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Blog Tour Review - To Cage A God by Elizabeth May

 Blog Tour Review - To Cage A God by Elizabeth May To cage a god is divine. To be divine is to rule. To rule is to destroy. Using ancient secrets, Galina and Sera’s mother grafted gods into their bones. Bound to brutal deities and granted forbidden power no commoner has held in a millennia, the sisters have grown up to become living weapons. Raised to overthrow an empire―no matter the cost. With their mother gone and their country on the brink of war, it falls to the sisters to take the helm of the rebellion and end the cruel reign of a royal family possessed by destructive gods. Because when the ruling alurea invade, they conquer with fire and blood. And when they clash, common folk burn. While Sera reunites with her estranged lover turned violent rebel leader, Galina infiltrates the palace. In this world of deception and danger, her only refuge is an isolated princess, whose whip-smart tongue and sharp gaze threaten to uncover Galina’s secret. Torn between desire and duty, Galina mus

Review - Strangers by C L Taylor

 Review - Strangers by C L Taylor

Ursula, Gareth and Alice have never met before.

Ursula thinks she killed the love of her life.

Gareth’s been receiving strange postcards.

And Alice is being stalked.

None of them are used to relying on others – but when the three strangers’ lives unexpectedly collide, there’s only one thing for it: they have to stick together. Otherwise, one of them will die.

 Three strangers, two secrets, one terrifying evening.

An excellent book. Really taut plotting, clever twists and I loved the three main characters, their flaws and failings and seeing how strangers came together in a crisis. 

It's a masterclass in slow burn tension. There are just so many little moments, incidents, that kept me on edge while I was reading it. 

There were so many sinister threads that I really couldn't tell which one was going to lead me to three strangers standing over a body, yet I knew that was where we were headed.

It's so unusual to read a crime novel where the inciting incident pretty much closes the book out, and I really enjoyed this interesting take on it.

All of the characters felt very complex and real. There were no perfect heroes, and very few villains, but each one was a flawed individual who just seemed to be trying to do their best in a tough world. This made it a very grounded book for me. And I loved seeing how their paths intertwined, and how they saw each other, something that just added more depth.

Very cleverly put together and expertly pulled off.


Strangers by C L Taylor is out now, published by Avon Books

I was given a review copy in return for an honest review.


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