Announcement -Summer Series

I am very excited to announce that starting tomorrow we are going to be having an incredible selection of authors stopping by for interviews.

This will be a great way for you to get to know these authors better.

A few of the amazing authors that will be stopping by include

 

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​Aurabel (Lorali #2) by Laura Dockrill

Synopsis 
Laura Dockrill makes a dramatic return to the sea set in the same world as the sparkling and magnetic mermaid story, Lorali.

It has been two years since Rory drowned, and Lorali is in Hastings, living the quiet life of a normal teenage girl. But her safe life on land won’t last for long. Life in The Whirl has become a hotbed of underwater politics and as the council jostles to oust the king, one Mer in particular has her eye on Lorali as the key to her own rise to power.

Meanwhile, Aurabel, a lowly Mer from the wrong side of the trench, is attacked by sea beasts and left for dead – and without a tail. Raging with righteous anger, she rebuilds herself a mechanical tail and reinvents herself as a fearless steampunk Mer seeking revenge. But she never expected the most important job that was about to drop into her lap.

Laura Dockrill’s imagination explodes any pre-conceived ideas about mermaids and creates a curious, hilarious, riotous adventure not to be missed.
Review

I received a copy  for a honest  review.

Aurabel seamlessly followed on from Lorali, but at the same time it felt very much like a standalone too.The new aspects of power, fighting and cyborg mermaids really worked and helped to create a unqiue aspects of this novel.

Aurabel is a Mer from the poor side of the sea, from the Tip where she lives with her girlfriend Murray. After the closure of the petrified forest by King Zar, a number of monsters crept in making it unsafe for Mer to visit their haven.

Zar is losing the fath of his kingdom. In a effort to win his people Zar consents to reopening the forest provided the monsters are cleared out, bringing in  Aurabel for the job. But all does not go as planned when cruel Sienna intervenes, using plucky Aurabel’s demise as the spark for a coup. 

Meanwhile, on land Lorali and Flynn  mourn the loss of Rory and  Iris is  slowly slips into illness. Lorali’s sad peace is interrupted by warnings. Rory is in danger?

 If you’re looking for a mermaid themed pre-teen or YA novel, I’d recommend it
 

​Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners, #3)by Libba Bray

Synopsis 

New York City.

1927.

Lights are bright.

Jazz is king.

Parties are wild.

And the dead are coming…


After battling a supernatural sleeping sickness that early claimed two of their own, the Diviners have had enough of lies. They’re more determined than ever to uncover the mystery behind their extraordinary powers, even as they face off against an all-new terror. Out on Ward’s Island, far from the city’s bustle, sits a mental hospital haunted by the lost souls of people long forgotten–ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the man in the stovepipe hat, also known as the King of Crows.


With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over, and New York City on the verge of panic, the Diviners must band together and brave the sinister ghosts invading the asylum, a fight that will bring them fact-to-face with the King of Crows. But as the explosive secrets of the past come to light, loyalties and friendships will be tested, love will hang in the balance, and the Diviners will question all that they’ve ever known. All the while, malevolent forces gather from every corner in a battle for the very soul of a nation–a fight that could claim the Diviners themselves.

Review 

I received a ARC copy for an honest review. 

Before the Devil Breaks You is the third book in the Diviners series. We return to to the world of glitzy, jazz, and secrets of 1920s New York City.

In this installment, the diverse gang of diviners are threatened by a supernatural creature known as the King of Crows. The creature that seems to have been growing in the background. 

There are ghosts from each of their past that haunt them. Evie, Memphis, Ling, Sam, Isaiah, Theta and Henry  must face these to be able to face the bigger demon that they will face together

 As the supernatural occurrences and the natural-world’s government seem to be ever more entwined, it becomes clear that the Diviners’s problems could be even bigger than first realised. What is it that they are not being told ?

Bray has this incredible way of making you feel like you are in 1920s New York. 

The author note really sets the story.

We are a country built by immigrants, dreams, daring, and opportunity.

We are a country built by the horrors of slavery and genocide, the injustice of racism and exclusion. These realities exist side by side. It is our past and our present. The future is unwritten.

This is a book about ghosts. For we live in a haunted house.

She doesn’t sugarcoat the horrors of these times. Racism, anti-semitism and the eugenics movement are part of everyday life for our characters. The book’s cast includes characters who are black, mixed race, Jewish, gay, a person with a physical disability, and others who are mentally ill. This allows the author to explore a particularly horrific aspect of the 1920s – the treatment of mentally ill patients in government institutions.  In this book. Which is a eye opener  for some readers 

It’s interesting how fantasy can be used to reveal very real aspects of human nature.

This is definitely a series it’s getting better with every book and I cannot wait to see what will happen in the 4th installment.

There is many different aspects of the story I could discuss but I feel it would potentially give too much of the overall storyline away. If you’re a fan of this series you will love book 3 and if you’re just discovering series is definitely worth the read. 

Will the the Devil Breaks You ?