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Orbit Tour – Book Review – Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett

“Shadow is not at all happy with me. He lies by the fire while the chill wind rattles the door, tail inert, staring out from beneath that shaggy forelock of his with the sort of accusatory resignation peculiar to dogs, as if to say: Of all the stupid adventures you’ve dragged me on, this will surely be the death of us. I fear I have to agree, though this makes me no less eager to begin my research.”

Genre: Fantasy

Number of Pages: 336

Date of Publication: 19 January 2023

Publisher: Orbit

My Review Summary: An interesting tale set in a magical place

📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS 📖

A curmudgeonly professor journeys to a small town in the far north to study faerie folklore and discovers dark fae magic, friendship, and love, in this heartwarming and enchanting fantasy.

Cambridge professor Emily Wilde is good at many things: She is the foremost expert on the study of faeries. She is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world’s first encyclopaedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people. She could never make small talk at a party–or even get invited to one. And she prefers the company of her books, her dog, Shadow, and the Fair Folk to other people.

So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hrafnsvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: her dashing and insufferably handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby, who manages to charm the townsfolk, get in the middle of Emily’s research, and utterly confound and frustrate her.

But as Emily gets closer and closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones–the most elusive of all faeries–lurking in the shadowy forest outside the town, she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: Who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want? To find the answer, she’ll have to unlock the greatest mystery of all–her own heart.

💭THOUGHTS💭 

I was quite excited when I saw this book. I haven’t read this type of fantasy for a while and so was pleased when I was accepted onto the Tour. There was a good mixture of fantasy, friendship and romance that kept my interest. 

The writing was light and kept me engaged. There were occasions when there were more complicated goings on, but it didn’t spoil the story for me. There was a good balance of story telling and conversation with good descriptions inbetween. 

The chapters were fairly long which meant that you got a good chunk of the story before moving on. There was a good flow to it despite being written as though it was a journal (from the point of view of the main character). I enjoyed the part where the other ‘main’ character wrote a couple of chapters whilst the other character was indisposed. 

I liked the titles of the chapters. They helped with the flow of the story and gave you an idea of the timeline – even when the character was unsure herself! 

The characters were great. The main character was brilliant with her sole focus being on the science behind her adventures. I enjoyed the addition of romance. It was not the usual type of romance which was enjoyable. I also enjoyed the personalities of the villagers and how they eventually got used to the main character’s unique personality. 

The settings were excellent. I loved being in Iceland and visiting the faerie realm. The description really took you there.

Overall an interesting book that I enjoyed reading. 

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Time Travel Thursday

It’s Time Travel Thursday! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.

This day in 2021 I was reading:

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Jo Finnegan is attacked while leaving work one evening by criminals threatening her more harm if she does not provide them with information she doesn’t have.

When she gets home, Jo finds her sister dead in her front room, and her wife missing. When the police arrive and arrest her, while she is still in shock from the events of the night, Jo realises she’s been framed for her sister’s murder. But that’s only the beginning of her nightmare.”

Book Review – Kill Me Goodbye by A K Reynolds

Fast Forward To Today:

Letters from Father Christmas by JRR Tolkien (click for link to Goodreads)

My current TBR shelf book, which I need to make more progress on this week!

Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett (click for link to Goodreads)

This is my current Blog Tour book, review due on 13 January 2023.

Comparison:

Completely different books from Thriller to Christmas and Fantasy! The only thing that is similar is that the Thriller and Fantasy are Blog Tour books!

What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)? Add your links in the comments below!

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5 Star Autumn Reads Part 2 (October to November)

Every season I like to look back and revisit my 5 star reads. As well as trying to read different genres, I also like to try and match my reading to the season as far as possible.

So here were my 5 star reads for the second half of Autumn (click for my reviews):

Mini Book, Mini Review – Witch Happens by AM King – FANTASY/COSY MYSTERY

Book Review – Witch Way To Murder And Mayhem by Jane Hinchey – FANTASY/COSY MYSTERY

Author Request Book Review – A Moment On The Lips At Christmas by J Taylor – CHRISTMAS/HUMOUR

Random Things Tours – Book Review – The Will by Rebecca Reid – CRIME

What have been your 5 star Autumn reads? Have you read any of these?

