringley might be able to help her, but Susan doesn’t get time to ask Frank any questions before he is turned to dust by the prick of a silver hatpin in the hands of the outrageously attractive Merlin.
Merlin is a young left-handed bookseller (one of the fighting ones), who with the right-handed booksellers (the intellectual ones), are an extended family of magical beings who police the mythic and legendary Old World when it intrudes on the modern world, in addition to running several bookshops.
Susan’s search for her father begins with her mother’s possibly misremembered or misspelt surnames, a reading room ticket, and a silver cigarette case engraved with something that might be a coat of arms.
Merlin has a quest of his own, to find the Old World entity who used ordinary criminals to kill his mother. As he and his sister, the right-handed bookseller Vivien, tread in the path of a botched or covered-up police investigation from years past, they find this quest strangely overlaps with Susan’s. Who or what was her father? Susan, Merlin, and Vivien must find out, as the Old World erupts dangerously into the New.
by Leigh Harlen
A modern-day witch can knit the dead back to life for a fearsome price. Follow a lone predator’s surprising night on a bloody hunt. Join a carefree karaoke night with friends that ends in blood, tears, and dark revelations.
Beneath the placid surface of family, love, and reason, the line between monster and human blurs, love becomes obsession, and voices long silenced demand to be heard in Leigh Harlen’s blood-curdling TKO debut.
Dive into the terrors that lurk behind every corner and in every shadow of the world with these flesh-crawling tales.
This paperback collection of illustrated prose contains 8 spine-tingling horror stories by Leigh Harlen and illustrated by Maria Nguyen.
If Romeo and Juliet got the Hamilton treatment…who would play the leads? This vividly funny, honest, and charming romantic novel by Dana L. Davis is the story of a girl who thinks she has what it takes…and the world thinks so, too.
Jerzie Jhames will do anything to land the lead role in Broadway’s hottest new show, Roman and Jewel, a Romeo and Juliet inspired hip-hopera featuring a diverse cast and modern twists on the play. But her hopes are crushed when she learns mega-star Cinny won the lead…and Jerzie is her understudy.
Falling for male lead Zeppelin Reid is a terrible idea–especially once Jerzie learns Cinny wants him for herself. Star-crossed love always ends badly. But when a video of Jerzie and Zepp practicing goes viral and the entire world weighs in on who should play Jewel, Jerzie learns that while the price of fame is high, friendship, family, and love are priceless.