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Urban Fantasy Review: Premonitions by Jamie Schultz

Premonitions by Jamie Schultz 


bought

Synopsis from Goodreads
TWO MILLION DOLLARS...

It’s the kind of score Karyn Ames has always dreamed of—enough to set her crew up pretty well and, more important, enough to keep her safely stocked on a very rare, very expensive black market drug. Without it, Karyn hallucinates slices of the future until they totally overwhelm her, leaving her unable to distinguish the present from the mess of certainties and possibilities yet to come.

The client behind the heist is Enoch Sobell, a notorious crime lord with a reputation for being ruthless and exacting—and a purported practitioner of dark magic. Sobell is almost certainly condemned to Hell for a magically extended lifetime full of shady dealings. Once you’re in business with him, there’s no backing out.

Karyn and her associates are used to the supernatural and the occult, but their target is more than just the usual family heirloom or cursed necklace. It’s a piece of something larger. Something sinister.

Karyn’s crew, and even Sobell himself, are about to find out just how powerful it is… and how powerful it may yet become.

 Amazon  US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK | The Book Depository | Fishpond

7.5/10

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 Gritty, straightforward and refreshingly ambiguous, - these are the first words coming to my mind after finishing Premonitions.

The Postman Knock #96

Lovely week again, folks! Rainy and cozy and cool. I really enjoyed it despite having a long, exhausting day in Lisbon on Thursday trying to exchange my old Russian passport (which I couldn't because good old Russian bureaucracy reared its ugly head and said my documents weren't in order. You gotta laugh. I don't really need that passport unless I go to see my family, so I'm not in a rush to sort this sh*t out).
 I also tried my hand at recording a spontaneous audio review, which you should see next Friday. :) I had fun, and I really want to do it again, but properly this time :)

Here is a little present for you from the Chinese supermarket we raid every time we are in Lisbon. Because I had to have it! And it's supreme quality... *giggling*


READ:


THE INVISIBLE RING was alright, but because it didn't involve my favorite characters I didn't like it as much. Still, quite a nice fantasy even if the main hero was a proper tool!  ENGRAVED was goood, and had lots of delicious Hawke, but I disliked the abrupt, confusing ending. I want more! PREMONITIONS was an interesting urban fantasy, and I have a lot to say about it. I liked it, and I think this series will only get better. At last, MASTER OF CROWS was delicious, and I finally see why Elizabeth Hunter praised it so much. Really lush!

NETGALLEY:


I swear I'm only requesting things I know I've been waiting for ages, and there is still too much to read!

FOR REVIEW:


Woohoo, looking forward to reading both of these beauties!
BOUGHT:


Anne Bishop is on audio, obviously. And I had to read more Grace Draven. Seriously, buy her, her stuff is so good!

KINDLE FREEBIE:

 It really surprised me that it was free! Grab it while you can.

This is it for me today, and  hope you are enjoying your Sunday as much as I do mine.
Tchau!

Fantasy Audiobook Review: Heir to The Shadows by Anne Bishop

Heir to The Shadows by Anne Bishop ( The Black Jewels #2)


bought

Synopsis from Goodreads
Enough time has passed for the young girl Jaenelle, heir to the magical Darkness, for her physical wounds to heal, while amnesia keeps her frightening memories at bay. But with Saetan--a Black-Jewelled Warlord Prince and Jaenelle's foster-father--to protect her, she will continue to grow. Her magic will mature. Her memories will return. And Jaenelle will face her destiny when she remembers Daemon, Saetan's son, who made the ultimate sacrifice for her love....
Audible US/UK | Amazon  US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK | The Book Depository | Fishpond

8.5/10

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I am happy to say, that Heir to The Shadows is a much much easier book to stomach than Daughter of The Blood.

Steampunk Fantasy Review: The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter by Rod Duncan

The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter: The Fall of The Gas-Lit Empire, Book 1 (The Fall of The Gas-Lit Empire #1)


Egalley thanks to Angry Robot

Synopsis from Goodreads
Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life – as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus.

But when she comes up against an agent of the all-powerful Patent Office, her life and the course of history will begin to change. And not necessarily for the better…

Amazon  US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK | The Book Depository | Fishpond

8/10

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A curious thing happened to me while reading this book. I couldn't get through the very beginning and got stuck on the first few chapters for a couple of months. The writing felt heavy, unwieldy.

And then I picked the book up again in mid September and read it in one sitting! Go figure. All I'm saying, give The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter a chance to charm you before giving up.

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