Book Rec: Half

It’s been a while since that first recommendation, and I thought that maybe it was time for me to push another book on you all. We’re switching genres; from historical to fantasy, and if you did not see my first recommendation, you can do so here.

Here we go:

coverLiving between worlds has never been comfortable, but it’s where I’ve always fit: between human and fey, illness and health, magic and reality.

I’ve spent the last six years looking for a cure for the nameless sickness eating me up. If I believed there was one out there, I would keep searching. But there isn’t, so I’ve come back home, where my past and present tangle. Come home to live . . . and to die.

But my father insists I meet Kin. He’s a healer, and determined to help, even though I’m not so hopeful anymore. But Kin isn’t what I expected, in any way. He sees me, not my illness. He reminds me of what it’s like to be alive. And I can’t help falling for him, even though I know it isn’t fair to either of us.

Kin thinks he has the cure I’ve been looking for, but it’s a cure that will change everything: me, my life, my heart. If I refuse, I could lose Kin. But if I take it, I might lose myself. Continue reading “Book Rec: Half”

Book Rec: The Centurion’s Choice

I solemny swear I won’t abuse this, but I’d like to bring you a book recommendation here and there. These will be books I’ve loved, for whatever reason, and they won’t be reviews, just – this is getting redundant – recommendations.

So here’s the first of them:

coverIt’s 178 AD, and barbarian tribes once again threaten the borders of the Roman Empire. To make matters worse, Lucius’ promotion in his auxiliary cohort has been denied, and instead the governor has appointed a moody, mean-tempered Roman to become the new centurion of the Septem Gallorum — and, incidentally, to trample all over Lucius’ ambitions.

Tall and burly, with massive shoulders and chest, Centurion Caius Florius Corvus might be way too good-looking for Lucius’ peace of mind, but the man has also made it abundantly clear that he doesn’t trust Lucius as his second in command. But as they are swept into war and each has to shoulder his responsibilities, a reluctant respect begins to grow between them, which soon grows into friendship — and, perhaps, more?

This is a truly well-researchad book set in the Roman era, with a bit of humour and a lovely romance that won’t let you feeling indifferent. Sandra Schwab’s writing shines through its pages, making this a great reading experience.

Go on and get it, and if you don’t like it, you can always blame me 😉