This meme was created by Reading Marie. It’s a great meme because it’s nice and easy to do.
Here are the rules:
Take your current read and compare it to what you reading this exact time last year. Which one do you like better? What is different about the books? Any special facts/things you want to make note of or bring attention to
This Year I Am Reading…
A return to the quirky, crazy world of Spellcrafters. This is such a fun world to get lost in. Last But Not The Lease is part of The ABCs of Spellcraft Vol. 2. The story is set after the return of Dixon’s notorious Uncle Fonzo. Yuri just lost his cabin. He and Dixon are looking for an apartment in the Spellcrafters Village. The places are rundown yet oddly appealing and they sense spellcraft at work. There were a couple of notable characters introduced, sure to play key parts later on. I’ve always enjoyed the unique magic system so I’m looking forward to the very clever ways Jordan Castillo Price put this into action.
Last Year I Was Reading…
Alek’s older brother, Justice—the Alpha Zenith—was the first shifter to mate with a vampire in many generations, and it was believed the rare, fated pairing would stop at him. But, it hadn’t. Aleksei ‘Alek’ Volkov was second beta, next in succession to the most powerful shifter in the world. He was proud of his title and he took his duties seriously. It was all he had. Until his true mate literally showed up on his doorstep.
Still deep in my A.E. Via phase last month of 2019. Bringer of Wrath is the sequel to Prophesy, a vampire/shifter romance. It’s a little better than its predecessor because at least they were doing other things apart from mating. It also presented an interesting twist to the MMM trope with a vampire, a wolf and a god sharing a unique mating bond.
My 3-star review here.
We have two different takes on the paranormal today.
Last But Not The Lease is a sweet, cozy mystery with magic, punny humor, and cartoonish characters. The magic here is heavily present though treated like something not really discussed in polite company. Yuri and Dixon is a grumpy/sunshine combination of a broody Russian and a hyper-optimistic American. They’re totally adorable together!
Bringer of Wrath is set in a darker world where vampires and wolves are at odds with each other. There is a prophesy relating to the fates of each specie, through this wasn’t put into much use throughout the story. Bel is vampire king Wick’s very fashionable best friend and second in command. Alek is Alpha Justice’s brother and also his second. He has some dark secrets which turn out to be the best thing in the book.
In terms of writing, world-building and overall charm, our intrepid pair of Seer and Scivener won over the high maintenance vampire and his fiery mates.
I’m ending the post with a book I’m looking forward to reading.
A pair of cosplaying boyfriends podcasting about all things geek? Love this already!!! This is an own voice cozy mystery set in London featuring an established couple and their first responder friends attending a convention only to stumble upon a dead body.
What were you reading this time last year?
(I hope it’s as riveting as Morticia’s book)