Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! The Christmas spirit is high here at Kate Tilton, Connecting Authors & Readers. We have a massive FOUR giveaways going on now till the end of December that I hope you have all entered. Seriously, you don’t want to miss this, from gift cards to audiobooks we are giving it all.
Now onward to the latest #K8approved books!
Lord Fenton’s Folly by Josi S. Kilpack
Source: Received from publisher for honest review
Oh, I adored this book so so very much! Generally, I’m not a romance reader. I like young adult fantasy and sci-fi with a little romance included, but I figured I’d give this book a shot as the publisher was so kind to give me and ARC. I was sucked into the story right at the start and when my plane landed I didn’t want to stop reading. Lord Fenton’s Folly reminded me of Pride and Prejudice with a strong female lead in Alice and lovely banter between her and Lord Fenton. While the resemblance to Pride and Prejudice is there, Lord Fenton’s Folly stands on its own two feet with a very interesting Lord Fenton who has made a lifestyle of peacocking in weird fashions to upset his father which brings about some very interesting plot twists from the history of Lord Fenton’s family. Lord Fenton’s Folly is a proper romance, so very PG but with enough hints at a romance blooming to keep the story very real. I highly recommendLord Fenton’s Folly for anyone looking for a good story with well-developed characters and a captivating plot.
Wicked: Curse by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié
I didn’t expect to love this book as I’ve mentioned before I’m not a huge fan of the super dark/occult stuff which many witch books can fall into. I did want to listen to this book though, because of the ending of Wicked: Witch. I had to know if Jer was still alive and if he would be with Holly.
Thankfully we do find out that Jer is still alive, but in terrible pain from the black fire. Sadly though Jer’s part in this book is very, very small. I think this is one of the reasons this book didn’t hold my attention as much at the first in the series.
With the turn Holly takes *SPOILER* by killing the cat familiar made me consider not finishing the book or the series. It wasn’t necessary or helpful and it didn’t serve to make this book any more enjoyable.*END SPOILER*
I struggled through the rest of the book but between the narrator who’s voice still sounds much too young for this type of book, the disjointing quality of so many character and time periods pressed into one book, and the above-mentioned spoiler this book wasn’t one I enjoyed or would recommend.
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