summer’s end reads…

I’ve had the privilege of reading a number of wonderful books this summer so I thought (since I now have camera issues… we’ll talk about that another day) I would talk books. Oh I love books.

Widow’s Web is the newest installment in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series and it does not disappoint. If you’re looking for amazing world building, a very kick ass heroine, and a lot of dark grittiness to your Urban Fantasy I highly recommend you go back and start with book #1. By far one of my favorite book series – I did a full review of this book here. Oh and speaking of the UF genre – I also read (and really liked) Gunmetal Magic which is the new Ilona Andrews (and yes, once again best read in order starting with this book).

I am now starting on Kelly Gay’s “Charlie Madigan” series which has some really great potential. Another pretty dark read – I’m interested to see how the characters develop and what all Charlie can do with her powerful new abilities and such. It came highly recommended and I am told they just keep getting better.

Now for something completely different – let’s talk historical romance. Tessa Dare has a new book out today (HOORAY!!!) that can be stand-alone, but really I love it best read in the order of the series because we get scenes with these characters in each book. Oh, but it is just one of my favorite reads of 2012. It is fabulous – you can see my full review here. I love the characters of Spindle Cove – I can’t wait to get back there! Not as amazing, but still one of the best Eloisa James books that I’ve read, is the Ugly Duchess. If you’re into that trope, you may want to check that one out.

Back to UF (because somehow I keep ending up in the urban fantasy genre this summer) I read, loved, and can’t wait for the next in the series-  Blade Song by J.C. Daniels. Kit has a sword that can be called to her, is fearless, works in investigations, and is getting in deep with supernatural politics… the book was really a great read and unique too. I can’t wait for another!

That’s all for today’s recommended reads – I’d love to hear what you are reading (and loving) these days!

On a crafty note – the new Studio Calico kit is out, and it is FANTASTIC!! I spy Amy Tangerine, and so much more goodness… you can check it out here. I may be ordering one right now… I’ll be sure to share results soon as I get it.

6 thoughts on “summer’s end reads…”

  1. May, I’m reading blogs and a few magazines. Haven’t read a book in a while. I read too slowly to pick up the almost 850 page Stephen King behemoth my friend lent me (11/22/63 about the assassination of JFK – I’ve enjoyed other books by Stephen King that weren’t horror/thriller and I’ve heard good things about this one, but know that it will rule my life if I start it!) Probably my the last books I read were the Hunger Games trilogy – very good story not at all glorifying kids killing each other, quite the opposite.
    I hope you and your camera make up so you can show us the crafty goodness you’ve been up to…

  2. All of those are exactly what I would choose. Thanks for the suggestions! Fall is on us here in Sweden and I am about to put in an order at Amazon.

  3. I have been working on reading the Harry Potter series and am now on the last book, The Deathly Hallows. I’ve enjoyed reading them. I like Eloisha James so I’ll be reading that one.

  4. i’ve read all of these books, lots of reading time lately since spending so much time in hospital w my DH. Really enjoy all of Ilona’s books and all of Kelly Gay. you may also want to check out Jim Butcher Dresdien File series, the fay series by Karen Chance, Patrica Briggs, and Charlaine Harris (True Bllod series as well as her lesser know series which can be hard to find)

  5. Thanx for that list! Seems we have a very similar taste in books. Love Ilona Andrews! Benn wanting to read K Gay and J Estep. I am just finishing up Deborah Harkness ‘Shadow of Night’ which I cannot put down. 🙂

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