My reviews for the last week.

Hammered (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #3)Hammered by Kevin Hearne

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Atticus, the last living Druid, has made some deals and promises in the past to other magical creatures and now the time has come to pay up.

Promise number 1 was made to a very powerful witch.  He promised to go to Asgard, the land of the Norse gods, and steal a magical apple.  No problem.  All he has to do is sneak up the World Tree while avoiding a gigantic squirrel, sneak past all the gods, steal an apple, and get back.  What could go wrong?

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The Secret of MagicThe Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In 1946, on his way home from serving in Europe in World War II, Joe Howard Wilson refuses to give up his seat on a bus to a German POW.  He is removed from the bus and lynched.  Several months later, an envelope with clippings about the case arrives in the office of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.  It ends up on the desk of Regina Robichard, a young lawyer eager to prove herself.

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What’s new this week?  We are going on vacation at the end of the week and today was the only day I had to stock up on vacation books.  I loaded myself up.  In addition to a few more Kevin Hearne books I grabbed:

Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash RecruitsYoung Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits by Kevin Roose


I loved this author’s book on spending a semester at Liberty University.


The Midnight RoseThe Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley


I’m reading this now. It is the story of an Indian girl in 1911 who is chosen to be a companion for a princess.



The Shadow QueenThe Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland


This historical fiction book is about a woman who becomes a confidante to the mistress of the Sun King in France.


Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic RootsUnorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman
A memoir about a woman leaving Hasidic Judaism.



Vienna Nocturne: A NovelVienna Nocturne: A Novel by Vivien Shotwell


More historical fiction – this time about an opera singer that Mozart composed for.