Friday, June 21, 2024

Book Mail: Long Time Gone


Author: Charlie Donlea

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp

Year: 2024

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Book mail is the best mail part two! 
Thank you bookstagrammer @andrea.c.lowry.reads for sending me Long Time Gone! And look at the awesome keychain that came with it!
I was so excited when Andrea messaged me that I had won her #giveaway for this book. In fact, it was Andrea who introduced me to @charliedonlea books a couple of years ago when she sent me her copy of Twenty Years Later just because she thought I’d like it. She’s the best! 

If you’ve never read any of Charlie’s books, do yourself a favor and pick one up. He writes terrific thrillers! 

QOTD: who’s an author you often recommend? 

I often recommend Michael Connelly, S.A. Cosby, Charlie Donlea, and Richard Osman. 

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The Ministry of Time

Author: Kaliane Bradley

Narrators: Katie Leung and George Weightman

Publisher: Simon Audio

Year: 2024

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Thank you for the #gifted audiobook! 

“Time,” she said, “is a limited resource like all of our resources.”

A book about time travel? Sign me up! A civil servant in the near future is offered a new job that comes with big promotion. Time travel is now possible & the ministry is gathering “expats” from across time to determine if time travel is feasible on a body & also on the fabric of space and time. The ministry has brought back several individuals from different periods in history. The civil servant’s job is to act as a “bridge” - living with, helping & monitoring expat 1847, Commander Graham Gore. Gore was on a doomed Arctic expedition. Now he’s learning to deal with computers, cellphones, washing machines, & a modern day woman. 

My quick summery doesn’t do justice to this impressive debt novel. It has something for every reader. It’s a combo of history, sci-fi, comedy, espionage, & romance. It’s full of interesting characters and a big twist at the end. This book pulled me in right from the beginning with its interesting & complex characters & intricate plot. Commander Gore was a real-life Royal Navy officer on the ill fated Franklin expedition. I liked the alternating chapters that gave a glimpse into Gore’s expedition and the man himself. 

The novel is also weighty enough to examine what it means to be a refugee both in and out of time. Gore’s bridge, the unnamed female main character, is the daughter of refugees. The plight of refugees has implications in not-too-distant future timelines. The narration by Katie Leung and George Weightman is top notch. 

All in all, this is a very entertaining and thought provoking novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

QOTD: do you think we’ll ever achieve time travel? 

I’m fascinated by the idea of time travel, but not sure if humans will ever be able to do it. 

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Book Mail: The Deep

 Author: Alma Katsu

Publisher: Putnam Books

Release date: June 4, 2024

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Book mail is the best mail! Thank you Putnam Books for the #gifted book! Author Alma Katsu’s The Deep is now out in paperback. I can’t wait to dive into this one! (Pun intended! 😀) Here’s the synopsis: 

𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏 𝒃𝒐𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑻𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒄?

Someone, or something, is haunting the ship. Between unexplained disappearances and eerie deaths, the guests of the Titanic—particularly maid Annie Hebley and guest Mark Fletcher—are convinced there’s something sinister afoot. But before they can unveil the danger that beckons them, disaster strikes.

Years later, Annie is working as a nurse on the sixth voyage of the Titanic’s sister ship, the Britannic, newly refitted as a hospital ship. When she happens across an unconscious Mark, now a soldier fighting in World War I, Annie is relieved to see he survived the sinking. But soon Mark’s presence awakens deep-buried secrets, a creeping darkness forcing Annie to reckon with the demons of her past—as they both discover the terror may not yet be over. 

Spooky Titanic horror? Yes, please! 

QOTD: what‘s your most recent book mail or what are you reading this week? I’m listening to Death of a Bookseller this week. 

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Under Your Spell

  Author: Laura Wood Narrator: Ellie Heydon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Year: 2024 🎧𝗔𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄🎧 Many thanks...