Sundays In Bed With… A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

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Welcome to the Sundays In Bed With… Meme! The meme that dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning? Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today! This meme is hosted by Midnight Book Girl.

This weekend I’m reading A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer. I have 50 pages left and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I know a lot of people didn’t like the fact that this book wasn’t from Rhen/Harper’s POV but I am all for it. I loved Grey so much in the first book so to have a story from his perspective is perfection.

Title: A Heart So Fierce and Broken

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Series: Cursebreakers #2

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Release Date: January 7, 2020

Find the heir, win the crown.

The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.

Win the crown, save the kingdom.

Rumored to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen–until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?



Review: A Dead Djinn in Cairo by P. Djèlí Clark

Title: A Dead Djinn in Cairo
Author: P. Djèlí Clark
Series: Dead Djinn Universe #0.5
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: May 18, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Source: Purchased

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Rating: 4 stars

Egypt, 1912. In an alternate Cairo infused with the otherworldly, the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities investigate disturbances between the mortal and the (possibly) divine. What starts off as an odd suicide case for Special Investigator Fatma el-Sha’arawi leads her through the city’s underbelly as she encounters rampaging ghouls, saucy assassins, clockwork angels, and plot that could unravel time itself.

Review:

Over the past little while I’ve heard a lot about this novella on some booktube channels I watch so I decided to pick it up and I’m glad I did. This was a really good novella.

I’m so impressed with what P. Djèlí Clark was able to do in only 45 pages. He set up the world for the future novels so well. It was concise and to the point. Nothing was dragged out too long. Everything had a place and purpose and I can’t wait to see more of this world and what he does with it.

While I don’t think Fatma was as fleshed out as the world, it’s fine with me. There’s only so much that can be done in 45 pages. I was intrigued with what we were given by Clark and I’m looking forward to learning more about Fatma and reading the rest of her adventures as an investigator and her potential romance.

I have to admit, mystery isn’t a genre I pick up much. It’s not my thing. But I will definitely read the other books in the Dead Djinn Universe. I think I’m going to adore this alternate Cairo and its creatures very much.

About P. Djèlí Clark:

P. Djèlí Clark likes creating fantastic, dangerous, and exciting worlds. Usually with heroines & heroes. Almost always with magic & monsters. His short fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Lightspeed, Tor.com and in print anthologies including Griots, Steamfunk, Myriad Lands and Hidden Youth.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Not A Happy Family by Shari Lapena

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Title: Not A Happy Family

Author: Shari Lapena

Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books

Publication Date: July 27, 2021

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In this family, everyone is keeping secrets–especially the dead. Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there. And they don’t come much richer than Fred and Sheila Mercer. But even all their money can’t protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mercers are brutally murdered the night after an Easter Dinner with their three adult kids. Who, of course, are devastated.

Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their capricious father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of them is more disturbed than anyone knew. Did one of them snap after that dreadful evening? Or was it someone else that night who crept in with the worst of intentions? It must be. After all, if one of your siblings was a psychopath, you’d know.

Wouldn’t you?

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Title: Better Than the Movies

Author: Lynn Painter

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

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Perpetual daydreamer Liz Buxbaum gave her heart to Michael a long time ago. But her cool, aloof forever crush never really saw her before he moved away. Now that he’s back in town, Liz will do whatever it takes to get on his radar—and maybe snag him as a prom date—even befriend Wes Bennet.

The annoyingly attractive next-door neighbor might seem like a prime candidate for romantic comedy fantasies, but Wes has only been a pain in Liz’s butt since they were kids. Pranks involving frogs and decapitated lawn gnomes do not a potential boyfriend make. Yet, somehow, Wes and Michael are hitting it off, which means Wes is Liz’s in.

But as Liz and Wes scheme to get Liz noticed by Michael so she can have her magical prom moment, she’s shocked to discover that she likes being around Wes. And as they continue to grow closer, she must reexamine everything she thought she knew about love—and rethink her own ideas of what Happily Ever After should look like.

Top Ten Tuesday: Colourful Book Covers

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature over at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is colourful covers. As much as I would love to say I never judge a book by its cover and haven’t made cover purchases in the past, I totally have.

These books all have absolutely beautiful colourful covers. Some I’ve read and some I haven’t. But I can promise the ones I haven’t read yet are on my TBR because of the synopsis and not just the cover!

Link to me your lists below. I definitely want to see what you guys chose.

1. Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

2. To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters

3. A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

4. Other People’s Children by R.J. Hoffmann

5. Meet Cute Club by Jack Harbon

6. Beach Read by Emily Henry

7. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

8. This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura

9. I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn

10. Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao