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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
-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 %


Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Years: Timbuktu - Vasudev Murthy

Sherlock Holmes is my all-time favorite fictional detective so I had very high hopes for this book. Unfortunately though, it did not live up to my expectations. I've read all of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes works and a lot of pastiches so I like to think I have a pretty good understanding of Holmes character and this book did not do him justice at all. I never got the feel for the true Holmes character. It was a pretty bad imitation. The speech, the mannerisms, etc. were completely off I thought. The book was also very slow and very boring! From the beginning, it was just one info dump after another. It took me a while and several tries to trudge through it.


*I received this ARC from NetGalley & Poisoned Pen Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!



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