Miss Poppy Bridgerton is visiting a cousin at the coast when she stumbles upon a strange cave, which happens to be full of smugglers’ goods. When she’s shortly after discovered by two of the smugglers, she finds herself drugged and abducted onto a ship, where the very handsome captain tells her that she can’t be released until after the ship has been to Portugal and back. Poppy is none too happy about this, obviously, but doesn’t really have a choice. She just has to hope that her reputation isn’t completely in tatters by the time she returns. While he has […]
Khai was destined from birth to become the Shadow of the Sun-blessed princess Zaryia. Both born during the same eclipse, Khai was the child who caught the hawk’s feather thrown by the selected priestess, thus confirming that he was the chosen one. Raised by warrior priests deep in the desert, Khai is trained in all the deadly arts of stealth and fighting, and gets his first chance to kill a man at age nine. He hones all his abilities to become the very best Shadow to his soul’s twin, destined to guard and protect her against all evil. Yet when […]
Felicity Faircloth may be the daughter of an Earl, but she is now on the fringes of society and her family desperately need her to land a rich husband, sooner rather than later, please. She’s not at all happy to discover just how dire the family’s finances are (and that they’ve kept the truth from her for over a year), but she may have just doomed them all, but telling a very inconvenient lie at a ball held by the reclusive Duke of Marwick. The lie – that she’s in fact already betrothed to marry him. Imagine her surprise when […]
4.5 stars Spoiler warning! This novella takes place after the events of Wildfire and this review may spoil things for any reader who has not finished the original Hidden Legacy trilogy. Proceed at your own risk. Nevada Baylor is marrying Connor Rogan, and that means a huge society wedding with countless guests, including many of Rogan’s family members from all over the world. After the bride runs off numerous wedding planners, her sisters Catalina and Arabella decide to take over the wedding planning duties. It turns out that dealing with her older sister’s increasingly erratic demands is child’s play compared to some of the other […]
Last Saturday, I woke up feeling a bit out of sorts. By the afternoon, it became clear why – I was coming down with a doozy of a cold. By Sunday, I was feeling pretty wretched, my head was fuzzy, my throat was sore, my nose was constantly dripping and I felt completely wrung out. Sadly, I could not just call in sick and stay in bed fighting this thing – the end of term English test for my students was on Monday and Tuesday (preparation day on Monday, actual essay writing on Tuesday). I had to tough it out […]
Came home to a nice package in my mailbox, and these two lovely gifts from Malin! I might already have started reading Silver in the Road last night before deciding I should put it away so I could, you know. Sleep. And the Picture of Dorian Grey is probably my favorite thing Oscar Wilde wrote, so Creatures of Will and Temper looks to be an interesting re-imagining. Thank you, Malin!
#CBR10Bingo: Two Heads Are Better Than One So my final review of #CBR10Bingo requires some assistance, and I will be joined by my husband Mark (“Hello!”), who also gave me the book we’re co-reviewing. I figured I should start with some background. I hadn’t watched any of the now hugely popular children’s television program Doctor Who until I went to University in Scotland in the late 1990s, early 2000s. Of course, this was because at that point, the show wasn’t actually on the air, and anyone who wanted to watch it, or get other friends interested in it, probably had to own […]
This is a re-read of one of my favourites. My original review (which is quite lengthy) can be found here. We’re pretty much in the coldest and darkest part of the year here in Norway now and it gets harder to motivate oneself for anything except hibernation, really. So with an ever more attentive and demanding baby and preparing to go back to work as a teacher for the first time in over a year, I’m not really up for anything very challenging to read in my spare time. Hence the need for comfort reading. As I mentioned in my review […]