This is a weekly meme where any one can choose a random book from their Goodreads TBR and highlight it. Once you choose a book and create your post, make sure you link and reference the creator, @Lauren’s Page Turners. Eventually, I will try to find a rhyme or reason to my choices, but for now, each week will feature a random one that I mean to read soon!
This Week’s Selection:
Spellmaker (Spellbreaker #2) by Charlie Holmberg
Dead wizards, stolen enchantments, and broken promises force a young spellbreaker out of the shadows in the next thrilling installment of the Spellbreaker series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician.
England, 1895. An unsolved series of magician murders and opus thefts isn’t a puzzle to Elsie Camden. But to reveal a master spellcaster as the culprit means incriminating herself as an unregistered spellbreaker. When Elsie refuses to join forces with the charming assassin, her secret is exposed, she’s thrown in jail, and the murderer disappears. But Elsie’s hope hasn’t vanished.
Through a twist of luck, the elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey helps Elsie join the lawful, but with a caveat: they must marry to prove their cover story. Forced beneath a magical tutor while her bond with Bacchus grows, Elsie seeks to thwart the plans of England’s most devious criminal—if she can find them.
With hundreds of stolen spells at their disposal, the villain has a plan—and it involves seducing Elsie to the dark side. But even now that her secret is out, Elsie must be careful how she uses the new abilities she’s discovering, or she may play right into the criminal’s hands.
This duology has been on my radar before the first one, Spellbreaker, was published on November 1st 2020. This series first appealed to me as it sounds extremely entertaining as history meets magic. Unfortunately, I never got around to requesting an ARC for Spellbreaker and it dropped off my radar. While randomly going through Netgalley, I saw Spellmaker and it reminded me that I wanted to read the first, so I requested the sequel and found a friend to loan me a copy of the first. Now that I am almost through the first, I can not wait to continue the series right away and start/finish Spellmaker. I rarely read a series in order and also one after the other, so I am excited to read this one right after finishing the first!