A New Look, and Some New Books

Last night I completely re-did my blog’s theme/background to make it look nicer.  It’s something that was long overdue, and I’m liking the result so far.  I even have drop-down menus!  And my Twitter background matches my blog’s.  Yay!

During my month-in-review post, I’d mentioned that I hadn’t gone out and bought any books lately.  It’s been one of those vaguely hellish weeks for no  particular reason at all, so I went to the bookstore to cheer myself up and bought a copy of N. K. Jemisin’s “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.”  My boyfriend saw the book and pointed out that 100,000 is indeed a very large number of kingdoms, and asked how they all fit within the world.  Of course I don’t know that yet, as I haven’t read the book, but I’ll be back to everyone with answers when I do.

I received a review copy of Jasper Kent’s “The Twelve” earlier this week, and it sounds fantastic.  Vampires in Napoleonic Russia?  Hell yes.

And, last but not least, I also have a review copy of Jane Kindred’s “The Midnight Court.”  I read the first book in the series earlier last winter and loved it, so I’m excited to see how the story continues.  It’s about fallen angels who descend into Russia, and there’s a strong parallel between the protagonist and Anastasia Romanov.

Happy Friday!


12 thoughts on “A New Look, and Some New Books

  1. Hi Grace
    I think you’ll enjoy Jasper Kent. Lots of great historical detail – well, I thought so anyway, plus a really sinister baddy and a good story… what’s not to like??
    Lynn 😀

    1. I’m really excited about it. Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books that are a blend of historical fiction and SF/F, and I think the two genres blend so well together. 🙂

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