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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? April 27, 2020

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Good Morning!

It’s the start of another week. It’s Monday! What are you Reading is hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind.

Recent Books

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol 2


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2
by Alan Moore
(The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #2)
Graphic Novel, Fantasy
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It’s one month after the events in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1, and the skies over England are filled with flaming rockets as Mars launches the first salvo of an invasion. Only our stalwart adventurers Allan Quatermain, Mina Harker, Captain Nemo, Hawley Griffin, and Mr. Edward Hyde can save mother England and the very Earth itself. But there are many startling revelations along the way, including the blossoming of love and the uncovering of a traitor in their midst!

Current Reads:
I wasn’t able to finish much last week.  I was in a reading funk and did not read much.  I decided that I am going to read a little of Shadows of the Dark Crystal before bed each night.  This is an easy fantasy and perfect for before bed.

Shadows of the Dark Crystal


Shadows of the Dark Crystal by J.M. Lee
(Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal #1)
As of writing this post, I am 38% done
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The first series of original novels ever set in the world of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal.

Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Shadows of the Dark Crystal is set years before the events of the classic film and follows the journey of a young Gelfling woman who leaves her secluded home to uncover the truth surrounding the disappearance of her brother who has been accused of treason by the sinister Skeksis Lords.

Chain of Gold
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
(The Last Hours #1)
As of writing this post, I am 73% done
Young Adult, Fantasy
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Welcome to Edwardian London, a time of electric lights and long shadows, the celebration of artistic beauty and the wild pursuit of pleasure, with demons waiting in the dark. For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London…and so does a remorseless and inescapable plague.

James Herondale longs for a great love, and thinks he has found it in the beautiful, mysterious Grace Blackthorn. Cordelia Carstairs is desperate to become a hero, save her family from ruin, and keep her secret love for James hidden. When disaster strikes the Shadowhunters, James, Cordelia and their friends are plunged into a wild adventure which will reveal dark and incredible powers, and the true cruel price of being a hero…and falling in love.

The Vanished Bride
The Vanished Bride
by Bella Ellis
(Brontë Sisters Mystery #1)
Historical, Mystery
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Before they became legendary writers, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë were detectors in this charming historical mystery…

Yorkshire, 1845. A young wife and mother has gone missing from her home, leaving behind two small children and a large pool of blood. Just a few miles away, a humble parson’s daughters–the Brontë sisters–learn of the crime. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë are horrified and intrigued by the mysterious disappearance.

These three creative, energetic, and resourceful women quickly realize that they have all the skills required to make for excellent “lady detectors.” Not yet published novelists, they have well-honed imaginations and are expert readers. And, as Charlotte remarks, “detecting is reading between the lines–it’s seeing what is not there.”

As they investigate, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are confronted with a society that believes a woman’s place is in the home, not scouring the countryside looking for clues. But nothing will stop the sisters from discovering what happened to the vanished bride, even as they find their own lives are in great peril…

Steel Crow Saga
Steel Crow Saga
by Paul Krueger
(Steel Crow Saga #1)
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Four destinies collide in a unique fantasy world of war and wonders, where empire is won with enchanted steel and magical animal companions fight alongside their masters in battle.

A soldier with a curse
Tala lost her family to the empress’s army and has spent her life avenging them in battle. But the empress’s crimes don’t haunt her half as much as the crimes Tala has committed against the laws of magic… and her own flesh and blood.

A prince with a debt
Jimuro has inherited the ashes of an empire. Now that the revolution has brought down his kingdom, he must depend on Tala to bring him home safe. But it was his army who murdered her family. Now Tala will be his redemption—or his downfall.

A detective with a grudge
Xiulan is an eccentric, pipe-smoking detective who can solve any mystery—but the biggest mystery of all is her true identity. She’s a princess in disguise, and she plans to secure her throne by presenting her father with the ultimate prize: the world’s most wanted prince.

A thief with a broken heart
Lee is a small-time criminal who lives by only one law: Leave them before they leave you. But when Princess Xiulan asks her to be her partner in crime—and offers her a magical animal companion as a reward—she can’t say no, and soon finds she doesn’t want to leave the princess behind.

This band of rogues and royals should all be enemies, but they unite for a common purpose: to defeat an unstoppable killer who defies the laws of magic. In this battle, they will forge unexpected bonds of friendship and love that will change their lives—and begin to change the world.

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19 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? April 27, 2020

  1. I am starting a lot of books, but not finishing those except on Tours… Pathetic my speed.
    I am supposed to be reading my lies, our lies by Susan Lewis. But as per norm, I am just staring into nothing…. Sighhh

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      1. That’s fantastic!! The Infernal Devices is my favorite trilogy. I just balled my eyes out there towards the end of that series. I’m definitely looking forward to this!

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  2. I keep wanting to read that Cassandra Clare series just cuz the covers are so lovely, hah. I just finished Drowned Country by Emily Tesh and hopefully will finish up The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco tomorrow, but we’ll see. 🙂

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      1. I liked it, it’s got that great dark fantasy feel to it. Now that I’m almost done with book 2 the driving force is seeing what happened in the past story and how it got to where it is in the present part of the story. (Since it’s a frame tale.)

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