What's on the TBR pile?

What's on the reading pile? 23/03/2020

I’d like to say that the Coronavirus pandemic has given me much more time to read. Wishful thinking.

My job has been classified as a “keyworker” position which means that rather than getting to hole up at home, I’ve got to get out there, business as usual. I won’t pretend I’m sad about this, in fact, I’m incredibly grateful. Hundreds, if not thousands of people, have lost their jobs thanks to this virus and I am very thankful to still have an income at a time like this.

Also, Disney Plus is about to hit UK TVs tomorrow and reading is just going to have to take a back seat!

Having said that, I’ve still been stocking up on new books in case me or my husband should need quarantining and I’ve found a particularly interesting one:

When a goddess wants something done, failure is not an option.

Shay Greene’s specialty is rescue and recovery, and she’s damn good at it.

So it’s not a big surprise when the country’s wealthiest woman hires her to find a stolen pearl necklace known as the Mermaid’s Lament.

But the world she’s plunged into? A world of jealous goddesses, their half-human demigod offspring, and long-standing feuds? That was a surprise.

Petty rivalries have a nasty way of escalating in that world. The dangerous lengths the goddesses go to one-up each other leave Shay wondering if they are completely sane. Even the demigods have more power—and more hidden agendas—than she’s used to dealing with.

Shay doesn’t have much time to learn how to beat them, though. If she doesn’t recover the Mermaid’s Lament by the looming deadline, it will cost her everything she loves.”

* * *

Did anyone else see the dragon in the background, there?

Interestingly, there seems to be more than just mermaids to this story. Goddesses and demi-gods give this one a Percy Jackson feel just from looking at the blurb and we are definitely in need of more mature god/goddess and demi-god stories.

To say this book intrigued me is an understatement, though it will be a while until I can get around to it. Unless Disney Plus postpones for a week or so! If any of you lucky USA folk who have had it for six months have any recommendations, please let me know, I want to make a watch list.

Thanks for reading!

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