Next week will be about reviews. I have two books scheduled for then. Is that all the books I’ll be reviewing this month?
There’s one more I’d like to add to the list, but since I don’t have an ARC yet, I’m not including it here.
So, which are the books?
Seventh Born – The Witchling Academy Series, Book 1
Author: Monica Sanz
Themes & Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, magic, witches
Abomination. Curse. Murderer. All names hurled at eighteen-year-old Seraphina Dovetail. As the seventh-born daughter to a witch, she’s the cause of her mother losing her powers and, in turn, her life.
Abandoned as a child, Sera dreams of becoming an inspector and finding her family. To do that, she must be referred into the Advanced Studies Program at the Aetherium’s Witchling Academy. Her birth order, quick temper, and tendency to set things on fire, however, have left her an outcast with failing marks…and just what Professor Nikolai Barrington is looking for.
The tall, brooding, yet exceedingly handsome young professor makes her a proposition: become his assistant and he’ll give her the referral she needs. Sera is quickly thrust into a world where witches are being kidnapped, bodies are raised from the dead, and someone is burning seventhborns alive. As Sera and Barrington grow ever closer, she’ll discover that some secrets are best left buried…and fire isn’t the only thing that makes a witch burn.
Date of my review: Thursday, September 06
Add Seventh Born to your Goodreads shelf (link takes you straight to the book)
The Fox, the Dog, and the King – The Cassie Tam Files, Book 2
Author: Matt Doyle
Themes & Genres: LGBT, Sci-Fi, Mystery, crime, detectives, lesbian
New Hopeland City may have been built to be the centerpiece of the technological age, but some remnants of the old world still linger. The tools of the trade have changed, but the corruption remains the same, even in the criminal underworld …
When PI Cassie Tam and her girlfriend Lori try to make up for their recent busy schedules with a night out at the theatre to watch the Tech Shift performer Kitsune, the last thing they expected was for Cassie to get a job offer. But some people are never off the clock, and by the end of the evening, Cassie has been drawn into a mundane but highly paid missing pet case. Unfortunately, in New Hopeland City, even something as simple as little lost dog can lead you down some dark paths.
Until now, Cassie wasn’t aware that there even was a rabbit hole, let alone how far down it goes.
Date of my review: Sunday, September 09
Read my review of Book 1 – Addict, here.
Add The Fox, the Dog, and the King to your Goodreads shelf (link takes you straight to the book)
Have you read anything by Monica or Matt?
Which book and what did you think of it?