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New Book Releases – 03 May 2022

Hola, Book Dragons, new book releases today!

Synopsis:
In Charlie Hall’s world, shadows can be altered, for entertainment and cosmetic preferences—but also to increase power and influence. You can alter someone’s feelings—and memories—but manipulating shadows has a cost, with the potential to take hours or days from your life. Your shadow holds all the parts of you that you want to keep hidden—a second self, standing just to your left, walking behind you into lit rooms. And sometimes, it has a life of its own.
Charlie is a low-level con artist, working as a bartender while trying to distance herself from the powerful and dangerous underground world of shadow trading. She gets by doing odd jobs for her patrons and the naive new money in her town at the edge of the Berkshires. But when a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie’s present life is thrown into chaos, and her future seems at best, unclear—and at worst, non-existent. Determined to survive, Charlie throws herself into a maelstrom of secrets and murder, setting her against a cast of doppelgangers, mercurial billionaires, shadow thieves, and her own sister—all desperate to control the magic of the shadows.
With sharp angles and prose, and a sinister bent, Holly Black is a master of shadow and story stitching. Remember while you read, light isn’t playing tricks in Book of Night, the people are.
Synopsis:
When she was young, Arya Roth became best friends with her housekeeper’s son. Soon, friendship turned to young love, and when Arya dared him to kiss her, a chain reaction of disastrous events led to the boy being sent away and out of Arya’s life.
Now, two decades later, Arya is an on-the-rise publicist with her beloved father as one of her biggest clients. So when her father is sued by a former employee, Arya sets out to prove that her father is not the monster he is accused of being. The only problem is the attorney who is determined to destroy her father’s good name. Christian Miller is charming, ambitious, and devilishly good looking, and Arya has no idea he is that same boy who kissed her all those years ago.
Past and present collide as Arya falls hard for Christian. But when she finds out who he really is and about his obsession with getting revenge on her father, can she choose love over family?

What about you guys? Any new releases you’re anticipating today?

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

Posted in Book Reviews

Book Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely #1) – Brigid Kemmerer

Rating: 3/5 🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Review:

This is the second fairy tale retelling I’ve read. Who wouldn’t want to read this book with that fantastic cover and amazing title? I had a lot of expectations going in, but sadly, it was kind of disappointing halfway through.

What I liked
— I enjoyed Brigid Kemmerer’s writing. It was really good and kept my attention. The characters were intriguing and they each had a lot to add to the story.
— The story itself showed a lot of promise for a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Continue reading “Book Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely #1) – Brigid Kemmerer”