2016 Reviews completed!


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I’m finally caught up to 2017 reviews… and it’s only July!

In 2016, I read 50 books.

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Of those 50, I only rated two books 5 stars. Happily they were both Australian women writers! Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat and The Orchid Nursery by Louise Katz.

The rest of the break down went like this:

  • I rated 16 of the books 4/5.
  • 23 of them 3/5.
  • 7 books got 2/5 stars.
  • I rated one book 1/5.
  • I couldn’t finish one book.

How did you go in 2016? Are you trying to challenge yourself with a reading challenge this year?

Stay tuned for my 2017 reviews coming soon.

AWW2017 Review: Green but for a season


Green but for a season by C. S. Pacat

3 stars

Synopsis: Green but for a Season is the first of a series of four Captive Prince short stories. It follows the relationship between Jord and Aimeric and is set during the events of Prince’s Gambit.

Bookish Things: 24 pages. The cover is…ehhh… bland.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.75 Continue reading

AWW 2016 Review: Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat


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five-stars

Read from February 04 to 05, 2016

Synopsis: 

Damianos of Akielos has returned.

His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill.

On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor’s forces are massing. In the north, the Regent’s armies are mobilising for war. Damen’s only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers.

Forced into an uneasy alliance the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen’s identity – can it stand against the Regents final, deadly play for the throne?  Continue reading

Review: Captive Prince Volume Two


CaptivePrinceVol2

five-stars

Read from December 01 to 06, 2015 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Synopsis: With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master Prince Laurent must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot. Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow . . .

Bookish Things: 342 pages. This is book 2 in the trilogy, book 3 is scheduled to be released on 2 February 2016. My review of book 1. This cover is simplistic, some of the other covers are more detailed and have era specific items on them (swords etc). I like the subdued cover of this… it leaves so much room for the book to fill in the blanks. Continue reading

Greetings…


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NaNoWriMo has been done and dusted for another year – I even managed to finish a couple of days early!!

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I’m ahead on my reading challenge for 2015 – only 6 books left to read in 2015!

I’m currently reading:

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And swooning over Damen and even Laurent (who I hated in book 1).

Keep your eyes peeled, I’ll be posting a number of reviews in the next few weeks and in the new year I should have some articles and other writerly goodness coming.

Did any of you participate in NaNo this year? If so, how did you go?

Review: Captive Prince #1 by C.S. Pacat


CaptivePrince

five-stars

Read from April 23 to 28, 2015 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Synopsis: 

“This was Vere, voluptuous and decadent, country of honeyed poison”

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the truthful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.

For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else… Continue reading