Books from the Backlog #127

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

Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Fantastic Beasts meets Assassin's Creed in this epic, gripping fantasy romance from debut author Maxym M. Martineau.

Exiled beast charmer Leena Edenfrell is in deep trouble. Empty pockets forced her to sell her beloved magical beasts on the black market—an offense punishable by death—and now there's a price on her head. With the realm's most talented murderer-for-hire nipping at her heels, Leena makes him an offer he can't refuse: powerful mythical creatures in exchange for her life.

If only it were that simple. Unbeknownst to Leena, the undying ones are bound by magic to complete their contracts, and Noc cannot risk his brotherhood of assassins...not even to save the woman he can no longer live without.

Why did I add Kingdom of Exiles to my bookshelf?

I was thrilled to get my hands on an early copy of this book.  It really sounds exactly like the kind of story that I tend to really enjoy.  I have no idea why it is still sitting on my bookshelf unread but I do hope to get to it sometime soon!

A Quick Update

This has been a really rough week for my husband and me.  The workers on the house finished up everything but it has been up to us to get everything installed back where it belongs.  We have been working from the time we get off work until we are too exhausted to continue 4-5 hours later.  It should all be over soon.

The house has a sign in the yard, professional photos have been scheduled, and it will be ready for viewing as soon as Saturday.  I am very hopeful that by this time next week, we might already have an offer.  I just keep telling myself that if I can get through the next little bit then things will definitely be easier.  

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?
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  1. Oh I remember seeing this one around! I want to try it now that I remember about it

  2. I don't think I've seen this book before although it sounds interesting but probably not my usual read.

    Sounds like you guys are almost done with setting the house for selling. Happy for you! You got this!!

  3. It is the first I am hearing of this book. Love the cover.

  4. Hope it all goes well with the house, Carole.

  5. I hope you enjoy it. I'll be back later with my link.

  6. sorry it's been rough, but the end is in sight. hang tough
    sherry @ fundinmental

  7. It sounds so exhausting, Carole. I'm so glad there is an end in sight!

  8. I bet you will be happy when this is all settled. That's a lot to deal with. Fingers crossed your house goes quickly.

  9. Oh hey, I've heard of this one and several people liked it.

    Ugh, you poor folks. There's light at the end of that tunnel. :)

  10. I read this one and reviewed it. I enjoyed it. I'm glad it will be over soon for you.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  11. It sounds exciting. A new author for me too. And what an amazing cover!

  12. I enjoyed Kingdom of Exiles.

    I hope things get smoother with the sale!!

  13. I hope you get everything put back together

  14. You're nearly there Carole, hang in there! Soon you'll be fully chilled out in your nice new house and this stress will be a distant memory!

  15. nice cover, and you'll get there with the house, and look back with how far you've come

  16. Hopefully things can get back to normal for you in a little bit.


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