Our Darwin team shine our QBD Spotlight on their latest reads this week.
The Obsession by Nora Roberts:
This book reminded me why I love Nora Roberts. And although I haven't picked up a Nora Roberts book in a long time, I still count her as one of the greats who really fed on my romance addiction. From the engaging plot to the cast of complex and layered characters, The Obsession grabbed my attention from the very first page. And when I say first page, I mean that literally.
Holy freakin' prologue is what it was. It was creepy and scary and had this sinister feel that really put the readers right into the middle of the action. - Tracey, thanks to Geri.
Dinner with Justine by Justine Schofield:
If you like a little heat go for the Rogan Josh, easy to understand instructions. If you are working long hours or have families or both this recipe is faster in a pressure cooker. Most of Justine's recipes are easily adapted to the pressure cooker. - Tracey
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling:
Rereading this book I knew it was fantastic the first time, started again to get ready for the up coming release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and it brought back the same feelings. Sweaty palms when something exiting was about to happen and when the heart starts racing when you think something bad will happen. All round it is a fantastic book by a very talented and gifted writer. I highly recommend this series to all ages. - Danica
The Riftwar Saga: Magicians End by Raymond E Feist:
The final instalment of Raymond E. Feist's epic Riftwar Saga. After a series spanning 30 years and 30 books, it all comes together in the final battle for the world of Midkemia and all of existence. Heroes rise and fall as gods, men and all manner of other beings battle over the end of days.
One of the most engaging series that I have read, the Riftwar saga is perhaps the greatest fantasy series of modern day. Despite the seemingly overwhelming amount to read Raymond E. Feist has managed to keep the series fresh with a story spanning centuries by creating smaller series within. With the rotating cast of characters mixed in with a few familiar faces, each tale stays grounded following the plight of common men and kings while progressing the overall plot of magic, gods and alternate dimensions.
Magicians End is a worthy finale to this great sage. Everything comes together, with enough surprises still in store as the story begins to come full circle.
I recommend this series to all fans of fantasy. - Thomas
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas:
I could not put this book down. It had me turning page after page wanting to finish it to know the ending as soon as I could. A Court of Mist and Fury had pulled me in from the start, and had me on the edge of my chair to the point of that putting the book down for just a minute to let the information sink in. I have fallen in love with this series and cannot wait for the next book to come out to continue reading. - Cassandra