By the Feet of Men: Book Blitz

By the Feet of Men
by Grant Price

Publication date:  September 2019
Genres: Science Fiction, Adventure, Dystopian

Meet A New Book

Synopsis:

WANTED: Men and women willing to drive through the valley of the shadow of death.

The world’s population has been decimated by the Change, a chain reaction of events triggered by global warming. In Europe, governments have fallen, cities have crumbled and the wheels of production have ground to a halt. The Alps region, containing most of the continent’s remaining fresh water, has become a closed state with heavily fortified borders. Survivors cling on by trading through the Runners, truck drivers who deliver cargo and take a percentage. Amid the ruins of central Germany, two Runners, Cassady and Ghazi, are called on to deliver medical supplies to a research base deep in the Italian desert, where scientists claim to be building a machine that could reverse the effects of the Change. Joining the pair are a ragtag collection of drivers, all of whom have something to prove. Standing in their way are starving nomads, crumbling cities, hostile weather and a rogue state hell-bent on the convoy’s destruction. And there’s another problem: Cassady is close to losing his nerve.

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‘I should have read that book’ tag

I’m not very good at playing “tag.” I never get “tagged” in any blog things, at least that I know of, and I’m not a big fan of tagging others and thereby obligating them to something. But I saw this post on the Books Nest twitter feed and really liked the idea of the ‘I should have read that book’ tag, so I’m giving it a go. (However, I won’t be tagging anyone else.) I’m just going to answer the questions and hope you enjoy it. But if you do happen to post this tag after seeing my answers I’d really appreciate a back link. 😉

Rules:

Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post
Answer the questions below
Tag 10 others to take part
ENJOY THE TAG!

The Questions

  • A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read
  • A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up
  • A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet
  • A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read
  • A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read
  • A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet
  • A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

My Answers

  • A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

Ha! I’m the one all my friends go to for recommendations. Among my IRL friends I guess I’m the biggest book dragon.  But… if you count social media friends then the book I see most often recommended is the Hate You Give.

  • A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked it up

The Maze Runner, has been on my TBR for sooooo long, and I finally got myself a paperback copy. It’s just sitting on my shelf and taunting me now.

  • A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten round to finishing yet

I read about halfway through Crooked Kingdom, and then had to return it to the library. I could have finished it before it was due, when it came down to it I was scared something might happen to Inej. I know, bad excuse, but it is what it is.

  • A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but never actually read

Le Mort d’Arthur, I am a HUGE fan of the Arthurian legend and I’ve never read the classic take on it that pretty much set up the modern view of Arthur. Also I’ve never read The Once and Future King. Seriously I need to get on this.

  • A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

A Thousand Perfect Notes, I can’t believe I have yet to read this. I’ve been following @Paperfury for a long time, love her social posts and Goodread reviews. Yet, I haven’t picked up her book and it seems like most of my Goodreads friends have already read it.

  • A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven’t read it yet

Who has time to watch TV? I’ve got this HUGE TBR stack staring me down. Seriously we are trying to watch through Avatar the Last Airbender with the 8 year old and we get about 1 episode a week in, if that. Plus I’m a book first, screen adaptation later type of person. But I did start watching Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell before I realized it was a book, and now of course I can’t keep watching it until I read the book. I guess I’m just weird like that.

  • A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

The Barnes and Noble leather bound classics, they do look very pretty, but I’m not a hardbound book lover. So despite seeing them in oh so many lovely displays on bookstgram I doubt I will ever collect them myself.

 

Rune’s Folly: Book Blitz

Rune’s Folly
by Garen Glazier
Publication date: February 5th 2019
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

Meet A New Book

Synopsis:

By day, Tansy McCoy is a florist making charmed bouquets for the citizens of Junonia, capital of the Kingdom of Terranmar. By night, she’s an assassin and the keeper of the Dangerous Garden where deadly blooms grow. Together with the town tailor, butcher, baker, and metalsmith (just don’t call her a candlestick maker), she is part of the Guild, a secret group of spell-wielding thieves and mercenaries. Their task: consolidate all that remains of the realm’s fading magic under the ruthless King Zeno’s control.

