Thursday, September 20, 2018

Books from the Backlog #26


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book

Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Publication Date: October 27, 2009
Publisher: Pocket Books
SOMETIMES YOU CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES. AND SOMETIMES, THEY CHOOSE YOU...

Once, Max dreamed of a career, a home, a loving family. Now all she wants is freedom...and revenge. A witch named Giselle transformed Max into a warrior with extraordinary strength, speed, and endurance. Bound by spellcraft, Max has no choice but to fight as Giselle's personal magic weapon—a Shadowblade—and she's lethally good at it. But her skills are about to be put to the test as they never have before....

The ancient Guardians of the earth are preparing to unleash widespread destruction on the mortal world, and they want the witches to help them. If the witches refuse, their covens will be destroyed, including Horngate, the place Max has grudgingly come to think of as home. Max thinks she can find a way to help Horngate stand against the Guardians, but doing so will mean forging dangerous alliances—including one with a rival witch's Shadowblade, who is as drawn to Max as she is to him—and standing with the witch she despises. Max will have to choose between the old life she still dreams of and the warrior she has become, and take her place on the side of right—if she survives long enough to figure out which side that is....

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12972591-swan-song

Why did I add Bitter Night to my bookshelf?

I added Bitter Night to my Kindle library back in January 2013.  I actually purchased the first 3 books from the Horngate Witches Series on the same day during some kind of sale and was able to get them for $1.99 each.  It is a four book series so I am feeling pretty committed to reading it.  I am not really sure why I haven't started reading this one yet but I do hope to fit it in sometime soon.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?






30 comments:

  1. I know I DNFed this many years back but I honestly can't remember why! I DNFed a lot of urban fantasy around that time! Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. Hey, it's a good time of year for witch stories, just saying.

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  3. I hope you can find time to read this soon, and hopefully it's enjoyable since you own most of the series already! :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  4. The cover looks interesting as does the synopsis, but I haven't heard of the author.

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    1. I haven't read this author before but I do think this series sounds good.

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  5. I'd love to see your review on this one so I hope you read it sometime in the near future!

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    1. I do hope to start reading some of my own books very soon!

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  6. Witches! I think I might want to check this one out. And four books in a series is very doable. I hope you like it when you read it, Carole.

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  7. I think I put it down as meh..or never read it

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    1. I wish I could find the time to read all of the books that make their way onto my tbr pile.

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  8. I've not heard of this one, but it does sound appealing. LOL, yeah, I've done the sale thing and then let a book/series set. Fall is good for witchery stories...

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  9. I don't recall hearing about this one so I'll be interested to hear your thoughts. Magic is my favorite. Anne - Books of My Heart

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  10. Isn't it funny when you buy a whole series and then wait forever to read it? I've definitely done that too.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  11. I finally got around to trying an urban fantasy book (Written in Red - Anne Bishop) and I really loved it! I'm looking for more so I'll be looking for your review!

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    1. Written in Red is a great book, Katherine! I hope this one is as well.

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  12. October is the best month to read a witchy tale!

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  13. I don't remember seeing this one before. Looks good!

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  14. I can't remember seeing this one before. After reviewing and reading so many urban fantasys after reviewing for RabidReads and PureTextuality, I'm really shocked it's not familiar.I hope you end up enjoying, especially since you have three of the books!

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    1. I am hoping that this will be one of those hidden gems buried in my personal library.

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