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review 2018-03-24 18:02
All Good Things by Emma Newman
All Good Things: The Split Worlds - Book Five - Emma Newman

Series: The Split Worlds #5


*Mild spoilers but nothing that isn't hinted at earlier in the series*


This was the last installment in the Split Worlds series and it was great! The Split Worlds is an urban fantasy series that features Cathy, a woman who grew up in the Nether (a kind of pocket dimension that divides our world, Mundanus, from the world of the Fae) under the patronage of the Fae. She wasn't keen on spending the rest of her days under the yoke of this ultra-conservative society (people don't age in the Nether, so the people in charge were born hundreds of years ago), so she arranges to go to university and then runs away.


The series starts off with her being dragged backed to her family kicking and screaming to be married off, and as the series progresses she tries to find avenues to be a force for change from within. This book starts off with her having run away from her husband and her learning more about sorcery (note: the sorcerers in this universe are pretty awesome but are also major dickwads) and then she finds herself in a position with the possibility of burning the whole thing down. Should she help merge the Fae reality with the mundane world and would this essentially mean condemning the people who have lived in the Nether with the expectation of living more or less indefinitely to death by eventual old age?


Well, read to find out. I definitely recommend this series. I shall have to pick up the last three books in audio so that I can enjoy them again on a reread.


I just keep picturing the final world having the possibilities of that episode of Doctor Who where time got broken.

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review 2018-03-24 14:21
The Lawley Case
The Lawley Case - Diana Xarissa

This one didn't have as strong of a plot as previous books, but it was still enjoyable and although the culprits in the mystery were known, the reasons were a surprise. But it's always fun to catch up with the Markham sisters and a great read to curl up with for an evening.

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text 2018-03-24 13:00
Reading progress update: I've read 36%.
The Masked City - Genevieve Cogman

The story and my brain, feel a lot less chaotic and muddled this time around. Although, I'm just at the point where Irene is going with Lord Silver to the high-chaos world of alternate Venice to try and retrieve Kai, so it remains to be seen if they stay that way. But so far-so good! 

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review 2018-03-24 06:51
Craven Manor...
Craven Manor - Darcy Coates

This was the first book I've read by Darcy Coates and it was really good!


If you don't like very scary books, no worries, you won't have to sleep with the lights on or anything. It's just a little creepy and there's a few 'hold your breath' and 'make you jump' scenes but nothing over the top.


I'm kind of picky about ghost/ haunted house stories especially the endings but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It wrapped up nicely and didn't leave you hanging with a million questions which seems to be the case in a lot of the ghost stories I seem to read.


I personally want to read all of her books now including her upcoming release The Carrow Haunt which sounds like it's going to be awesome too! My poor TBR is never going to decrease.


Before you stay at Craven Manor though, you need to know the Rules:


No strangers are allowed onto the property.

Do not enter the tower.

Do not leave the groundskeeper's cottage between midnight and dawn.

Draw your curtains.

Keep the door locked. If you hear knocking, do not answer it.






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review 2018-03-23 16:13
Aunt Bessie Observes
Aunt Bessie Observes - Diana Xarissa

Janet and Joan Markham were first seen in a previous Aunt Bessie book and now have a series of no-murder cozy mysteries, and I enjoyed watching them team up with Bessie. In the Markham Sisters mystery The Jackson Case, a pair of con-men swindled a charity out of its proceeds from a charity auction. and in Aunt Bessie Observes, both found murdered. I'm not really sure what Bessie observed, other than the horrifically garish theme cottage that neighbor Maggie fixed up (which made me laugh out loud!) but this was still an entertaining and enjoyable read with a fascinating cross-over mystery.

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