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Time Travel Thursday

It’s Time Travel Thursday! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.

This day in 2021 I was reading:

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Three hundred years ago, something terrifying arose and pushed humanity to the brink of extinction. Now, a small remnant – the descendants of the few survivors who were able to escape the massacre below – lives above the clouds, on the top of a Mountain.

When they discover that their water supply is being poisoned Down Below, an expedition, including seventeen year-old girl Icelyn Brathius, must descend and face the monsters, the Threat Below, that wiped out civilization centuries ago.

Icelyn quickly learns that all is not what it seems as she uncovers secrets hundreds of years old and struggles to stay alive in a world where no human is fit to survive.”

Fast Forward To Today:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways…But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.”

The People Before by Charlotte Northedge (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 18 November so keep your eyes peeled for my reviews on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“What if your dream house became your worst nightmare?

Jess and her husband need a new start. So when the chance to buy a rambling old house in the Suffolk countryside comes up, they leap at it.

But not everyone in Suffolk is welcoming. The locals know a secret about the Maple House, and soon, Jess realises they’ve made a huge mistake.

Something bad happened in that house. Something nobody wants to talk about.”

Comparison:

From Fantasy to Gothic Fiction and Thriller. It couldn’t be more different!

What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)? Add your links in the comments below!

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Time Travel Thursday

It’s Time Travel Thursday! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Pain is inescapable. Suffering is a choice.

Azrael, the Angel of Death, knows pain. The deaths of his mother and sister, as well as his harsh experiences in the Watch Guard at age twelve, have brutally shaped him into the most feared assassin in all of Pandaren. Azrael’s role as a Hunter requires him to search for those with magic, called Spectrals, which he is happy to do. Hunting allows him to pursue his true goal—exacting revenge on the Fire Spectral who altered the course of his life. 

Azrael’s obsession with revenge and power leads him to undergo an experimental procedure that gives him magic, but when this procedure has unexpected and dangerous side effects, he becomes a liability to the Hunters and the Watch Guard. Rescued by the people he has sworn to eliminate, Azrael finds himself questioning everything he once believed as years of secrets and lies are exposed. His very nature is challenged as he battles unfamiliar emotions and navigates relationships that contradict the heart of a killer.

Can the Angel of Death have a conscience? Can Azrael?

Chasing the Darkness is an escape to a land of magic, sword fights, and love, with memorable characters who must face the darkness within and journey down a path of destruction or redemption.”

Book Description From Goodreads:

The Lottery, one of the most terrifying stories written in this century, created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker. “Power and haunting,” and “nights of unrest” were typical reader responses. This collection, the only one to appear during Shirley Jackson’s lifetime, unites “The Lottery:” with twenty-four equally unusual stories. Together they demonstrate Jackson’s remarkable range–from the hilarious to the truly horrible–and power as a storyteller.”

Book Review – The Lottery by Shirley Jackson – DID NOT FINISH

Fast Forward To Today:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways…But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.”

A Moment On The Lips At Christmas by J Taylor (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“A Moment on the Lips Christmas may not be a perfect Christmas, but it’s definitely one you do not want to miss.
From: Pamela Wilson

Date: 20 Dec 2021 04:43

Subject: Very exciting news! Prompt response required!

Dear Family and Friends,

You are cordially invited to join us at Midwinter Cottage from 30 December to 2 January, situated in the glorious wilderness of the Scottish Highlands, for a Christmas and New Year break to remember.

Midwinter is an extremely luxurious thatched cottage that sleeps 18 comfortably and was featured in 2020 Your Home magazine. Facilities include gym, cinema, indoor heated pool, sauna, Aga and manicured grounds with fire pit. Small dogs are allowed in the house. Outdoor shoes are not. This break is a gift from us to you. NO financial contribution is required. RSVP WITHIN 24 HOURS as we need the final numbers for the Ocado shop. Transport via executive coach is included. We look forward to hosting you! Let’s make some memories!

