Tag: Book Reviews

Books I’ve been enjoying

Last year, my family and I moved. We’ve got a lovely house now, we’re finally settled — but one of the unfortunate side effects of the move is my commute. It nearly doubled. Most days, I find myself in the car for 45 minutes to an hour and a half each way. And I have to say, the only thing that’s really saved my sanity is audio books. I figured I’d share a few of the audio books I’ve listened to recently that I really enjoyed!

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

I absolutely loved this audiobook. I had no idea what I was getting into when I started it, I wanted no spoilers, I didn’t want to know a single thing about the book — so I just dove in. In the beginning, I’d simply wanted to listen to American Gods because I’d planned to watch the TV show. I did not plan to be completely consumed by the story, the characters, and the full cast in the audiobook. The world and the characters are so rich, the writing beautiful. I loved everything about it.

The Shades of Magic Series – by V.E. Schwab
A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows, A Conjuring of Light

When A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC came out three years ago, I tried to purchase a copy then. Alas, it was sold out. Then it slipped off my radar until I bought an ebook of it, but it got lost in my TBR pile. But finally, the audio book made its way into my life, and I cannot express how thankful I am to have read this series. These books made me love the characters, broke my heart (several times), and left me DYING when I had to pause them. I want to steal Kell’s coat, go on a ship with Lila, and give Rhy a long, much-needed hug. This was a world I was so sad to leave. There are not enough good things I can say about this series, other than, if this is not in your life already — fix it, and fix it now.

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Book Review – Embracing the Rain by Amy Bledsoe

Embracing-The-Rain-By-Amy-Bledsoe Let me start by saying, I absolutely loved this book. It took me on an emotional journey, and left me needing to recover. Embracing the Rain is a wonderful romance with a hint of suspense that holds you captive until the last page.

Author, Amy Bledsoe, had the rare ability to make me care about every-single-one of her characters, even the animals! The depth of the characters, their back stories, their quirks, and more importantly flaws — it all added up to very real characters that were well-rounded. Realistic ups-and-downs in the relationships kept me eager to find out what happened next. The romance, and romantic tension were not only believable, but palpable.

This book is based in a small town in Oklahoma, and centers around two characters who both have dark pasts, and secrets that they want to keep hidden. As the characters fell in love, I found myself rooting for them, and wanting to know how the rest of their lives unfolded. If you’re looking for a great romance that’s an easy read, with a bit of suspense, be sure to pick up Embracing the Rain by Amy Bledsoe.

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