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After my adventures in Herefordshire and Wales, this has been a snoozingly quiet week, with pretty drab weather to boot. I have posted a few things on the blog though, my top ten most anticipated releases for the rest of the year, July books on my radar, and a review of Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry. This week I’m going to crack on with some more of those reviews.

This week I read A Master of Djinn, P. DjΓ¨lΓ­ Clark’s first full length novel in the Dead Djinn series (review copy provided by publisher). I have wanted a full length story since I read A Dead Djinn in Cairo and this was everything I wanted. Full review soon.

I finished off listening to Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala on audio. I’ve not tried a cozy mystery in a long time but this was the right mix of cozy and serious for my tastes. I loved all the food references and it’s strong on friends and family.

And I ticked off my ugly cover for Popsugar with Lock Every Door. After avoiding thrillers for a while, there were a few authors I wanted to give a chance this year, Riley Sager being one of them. I sped through this and despite a few overly laboured points being repeated a lot, I enjoyed this one as a sort of horror mystery I guess? I still hate that cover.

New books acquired:

Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson (ebook)
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (ebook)
The Detective and the Devil by Lloyd Shepherd (ebook)
The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy by Arik Kershenbaum (ebook)