I liked Ismae's but I liked Sybella's story even more. The second book in the His Fair Assassin-series follows Sybella, another Handmaiden of Death. She tried to flee her old life by coming to the Convent of Saint Mortain but instead was trained to return and retake her place at court as a spy to the Convent. As she's constantly surrounded by danger and betrayal, she'll have to find out just which role Mortain has in mind for her.
Finally catching up with some series. I read Grave Mercy a couple of years ago, but what did I think of it?
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
GoodReads ★★★★ I started collecting Penguin's Little Black Classics, and my random reading pilot drew this booklet. (I believe this was the first LBC I've read)I was never really crazy about The Picture of Dorian Grey. I read it and it wasn't bad but not as good as I expected it would be (based on... Continue Reading →
The Glass Magician
GoodReads ★★★ I recently read and reviewed the first book in The Paper Magician Trilogy, The Paper Magician and it was such a nice snack book for me that I immediately started reading the next book, The Glass Magician. It starts a few months after the first book, so we miss Ceony getting a big... Continue Reading →
GoodReads ★★★★ Every year, the new PC Grant novel (or Rivers of London novel as I tend to call them) is one of my most anticipated reads. Also, I need to wait for more than half a year until the right paperback edition is published (height 19,7 cm; I mean even the MMP (mass market... Continue Reading →
The Beautifull Cassandra
GoodReads ★★★ I read Pride and Prejudice but I didn't really like it. I know it's something you're not supposed to say, but still it's how I felt. However, when I started collecting the Little Black Classics over the summer, I decided to give her another chance.There are a few very short stories collected in... Continue Reading →
GoodReads ★★ Over the summer I've collected Penguin's Little Black Classics, a collection of 80 little booklets from all parts of world literature. Now, I'm reading them in a random order.This booklet contains 'Captivating aphorisms illustrating the Buddhist dhamma, or moral system. 'I must admit that I read and rated it purely based on reading... Continue Reading →
The Home Crowd Advantage
GoodReads ★★★★ Ever after reading the first book in the Peter Grant series, Rivers of London, I've been a big fan. I don't read that many urban fantasy series, but this one is quite different from the rest I've read as it contains loads and loads of British humor, sarcasm and wit.Needless to say I... Continue Reading →
A Slip under the Microscope
GoodReads ★★★ This was one of the first Little Black Classics that I read, way back in 2015! Over the summer I've collected all the Little Black Classics that were published by Penguin to celebrate their 80th birthday! Every now and then I'm reading one of them, and my reviews are mostly some thoughts about... Continue Reading →
GoodReads ★★★★ Over the summer I've collected all the Little Black Classics that were published by Penguin to celebrate their 80th birthday! Every now and then I'm reading one of them, and my reviews are mostly some thoughts about each of the books.Joseph Conrad was a new author for me, but this short story didn't... Continue Reading →