So I know that I didn’t finish the review for Glenn Parris and I have a review for Arcana!! I was going to post the Glen Parris review Sunday, but I ended up getting worse instead of better. Gotta love being sick. Now I’m basically all better except for a slight cough. (Woot Woot 🙂 )
So here is the review for The Renaissance of Aspirin.
Every book about medicine or sickness usually tends to bore people. There are those few that actually hold the readers attention and keep the readers attention. I can gladly say that Glenn Parris has done that. While he is a doctor, Parris has an amazing ability to write. This book is a wonderful thriller with greed, medicine (of course), and romance. It is fast paced and can keep anyone on board. He tracks the struggles of drug development and the reactions of people trying to find help. While I was so entranced in the book, I didn’t even realize I was learning new things.
And now Arcana by Jessica Leake
Amid the sumptuous backdrop of the London Season in 1905, headstrong Katherine Sinclair must join the ranks of debutantes vying for suitors. Unfortunately for Katherine, she cannot imagine anything more loathsome – or dangerous. Through her late mother’s enchanted journal, Katherine receives warning to keep hidden her otherworldly ability to perform Arcana, a magic fueled by the power of the sun. The machinations of the fashionably elite are a constant threat, but worse still are those who covet Katherine’s Arcana, seeking the power of her birthright. They could be hiding behind the façade of every suitor, even the darkly handsome Earl of Thornewood. With so much danger and suspicion, can she give her heart to the one who captivates her, or is he just another after her power?
Who doesn’t love when there is a strong female lead? I know I’m a huge fan of them. Katherine “Wren” Sinclair is the girl I want to be at the moment. While this is a historical fantasy novel, not all the details are thrown at you at once. It makes it much more interesting. You don’t have to try and understand everything like when the author throws everything i your face at the beginning. I also love the little added mystery factor. Let me just add the fact that there is an awesome love interest for our dear Wren that you wouldn’t want to miss. I really hope that a sequel ail come out. I just can’t decide whose stoy I would want to ear more about next.
I’m a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful children (two toddlers and a newborn, in fact, so I think you can begin to see why my blog may be a bit neglected) and author of Arcana: A Novel (Skyhorse/Talos, November 4, 2014), my debut historical fantasy with a heavy dose of romance. I have a particular obsession with blending different genres, but almost everything I write has an element of fantasy and romance. I’ve been in love with historical England ever since my first literary crush: Mr. Darcy (I can’t even count the number of times I watched Pride & Prejudice–the A&E version, of course!!) I’m represented by the fabulous Brianne Johnson of Writers House, and I live in Greenville, SC.
Before I was a writer, I worked as a psychotherapist. I spent several years working at a psychiatric hospital in Birmingham, AL, but after my husband graduated as a pharmacist, we moved back to Greenville. I claim Greenville as my hometown now since I spent most of my childhood here, and I’m a proud alumna of St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Winthrop University.
For a little extra bonus…
Prism Book Tours is holding a Tour-Wide Giveaway!!!
Until next time,