The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m exhausted! With all the pets we have, we have not had a problem with fleas in over 15 years. 15 years!!! But while my daughters were home with their two cats (plus our 3 cats) somehow, someway fleas invaded our space, and I have been having the hardest time making them go away again. My daughters returned to campus with their cats months ago, but I am still battling the fleas on my cats and presumably in my home. I have been cleaning so much everyday that I barely have time to read. And that is possibly the biggest shame of all because I really have some good ARCs this week that I want to be able to enjoy. Darn fleas!!!
Just by some weird chance, I spotted The Fall of Shanara: The Last Druid by Terry Brooks – the last book ever in the Shanara world – on NetGalley. I read the original trilogy and at least one or two more of subsequent trilogies, so I hit the “Wish For” button thinking I that the wish would never be granted. But, guess what? The publisher granted my wish, and I have been enjoying this story for the last few days (that is, when I’m not battling fleas). Isn’t that cover gorgeous?
About This Book
- Genre: Epic Fantasy
- Publication Date : October 20, 2020
- Print Length : 448 pages
- Publisher : Del Rey
Hope blooms anew for the Four Lands in this riveting conclusion, not only to the Fall of Shannara series but to the entire Shannara saga—a truly landmark event over forty years in the making!
Since he first began the Shannara saga in 1977, Terry Brooks has had a clear idea of how the series should end, and now that moment is at hand.
As the Four Lands reels under the Skaar invasion—spearheaded by a warlike people determined to make this land their own—our heroes must decide what they will risk to save the integrity of their home. Even as one group remains to defend the Four Lands, another is undertaking a perilous journey across the sea to the Skaar homeland, carrying with them a new piece of technology that could change the face of the world forever. And yet a third is trapped in a deadly realm from which there may be no escape.
Filled with twists and turns and epic feats of derring-do—not untouched by tragedy—this is vintage Terry Brooks, and a fitting end to a saga that has gathered generations of readers into its fold.
The Mirror Man by Jane Gilmartin was such a surprise. A sci-fi thriller about cloning but with so much more under the surface that it was a genuine pleasure to read. Harlequin Trade sent me the widget, and I am so glad I went ahead and signed up for their tour of this book.
About This Book
- Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Publisher: MIRA
- Publication Date: October 20, 2020
Meet Jeremiah Adams. There are two of him.
The offer is too tempting: be part of a scientific breakthrough, step out of his life for a year, and be paid hugely for it. When ViMed Pharmaceutical asks Jeremiah to be part of an illegal cloning experiment, he sees it as a break from an existence he feels disconnected from. No one will know he’s been replaced—not the son who ignores him, not his increasingly distant wife—since a revolutionary drug called Meld can transfer his consciousness and memories to his copy.
From a luxurious apartment, he watches the clone navigate his day-to-day life. But soon Jeremiah discovers that examining himself from an outsider’s perspective isn’t what he thought it would be, and he watches in horror as “his” life spirals out of control. ViMed needs the experiment to succeed—they won’t call it off, and are prepared to remove any obstacle. With his family in danger, Jeremiah needs to finally find the courage to face himself head-on.
The same day that I saw the Terry Brooks book, I also saw Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella, and I adore Sophie Kinsella books (I’ve read all of the Shopaholic books). So, I requested it, just because – never thinking they would approve my request but they did, so that is the book I will enjoy next. It never hurts to ask, right?
About This Book
- Genre: Humorous Fiction
- Print Length: 432 pages
- Publisher: The Dial Press
- Publication Date: October 27, 2020
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Owe You One, an utterly delightful novel about a woman who ditches her dating app for a writer’s retreat in Italy—only to find that real love comes with its own filters
“As close to perfect as romantic comedies get.”—Jenny Colgan, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop on the Corner
Call Ava romantic, but she thinks love should be found in the real world, not on apps that filter men by height, job, or astrological sign. She believes in feelings, not algorithms. So after a recent breakup and dating app debacle, she decides to put love on hold and escapes to a remote writers’ retreat in coastal Italy. She’s determined to finish writing the novel she’s been fantasizing about, even though it means leaving her close-knit group of friends and her precious dog, Harold, behind.
At the retreat, she’s not allowed to use her real name or reveal any personal information. When the neighboring martial arts retreat is canceled and a few of its attendees join their small writing community, Ava, now going by “Aria,” meets “Dutch,” a man who seems too good to be true. The two embark on a baggage-free, whirlwind love affair, cliff-jumping into gem-colored Mediterranean waters and exploring the splendor of the Italian coast. Things seem to be perfect for Aria and Dutch.
But then their real identities—Ava and Matt—must return to London. As their fantasy starts to fade, they discover just how different their personal worlds are. From food choices to annoying habits to sauna etiquette . . . are they compatible in anything? And then there’s the prickly situation with Matt’s ex-girlfriend, who isn’t too eager to let him go. As one mishap follows another, it seems while they love each other, they just can’t love each other’s lives. Can they reconcile their differences to find one life together?