The Swansea Blogger Collective – Meet Up #2

Hello my dears.

It’s hump day! We’ve nearly at the weekend! Today’s post is a little run down of the books I received from the second #SBCollective meeting.

Now, if you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen that it’s been a rough couple of weeks, in terms of the health of close family members. Due to that, I was actually unable to attend the meeting but the lovely Twitter Guy kept some books behind for me and the lush Ash picked them up for me.

The Books

Everything About You by Heather Child
Freya has a new virtual assistant. It knows what she likes, knows what she wants and knows whose voice she most needs to hear: her missing sister’s. It adopts her sister’s personality, recreating her through a life lived online. But this virtual version of her knows things it shouldn’t be possible to know. It’s almost as if the missing girl is still out there somewhere, feeding fresh updates into the cloud. But that’s impossible. Isn’t it?

The Eternity War by Jamie Sawyer
The soldiers of the Simulant Operations Programme are mankind’s elite warriors. Veterans of a thousand battles across a hundred worlds, they undertake suicidal missions to protect humanity from the insidious Krell Empire and the mysterious machine race known as the Shard. Lieutenant Keira Jenkins is an experienced simulant operative and leader of the Jackals, a team of raw recruits keen to taste battle. They soon get their chance when the Black Spiral terrorist network seizes control of a space station. Yet no amount of training could have prepared the Jackals for the deadly conspiracy they soon find themselves drawn into – a conspiracy that is set to spark a furious new war across the galaxy.

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl
Some secrets change the world in a heartbeat. . . . Lily’s life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her? With her friends—Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox—Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realises that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart. . . . Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.

Fifth Ward: The First Watch by Dale Lucas
Humans, orcs, mages, elves, and dwarves all jostle for success and survival in the cramped quarters of Yenara, while understaffed Watch Wardens struggle to keep its citizens in line. Enter Rem: new to Yenara and hungover in the city dungeons with no money for bail. When offered a position with the Watch to compensate for his crimes, Rem jumps at the chance. His new partner is less eager. Torval, a dwarf who’s handy with a maul and known for hitting first and asking questions later, is highly unimpressed with the untrained and weaponless Rem. But when Torval’s former partner goes missing, the two must consort with the usual suspects — drug dealing orcs, mind-controlling elves, uncooperative mages, and humans being typical humans — to uncover the truth and catch a murderer loose in their fair city.

Soul of the World by David Mealing
It is a time of revolution. in the cities, food shortages stir citizens to riots against the crown. In the wilds, new magic threatens the dominance of the tribes. and on the battlefields, even the most brilliant commanders struggle in the shadow of total war. Three lines of magic must be mastered in order to usher in a new age, and three heroes must emerge. Sarine is an artist on the streets of New Sarresant whose secret familiar helps her uncover bloodlust and madness where she expected only revolutionary fervor. Arak’Jur wields the power of beasts to keep his people safe, but his strength cannot protect them from war amongst themselves. Erris is a brilliant cavalry officer trying to defend New Sarresant from an enemy general armed with magic she barely understands. Each must learn the secrets of their power in time to guide their people through ruin. But a greater evil may be trying to stop them.

 

And there we have it! All of the books from the second #SBCollective meeting. I do apologise for the state of this post, but as I previously mentioned I didn’t manage to attend the meeting and I don’t have a great deal of time at the moment to write extra posts (don’t worry, I have plenty scheduled) and I hope to be back on form for the next meeting! As usual I will be featuring each of the books individually on my Twitter from Monday onwards, so keep your eyes peeled!

Peace and pages
Amy
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