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Hooked on Books

Reading is my passion! I'll read anything if it looks good & sounds good. I'm also a sucker for books with unique settings & I'd choose Hardcovers over E-Books any day! : ) -Empress Reece

Currently reading

Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Admiral
-Penguin Audio-, Sean Danker-Smith, Johnathan McClain
The Facefaker's Game
Chandler J. Birch
Grimalkin the Witch Assassin
Joseph Delaney, Christopher Evan Welch
Progress: 90 %
The Forlorned
Angela J. Townsend
Progress: 274/274 pages
The Other Side of Midnight
Simone St. James
Olmec Obituary (Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth Book 1)
David L. Owen
Progress: 12 %
Stiletto: A Novel
Daniel O'Malley, Hachette Audio, Moira Quirk
Progress: 31 %
The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel (The Queen of the Tearling Book 3)
Erika Johansen
The Aeronaut's Windlass: The Cinder Spires, Book 1
Jim Butcher, -Penguin Audio-, Euan Morton
Progress: 11 %

A Curious (& Fantastic) Beginning!

A Curious Beginning - Deanna Raybourn

For some reason, before reading the book, I was thinking Veronica Speedwell was a lady detective and alchemist but I must have confused my characters because that's not really her at all. Veronica is a naturalist and a lepidopterist (butterfly hunter and collector). She has spunk, she speaks her mind and she loves adventure! Oh yes, Veronica is my kind of girl! I could definitely see her and I being great friends and having tons of fun traveling on adventures together! Stoker, her sidekick through the story is also a natural historian but he is rugged, handsome and temperamental, with baggage from his past that he needs to work through. I thought the interplay between the two was very entertaining and I'm curious to see what's in store for them. This story was a lot of fun but then I've loved every book Raybourn has ever written! I think she is just so talented and I really enjoy her writing style. I don't think I have ever found anything to complain about. LOL Her words just seem to come so effortlessly! This is definitely the start of another great series and I hope the next one comes out soon!