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text 2021-01-28 16:07
Promo Spotlight: For Love, Not War by Jade Royal

[Because facebook has very unfairly blocked my blog, Punya Reviews..., from being promoted on their platform, I'm using my booklikes profile as a "gateway" of sorts so I have a link to promote. I've been trying to reach them by leaving them messages through the Facebook blocks option, however not sure I'll ever be able to have this block lifted as I have no means to reach them directly. More on what happened can be found here.]

 

LINK to my promo spotlight post for For Love, Not War on Punya Reviews...:

https://punyareviews.blogspot.com/2021/01/promo-spotlight-for-love-not-war-by.html

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review 2021-01-23 20:47
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness
Season two of the tv show started and I knew I had to read Shadow of Night before watching it.
This book is better than the first. The first now feels more like an introduction to me. This one was exciting from beginning to end, and it literally picks up where the first story leaves off.
We learn so much more about Diana. We see what a beautiful relationship her and Matthew have, and how tightly woven their bond really is. You also get a glimpse of things you didn't see coming.
I have to admit, I wonder if the conclusion can keep the momentum going? Oh, I am excited to learn!
I'm not much of a historical fan but this is one series that I can't get enough of!
 
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2021/01/shadow-of-night-by-deborah-harkness-3.html
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text 2020-12-21 16:10
Cover Reveal: Rise of the Moon by L.P. Dover

[Because facebook has very unfairly blocked my blog, Punya Reviews..., from being promoted on their platform, I'm using my booklikes profile as a "gateway" of sorts so I have a link to promote. I've been trying to reach them by leaving them messages through the Facebook blocks option, however not sure I'll ever be able to have this block lifted as I have no means to reach them directly. More on what happened can be found here.]

 

LINK to my cover reveal post for Rise of the Moon on Punya Reviews...:

https://punyareviews.blogspot.com/2020/12/cover-reveal-rise-of-moon-by-lp-dover.html

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review 2020-12-11 07:25
Lowcountry Boondoggle (Liz Talbot, #9)
Lowcountry Boondoggle - Susan M. Boyer

Another solid entry in what's been a very dependable, well-written series.  The mystery itself was a little predictable, but I can't be certain the author didn't intend that, as the clues weren't subtle; a story about PIs wouldn't really work with subtle and still be fair to the readers.

 

There's some character development in this one, as well as references to a previous plot that make this less than ideal as a standalone, and it's wroth the time to start at the beginning with book 1.

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review 2020-11-04 00:21
Pocket Apocalypse (InCryptid, #4)
Pocket Apocalypse: InCryptid, Book Four - Seanan McGuire

The second of Alex's books, and the best of the two by a clear margin.  This one takes place in Australia, and the author nails the setting, while taking the mickey about (northern) Australia's natural population's inherent desire to kill everyone.  Half-off Ragnarok struggled to get this cultural uniqueness right, in my opinion, so it was a relief to see the improvement here.  Shelby still remained elusive as an individual, but her family members more than compensated.

 

Shelby's family is why I didn't like this book even more; they're over-the-top asses to Alex and it teetered on caricature.

 

The plot was good; while I wasn't shocked by the turn of events, I didn't see them coming, either.  I love how the author and Alex brought in the wadjets, using this angle to work in the injustice of ‘otherness’, though the Yowie's (who I loved) circumstances turned what was a subtle but effective highlight on that injustice into something more like a sledgehammer.  

 

The Aeslin mice are here but I did not appreciate the turn of events the author took with them.  Maybe she'd argue it was necessary to the story line, but she'd never convince me.  Luckily it was a relatively short scene.

 

With every book of McGuire's I've read, I have both enjoyed them and found them problematic.  That I mostly keep coming back (I've skipped a few) for more Price family antics suggests she gets it right more often than she doesn't.

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