Books I've either read or am reading.
All the Light We Cannot See
If you love Historical Fiction, this book is for you. It's set over the span of several years during World War II, and follows several characters, but the main focus is on two children.
Though Werner and Marie-Laure grow up in different countries, the author does a great job at slowly weaving their eventual stories together. It's a bittersweet, haunting novel that stayed with me for days.
Radox Harett and the Lost Daughter
If you enjoy sweet, clean sci-fi romance with happily-ever-after endings, then this book is for you.
It's the third story in Iulianna Foos' A Family Legacy series, but it can be read as a standalone, though I'd suggest reading the first two so you can dive into her great world-building and character development.
In this story, Radox and Tara are the main characters, and through a mutual tragedy, their lives intersect. I won't give away any spoilers, but the energy users are fascinating. I would've loved more scenes at the temple, as it sounded pretty dang cool.
The Spirit Hunter and the Frozen Child
I loved this story. Basically, Beth is a ghost hunter who can crossover to the "waiting room" of those poor souls who haven't moved on.
Todd is an arson investigator and they happen to cross paths with an investigation, rekindling an old friendship from when they were in the same orphanage together. Will they find the connection they once shared and be willing to open themselves up to love--or will the past burn them once again?
Ms. Nichols is a new author, at least to me, but I'll be checking out the rest of this series when it releases
She has a great writer's voice and a smooth flow to her words. Do give her a try, I think you'll be pleased.
I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator is superb, along with the fabulous story.
If you're a fan of dystopian worlds, this book is for you.
Imagine a future where you're working to terraform Mars to save the population of Earth. You and your family drill deep into Mars' surface to get precious fuel for the planet--Helium 3. You are never allowed to go to the surface because the government has said it's still not ready yet.
Now, imagine finding out Mars was terraformed seven. hundred. years. ago, even though the government has promised your hard, dangerous work drilling in the mines of Mars will be repaid with your sacrifices.
But after finding out everyone on the surface, lives off your slave labor, and the generations of "Reds" before you, a revolt begins to smolder.
Darrow is a complex, fabulous character you will want to meet. His journey and determination, his broken heart, and his character growth are astounding.
GREAT series so far!
What I'm currently reading
Conquered: Vakarran Captives Book 1
This is the first book I've read by this author. The writing and story flow well, though its primary focus is on the physical relationship between the captive and her captors.
Like it says on the Amazon description, it's a dark reverse harem, so don't expect it to be all roses and daisies. If you have trigger issues, especially with physical abuse, rape, and overbearing, dominating men, you might stay away from it.
I haven't decided if I'm going to read the next in the series because I feel like there could have been more character development and a deeper plot, but that could just be me. Plus, some of the triggers I mentioned above just weren't my thing.
Where the Forest Meets the Stars
I've just started this one, but so far, the writing is pulling me in, and I'm wondering if the little girl is truly an alien or a kid with a bad past.
The book has over 20,000 reviews, so I'm banking on it being at least a good read.
Well-written with intrigue--so far, so good!