In the Shadow of Blackbirds

Although I had wanted to read In the Shadow of Blackbirdssince I saw it on a blog somewhere, I really didn’t know what to expect when I opened it. The synopsis is intriguing but it doesn’t give a whole lot away – which I came to see as a good thing the further I read. Mary Shelley Black lives in a time of upheaval and her personal life isn’t any less hectic; her mother isn’t around, her father has been imprisoned as a traitor, and her sweetheart, Stephen, has left to…

The Black Wolves

The Black Wolves (The Black Wolves Trilogy #1) Orbit (10 November 2015) Website || Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter Some choices can never be undone. The Hundred, once ruled by a tainted religion and demon court, is now a place of prosperity, but treachery still waits in the shadows. Once the captain of the elite Black Wolves, Kellas finds himself standing at a crossroads where he must decide whom to serve and whom to betray. Faithful to the king’s memory but shut out from his legacy, Lady Dannarah fights for…

A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) Tor Books (10 February 2015) Website || Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit. Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London is ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. People fight to control magic, and…

Tattered Loyalties

Tattered Loyalties by Carrie Ann Ryan (The Talon Pack #1) Fated Desires Publishing LLC (17 February 2015) Website || Goodreads || Twitter When the great war between the Redwoods and the Centrals occurred three decades ago, the Talon Pack risked their lives for the side of good. After tragedy struck, Gideon Brentwood became the Alpha of the Talons. But the Pack’s stability is threatened, and he’s forced to take mate—only the one fate puts in his path is the woman he shouldn’t want. Though the daughter of the Redwood Pack’s…

Prisoner

Prisoner was one of those books I bought on a whim and then devoured with absolutely no feelings of guilt despite the leaning TBR piles gracing my bedroom. The synopsis immediately made me take notice and as soon as the book had downloaded I started reading and didn’t want to stop. I suppose in one way, the idea of this book is nothing particularly new. The prison is a titillating setting and hasn’t been overdone – however much I might wish there were more stories based round that idea. However, there…

Inferno

Inferno by Kathryn Kelly (Phoenix Rising Rock Band #1) Self-Published (March 10 2015) Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter I’m a rocker with the eyes of the world on me. Waiting for my triumph or my downfall…just waiting. Most of my life is in my hands. My destiny? That’s another story. My destiny isn’t as debt free. My band, Phoenix Rising, arrives in Houston to cut a new album. Before we perform our first concert in the city and I choose my groupies of the night, I’m thrust into debauchery. Sleeping…

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Bobby’s Top 10 Reads 2014

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Unfortunately, I have read the least amount of books this year that I have for as many years as I can remember. However, the lack of quantity has meant that I have looked for quality and so I have managed to compile this post of the top ten books I read in 2014 (in no particular order). My Lady Quicksilver – Bec MacMaster  This is a series that I happened upon purely by chance and then loved, and this instalment did not let it down; it has just the right amount…

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