Music, history and a hint of magic... what more can a novel have? That's the dream, at least for me. (Well, mystery is my other soft spot, but one can't have everything, right?) That's why I agreed to be part of the blog tour for "Song for a Lost Kingdom" about a year ago, and as I expected, I ended up loving it! (You can read my review if you click on the title!) Today, I'm here to share the sequel with you, a book that I have waited for ever since I've finished the first one.
I've recently read a couple of books about drinks, and I felt like they should be included in the same post. There's something here for everyone: one book about handmade cocktails for the extravagant, creative ones one book about the legendarily strong Absinthe for the hardcore feaster and one book about tea - for the safe players! I myself like the thought of all these, and I'd choose depending on my mood. To learn my thoughts about the books themselves, read further! 😉
I've already featured this book, 'Bloom Where You're Planted', before on my blog. That time unfortunately I didn't have enough time to finish reading it, so I only posted a book blitz as part of the blog tour. If you'd like to see that post and get to know more about this book and its author, click HERE! Otherwise, here are my thoughts about it after finally having read it!
Let's get straight to the point: this is a BDSM type erotic novella, which is normally not really my thing, but I liked the premise of this story - board games, Scrabble, playing with words, communication...mind games. It sounded like an interesting twist to the genre/theme, and since it's only a novella and not a full-length novel, I decided to read it. I'm still not sure if that was a good decision or not...
I was thinking a lot before posting this review. It's always hard when an author reaches out to you, trusts you with their work... but you can't honestly provide a positive review. I considered not posting it at first, but that didn't feel right either. For one, my loyalty is with the readers first, and they deserve to know what they get themselves into. I also wouldn't feel like it would be fair with the authors and books that I choose myself and give a bad rating for. In the end, I double-checked my review policy, and I did say there that there were definitely gonna be a review, either good or bad... and that decided it for me. Now, this is the first erotica book I've written a review for since I started my blog, and I want to emphasize that though it might seem like it's out of my usual reading habits, this in no way influenced my opinion badly. I've read erotica before in my life, and I do think it can be written well. This book, on the other hand...
I've seen so many reviews of this book I can't even count! It seems like everybody has been reading 'Little Darlings', Melanie Golding's debut novel. I had no idea this was gonna be such a hit when I requested it months ago, but now I'm very happy I did (and got approved), because now I feel like I'm part of the conversation! 😀 This book really has a unique touch added to its thrillery-horrory basics, and though because I had to stop reading it several times because life was happening, I enjoyed it very much and it sucked me in right away every time I got back to it.
These days I've been longing for a light, heartwarming read, and so I sat down with my mounting TBR and was looking for a book that had to potential of satisfying this criteria and I should've read anyway. I came up with 'The Magic Touch', and I'm so glad it turned out this way! It really was the right book to pick up!