It is truly welcome to winter here in the UK as the temperature has plummeted this week. There are even rumours it may sleet which is as close to snow as I think I have been in the last 2 years. For those of you who have been shoveling out your drive for months probably wish I would stop talking about the weather and get to what I read this week :). So what did I read?
I started the week with a book I received from NetGalley - The Fire Sermon
by Francesca Haig which is the first in the series of the same name and a debut novel (Gallery Books, March 10, 2015). However, I will be writing a full review so can't give too much away.
Amazon really thinks I should be reading the Discord Jones series so I finally caved in and bought book 1 - Arcane Solutions
by Gayla Drummond. For those that don't know, Discord Jones is a multi-talented psychic who can teleport herself to work every morning (wish I could do that!). Discord is a private investigator and gets a case that almost becomes her last. Vampires, elves, demons and a couple of delicious shifters all converge on Discord's life to make it all that much more complicated. I thought this book was just OK....and maybe slightly less than OK. I thought that Discord gets beaten up one too many times and jumps in the sack with her shifter bodyguard (and later boyfriend) just a a bit too quickly for someone who professes to be a prude. For me she just wasn't a credible heroine and overall I didn't see what made her that special.
Finally (who may be glad this post is almost at an end?) I continued to read The Ministry Protocol
from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series. I am currently reading a story involving Books and Braun so needless to say I am 'lovin' it'. As you may remember I have also been selected to beta review Michael J. Sullivan's upcoming novel Rhune.
I am finding beta reading a challenge. I like it but it is still a challenge. I normally read quite quickly but I want to do justice to the opportunity I have been given so find myself reading very sssllloooooooooowwwlllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. All good fun though!
Anyway, that is all for me for this week. I hope you are all bundled up nice and warm with a lovely book. Until next week Happy Reading.