2020 is so close, I can almost smell it. It smells like new books and fresh baked cookies because for the next two days I can be a total idealist.
The reality might be a little different, but one thing is for sure, we can make sure our 2020s are full of books. Even if everything else goes down the pan.
Don’t mind me, Rick & Morty has turned me into a bit of a nihilist. That show is so darn good.
Speaking of dark comedy, I’ve got a brand new book on my to-be-read pile that found its way into my inbox a few weeks ago courtesy of the author.
“Dead bodies have been turning up in Lobrooke, and they have Blue’s name written on them…literally.
A ruthless killer with a dark past, Blue has built a reputation as the Blue Devil, and everyone in the supernatural hotspot of Lobrooke knows to stay the fuck out of her way. She’s a cold, merciless, and powerful dragon, but she’s not invincible, and someone is out to prove it. When she’s implicated in a string of vicious murders in her town, Blue is forced to ditch her one-woman act and join an actual team. The problem is, her team members are a stick-in-the-mud law enforcement agent and a gorgeous, infuriating foreigner, neither of whom she can trust. If she wants to survive and protect the people she loves, Blue must put aside her pride and show everyone that she can be more than a devil.”
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It’s a supernatural assassination book!
Anti-heroes are a fan favourite, especially recently. Deadpool really led the charge on that one. (Anyone else looking forward to Deadpool 3?)
I may have taken a sneak peek at this one when it first got sent to me and the prologue is a real hook. No spoilers here, though. Let’s wait for the review for those!
This one really promises to shake up my reading list a bit because the protagonists I’ve been reading lately have sat squarely on the side of “good.” Grey areas make for really interesting, deep plots but there’s something really irresistible about the good vs. evil stories.
Having said that, I’m looking forward to this book. Anti-heroes have the best character arcs and very often have you questioning your own morals and ethics when it comes to life’s greyest questions. This probably won’t be an easy read for all the right reasons.
If you want to have a look at The Blue Devil for yourself, here’s the Amazon link.
Thanks for reading!