Having received an overwhelming amount of books for review over the past couple of weeks, I decided to start hosting ‘Showcase Sunday’, so that I can show everyone what my upcoming book reviews will be.
Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea. Its aim is to showcase your newest books and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. If you’d like to join, click here.
So, thank God for half term, because I’ve got a heck of a lot of reading to be getting on with! I’ve also got lots of film reviews lined up, but I’ve been busy with exams so please be patient with me! 🙂
1. Drowning Mermaids by Nadia Scrieva
Goodreads Summary: Deep under Arctic waters lies an ice kingdom carved into a glacier. Those who dwell within it possess magnificent biological secrets. Due to the dangers of impending war, the Princess of Adlivun is forced to flee her undersea utopia and regroup with her sisters in Alaska.
Captain Trevain Murphy is a successful king crab fisherman who has spent his life building his empire above the sea, and knows nothing of the empire beneath it. When he meets a mysterious dancer whose father has recently died, he extends kindness towards her, unaware of her unique genetics and royal lineage.
Trevain’s attraction to the enigmatic Aazuria Vellamo will involve him in dangerous designs that will forever change his life, and his perspective on himself and his world. He embarks on perilous journeys in which he will need to release all of his insecurities and inhibitions in order to survive.
2. Fathoms of Forgiveness by Nadia Scrieva
Goodreads summary: There is no divorce in the undersea kingdom of Adlivun. Marriage is a bond that lasts until death—even if death comes in several centuries, and in that time your spouse happens to become your sworn enemy. This is the conflict that General Visola Ramaris faces when she learns that the mighty Vachlan is behind the attacks on her kingdom. She has sworn to protect Adlivun with her life, but long ago, she also swore to love and honor her husband… Visola must choose whether she will destroy Vachlan once and for all, or attempt the hardest thing conceivable: communication. After two hundred years of desertion, she has no faith in their feeble bond and knows she can never forgive him. When he threatens the person dearest to her, she must take action. Confronting Vachlan on enemy territory would be nothing short of suicide. She knows that if she falls into his custody, the deranged man would relish breaking her down and making her lose her own sanity. Princess Aazuria forbids Visola from taking matters into her own hands. She will do anything it takes to protect her friend from the man who wants to crush her. Alas, Visola is a crazy, uncontrollable warrior woman with the blood of Vikings in her veins. Why would she ever consider doing the safe and predictable thing?
3. The Super Spud Trilogy by Michael Diack
Goodreads summary: Genetic engineering has accomplished many things, one of which has been to create the Super Spud! The humble potato elevated to new heights, creating the most flavoursome crisps ever known to humankind! But that’s not all – A magical transformation occurs to all Super Spud crisps not eaten before their use-by date. They take on a life of their own. And so long as they remain undetected by humans, they enjoy life in their own Super Spud cities, take part in major Super Spud sporting events and even start the odd Super Spud war or two. Join Colin, Cougar, Hannibal Vector, Generals Rock, Jock and Strap and all the others in their rollicking adventures. You’ll never look at a packet of crisps in the same way again! Fun, quirky and totally original.
4. Cadaver de Bailarina y otros poemas by Rosalina Gonzalez
Goodreads Summary: Una bailarina que regresa de la muerte para completar la puesta en escena. Noctámbulos de siglos de edad que meditan sobre su oficio, la sangre. Espíritus orientales que cuentan sus andanzas desde el cuerpo de sus víctimas y conversaciones con muertos más o menos famosos.
Cadáver de bailarina y otros poemas reflexiona sobre los diversos fenómenos que rodean la muerte, sobre sentimientos oscuros y sobre emociones contenidas desde la perspectiva de los seres que los protagonizan.
Una colección de poemas de improbables experiencias post-mortem, ideales para leer antes de ir a la cama (o a la tumba).
5. Never Too Late To Be Great by Tom Butler-Bowdon
Blurb: Never Too Late To Be Great is about the power of thinking long. Drawing on wide research into ‘lead time’ and the ‘ten year rule’, personal development authority Tom Butler-Bowdon shows that, contrary to popular belief, people, companies, products and ideas invaraibly need time to realise their potential. And how, when we give ourselves slightly longer timeframes, anything is possible.
6. The First To Say No by Charles C. Anderson
7. Against All Odds by Aliaa El Nashar
8. Gone at Zero Hundred 00.00 by C.R. Hiatt
9. Waterspell by Deborah J Lightfoot
10. The Queen and the Courtesan by Freda Lightfoot
11. Halo of the Damned by Dina Rae
“Andel Talistokov is known for his slick advertising agencies across the globe. He is a fallen angel that uses advertising as a weapon for Satan’s work. His growing power emboldens him to break several of Hell’s Commandments. Furious with his arrogance, Satan commands him to return to Hell after finding his own replacement.
Yezidism, an ancient angel worshiping religion, quietly expands throughout the West. Armaros appears as a guest of honor during their ceremonies. He mates with young women to produce nephilim, a mixed race of humans and angels. They are alone and unprepared for their supernatural power.
Joanna Easterhouse, a recovering drug addict, steps out of prison shortly after her mother’s fatal accident. She and her sister, Kim, unravel their mother’s secretive past. Intrigued, they learn their bloodline is part of a celestial legacy.
Both worlds collide.
Halo of the Damned is a horrifying tale that weaves research together with suspenseful twists and turns.”