Here’s my To Review list for the month, starting with a review I’ve actually already posted.
The Imposter King – The Imposter Series, Book 2
Author: Wendy Rathbone
Themes & Genres: LGBT, Fantasy, war
WARNING: Mature Content
Their love made them close. Their secret kept them closer.
Dare and Prince Malory are happily married and in love, but the secret of Dare’s true identity as a mere servant threatens their romantic bliss.
Messages to the king of Brookfall go unanswered, and rumors of war unsettle both kingdoms. Until one day heralds arrive with bags of gold to ransom Dare and demand his return to Brookfall.
King Millard, Prince Malory’s father, orders Dare to make the journey to see his father. But Dare is not the true heir, and if they meet, the secret he and Mal have been guarding will be revealed. Also, impersonating a royal means a death penalty offense. Worse, it could mean all-out war between their countries.
Panic. Despair. Lovers torn asunder. Personal sacrifice. More dark secrets revealed. An ending that will leave you breathless.
Date of my review: Saturday, October 06
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Boy Shattered (standalone)
Author: Eli Easton
Themes & Genres: LGBT Literature, Contemporary Romance, trauma
WARNING: Mature Content
You’ll make it out of here, Brian. I swear.
I had everything. I was school quarterback, popular with girls, and my dad was proud of me. I told myself it didn’t matter no one knew the real me. And then I nearly died. Landon saved my life. He’s the bravest guy I know. He came out a few years ago, proud and fierce, and he ran into gunfire to help others. Me, I’m a mess. Can’t even stand to be in a room with the curtains open. But here’s the thing about losing it all: You get a chance to start over and be someone new, someone true. Only how can I move on when the two shooters who attacked our school were never caught? And why do I feel like I’m still in the crosshairs?
Will you kiss me?
When I came across Brian Marshall, the hottest guy in school, dying on the cafeteria floor, I did what anyone would do. I tried to save him. His request surprised me, but I figured he needed comfort, so I kissed him on the forehead. When he survived and came back to school, he was broken in body and mind. He still needed me, and soon we were unlikely besties. But what I witnessed that day woke me up. I want to demand action on gun control, lead protests, raise my fist. I’ll tear the world down if I have to. And if I can get the boy of my dreams and save the world at the same time? I’ll take it. Only I didn’t understand that the horror at Jefferson Waller High wasn’t over.
Date of my review: Tuesday, October 16
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Queen of Rebels – Tales of Gorania, Book 2
Author: Karim Soliman
Themes & Genres: Dark Fantasy, war
One girl loses her family. An entire kingdom is going to pay.
While Masolon seeks a new start in his peaceful exile, he finds himself trapped in a horrendous civil war devastating the Bermanian realm. A murdered girl from his village awakens his dormant demon, provoking him to defy the rebels and their bloodthirsty queen who will do whatever it takes to claim the Bermanian throne. Whatever it takes; like for instance, erasing a whole village from existence.
Against a titanic army of seasoned soldiers, Masolon has to defend his village with a bunch of gullible peasants. In a battle he can never win, his death could be the only way to spare the lives of hundreds. But it might unleash what the ancient Tales of Gorania have been warning about since the beginning of time.
Date of my review: Friday, October 26
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