In 2022, I read a total of 31 books, sadly losing my goal of 60. But I enjoyed the books I read, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars! Click to see more stats.
Book Review: The Outlands
In the ruins of the world that was lies the city of Dios, a haven protected from the hostile environment known as The Outlands. Ruled by an oppressive Patriarch, the people of Dios are conditioned in fear. The smallest infraction could result in banishment to the Outlands, a fate worse than death. With his make-shift family of “Undesirables”, Jett Lasting struggles to find his place in a world where drawing attention to yourself can get you killed. His very existence is considered a crime. To survive, he must avoid guards, beggar gangs, and an ever-growing tension that could drag the whole city into chaos. Jett unwittingly becomes entwined in a plot to overthrow the government where his choices could lead to freedom or the death of everyone he’s ever known or cared about.
Book Review: What Was Your Name Downriver?
THE WITCHER MEETS TRUE GRIT Evaline Cartwright, a world-weary bounty hunter, and runaway Trivan Esterhazy are newly-met on a riverboat while fleeing the violence of the gold fields, eager for a return to civilization. But the frontier isn't done with them yet. Beset by the foul magicks of a rogue mage and the schemes of mutinous passengers, the women will have to navigate hostile country together, using wits and weaponry both, to have any chance of reaching their destination alive.
Book Review: He’ll Be Waiting
There are no safe spaces... When Tess Porter agrees to pick up her boyfriend's college pal at the airport on a snowy December night, she has no idea she's about to embark on the most dangerous ride of her life. Two days later, the 17-year-old wakes up in a hospital with broken bones, and unable to remember how she got there. Her parents are acting strangely, and neither James, her boyfriend, nor her best friend Izzy has visited. As she struggles to physically recover, Tess wrestles with haunting questions: What happened? Will her memory ever return? and what if she's better off not recalling any of it?
Book Tag: Would You Rather – Halloween Edition
I can't believe Halloween is right around the corner... And I still don't know what my costume is going to be! So let's procrastinate with some spooky bookish fun 😀
Book Review: The Inconvenient God
What happens if you try to retire a god who is not ready to leave? An official from the Ministry of Divinity arrives at a university to decommission a local god. She is expecting an easy decommissioning of a waning god of mischief but finds instead an active god not interested in retiring and university administrators who have not told her the full story about the god. Can the Decommisioner discover the true story of this god in time to prevent his most destructive round of mischief yet?
Book Review: Lagoonfire
The past can be a difficult thing to escape... Decommissioner Thirty-Seven is not the most conventional decommissioner at the Ministry of Divinities, but she takes her role of helping fading gods to retire seriously-and feels bad when things go wrong. Take the decommissioning of Laloran-morna, former god of warm ocean waves: she botched that, somehow, and now he spurts saltwater when upset. When seawater invades a development project in Laloran-morna's old haunts, suspicion naturally falls on him. But is the retired god the source of the problem? Or is it the work of a mortal saboteur? Searching for the answer to these questions brings Thirty-Seven face-to-face with a past she'd rather forget.
Book Review: Swan Peak
The Wolfe is hungry for more…
Entranced by the exquisite delights of the passionate lifestyle introduced to her by William Wolfe, April Ekdahl eagerly joins him on a luxurious winter holiday at his alpine estate.
But as she opens her mind to unfathomable new experiences, April finds her heart aching as deep fractures in her prince’s façade are revealed. Despite the demons that still haunt her, William accepts her.
But will he allow her to embrace his darkness in return?
Book Review: Swan Lake
The Swan is not as innocent as she appears...
Doubts and fears of her own making have kept April a prisoner of her mind for far too long. Her promising ballet career was halted after a violent attack, forcing her into a rehabilitation facility to cope with her crushing emotional pain. Now, eager for a fresh start, she battles to hide her daily struggles under an ill-fitting mask of control.
Until she meets William.
Underneath his intoxicating guidance, April explores exquisite freedoms that unlock a powerful side of herself she never knew existed. But the handsome billionaire has a dark side of his own, and may not be the modern-day prince the world believes him to be. Plagued by labels of both good and evil, will he be her salvation?
Or her ultimate undoing?
Book Review: The Last Moon Witch
How far would you go to learn the truth?
Witches have been all but wiped out. The remnants of the once great covens are hidden, clinging to the last dregs of magic in a poisoned world.
In the sanctuary of Umeå, a fledgling witch named Kanruo searches for the truth behind his family as his crush on the local governor's son becomes harder to ignore.
But as secrets unveil themselves and dark forces converge on the horizon, will he be strong enough to change his fate?