In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as Le Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sèbastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of Le Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sèbastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.
When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.
I don’t normally take part in this readathon, though I may have taken part in it before. I don’t think it was a great success for me and I’m hoping this time will go better!
This round’s theme is ‘books with numbers in the title’ and there are so many examples in the video below. Long story short, spelled out numbers count, first, second, third count, numbers in subtitles count. Everything count as long as they have something do with numbers.
This round goes from the 18th – 24th November.
This readathon, because it has no numbered challenges, is a little bit harder to get a TBR for. I have come up with a few books I own that I want to read that have numbers in the title but this will probably change massively when it comes to the actual week. We’ll see! Continue reading “Buzzwordathon”
So I completely forgot I signed up for this at the beginning of September! I missed the Opening Ceremony and the start of the First Task, but I still have three days to finish some books.
This is a Harry Potter themed readathon with stages and different tasks. You get sorted into a school depending on when your birthday is, which means my school is Beauxbatons!
The First Task runs from the 11th to the 17th November and I have to defeat the Hungarian Horntail! The post for this task is here.
The small town of North Harbor, Michigan, is just not big enough for the two of them: flamboyant phony Maria Romanov and feisty Nana Jo. The insufferable Maria claims she’s descended from Russian royalty and even had a fling with King Edward VIII back in the day. She’s not just a lousy liar, she’s a bad actress, so when she nabs the lead in the Shady Acres Senior Follies—a part Nana Jo plays every year in their retirement village production—Nana Jo blows a gasket and reads her the riot act in front of everyone.
Of course, when Maria is silenced with a bullet to the head, Nana Jo lands the leading role on the suspects list. Sam’s been writing her newest mystery, set in England between the wars, with her intrepid heroine Lady Daphne drawn into murder and scandal in the household of Winston Churchill. But now she has to prove that Nana Jo’s been framed. With help from her grandmother’s posse of rambunctious retirees, Sam shines a spotlight on Maria’s secrets, hoping to draw the real killer out of the shadows . . .
Hey, it’s one of my favourite readathons! This readathon is all about reading books, so books over 500 pages and that’s the only ‘rule’ as such. This round runs from the 9th to the 22nd November. Which means it’s Saturday to Friday over two weeks, so be prepared for me to forget when this starts.
- Read more than 1 tome
- Read the tome that has been on your TBR the longest
- Read a tome that is part of a series
- Read a tome in a genre you don’t usually read
- Read an adult novel (aka not childrens, middlegrade, or YA)
The month of Nanowrimo! I’ve also signed up to do two readathons during the month of November (but I can’t remember why right now) and I’m doing something extra for work so it’s going to be a busy month for me. And as you can tell by this TBR not coming out until after a week after November started, I’m already struggling to stay on top of everything.