I did read a few new books that I enjoyed and wanted to share with you.
A Song of Wraith and Ruin by Roseanne A Brown: This YA fantasy was once described to me as what if Aladdin and Jasmine were trying to kill each other. Karina needs the heart of a king to bring her mother, the country's ruler, back from the dead, and Malik must kill Karina to save his sister from a powerful magical entity. The world building is vivid and based on African folklore, and the characters are interesting and sympathetic. The end isn't a complete cliffhanger but definitely leaves the story open for the second book (which I eagerly await). Also, the cover is gorgeous.
Harkworth Hall by LS Johnson: This started a little slow for me, which could have just been my lack of attention span, but I fell into it pretty quickly after. Harkworth Hall is a Georgian historical, a Gothic f/f romance full of suspense and the paranormal. It's the first book in a series and wraps up nicely while also setting up the next, which I'm looking forward to reading.
Duking It Out by EJ Russell: This book combines so many tropes—royalty romance, enemies to lovers, stranded on a deserted island, there's only one bed—into an m/m romance that is so much fun and funny too. Plus, those royals have various superpowers. The main characters were great, and the secondary characters were fun and intriguing too. It's part of a shared world series, and I'll be checking out the others.
What have you read and loved lately?