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My Latest Book Haul. #BookBloggers #BookBlogger #Books #Blogger #Bloggers

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These are the latest books that I have received.

Only a small haul, to be expected, I’m only a small blogger and it is Christmas time too. As always, my thanks to the publishers and publicists for the books. I am always grateful for each and every book I receive and always slightly baffled too that people choose to send me books!

Books received for review consideration:

Deity (Six Stories #5) by Matt Wesolowski.

Published by Orenda Books on December 18th, 2020 in ebook format and on February 18th, 2021 in paperback.

I absolutely love the Six Stories series and I have already read this, I couldn’t wait and read it near enough as soon as the proof arrived in the post! As a taster my review ends with “Deity once again finds Wesolowski dancing with the darkness as he takes the reader on another powerful, unsettling and thought-provoking journey into the disturbing and darkened heart of human nature” and it is an absolutely brilliant book. My full review can be found !!HERE!!

A shamed pop star
A devastating fire
Six witnesses
Six stories
Which one is true?

When pop megastar Zach Crystal dies in a fire at his remote mansion, his mysterious demise rips open the bitter divide between those who adored his music and his endless charity work, and those who viewed him as a despicable predator, who manipulated and abused young and vulnerable girls.

Online journalist, Scott King, whose ‘Six Stories’ podcasts have become an internet sensation, investigates the accusations of sexual abuse and murder that were levelled at Crystal before he died. But as Scott begins to ask questions and rakes over old graves, some startling inconsistencies emerge: Was the fire at Crystal’s remote home really an accident? Whose remains – still unidentified – were found in the ashes? Why was he never officially charged?

Dark, chillingly topical and deeply thought-provoking, Deity is both an explosive thriller and a startling look at how heroes can fall from grace and why we turn a blind eye to even the most heinous of crimes…

The Awakening (The Dragon Heart Legacy #1) by Nora Roberts.

Published by Piatkus on November 24th, 2020.

Yes, I received a Nora Roberts book. A name that is synonymous with romance, a genre that I don’t read! I did read and enjoyed her book Year One that she released a few years ago. It was the first book in her dystopian Chronicles of The One trilogy and while I enjoyed it, I never felt the need to carry on with the rest of the trilogy. This is the first book in her new The Dragon Heart Legacy trilogy and I have to say that it really doesn’t sound like it is a book for me, Mother Tattooed Book Geek has been eyeing it up though and hopefully, she’ll get some enjoyment out of it. It might be something to give a go too when I want something different to read, we shall see. I may well have to check out the reviews first though to make sure that it is light on the romance, eurgh, shudder, romance!

Mists, shimmering silver fingers, rose over the pale green water of the lake. They twined and twisted toward a sky quietly gray, while in the east, over the hills, a pink blush waited, like a held breath, to waken.

Breen Kelly had always been a rule follower. So, when her father left when she was twelve years old, promising to return, she waited. Now, more than a decade later, she’s working at a job she hates and is tired of the life that playing by the rules has dealt her. It’s time to make a change.

Breen makes a leap into the unknown with a summer trip to Ireland – her father’s homeland. Little does she know how much of a leap until a walk in the woods leads her through a portal into another world – Talamh – where Breen will find magic, family and a destiny she could never have dreamed of.

Twitter win:

The Law of Innocence (Mickey Haller #6) by Michael Connelly.

Published by Orion on November 10th, 2020.

I replied to a tweet from the publicist saying that they had 10 copies of this to give away to readers and I threw my name in the hat, I’ve not read a Connelly before, but had seen the positive reviews for this on the recent blog tour and thought that it might be something that I’d enjoy. Luck was with me and I won a copy.

Heading home after winning his latest case, defense attorney Mickey Haller – The Lincoln Lawyer – is pulled over by the police. They open the trunk of his car to find the body of a former client.

Haller knows the law inside out. He will be charged with murder. He will have to build his case from behind bars. And the trial will be the trial of his life.

Because Mickey Haller will defend himself in court.

With watertight evidence stacked against him, Haller will need every trick in the book to prove he was framed.

But a not-guilty verdict isn’t enough. In order to truly walk free, Haller knows he must find the real killer – that is the law of innocence…

Currently playing:

Ghost of Tsushima.

I’m not that far into the game as I have been focusing on defogging the first part of the map, uncovering undiscovered locations and doing side quests to level up rather than the main story, but I am absolutely loving it.

Jin Sakai must set aside his samurai traditions and forge a new path, the path of the Ghost, and wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima. In the late 13th century, the Mongol empire has laid waste to entire nations along their campaign to conquer the East. Tsushima Island is all that stands between mainland Japan and a massive Mongol invasion fleet led by the ruthless and cunning general, KhotunKhan. As the island burns in the wake of the first wave of the Mongol assault, samurai warrior Jin Sakai stands as one of the last surviving members of his clan. He is resolved do whatever it takes, at any cost, to protect his people and reclaim his home. He must set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior to forge a new path, the path of the Ghost, and wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.

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12 thoughts on “My Latest Book Haul. #BookBloggers #BookBlogger #Books #Blogger #Bloggers

  1. Looks exciting. I’m interested to know more about how you like Ghosts of Tsushima. Have you played Dark Souls at all and does it line up in strategic battling with timed dodged and swings like that at all?

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    1. I played Demon Souls way back in the past, I’ve got a copy of Bloodbourne around somewhere too. Tsushima has timed parrying, but from my experience I wouldn’t say it’s Soulsesque, it also has difficulty settings for less than great gamers like myself who don’t really enjoy the Souls level of difficulty. I think Nioh is a samurai game like Tsushima, but is in a similar style of game play to the Souls games.


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