Afterlife sounded like it was going to be unique and exciting. Sadly, it was only one of those things. It’s set some time in the near future, and humans have discovered resurrection. Now, most people are “downloaded” into cloned bodies after they die, and then they just keep on living. Chaz is a babysitter for such people. He makes sure they settle into their new lives before letting them be on their own. His latest newbie is Angelique, and someone tries to kill her on her very first day of her new life.
Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper. It’s where we get to share books that have been on our wishlists forever or are newly added. My Amazon Wishlist is overflowing, so let’s see what title I’m featuring this week…
I wonder what it says about me that I didn’t find anything about The King’s Pleasure to be shocking? It all starts when Abigail tries to steal a loaf of bread for her starving family. The king has mercy on her, but instead of letting her return home, he keeps her as his pleasure slave. As a child, Abi was fascinated by the women surrounding the previous king, so it’s almost like a dream come true. However, things at the palace are not what she thought they would be and soon her merciful king seems to demand too much of her.
The Scorpio Races was a weird one for me. Overall, I enjoyed it, but it never fully grabbed me. Skarmouth is a kind of magical and deadly place. Every October, the fearsome waterhorses emerge from the sea, and it’s up to the islanders to catch, tame, and train them for the upcoming Scorpio Races on November 1. Sean has won four out of the past six years, and he hopes to win again to finally own his own horse. For Puck, it’s nearly a matter of life or death. She’s going to lose her home and her oldest brother if she doesn’t win her first race.
Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer to recap our weeks and show off our new bookish goodies!
Sinful Longing is sadly the first book by this author that I haven’t enjoyed. This time we’re following Colin and Elle who have known each other for awhile. They’re basically friends with benefits, although Colin wants more. Elle is reluctant to let him in because he’s a recovering addict and her ex-husband had died from an overdose. Meanwhile, Elle is also the social worker for Marcus who has revealed to her that he’s Colin’s secret younger brother. Then she starts getting threatening messages which may be linked to Colin’s mother’s murder case.
Fit Readers is a weekly meme and call to action for us bookworms to get up and get moving! It’s hosted by Felicia @ Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About. Each week, we’re asked to check in and share our fitness history. So let’s see how I got moving last week…