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Reading a Thousand Lives

I'm a goodreads refugee. I read horror, classics, literary, science fiction, YA, weird, regency romances, historical fiction, history, science, fantasy and random bits and pieces of every genre, it seems like. I don't do as much reading and reviewing as I used to, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.

Currently reading

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales
Margaret Atwood
A Dance with Dragons
George R.R. Martin
Deep Blue
Jennifer Donnelly
Crystal Fire
Jordan Dane
Trisha Wolfe
Mistress to the Crown
Isolde Martyn
The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy
The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Jane Lark
Lost in a Royal Kiss
Vanessa Kelly
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Michio Kaku
The Bastard - Brenda Novak This was a much higher rating until the ending. An ending can really make or break a novel, and in this case, it was definitely a break. I was so disappointed! I mean yeah, it was a happy ending and all, but it was... lackluster. Boring. Nondramatic. Not steamy. I kind of expected an explosion with all the tension between them throughout the rest of the book and instead... we get this sort of tepid end. Deeply unsatisfying. But it's worth the read for the rest of the book! The rest of the book is really well written, the war scene was brutal and detailed, I loved all the interactions between Treynor and Jeanette aboard the boat. And quite steamy too. So I'll definitely be trying out another Brenda Novak novel in the future, especially if she keeps writing heroes like Treynor.Thank you to netgalley for the copy!