Alright. I made it to the second book. After the open-ended ending to BOaTK, I was nervous to see where things would go, but it’s Klune, so I’m like…I’m 90% sure I’ll like it. And I did! Plus, the 3rd book deals with The Kid/Ty growing up and I reeeeeally wanted to get there… I’m not a fan of the cover because it’s really stiff, but my reviews do not encompass covers, so I thought I’d mention it.
Well then. Another double review so soon. (I read them too fast…) AND another one dealing with online gaming and stuff. I’m on a role! (This was completely unplanned. Could’ve been a mixture of liking online gaming stuff and wanting Santino Hassell’s work!)
These books are both part of the Cyberlove series written by a DUO – Megan Erickson(my first of any of her work) and Santino Hassell(love his In the Company of Shadows series).
Oh man, with school, folks, I have so much trouble retaining thoughts on books… I read in my free time a lot, if I’m not playing FFXIII-2, but I don’t always have time to then write up a review. Bummer! So bear with me as this may be a short one. But you see the title – the second book to the Tales of the High Court series!
I forgot this month was ending until I got on here today and saw wrap-up posts… So lost in figuring school stuff out, I forgot to write a recap post!
But September has ended, folks!
My book escapades were in spurts. I had time to read and I didn’t, I made time to read and I couldn’t… Also, I think they were all M/M novels?? Wait, no, there was a young adult one. Y’all will see below. (I think it’s the convenience of my M/M ones being portable ebooks, which is not so for my YA…)
WOW. Small hiatus there. Never got this posted due to busy-ness and then I had some homework to catch up and a paper proposal to write and AGH. It doesn’t help when you’re not that interested in the material of research AND you don’t really want this degree anymore… *shrugs* I know I’ll get busy even more later, fair warning.
ANYWAY, this book was a light, yet fun, read! I love creative historical fiction settings. Like, not historically accurate or even historically existent, much like Captive Prince and such.
Recommended if you like:
great character dynamics
a slower burning love
normal historical fiction plots (this is not a bad thing)
I’ve been reading through some of these ebooks too fast! It’s cluttering together or making me forget thoughts as new story lines are pushed into my head…
So before I get too deep into any thing else, I wanted to do this double review! Because I read these 2 books in, like, a week… So I need to get my thoughts out as more and more books start fighting for reviews. Phew!
These 2 books are part of the same series, my first books by Annabeth Albert. This series is called #gaymers – I love that title. So these’ll kinda be small reviews due to my forgetfulness and just not having a ton to say.
This is gonna be a bit shorter of a review because I tend to not have as much to critique as all my fantasy/supernatural/paranormal/etc. books…*ahem* But this was a pretty average read for me. I’ll get to more details, but I had a phase of finding m/m books with good mental health representations. I’m still getting through them around other books, hah. But I was curious what they’d do. I enjoyed this for some reasons and was meh for others.
::CONTAINS SOME SEXUAL CONTENT (REALLY NOT BAD, THOUGH)::
Oh, my word, Klune knows how to write werewolves. I think it’s hilarious that, according to Klune, he told himself he’d never write a story with werewolves, but as he was writing this story, he looked down and saw what had happened. Hah! And he just went with it!
But this is wonderfully well written shifter story, let me tell you. I have several reasons why, all of which will be shared below. I’ve actually been struggling to find an m/m novel with shifters that I love and I found one!
Recommended if you like:
friends-to-lovers (and it’s through several years!)
Published: October 17th, 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
Genres: m/m romance // contemporary
*this book contains sexual content and drug use*
The second half of the title says it all, folks. I was looking for something good that could be emotional because I truly enjoy finding books that punch my heart so hard (*cough*masochist? *cough cough*). This didn’t quite hit that high, but it had its emotional areas. AND ANGST. DRAMA. Some fantastic characters, too. And the music/band element was meshed into this so well. Let’s talk a little deeper about all this. Continue reading Beneath the Stain // Drugs & Music & Angsty Love→