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Dagon's Blood Dagon’s Blood by Virginia Lee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I recently got the chance to read an arc of this book and I must say that I’ve enjoyed it immensely. Virginia Lee pens such an enticing, heart-wrenching tale that it’s hard to put the book down once you’ve started reading it.

At the beginning, I didn’t like Simon Montieth that much when he decided to try and have his way with Lady Leigha Clairemont. At times, I wanted to reach into the book and tug on his hair to make him see reason. Yet I am glad that he was not the cold, heartless man that he seemed to be. Seeing him blossom into the gentleman that he is was very endearing.

As I continued reading, and envisioning the world that Virginia lovingly painted for us, I found myself drawn to the lives of each of her characters. I detested Camille’s treachery. And felt deeply when Leigha was wrenched from Robert’s grasp. Even more so, when she was taken from Simon’s side. I confess that I was irked at Turk for what he’d done to Leigha after spiriting her away from under Simon’s nose, but was able to understand that it was born out of desperate need rather that a necessity.

Nearing the end of the book, I felt the loss of Robert as if it were the loss of a true friend. Yet knowing that Simon was waiting in the wings, so to speak, made the ending all the more moving.

Virginia pours so much heart and so much feeling into her story that it’s hard not to feel for the characters, and the world, that she’s penned. I’ve truly enjoyed every moment of her story and hope that all those who get the chance to read it will love it just as much. I’m truly looking forward to more of her future works. This book is quite a marvelous read! Read on »


Fated Fated by Carolyn McCray

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I first opened this book and started reading, I thought the story would center around Caesar and his reign. Man, was I proved wrong! I’m very glad that I was, too.

Seeing Brutus portrayed not only as just a man, full of flaws, capable of loving no matter the cost, but also as one acting on what he thought was right made him more sympathetic. Carolyn molded history in a way that left the reader glued to every page, eager to know more. We were given glimpses of Caesar’s weakness, Marc Anthony’s arrogance, as well as the power play between the Senate and the Virgin’s in the hopes of making Rome something more and better than what it was.

I became engrossed within Carolyn’s tale of intrigue and heartache, absolutely loving every moment that unfolded between Syra and Brutus. It also made me want to know more about the Fated. What their purpose was and what roles do they actually take. All in all, I enjoyed the book very much! Read on »