The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
This is a Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour book, and I am almost done reading it. The second half is much better than the first half, but I don’t know that it is really a book that appeals to me. It’s confusing and the writing style just does not pull me in. That being said, it is intriguing, interesting, and action-packed.
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
- Print Length: 267 pages
- Publisher: Black Rose
- Publication Date: August 27, 2020
Jane Takako Wolfsheim learns she can alter time and space after meeting a charismatic stranger named Jorge Luis Borges.
Inextricably she falls for Borges. Soon, however Borges’ lies and emotional abuse, and nightmares about a demonic figure, “the man in black,” nearly drive Jane mad. After her parents are murdered, Jane flees with Borges. Both the ghost of haiku master, Basho, and the Daibutsu of Kamakura, a statue of Buddha that appears in her dreams, offer her cryptic advice. Unable to trust anyone, Jane must find the strength to save herself, her unborn child, and possibly the future of humanity.
I expected this book to be a nice way to spend my weekend. Little did I know that I would have distractions that would totally kill my focus. For instance, on Sunday morning, I was lounging in bed with a cup of coffee and enjoying Fable when I heard a weird whoosh sound and my house started shaking and then it kept shaking until I wondered if it would stop. I turned to my husband and asked him we could be having an earthquake in North Carolina. As it turns out, we were. Crazy, right? I thought so too. There was no damage or injuries that I’m aware of – it was just crazy and, of course, I had to spend the rest of the day finding out more about it (it was a 5.1 magnitude earthquake centered about 85 miles north of us). I did finish Fable finally and it really is quite good – very character-driven.
Genre: Epic Fantasy
- Print Length: 361 pages
- Publisher: Wednesday Books
- Publication Date: September 1, 2020
Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men.
As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.
But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn’t who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they’re going to stay alive.
This is a The Write Reads blog tour book. It’s short and I read a sample which was pretty good. I expect it to be a fun, short read.
Genre: Epic Fantasy
- Print Length: 142 pages
- Publisher: Echo Enduring Media
- Publication Date: January 22, 2019
How do you kill a shadow?
As a raging storm descends on the Blasted Coast, the crippled young rigger, Caleb Rusk, meets a wounded stranger on the open road. Little does he know that the encounter will pull him into a conflict that threatens everything he holds dear—and change the course of his life forever. With help from a hammer-wielding mercenary, a drifter girl with a heritage of magic, and an eccentric sky pirate, Caleb must find a way to escape the clutches of a shape-stealing demon that refuses to die.
Meanwhile, in the capital of Taralius, a string of inexplicable deaths have captured the attention of the Ember Throne. Second Corporal Avendor Tarcoth is tasked with uncovering the truth behind a danger that could threaten the very fabric of the Realm. To assist him, the Queen enlists the aid of the sage, Tiberius Alaran. But the blind old man has secrets of his own—and allegiances that extend beyond the Ember Throne.