My Latest Reading List – October 2019

I was only able to read two books for this post as I have been extremely busy lately. Do you ever have those days that you feel like your life has flown past you and you’re not even sure what you did, but you know that you barely touched ground? That’s how I’ve been feeling. Strangely enough, I have also been in a bit of a bad mood…if you can call it that. Maybe my tolerance for nonsense has reached the zero mark, ha ha.

Anyway, back to the books…

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

About the book

The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.

It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.

Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…

Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?

Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s Dark Artifices series.

My thoughts:

Brilliant as always!! I can’t wait to read the second book in this series. Cassandra has such a beautiful way of writing and is an absolute inspiration to me as a fellow author!

The way she keeps you on the edge of your seat. The hate, love, anger and desperation touch’s your soul tremendously. The fact that you also feel sorry for the villain because he is that due to circumstances, makes it even more brilliant! It makes you think about the fact that maybe someone treats you badly because of something that they went through. It also reminds you that everyone has a story, even the bad guys.

Buried by Sian Claven

About the book

Home is where the heart is … or the hatred.
You can feel the love and care someone puts into their home just by walking into it. Equally, you can feel the hatred and malice when you step into a home where dark deeds have been done.

Alex and his team of so-called paranormal investigators are given the opportunity of a lifetime when they are able to film inside one of the most haunted, and cursed, locations in their area.
The Jackson Mansion.
The thing that makes this mansion truly unique is that it is built completely underground. Determined to uncover the dark secrets of the mansion’s past, and prove himself a notable investigator, Alex doesn’t care what it takes. The mansion, however, has other ideas, as well as some rather restless occupants.

My thoughts

If you enjoy horror and unhappy endings, then you will love this book. Sian is very descriptive in her story and it really sets the scene for all the horrors that follow.

Just when you think someone may be making it out of the mansion, she twists the story. I don’t usually read horror, but this book was a good ‘first horror’ book.

The fact that Sian writes her book according to her cover also amazes me. I take my hat off to her for coming up with such a freaky storyline all from looking at the cover.

Sian’s imagination holds no bounds!

That’s it from me for now…

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