Slaying Monsters for the Feeble (Guild Codex: Demonized #2) by Annette Marie 11/1-
I discovered this author on KU and have really enjoyed her writing. The Guild Codex: Demonized is actually a spin-off from the original series, Guild Codex: Spellbound. The main character of Demonized is introduced several books into the Spellbound series and I was hooked as soon as I met her on page. Now I think I enjoy her series even more than the original.
I love the dynamics between Robin and her demon, Zylas. They seem to be finally starting to understand each other. What started out as a contract that protected Robin and freed Zylas from the bad guys who had him trapped has evolved into an unusual friendship of sorts. Sort of like a marriage of strangers who have to get to know each other and begin to trust. There are some key moments toward the end where Zylas learns about empathy and emotion and Robin finally understands how Zylas views commitments and promises.
I don’t know where this author intends to take them, or if they will end up a couple at the end. I can’t decide what I’m hoping for either. My head says probably not, my romance loving heart says YES PLEASE. All I know is that this series gets better and better and I am more than ready for the next book in the series that releases April of 2020.
The Business of Blood (The Business of Blood #1) by Kerrigan Byrne 10/20-
I didn’t realize that Kerrigan Byrne had written a historical mystery until I received her newsletter announcing it was up on Amazon and available on KU. And you better believe I immediately went and one-clicked.
This book has intense scenes of violence and gore, but I expected that going in. I adored the heroine and her take no shit attitude. She lives on the edge, playing both sides of the criminal world. Working with the police by day and doing side jobs for extra money with some of the worst criminals by night. She was fascinating.
This is this author’s version of Jack the Ripper/Whitechapel and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. The newsletter assures readers there will be a love interest and HEA, but I can’t quite figure out which one of the supporting characters that will be. Or even which one of them I want it to be. LOL.
I love this author’s voice and will read anything she writes. Highly recommend this for fans of historical mystery.
How to Kiss an Undead Bride: The Epilogues ((The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy #7) by Hailey Edwards 11/5-
I love this series so much and was so excited to finally get to see Linus and Grier tie the knot and say I do.
This was a great finale to the series. There are hijinks between Grier and Lethe, crazy wedding planning, a mystery that may or may not involve a certain last seed and of course lots of scenes with all of the happy couple’s chosen friends and family. I loved it and hope to see more of Linus and Grier in the future. I’m also pretty excited to see what Ms. Edwards has up her sleeve regarding Boaz and Adelaide.