The Golden Lily was better than the first book, but I still wasn’t wowed yet. Although it had another ending that kind of blew my mind. This time we’re following Sydney as she continues to keep an eye on Jill while trying to figure out Spirit’s effect on ex-Strigoi. Of course, Sydney doesn’t directly participate in the experiments, but she knows figuring it out will help the Alchemists and the rest of humanity. But then someone comes after her and Sonya, believing she’s Strigoi. Perhaps there’s something to Clarence’s claims of vampire hunters.
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I feel like I’ve waited way too long to finally read Bloodlines. It was good, but not great. It certainly didn’t live up the hype that had built up in my mind after multiple reads of Vampire Academy. It’s about a month after the ending of Last Sacrifice, and Jill’s life is in danger as the only relative to the Moroi’s teenage queen. Things are getting out of hand at Court, so the Alchemists step in to protect Jill and thus protect humans from learning that vampires exist. Sydney is assigned to be Jill’s sister at a boarding school while they wait for the laws to change. Easier said than done.
Magical Dawn–previously published as Magisk Gryning–is the artists third adult coloring book and appears to continue the journey of a young girl through a fantasy world. I don’t own the previous two books, but from what I’ve seen, this one is a worthy successor. The illustrations are detailed, crisp, and very interesting. There’s a mix of portraits of the girl, gems and potions, birds and bugs, and of course, flowers.
Twilight Garden–previously published as Blomstermandala–is a very pretty adult coloring book! As the title suggests, nature is the theme of the illustrations. In particular, it features plants and decorations which you would find in a garden. There are even cute little animals, primarily birds and small mammals. Where the twilight part comes in is that there are several pages printed on black paper which gives the garden scenes a night time effect.
Growing Pains is very different than the previous two books in the series. This time we’re following Gigi and Brock, whom we met in Finding Your Feet. We already know a little bit about their past and how they winded up together again. However, there’s a lot more going on there and it’s certainly not happy. Gigi is heading back to their hometown for his sister’s wedding, but Brock is not with him. At least not at first, which means the book starts with a fight.
While the Duke Was Sleeping was so freaking cute! As you can imagine, based on the title, it’s a Historical retelling of While You Were Sleeping. I adore the movie and I adored this book just as much! Maybe more, since it has some steamy scenes sprinkled throughout! Poppy is just a shopgirl at a florist shop, raising her teenage sister, and generally just trying to get by. She does nothing for herself except daydream about the duke who comes to buy flowers every week. At least until she tries to save the duke from a fist fight and then pushes him out of the way of a speeding carriage. You know what happens next.
Indigo was such a delightful read! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from a Romance set on the Underground Railroad, but I ended up really enjoying it! Hester is the owner of one of the houses in her communities line of the Railroad. One night she’s brought a family and a gravely injured man, who turns out to be the Black Daniel. The Daniel goes around and takes slaves from their owners and brings them to freedom, but clearly something went wrong this time. Hester nurses him back to health despite his disagreeable personality, but once he’s on the mend, the two start getting close.