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Bambbles Rambles

Books, Reviews, and general awesomeness

About Julia

Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.

I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.

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Currently reading

Wanton Christmas Wishes
Eliza Lloyd, Samantha Kane, Kate Pearce, Monica Burns, Madelynne Ellis, Jess Michaels
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Matthew R. Price, Noel Daniel
Progress: 21 %
I Love it When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech
Ralph Keyes
Progress: 28/271 pages
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore
Progress: 42/420 pages

Challenge: 30 Day Book Challenge Day Three

Firelight - Kristen Callihan Moonglow  - Kristen Callihan Winterblaze - Kristen Callihan

Day Three: Your Favorite Series


Oh, dear. I feel like all I read now are series books, so there are going to be quite a few to choose from. But the one I instantly thought of yesterday when perusing the full 30 days, was Kristen Callihan's The Darkest London series. 

The first book, Firelight, starts off Steampunk meets historical romance with a dash of paranormal. The plot is intriguing and the characters quite memorable. There are some flaws, but nothing that made me enjoy it less. 


Moonglow starts balancing the genres more, ramping up the paranormal aspect.a but. Steampunk gets turned up a bit as well and I loved every second of it. This one I think is my favorite of the three. The hero and heroine are wonderful.


The last book (so far) would be Winterblaze, which takes a couple we have known tangentially through the other two books and make them the stars. Based on reasons, some people didn't like what happened to the characters, but I didn't mind at all. They were interesting still and the plot again clipped along. And even more strange shenanigans ensued. 


I can't wait where the next book takes us. And I am sure whatever it should be about (since we ran out of sisters), it will surely take it to eleven.


PS. The covers on these books are so freaking gorgeous!