Festive love and peace

Pamela and Gillian”

Havana Fever by Leonardo Padura (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Mario Conde has retired from the police force and makes a living trading in antique books. Havana is now flooded with dollars, populated by pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers, and other hunters of the night. In the book collection of a rich Cuban who fled after the fall of Batista, Conde discovers an article about Violeta del Rio, a beautiful bolero singer of the 1950s who disappeared mysteriously. A murder soon follows. This is a crime story set in today’s darker Cuba, but it is also an evocation of the Havana of Batista, the city of a hundred night clubs where the paths of Marlon Brando and Meyer Lansky crossed.”

Comparison:

From Fantasy/Romance and Dark short stories to Gothic Fiction, Christmas and Mystery. I am still keeping to the darker themes as with last year, but with the addition of a lighter Christmas themed book this year!

What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)? Add your links in the comments below!

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Places My Books Have Taken Me This Month – October 2022

We all know that books can transport us to other places, worlds and times. So where have I been to this October? Click the titles for my book review:

The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

CASTLE COVE

Count Your Hexes by Wendy Meadows

WICKROCK BAY, MAINE

What Child Is This by Bonnie MacBird

LONDON

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

LONDON

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

GRAVES GLEN

Snowed in for Christmas by Sarah Morgan

SCOTLAND

Good Taste by Caroline Scott

UK

Witch Happens by AM King

BLACKSHORE BAY

Witch Way To Murder And Mayhem by Jane Hinchey

WHITEFALL COVE

The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen

HELSINKI FINLAND

Quite a few fictional places this month! Other than that fairly close to home with the furthest place being Maine.

Where have your books taken you this month?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Unlikable Characters You Can’t Help but Love

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, this week it is Unlikable Characters You Can’t Help but Love (These are villains, criminals, jerks, etc. that make you fall in love with them anyway, perhaps because they evolve by the end or they’re secretly wonderful and have been all along.) I found this quite hard, but finally managed to get a list of 10 (click titles for links to my reviews)!

Book Review – Chasing the Darkness by Cassie Sanchez – Azrael

Bad guy turned “good”.

Book Review – The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling – Rhys Penhallow

Hurt the main character’s feelings.

Random Things Tours – Book Review – What Child Is This? By Bonnie Macbird – Sherlock Holmes

Thinks that he is above everyone, but he uses his skills and knowledge to help people.

Random Things Tours – Book Review – Last Time We Met by Emily Houghton – Fin

Disappears from the other main character’s life without a word.

Book Review – Distant Stars by Kassandra Garrison – Will Rutledge

Does bad things in order to get by.

Random Things Blog Tour – Book Review – The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen – Henri Koskinen

Not a people person, but does his best for the employees that he has inherited from his brother.

Book Review – It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey – Piper

Quite self absorbed.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas – Rhysand

Portrayed as the bad guy until it is all explained in this book.

Fairest of All by Serena Valentino – The Wicked Queen

An interesting take on the Wicked Queen – you get to see another side to her.

The Beast Within by Serena Valentino – The Beast

The well known transformation to beast and then back again!

What characters are on your list?

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Book of the Month – My Favourite Book Of October 2022

Book Review – The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Nine years ago, Vivienne Jones nursed her broken heart like any young witch would: vodka, weepy music, bubble baths…and a curse on the horrible boyfriend. Sure, Vivi knows she shouldn’t use her magic this way, but with only an “orchard hayride” scented candle on hand, she isn’t worried it will cause him anything more than a bad hair day or two.

That is until Rhys Penhallow, descendent of the town’s ancestors, breaker of hearts, and annoyingly just as gorgeous as he always was, returns to Graves Glen, Georgia. What should be a quick trip to recharge the town’s ley lines and make an appearance at the annual fall festival turns disastrously wrong. With one calamity after another striking Rhys, Vivi realizes her silly little Ex Hex may not have been so harmless after all.

Suddenly, Graves Glen is under attack from murderous wind-up toys, a pissed off ghost, and a talking cat with some interesting things to say. Vivi and Rhys have to ignore their off the charts chemistry to work together to save the town and find a way to break the break-up curse before it’s too late.”

