The Storyteller’s Daughter by Victoria McCombs #BookTour

Title: The Storyteller’s Daughter

Author: Victoria McCombs

Release Date: July 14th 2020

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is a story of Cosette, giftless girl born into world full of gifts – a gift of music, turning apples into peaches, or gift like her father – storytelling. Her father can spin a tale so fascinating that everyone in the tavern listening may think those tales are true. All seems to be good until one of those stories imagines Cosette to have the most amazing gift – she can spin gold. The idea is so unbelievable, yet many people believe it and are cross with Cosette that she is not willing to share her gift with others. This lie brings her before the King, who is not taking no for an answer. In those circumstances, Cosette finds an ally that can help her survive.

The Storyteller’s Daughter is an intriguing read, I was quite quickly drawn into the characters, and I wanted to know what will happen. They all have their secrets and mysteries, and I was keen to find out the truth behind each of those characters. Cosette is a grat man character, she grows through the story and becomes more sure of herself. She even dares to disobey the King, which is unimaginable for a giftless girl from a poor family. Characters around her are not that well developed, but they all have something to them, some mystery that just keeps you engaged in the story,

It is an entertaining read, but sadly the final is disappointing. The final resolution to the mystery is not shown, we just learn about it from someone who been there. It was really anti-climactic and just too much of a sweet happy ending. Even though the book left me wanting more, I’m still content with the time I spent with it.

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Poison City by Paul Crilley

29379042Title: Poison City

Author: Paul Crilley

Pub Date: August 11th, 2016

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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Do  you like books that involve:

  • crime?
  • mystery?
  • fantasy?
  • magic? (+ Harry Potter references in jokes!)
  • vampires, angels, faeries and all the possible fantasy characters out there?
  • talking dogs?
  • bad-ass fighting scenes?
  • sarcastic sidekicks?
  • British characters with undeniably British humor?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions (or better- to all of them) you are in luck! Because this book has it all and more! I enjoyed it so much that I don’t know if I’ll be able to write it all down. This book made me stay up late, and I don’t do that much those days.

If there are people out there that answers ‘no’ to all of the questions – I don’t know what I can say to save you. Books with those themes are pretty cool, so reconsider your book preferences, maybe it’s time to read something different?

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