All the Books I Have Read So Far on My Kindle #3

So, it’s been 3 years since I bought my Kindle. And I thought I would do another blog post from the year before talking about all the books I read on my Kindle from Aug 2021 – Aug 2022.

Most of these books I got through Netgalley but I will be honest and state that

  1. I don’t use my kindle that much as I have been getting more and more physical ARCs from work and I mainly used my Kindle for Netgalley ARCs.
  2. I am a bookseller so I don’t go out of my way to support Amazon.
  3. My Kindle is really slow despite only having it for 3 years. I must have messed up somehow, not turning it off properly etc. It just doesn’t function as quickly as it used to.

But let’s jump in.

  • Title: The Whistling
  • Author: Rebecca Netley
  • Series: Standalone
  • Genre: Horror
  • Source: Netgalley
  • Date Read: 20.09.2021 – 21.09.2021
  • Rating: 2 stars

Plot: Alone in the world, Elspeth Swansome has taken the position of nanny to a family on the remote Scottish island of Skelthsea. Her charge, Mary, is a troubled child. Distracted and secretive, she hasn’t uttered a word since the sudden death of her twin, William—just days after their former nanny disappeared. With Mary defiantly silent, Elspeth turns to the islanders. But no one will speak of what happened to William. Just as no one can explain the hypnotic lullabies sung in empty corridors. Nor the strange dolls that appear in abandoned rooms. Nor the faint whistling that comes in the night… As winter draws in and passage to the mainland becomes impossible, Elspeth finds herself trapped. But is this house haunted by the ghosts of the past? OR THE SECRETS OF THE LIVING..?

You can read my review here >>>

  • Title: All of Us Villains
  • Author: Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman
  • Series: All of Us Villains #2
  • Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
  • Source: Netgalley
  • Date Read: 11.10.2021 – 20.10.2021
  • Rating: 5 stars

Plot: The Blood Moon rises. The Blood Veil falls. The Tournament begins. Every generation, at the coming of the Blood Moon, seven families in the remote city of Ilvernath each name a champion to compete in a tournament to the death. The prize? Exclusive control over a secret wellspring of high magick, the most powerful resource in the world–one thought long depleted. This year, thanks to a salacious tell-all book, the seven champions are thrust into worldwide spotlight, granting each of them new information, new means to win, and most importantly: a choice – accept their fate or rewrite their story. But this is a story that must be penned in blood. 

I absolutely loved this and I was super lucky to get early access to the Netgalley ARC for the sequel. I cannot wait to read it!

You can read my review here >>>

  • Title: Year of the Reaper
  • Author: Makiia Lucier
  • Series: Standalone
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Source: Netgalley
  • Date Read: 29.10.2021 – 02.11.2021
  • Rating: 3.5 stars

Plot: Before an ambush by enemy soldiers, Lord Cassia was an engineer’s apprentice on a mission entrusted by the king. But when plague sweeps over the land, leaving countless dead and devastating the kingdom, even Cas’ title cannot save him from a rotting prison cell and a merciless sickness. Three years later, Cas wants only to return to his home in the mountains and forget the horrors of the past. But home is not what he remembers. His castle has become a refuge for the royal court. And they have brought their enemies with them. When an assassin targets those closest to the queen, Cas is drawn into a search for a killer… one that leads him to form an unexpected bond with a brilliant young historian named Lena. Cas and Lena soon realize that who is behind the attacks is far less important than why. They must look to the past, following the trail of a terrible secret—one that could threaten the kingdom’s newfound peace and plunge it back into war. 

You can read my review here >>>

  • Title: Seven Down
  • Author: David Whitton
  • Series: Standalone
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Source: Netgalley
  • Date Read: 09.11.2021 – 10.11.2021
  • Rating: 2 stars

Plot: Seven ordinary hotel employees. Catering, Reservations, Management. Seven moles, waiting for years for a single code word, a trigger that will send them into action in a violent event that will end their dull lives as they know them. The event has failed: the action was a disaster. Each employee is being debriefed by an agent of an invisible organization. These are the transcripts of those interviews. What they reveal is not just the intricate mechanism of an international assassination, but the yearnings inside each of its pawns, the desperation and secret rage that might cause any one of us to sign up, sell out, and take a plunge into darkness.

You can read my review here >>>

  • Title: The Key in the Lock
  • Author: Beth Underdown
  • Series: Standalone
  • Genre: Historical Thriller
  • Source: Netgalley
  • Date Read: 03.01.2022 – 06.01.2022
  • Rating: 2.5 stars

Plot: By day, Ivy Boscawen mourns the loss of her son Tim in the Great War. But by night she mourns another boy – one whose death decades ago haunts her still. For Ivy is sure that there is more to what happened all those years ago: the fire at the Great House, and the terrible events that came after. A truth she must uncover, if she is ever to be free.

You can read my review here >>>

  • Title: The Chosen Twelve
  • Author: James Breakwell
  • Series: Standalone
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Source: Netgalley
  • Date Read: 07.01.2022 – 13.01.2022
  • Rating: DNF AT 60%

Plot: The last interstellar colony ship is down to its final batch of humans after the robots in charge unhelpfully deleted the rest. But rebooting a species and training them for the arduous task of colonisation isn’t easy – especially when the planet below is filled with monsters, the humans are more interested in asking questions than learning, and the robots are all programmed to kill each other. But the fate of humanity rests on creating a new civilization on the planet below, and there are twelve seats on the lander. Will manipulation or loyalty save the day?

You can find my review here >>>

  • Title: Elektra
  • Author: Jennifer Saint
  • Series: Standalone
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Source: Netgalley
  • Date Read: 14.04.2022 – 18.04.2022
  • Rating: DNF AT 25%

Plot: The House of Atreus is cursed. A bloodline tainted by a generational cycle of violence and vengeance. This is the story of three women, their fates inextricably tied to this curse, and the fickle nature of men and gods. Clytemnestra – The sister of Helen, wife of Agamemnon – her hopes of averting the curse are dashed when her sister is taken to Troy by the feckless Paris. Her husband raises a great army against them, and determines to win, whatever the cost. Cassandra – Princess of Troy, and cursed by Apollo to see the future but never to be believed when she speaks of it. She is powerless in her knowledge that the city will fall. Elektra – The youngest daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, Elektra is horrified by the bloodletting of her kin. But, can she escape the curse, or is her own destiny also bound by violence?

I don’t know what it was about this book. I loved Ariadne but I didn’t click with this one. I need to give it another go!

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