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What I’m currently reading
This is my second ARC in one month! I’m hoping to be halfway through by the time this post goes live (I’m preparing it ahead of time as always), and can’t wait to see how everything is going to conclude. Book 2 ended with a bang–literally!–so this one has a lot of to live up to!
Her name is both feared and revered.
Her name is that of a ghost.
Her name is Teddie Leason, and she’s back from the dead.
Teddie never agreed with Woodman’s hare-brained declaration of war that cost the lives of those dear to her, but now, she is the main participant in forwarding what he started. There is no turning back, the war has to play out, and she must end the oppression of her kind. EVO are at the mercy of a man with outdated ideas and the power to wield them. Britain will be reshaped forever unless enemies become allies and sacrifices are made.
Becoming the ‘Face of the Rebellion’ is bitter sweet, with the potential for justice, but also a weight she struggles to shoulder. The fight has never been more important, and EVO have never been more at risk. They will follow where she leads. Does Teddie have the strength to bear that responsibility?
What I recently finished reading
(this looks longer than it is…)
I won’t say too much now because my review is up tomorrow 🙂 (or you can read it now on Goodreads)
I read the first one either one or two years ago, I can’t remember… I’ve fallen in love with Meldon’s writing since then, and while I’ve read a few others I had yet to return to this series. It was everything I remembered, if less steamy than Book 1.
But more on that tomorrow 🙂
Aphrodite, goddess of love and lust, is not impressed. After giving up her penthouse suite in trendy Manhattan to go monster hunting around the world, she finds herself in a sad hotel room in Vancouver with a decidedly distracted Loki. She hadn’t expected this job to be so serious, and her Norse partner isn’t exactly bowing to her whims these days. What was the point in coming with him if they weren’t beneath the sheets all hours of the day? It seems like such a waste of sexual compatibility. Humph.
Meanwhile, Loki, Norse trickster, is equally unimpressed. He hadn’t thought taking on a beautiful partner would make his work so difficult. Her unfocused energy grates on his nerves, and his lust for her is only surpassed by his desire for more godly power. He will complete this job, whether she likes it or not, and he’ll walk away one step closer to regaining his old abilities. Now, if only he can get his partner to focus on the task at hand, not seduction. Ridiculous woman.
Aphrodite and Loki, an unlikely team if there ever was one, find themselves in the City of Vancouver hunting vampires. The job is pretty straightforward: rescue the damsel, kill the monster. Unfortunately, even the easiest of jobs hardly ever go according to plan.
I thought this would be perfect to fill my review slots while I read longer books, being a novella and all, but it was long for a novella. Still a quick read, but definitely the longest of the three! It had the smallest level of smut and the highest level of risk, and the promise of more gods being in the next one is a mean tease!
My review will be up next week Thursday 🙂
Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and lust, is so done with taking cases in Nowheresville towns. She thought partnering up with Loki to fight supernatural baddies meant excitement, drama, and exotic adventures. So far, the sleepy town of Westwick in rural Idaho isn’t quite meeting her expectations. Still, spending day in and day out with the Norse god of lies and trickery adds more than a little spice to life. And she’d rather be with another god, bored, than all by her lonesome again.
Meanwhile, Loki, Norse trickster, is trying—and failing—to come to terms with the fact that his powers aren’t returning as fast as he’d hoped, even with all his freshly acquired followers. When an academic from his past implores him to help battle a magical presence at Westwick College, he puts his mounting frustrations aside in order to help a friend, dragging his gorgeous, albeit occasionally moody, love goddess along for the ride.
Magic has descended on Westwick College in Idaho, holding its students hostage by creating bouts of sickness and eerie bumps in the library stacks when night falls. While Loki believes it will be a simple fix, Aphrodite, having learned from her time with vampires in Vancouver, braces herself for a tough road ahead.
And as if that isn’t enough, something—someone—is watching Aphrodite’s each and every step. Biding their time. Waiting for the right moment to strike.
You may remember from my last post two weeks ago that I kept my expectations low, and I guess you could say it didn’t disappoint in that regard? It wasn’t great. I didn’t get very far before I moved on. It’s not a good sign when you’re still in the first chapter and already sentences make no sense. It needed a professional editor and cover designer, badly. The premise was interesting, but sadly the execution wasn’t there.
This strikes me more as a book the author published to see her name in print rather than because she takes it seriously as a career.
Living on Earth in the year 2026 is supposed to be great. Electric cars, clean air, advanced computer technology. Holograms even. The world has come far from where it was decades ago.
For Riy “Rai” Veilheart, it’s the opposite. It couldn’t be fun being the target of cruel jokes and pranks on a daily basis. Despite being a good student, all people know him as is “Albino Kid”.
So getting a tattoo on his arm couldn’t make things, worse, right? It couldn’t become worse than it already is, was his thought at the time. But it did get worse. Just not in the way he would have expected. Now the high school junior has a sword wielding assassin after him, “monsters” biting at his ankles at every turn. Yet that’s not the strangest part.
No that would be the girl with blue hair approaching him, claiming to come from another world. Anyone would be crazy to believe such a thing, but upon following her closely he discovers not only is this “other world” real, it’s dangerous.
And for some strange reason, Riy feels like he’s changing. Subtly, into something he never knew existed. Welcome to a world of Magic, Demons and Spirits.
Welcome to Arlaum.
What I think I’ll read next
My tbr glass has been upgraded to a tbr jar, actually (you can see why… so many scattered around it, and I’ve added to it since!) but until I take a new picture this is it 😛
I got a few new books for my birthday and they’ve been added to it, too, so there’s a nice choice next time I draw a book <3
I draw all new reads on Instagram in my stories – feel free to follow the next one!
(In case you were wondering:
Yellow – Fantasy
Orange – Fiction
Blue – SciFi)
Have you read any of these and would like to chat about it? I look forward to hearing from you if you do – just leave a comment below and we can get this book club started!
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