It was a very hard choice this month with Netgalley Book Review – Snowed In For Christmas by Sarah Morgan coming in a close second. There really was nothing in it – they were both excellent books!

What has been your favourite book this month?

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Time Travel Thursday

It’s Time Travel Thursday! This is where I take a look back at what I was reading this time last year (or the year before or the year before that…) and compare it to what I am reading now.

This day in 2021 I was reading:

Book Review – The Dying Light By Emily Rooke

Book Description From Goodreads:

“What would you risk to save your family?

Fiercely protective Charlie Carroway thought he had left the nightmares of his childhood behind and finally found a place to call home. But when an old enemy sets their sights on his adoptive family, he learns that his dark past will be harder to outrun than he thought…

Now, Charlie must make a desperate attempt to save his family, or risk losing them forever. Maybe, after all this time, Charlie has finally found a battle he cannot face alone …

As new friendships and confusing feelings emerge, and threats close in on him from all sides, can Charlie find the courage to protect his loved ones, without losing himself?”

Fast Forward To Today:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways…But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.”

The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 31 October so keep your eyes peeled for my review.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen has finally restored order both to his life and to YouMeFun, the adventure park he now owns, when a man from the past appears – and turns everything upside down again. More problems arise when the park’s equipment supplier is taken over by a shady trio, with confusing demands. Why won’t Toy of Finland Ltd sell the new Moose Chute to Henri when he needs it as the park’s main attraction?

Meanwhile, Henri’s relationship with artist Laura has reached breaking point, and, in order to survive this new chaotic world, he must push every calculation to its limits, before it’s too late…

Absurdly funny, heart-stoppingly poignant and full of nail-biting suspense, The Moose Paradox is the second instalment in the critically acclaimed, pitch-perfect Rabbit Factor Trilogy and things are messier than ever…”

Comparison:

From Fantasy to Gothic Fiction and Contemporary Fiction. Still keeping with the Halloween theme – plus a Blog Tour! I have slowed down on Fingersmith due to The Moose Paradox being due soon, but I hope to pick it up again soon!

What were you reading this time last year or the year before (or the year before!)? Add your links in the comments below!

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WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

It’s W W W Wednesday! Hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, here are my 3 Ws (Currently Reading, Just Finished Reading and Future Reading):

What I am currently reading:

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (click for link to Goodreads)

This is my current Gothic Fiction read from my own TBR shelf.

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways…But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.”

The Moose Paradox by Annti Tuomainen (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 31 October so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen has finally restored order both to his life and to YouMeFun, the adventure park he now owns, when a man from the past appears – and turns everything upside down again. More problems arise when the park’s equipment supplier is taken over by a shady trio, with confusing demands. Why won’t Toy of Finland Ltd sell the new Moose Chute to Henri when he needs it as the park’s main attraction?

Meanwhile, Henri’s relationship with artist Laura has reached breaking point, and, in order to survive this new chaotic world, he must push every calculation to its limits, before it’s too late…

Absurdly funny, heart-stoppingly poignant and full of nail-biting suspense, The Moose Paradox is the second instalment in the critically acclaimed, pitch-perfect Rabbit Factor Trilogy and things are messier than ever…”

What I have finished reading:

Book Review – Witch Way To Murder And Mayhem by Jane Hinchey

What I am reading next:

Havana Fever by Leonardo Padura (click for link to Goodreads)

I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 9 November so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Mario Conde has retired from the police force and makes a living trading in antique books. Havana is now flooded with dollars, populated by pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers, and other hunters of the night. In the book collection of a rich Cuban who fled after the fall of Batista, Conde discovers an article about Violeta del Rio, a beautiful bolero singer of the 1950s who disappeared mysteriously. A murder soon follows. This is a crime story set in today’s darker Cuba, but it is also an evocation of the Havana of Batista, the city of a hundred night clubs where the paths of Marlon Brando and Meyer Lansky crossed.”

What are your 3 Ws?

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