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The Court of Miracles

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The Court of Miraclesby Kester Grant4 out of 5
Synopsis Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of the French Revolution.
In the violent urban jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, the French Revolution has failed and the city is divided between merciless royalty and nine underworld criminal guilds, known as the Court of Miracles. Eponine (Nina) Thénardier is a talented cat burglar and member of the Thieves Guild. Nina's life is midnight robberies, avoiding her father's fists, and watching over her naïve adopted sister, Cosette (Ettie). When Ettie attracts the eye of the Tiger--the ruthless lord of the Guild of Flesh--Nina is caught in a desperate race to keep the younger girl safe. Her vow takes her from the city's dark underbelly to the glittering court of Louis XVII. And it also forces Nina to make a terrible choice--protect Ettie and set off…

Book Spotlight: Forever Mine - Cy & Rylan

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Forever Mine – Cy & Rylan
Claire Plaisted
Wolf Shifter Romance Novella. LGBT, M/M, Murder, Mystery, True Love.
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Cy is an Alpha wolf-shifter, heir to his father's pack. Cy is also gay, something his father won't accept. In fact, he's already lined up a female mate for him. A woman Cy hates. Cy found his true mate ten years prior. He waited and watched, praying for salvation.  Rylan Jessop is from the other sides of the tracks. Not good enough for the elite of the pack. A university graduate due to a scholarship, Ryan returns home and accepts a date with Cy. They mate. At first, Rylan is horrified, he wanted other things from life.  Mated, he finds himself loving Cy and taking a stand against Cy's father who is furious. Cy takes the lead and their adventure begins as they travel across America to Canada, learning to love and getting to know each other. Will they get their 'Happy Ever After'?
This is the first novella in a series called 'Forever Mine'. Mat…

A Court of Thorns and Roses

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A Court of Thorns and Rosesby Sarah J. Maas4 out of 5
Synopsis Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price ...
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre's presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
Review With her family on the brink of starvation, Feyre risks shooting a wolf deep in the forest, with no idea she's about to be d…

Blog tour: The Beauty of Broken Things

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The Beauty of Broken ThingsUnited by tragedy, can two broken souls make each other whole?After the tragic loss of his wife, Helen, Luke Hansard is desperate to keep her memory alive. In an effort to stay close to her, he reaches out to an online friend Helen often mentioned: a reclusive photographer with a curious interest in beautiful but broken objects. But first he must find her—and she doesn’t want to be found.Orla Kendrick lives alone in the ruins of a remote Suffolk castle, hiding from the haunting past that has left her physically and emotionally scarred. In her fortress, she can keep a safe distance from prying eyes, surrounded by her broken treasures and insulated from the world outside.When Luke tracks Orla down, he is determined to help her in the way Helen wanted to: by encouraging her out of her isolation and back into the world. But Orla has never seen her refuge as a prison and, when painful secrets and dangerous threats begin to resurface, Luke’s good deed is turned on…

The Beauty of Broken Things

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The Beauty of Broken Thingsby Victoria Connelly3.5 out of 5
Synopsis United by tragedy, can two broken souls make each other whole?
After the tragic loss of his wife, Helen, Luke Hansard is desperate to keep her memory alive. In an effort to stay close to her, he reaches out to an online friend Helen often mentioned: a reclusive photographer with a curious interest in beautiful but broken objects. But first he must find her—and she doesn’t want to be found.
Orla Kendrick lives alone in the ruins of a remote Suffolk castle, hiding from the haunting past that has left her physically and emotionally scarred. In her fortress, she can keep a safe distance from prying eyes, surrounded by her broken treasures and insulated from the world outside.
When Luke tracks Orla down, he is determined to help her in the way Helen wanted to: by encouraging her out of her isolation and back into the world. But Orla has never seen her refuge as a prison and, when painful secrets and dangerous threats begin to …

The Skyhound Master

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The Skyhound Masterby Shauna E. Black4 out of 5
Synopsis Follow Xanthe, Avilene and the crew of the Carpathia as they discover there's more to the Andul enslavement than meets the eye.
Review Avilene has accepted that she is a Conductor, but she's still getting to grips with her powers when her new family is ripped apart.
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This is the second book in the Andul Guardians series, and picks up a few months after the last one left off.
Avilene and Brayde are both aboard the Carpathia - the flying pirate ship manned by children rescued from slave labour - trying to get through winter, so they can track down their missing captain, Xanthe. Their peaceful plans go awry when the local village is under threat by soldiers, and their escape is bungled, leaving the Carpathia a wreck in the mountains; and Avilene captured and taken to the Andul prison of Slaveek.
I really enjoyed this, as we learn more about the awful factories where geissler tu…

Midnight's Twins

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Midnight's Twinsby Holly Race5 out of 5
Synopsis The first novel in a lyrical, endlessly inventive urban fantasy trilogy from debut author Holly Race.
Fifteen-year-old Londoner Fern is about to uncover a place that she could not have imagined in all her wildest dreams. Annwn is the dream mirror of our world, a place where Dreamers walk in their slumber, their dreams playing out all around them. An enchanted, mysterious place that feeds our own world - as without dreams, without a place where our imaginations and minds can be nourished, what kind of humans would we be?
But Annwn is a place as full of dangers as it is wonders: it is a place where dreams can kill you. Annwn and its Dreamers are protected by an ancient order known as the Knights - and when Fern's hated twin Ollie is chosen to join their ranks, Fern will have to do whatever she can to prove she is one of them too.
But the world Fern discovers in Annwn, in this dream mirror of her London, is a fragile one, threatened by …