Competence by Gail Carriger

Competence is the third book in the Custard Protocol series by Gail Carriger. I am in love with this series! With a big L.

I love Gail Carriger’s witty and funny writing. This book, as well as the previous two, is full of adventure and breaks for tea. I found it delightful from the beginning to the end. This book focuses on the siblings Primrose and Percy and I find it to be a smooth transition from Rue as the main character.  I really enjoy getting to know and understand Percy and his peculiar ways. And I did love Prim and her love interests in this book! All in all, a great book!

 

Infernal by Cheryl Low

Yes, another book by Cheryl Low. I can easily say she is one of my favorite authors! Infernal is a horror story, so quite different from the Crowns & Ash series, and it really shows how good Cheryl Low’s writing is. She does not only write fantasy well, but also modern day horror stories.

This book starts out with a mystery island and a shark expedition. But not all is what it seems… I can’t really explain a lot more because I don’t want to give it away.  In short: I loved this book! It was suspenseful all the way to the end. And the end!! Loved it!! Do read it!!

 

Legend av Stephanie Garber

Jag fick möjligheten att få ett recensionsexemplar av boken Legend av Stephanie Garber. Det här är uppföljaren till Caraval som jag läste förra året (läs den här).

 

I Caraval får vi följa Scarlett på ett äventyr för att rädda sin syster Tella. I den här boken är det istället Tella som är huvudpersonen. Det tycker jag är ett bra val av författaren och det är roligt att få följa med en ny person, som ändå är så sammanknuten med Scarlett som vi fick följa i boken innan.

 

Det här var en väldigt händelserik bok och jag ville hela tiden fortsätta läsa och se hur det skulle gå. Jag tycker till och med att den var bättre än den första boken. Det ska bli roligt att läsa nästa bok när den kommer ut nästa år!

Detox in Letters by Cheryl Low

Red is the color of love. And death. Rebellion is coming.

Cheryl Low did it again. This series has it all, decadence, drugs, magic, plotting, pastries, fashion and rebellion! I loved this book as well as the first book. I can easily say it is my favorite fantasy series.

This book takes place a couple of years after the first one. Things have changed, but some things have not. It’s fun to revisit the Realm again and see and take part in all the new things and intrigues. This book picked up the pace and I feel like it was even better than the first one. Maybe because the characters aren’t new to us and instead we get to see the development. I loved AviSariel and Fay in this book! Strong, feisty women with a flair for fashion. I do love how this series isn’t constricted by fantasy “rules”. We do have amazing gowns and such, but there is also a modern twist to this series and the fashion in it. I love it!

Style aesthetic put together by Cheryl Low

Other than fashion, this book has a great story and development. I literally could not put it down because I needed to know what would happen next. I won’t spoil anything, but if you like drama, fantasy and intrigues you’ll like this series!

Here is a quote by Publisher’s Weekly

“This lush fantasy stays ferociously readable while offering a world that’s easy to love: unhappy people waking up to realize there’s more to life, and greeting it with curious wonder. This belle epoque–flavored series will appeal to readers who like their fantasy politics splashed with hope.”
Publishers Weekly

 

 

The Continuum and The Grandmother Paradox by Wendy Nikel

I knew I wanted to read The Continuum by Wendy Nikel as soon as I read the blurb. It did not disappoint!

“Elise Morley is an expert on the past who’s about to get a crash course in the future.”

I have read a few books where someone travels in time or places but none quite like this one. I fully enjoyed the time traveling concept and as a reader you were thrust into the story immediately. It’s not a brick of a book but I find it to be well written and making me want for more when it is over! This book has not only a great concept of time travel but also a very exciting story and a fantastic ending!

Luckily there is a sequel called “The Grandmother Paradox”.

I don’t want to say too much about this book because I don’t want to perhaps spoil something from book one. Just know there is a second book and I’m looking forward to a possible third book!

Cover for Detox in Letters by Cheryl Low

Have you seen the cover for Detox in Letters?

This is the sequel to Vanity in Dust by Cheryl Low. You should not miss this series! I know I am biased because I totally love this series and I have read them over and over. But I totally recommend this series anyway. Give it a try! And don’t forget to leave a review!

I will write a more in-depth post about the process of making the cover. I’m just so happy it is out in the world!

 

About Detox in Letters

Welcome to the Realm, where magic is your drug, your poison, and your only hope.
 
An illness is spreading through the city, marking the sick in mysterious letters scrawled across their skin. What is first thought to be madness reveals itself to be an awakening as residents rediscover themselves, their pasts, and their long-forgotten magic… things the Queen wants to remain buried. Things she will sacrifice her own children to suppress.
 
Mercy has never been a staple of the Realm. Treachery, blood, and magic steeps the city as the rebel leader, Red, seeks to topple the Tower, Princess Fay eyes her mother’s throne, and Prince Vaun must decide whether to submit to his mother’s terrible demand.

 

Caraval av Stephanie Garber

Inget är vad det utger sig för att vara i den här boken. Caraval är verkligen underhållande och magisk. Den är lätt att läsa då det bara är en huvudkaraktär som vi följer. Scarlett får gå igenom många prövningar på bara några dagar och det är verkligen full fart hela tiden. Inget är som du tror, och är det verkligen bara ett spel?

Rekommenderar den här boken till äldre tonåringar och uppåt. Syskonskap, kärlek, död, svek och lögner!

Tack till B.Wahlströms för att jag fick en förhandskopia av boken att läsa och recensera.

Håll utkik i bokhyllorna, den släpps 28 december!