Reading Lately: June 2017 Edition – Part 1

Hi friends! Since we have a bit longer between Reading Lately linkup (next one is July 7!) I decided to share what I’ve been reading recently. A couple of these have been on my shelves for ages and I’m glad I finally got to them.

Reading Lately: June 2017 Edition - Part 1: book reviews of The Travelers by Chris Pavone, A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett | Puppies & Pretties

 

What I’ve been reading lately

The Travelers by Chris Pavone: I sort of forgot I had this book until I was reorganizing my bookshelves one day. I decided to pick it up and I’m glad I did. This is the sort of thriller book that I enjoy. No murder mystery or missing woman. Just spies, espionage, and travel writing. There are several different storylines in this that all come together in the end. It is fast paced and exciting. The main character, Will, works at a travel magazine when he gets recruited/forced to become a spy. From there we follow as he tries to figure out what is actually happening at his workplace and the crazy world he has been pulled into.
4 out of 5 stars
c/o Blogging for Books

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: This book was my first foray into audio books. Probably not the best choice. It took me 2 months (!!) to finish this. Once I got deeper into the story, it wasn’t so bad, but from now on I’m going to look for audiobooks that have a good narrator. The story follows Kell, one of the few magicians left in a world that has 3 different but parallel Londons and one that was more or less destroyed. All the parallel Londons are closed off except for magicians like Kell who act like ambassadors between the royalty of each London. But Kell gets pulled into a nefarious plot that he has to put a stop to before the world as they know it is changed. Along with the way, he gets help from Delilah who is likely more than she seems. This is a fun story with magic, treachery, friendship and adventure.
3.5 out of 5 stars

City of Miracles by Robert Jackson Bennett: The final book in a trilogy, it did’t disappoint. What I found intriguing about this trilogy is each one had a different main character. The characters were a part of each one, but had very different roles in each. This one follows Sigrud as he tries to avenge the assassination of Shara, one of the few people left that he cares for. What follows is Sigrud getting pulled into one last Divine plot. The characters are fantastic, even the secondary ones. The world building pulls you right in. And of course the plot moves along and still leaves you surprised at the end. Fantastic end to an amazing trilogy.
5 out of 5 stars
c/o Netgalley

What have you been reading lately?


 

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  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    These are all new to me, I haven’t heard of them! I love hearing about new books, though. Thank you for sharing!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com