2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 3 books toward her goal of 245 books.

Book Review AND Excerpt AND Giveaway: The Last Days of Hong Kong by G.D. Penman

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Book 3 in the Witch of Empire series

In the aftermath of the war, Iona “Sully” Sullivan has lost everything; her job, her friends, her fiancé and even her magic. But when an old friend shows up on her doorstep, offering her the chance to undo one of her long litany […]

Book Review: The Night the Lights Went Out by Drew Magary

I have read Magary’s fiction before and not always found it to my taste So while I was very intrigued by his memoir about surviving a TBI I wasn’t sure if his writing style in a nonfiction context would work better for me than it does in a fictional one. I’m pleased to report that […]

Book Review Blurb: The Liar of Red Valley by Walter Goodwater

This one was… Weird. There were elements that reminded me of Simon R. Green’s Nightside series – lots of bizarre magical beasties and unusual magical abilities, many of which are introduced seemingly for no other reason than to expand the cast of characters… It can make for a confusing and distracting read at times, but […]

Book Review: The Dollhouse by Charis Cotter

There were a lot of really cool elements here, but on the whole I must confess that I found it rather confusing. Particularly as a middle grade-themed book. I’m still not entirely sure what was real and what wasn’t – and not in a good way.


Book Review: She Wouldn’t Change a Thing by Sarah Adlakha

This was an unusual story. I was highly intrigued by the concept, and requested the e-book straight away. I was declined. Then the audio book came up, and I requested that. I found the narrator to be fantastic for this one, with the perfect tone and pacing and character differentiations for the story. That said, […]