Thursday, December 20, 2018

Short and Sweet Book Reviews # 330 - Not the Duke's Darling by Elizabeth Hoyt, The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman

Not the Duke’s Darling (Greycourt, #1)Not the Duke’s Darling by Elizabeth Hoyt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great start to a new series. There is a 15 year old murder mystery, a secret society of Wise Women, a missing wife, and a blackmailer to be exposed. All leading to a romance between a Freya, the Wise Woman, and Duke of Harlowe, who is part of the murder mystery that points to Freya's brother doing the murder. This kept me on the edge of my seat as some things were solved and some were left hanging.

I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.


The Mortal Word (The Invisible Library, #5)The Mortal Word by Genevieve Cogman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Irene is up to her neck in plots. Seems that several different faction want this peace conference to fail while others want to control the process. I loved seeing Vale, Silver, Ky and Irene all work to make sure everything goes correctly and peace is at least a possibility. This is a very complex plot that takes so many twists and turns you could get whiplash reading or listening to it. An unexpected consequence comes when Irene get a new position. A great set up for further aduties that Irene has as a librarian of the Invisible Library.

Susan Duerden does a great job as the voices in The Mortal Word.

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