Impetuous loner Tansy chafes under her Guild demands. She longs to quit her town and trade and head for the hills. Unfortunately, King Zeno has other plans. He wants to marry off his daughter to Terranmar’s famously reclusive wizard, Rune Hallows, and he’s willing to have the Guild kidnap him to make it happen. Fail to deliver the wizard and the consequences will be swift and deadly.

Reluctant but determined, Tansy sets out on the long journey to faraway Wentletrap and Rune’s desolate tower by the sea. To get there she must cross a swamp full of sinister surprises, battle a werewolf, and outrace a bloodthirsty band of revenants, while she wrestles with her own magical powers that seem to be expanding in unpredictable ways.

But reaching Rune’s tower is only the beginning. When Tansy learns the real reason behind the king’s contest, she’ll need to decide whether to give in to the growing forces of magic ready to reclaim Terranmar or embrace her newfound powers to save the kingdom.

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Top Ten Tuesday #48: Books I Meant to Read In 2018

Books I Meant to Read In 2018January 29, 2019: Books I Meant to Read In 2018 but Didn’t Get To

Well, I got my posts for last week and this week mixed up, and posted the topics for the weeks flip-flopped.

As always, there are more books than I can fit into a year. So far this year I blame my lack of finishing book on the fact that my husband got me Stardew Valley for Christmas and I’m a total addict now. In 2018, I got a ton of great books, and I really meant to read more of them, but it just didn’t work out. So here are a handful of the ones I never got to.

Top Ten Books I Didn’t Get To In 2018:

  1. The Heart of Abshire House (Hadley Hill Book 2) – I’m about 60% of the way through this book, but just got bogged down. What sucks is my personal friend Tai Stith is the author. It just seems that these days cozy mysteries are not my thing, and I am so sorry Tai!
  2. The Maze Runner – Gosh this has been on my TBR forever! I actullay picked up a copy last year though. And although I picked up a copy, I haven’t picked up the book. Yet. 😉
  3. NeverSea: Echoes of the Lost – My husband got this for me for Christmas 2017. And it sounds awesome! The Little Mermaid meets Peter Pan, is absolutely up my alley. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Sorry babe. 😗
  4. Warning Call: A Novel of the Black Pages – I got this one right after it came out because I loved the first book so much. But why haven’t I read it yet!?!
  5. Lady of Sherwood (Outlaws of Sherwood Book 1) – I was so excited when this book went on sale last year. I seen it all over the blog’ospeare and since I’m a sucker for Robin Hood retellings I grabbed it. But getting around to reading it, that’s another matter.
  6. Angst (Series) – After seeing my review of Clod Makes A Friend,  author David Pedersen offered me an autographed set of his other fantasy books Angst. I have the set sitting nicely on my TBR shelf in a prominent spot. And David, I promise 2019 will be a year for Angst.
  7. Three Dark Crowns – I am so far behind in my popular fantasy series reading. I got Three Dark Crowns last year and it looks good and I’ve heard good things about it from other book bloggers I follow. Now to just carve out time to read it.
  8. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles Book 3) – I plan on reading this one pretty much right away. I’ve got 3 books queued up before it, but continuing the Lunar Chronicles is high on the list. Also I was kinda holding off just for a bit to see if Winter would come on sale sometime soon.
  9. The Keeper: A Brilliant Darkness Story – I read the first book The Scourge as part of the Shattered Worlds Read Along, and it had a really different premise and I was interested to see where the story goes.

A Darker Shade of Magic – Everyone raves about this series. So when Tor.com had it for free of course I grabbed it. If you aren’t on the Tor list you should be, they offer great free downloads of books like this and other A-List books from time to time. I’m not an affiliate or anything, I just think you should sign up for the great books.

Well that does it for my list. Were there any books you left behind in 2018? Any books you plan on reading in 2019? Let me know in the comments.