October left me feeling ambitious about getting more reading done.
Maybe too ambitious.... but I don't care! Let's get to what's on my list for this month ♥
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We Are Legion (We Are Bob),
Dennis E. Taylor
From the back cover:
Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street.
Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty.
The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad.
This book/series came recommended to me by one of my Dungeons and Dragons party members. We spend a lot of time BS-ing before we get started each weekend, and sometimes swap book recs. I'm actually listening to the audiobook for this one, as that was the version he had and suggested to me. I've listened to this genre before and really enjoyed it. Audible lists it as the best Sci-Fi audiobook of 2016, so I'm actually quite excited to jump in! I don't typically sit down and listen to books though, so I'm a bit worried this one might get away from me... hopefully not!
From the back cover:
Emi has dedicated her life to becoming the perfect vessel for the goddess Amaterasu, but the insidious betrayal of another deity has changed everything. Now Amaterasu has charged Emi with an urgent mission: to find and free the earthly gods before mankind is brought to its knees beneath divine tyranny.
At her side is Shiro, the mysterious fox spirit. When she first saved his life, she could never have imagined that behind his cunning and confidence, he was lost—his power bound by a devastating curse and his memories obscured. His veiled history is somehow tied to the missing gods, but he can't remember how or why.
As their search leads them into the murky depths of the spirit realm, the shadows of Shiro's past begin to emerge. With each brief awakening of his true self, she loses a little more of him. The fate of the heavens and earth rest in her mortal hands, and she must find the missing gods before time runs out for her world—and for Shiro.
DARK TEMPEST includes 10 full-page illustrations by award-winning artist Brittany Jackson.
If you read my October Reading Wrap-Up, you know I read the first book in this series and LOVED it. I am so excited to continue the story! I'm also really looking forward to the illustrations, as they aren't something I normally see in ebooks and I found the ones in Red Winter to be very beautiful.
From the back cover:
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches comes a novel about what it takes to become a vampire.
On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's deeply held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood.
Fast-forward to contemporary Paris, where Phoebe Taylor--the young employee at Sotheby's whom Marcus has fallen for--is about to embark on her own journey to immortality. Though the modernized version of the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable than they were in the eighteenth century. The shadows that Marcus believed he'd escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both--forever.
A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities not just for change but for revolution, Time's Convert channels the supernatural world-building and slow-burning romance that made the All Souls Trilogy instant bestsellers to illuminate a new and vital moment in history, and a love affair that will bridge centuries.
I read the All Souls Trilogy earlier this year and fell in love with it. I started reading because I wanted to watch the television show names after the first book, A Discovery of Witches. The second season is starting in January and I am more than ready to fall into their world again. Marcus's story is one I'm excited to learn more about, too.
I grabbed this book in paperback because, once again, the Kindle edition is just too expensive--more expensive, actually!
Demons in the Bedroom,
From the back cover:
Have you inherited a creepy old house that needs updated bathroom tiles, a new kitchen, and an exorcism?
Call me: Helena Nicolescu, the best house flipper witch on the east coast.
But I have to admit, I might be in over my head this time. I bought “Lockwood House” at an auction, and the magical community definitely knew something was up, because my rivals were all in on it, including Jake and Jasper, the infuriating wolf shifter twins who think they’re so much better at renovations than me. I overpaid and now I’m stuck with a mess. Floors caving in, 70s carpeting, and…the ghost of an incubus who won’t stop flirting with me while I’m trying to demo.
That’s not the only problem. The former owner’s son seems to be drawn to the place against his own will. My witch radar is going off big time, telling me he has demon blood coursing through his own veins. And the wolves must smell trouble in the air, because they keep sniffing around too. I’ll definitely never tell them that I keep uncovering disconcerting artifacts throughout the house. And more than anything, I won’t admit that they both look pretty good in a tool belt. Why does this house seem like it’s calling trouble to the doorstep?
I have eight weeks to get this done and then I’m putting this mansion on the market and moving on.
This is a medium-burn reverse harem romance!
I grabbed this book when it was a free deal from either my BookBub or Ereader News Today newsletter. I've never read a reverse harem story (or a harem story, tbh) and I'm a little wary I won't like it. I'm willing to give new things a try though, and it sounds like a funny read!