Welcome to Modest Musings!
This is were we will tell you what books we have acquired this week. Whether it is through purchases, NetGalley or one of our many book list emails. Please feel free to tell us what you think and if there is a particular book you are interested in seeing a review of. Hope you enjoy!
Jessica’s Modest Musings
My Soul to Keep by Melissa Solis – Seventeen year old Brennen Hale has been called a miracle, very fortunate and most frequently– lucky. The only problem is she doesn’t believe in luck.
To say she has had a rough life is an understatement, the fact is, that as much as her guardian angel wants to see her live, a faction of demons wants her dead even more.
Brennen starts her senior year with the intent of keeping a low profile. She has secrets to keep and if they get out, her life could be ruined. Her plan quickly loses ground as she makes a connection with not one but two new students in her classes.
Brennen doesn’t know it but her lifetime guardian angel has just befriended her. He can’t let her know who he really is or how he really feels about her in order to keep her safe. He is forced to watch the only love he has ever known fall in love with someone else.
The Waking Moon by T.J. McGuinn – Paulette’s life is in shambles. Her sister is dead, her mother is a drunk, and she’s been forced to transfer into a chaotic public school full of bullies. Things go from bad to worse when her intoxicated mother hits and kills a teenage boy and is sent to jail.
Now Paulette is truly alone. That is until the teenage boy, Jack, mysteriously comes looking for her. Jack is convinced that he and Paulette are meant to be together. He is the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen. But dead. Afraid he’ll find her insane, Paulette must keep the secret from her love-struck best friend, Rhodes, a prodigy who lives and breathes rationality and science. In the end, it’s up to her to save them all from the power-hungry, undead teens who want to kill her, kidnap Rhodes, and claim Jack as their own.
A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow – Kate Shugak returns to her roots in the far Alaskan north, after leaving the Anchorage D.A.’s office. Her deductive powers are definitely needed when a ranger disappears. Looking for clues among the Aleutian pipeliners, she begins to realize the fine line between lies and loyalties–between justice served and cold murder.
Itsy Bitsy Spider by Willow Rose – Emma Frost inherits a house on Fanoe Island when her grandmother dies. She decides to move there with her family, much to her teenage-daughter’s regret. One morning a wealthy old woman in her street is found murdered and soon Emma finds herself wrapped in a mystery uncovering the island’s dark secrets that not only runs deep within the history of the island but also within her own family.
From the author of the International Bestselling books, the Rebekka Franck-series comes a new Scandinavian Mystery destined to keep you up all night. This is the first book in the Emma Frost-series and is followed by Miss Polly had a dolly.
When Cinderella’s glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper in the wrong hands could ruin peace in Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. Together, Bianca, Ming, Prince Ferdinand, and Terrance venture deep into the heart of Everafter to seek clues as to who has stolen the slipper and why. Along the way, they uncover what happened to the Seven Dwarves after Snow White married the prince, but also learn the awful risk of tampering with black magic and the high price that must be paid for magical aid, even when used for good.
Bianca and Terrance’s relationship is put to the test. Through the pain of suffering and loss, Bianca must determine if following her gallant boyfriend into his faraway world is in fact her heart’s desire.
Lynn’s Modest Musings
It was a slow week for book buying for me this week.
Claimed (The Flash Gold Chronicles, #4) by Lindsay Buroker – After years on the hunt, Cedar Kartes is finally within striking distance of Cudgel Conrad, the criminal who slew his brother and framed him for murder. With the help of Kali McAlister, his business partner and the woman he’s mustering the courage to court, he believes he can finally rid the world of a bloodthirsty felon.
But nothing is ever easy in the Yukon. The new police commissioner has taken an interest in Cedar’s checkered past, a suspicious newspaperman is trying to make friends with Kali, and Cudgel may be laying traps for Cedar even as Cedar is trying to trap him.