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Review: A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

A Perilous Undertaking
By Deanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley Books
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Series or Standalone: Veronica Speedwell #2
Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleGoodreads
Rating: 5 Stars




A Perilous Undertaking might be my favorite story in the Veronica Speedwell series! Sometimes the second book in a series suffers from the sophomore slump, but that does not happen with this one. 

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Stack of books featuring a court of mist and fury by sarah j maas, a darker shade of magic by ve schwab, a gathering of shadows by ve schwab, a conjuring of light ve schwab, a curious beginning by deanna raybourn, a perlous undertaking by deanna raybourn, a rogue not taken by sarah maclean

Allow me to reintroduce myself

Well, it’s been over 5 years since I’ve written a blog post here. And to be honest, I never thought I would be back. Back when I stopped blogging, it became too much to handle as I was transitioning to working a full-time communications job.

However, while doing a readalong (#MeettheBridgertons hosted by the lovely Teresa at Romance Reader) to prepare for Bridgerton’s premiere on Netflix, I realized how much I missed the community that came with blogging. I missed talking books with people who were as passionate about the stories as I was. I missed hearing other people’s recommendation. I missed discovering new authors to read. I just missed it all. 

And so here I am, nearly 5 years since I last wrote a post, ready to relaunch and reintroduce myself.

As you can imagine, quite a bit has changed since I initially launched this blog in 2010. For one, my reading tastes have evolved. Back when I first started blogging, I primarily read YA fiction. Now, I’d say I primarily read romance novels. I love historical romances and hate how much the genre is looked down upon by so many people. Romance brings joy and, honestly, I’d rather read what I enjoy than something that is deemed “high-brow” or “literature” (not that there’s anything wrong with enjoying those genres!) Reading is reading and people should read what they enjoy! 

It’s hard for me to pick a favorite book or author, as it constantly shifts and many stories hold a special place in my heart, but I’m a huge fan of Deanna Raybourn, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean and Sarah J. Maas to name a few. To learn more about my favorite genres, tropes, authors and series, check out my updated ‘Review Policy’ page as I have a much more in-depth breakdown there.

I’m excited to be back here on my blog and look forward to connecting with you here, as well as on Twitter at @danijohns and on Instagram @overflowingshelf

Trailer Tuesday: Dororthy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Everyone knows the story of the Wizard of Oz. Danielle Paige’s novel offers a new twist on the classic tale. The graphics in this trailer are really cool, and I really think help to capture the darker, a bit more twisted atmosphere of the book. The voiceover does a great job of summing up the book. I liked Dorothy Must Die and I think this trailer is a good representation of the what the book is about.

Waiting on Wednesday (99) – Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Mortal Danger (Immortal Game, #1)

Mortal Danger
(Immortal Game #1)
Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
To be released: August 5, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

Revenge is a dish best served cold.Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She’s not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he’s impossible to forget.

In one short summer, her entire life changes, and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly… bad things are happening. It’s a heady rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil’s bargains, she isn’t sure who—or what–she can trust. Not even her own mind…

Something about this book’s cover is extremely intriguing to me. It’s simple, but creepy and captivating, which ties in well with the synopsis. I’m excited to see how this story pans out and hope it lives up to the awesome description.

What book are you Waiting on Wednesday for? Let me know! I’m always on the lookout for great new books to read.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.