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July Review Round-up

A month gone again, time for another Review Round-up! July has seen some great releases from many different publishers, I am doing my utmost best in catching up with existing ongoing series and reading the new releases on time, but it just comes down to a shortage of time. I got a full time job and reading is more on the side but it is taking over! As much as I enjoy it, I also got to train for the marathon, and do other stuff. That being said I still managed to put out quite a few reviews this month. I have also decided to make the Review Round-ups more interactive I initially only typed text but found that putting book covers in them will make it much more appealing, also below each recommendation you can find the links to the reviews about them. Without further ado here is my selection of 5 must read books: 1.        The Thousand Names by Django Wexler (Del Rey UK) The Thousand Names has been a book that has been high on my reading list. When I read the synops

Shield of Sea and Space

Shield of Sea and Space by Erin Hoffman, Chaos Knight #3 Vidarian Rulorat, called the Tesseract, a powerful magic-user whose abilities spread across multiple elements, finds himself at war with the Alorean Import Company, a powerful cabal of merchants wealthy enough to buy nations. By opening the gate between worlds, Vidarian released the Starhunter, goddess of chaos. With her coming, wild magic returned to the world of Andovar, bringing with it shape-changers and strange awakened elemental technologies, including many-sailed ships powered by air magic, and mechanical automata lit from within by earth and fire. Now, Vidarian discovers that the Alorean Import Company is determined to eliminate two-thirds of this new life on Andovar in the hopes of hoarding more magic for themselves in a new, worldwide plutocracy. Along with his human, gryphon, and shapechanger allies, he must stop the Company if he is to safeguard any future for the diverse life of Andovar, including his and

Stray Souls

Stray Souls by Kate Griffin, Magicals Anonymous #1 London’s soul has gone missing. Lost? Kidnapped? Murdered? Nobody knows – but when Sharon Li unexpectedly discovers she’s a shaman, she is immediately called upon to use her newfound powers of oneness with the City to rescue it from a slow but inevitable demise. The problem is, while everyone expects Sharon to have all the answers – from the Midnight Mayor to Sharon’s magically-challenged self-help group – she doesn’t have a clue where to start. But with London’s soul missing and the Gate open, there are creatures loose that won’t wait for her to catch up before they go hunting. Urban Fantasy is becoming ever more popular in the recent years and the first UF series that I started reading was Kate Griffin’s Matthew Swift and was utterly amazed by what she had put on paper. I liked the whole ordeal with Matthew Swift very much. Kate Griffin wrote the first book Stray Souls in a new series called Magicals Anonymous last y


Reviver by Seth Patrick, Reviver #1 Able to wake the recently dead, and let them bear witness to their own demise. Twelve years after the first reviver came to light, they have become accepted by an uneasy public. The testimony of the dead is permitted in courtrooms across the world. Forensic revival is a routine part of police investigation. In the United States, that responsibility falls to the Forensic Revival Service. Despite his troubled past, Jonah Miller is one of their best. But while reviving the victim of a brutal murder, he encounters a terrifying presence. Something is watching. Waiting. His superiors tell him it was only in his mind, a product of stress. Jonah is not so certain. Then Daniel Harker, the first journalist to bring revival to public attention, is murdered, and Jonah finds himself getting dragged into the hunt for answers. Working with Harker's daughter Annabel, he becomes determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice. Soon t