Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
A coven of deathwalking witches who have to set themselves on fire in order to patrol the Veil; a terrifying Warden who uses his army of soulless, half-masked soldiers to control it all; a heroine who sets herself on fire so she can save her sister…
Tonight, I Burn by Katharine J. Adams is such an inventive story with so many striking elements that viscerally hold you in check.
Penny, the protagonist, is a deathwalking witch who finds herself going farther against the Warden than she ever suspected she would in order to protect her sister & the other people she loves.
As she plans in secret & then with the help of others, she also develops feelings for two different people, a man & a woman, & she opens up some of the closed-box tension surrounding her own family.
This book is very much leading up to another which is good because it feels like some things are left unfinished. I would have liked more with Penny’s romantic relationships, which do get steamy but which also feel separate in a way I didn’t totally appreciate.
But witch fans, rejoice, here’s another witchy offering for us to celebrate the glorious season of fall.
4⭐️. Out 11/07.
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Thanks to the author for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
Eliza McLane’s holiday novellas are so good, you all: they include outrageous amounts of sexual tension, MCs who are living their best lives sexually, and big emotional breakthroughs that contribute to the HEA.
These novellas never feel like they’re missing a big part of the emotional story—they feel complete & full & that’s such a nice feeling to walk away with after you’ve flown through a novella.
In Haunted Hookup, Alice is finally getting to visit the reputedly haunted house she’s spent so long researching. She’s been invited to join a house party of sorts & serve as a tour guide.
The first night of the ball includes so much wish fulfillment (thank you, Eliza!) & I was like wow, it goes there, & yes, this is fun!
It turns out that Alice actually knows the very attractive masked stranger who makes her toes curl & what follows is a lovely & hot exploration of what might have been & still could be if they follow their hearts.
There is a ghost in this book & some thrills but it’s mostly a sad/wistful kind of ghost story that runs a nice parallel to Alice’s own.
This book is great fun, like Eliza’s others. Check it out if you’re looking for Halloween vibes or a hero with chest hair or some great communication or some restraint play.
4.5⭐️. Out 10/10.
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Give me that HEA, please.
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