Monday, January 22, 2018

The Eterna Solution by Leanna Renee Hieber

Series: Eterna Files #3
384 p.
Published: 11/14/17
Publisher: Tor Books
Source: Publisher for review
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The exciting conclusion to a sumptuous gaslamp fantasy series 
Leanna Renee Hieber brings Victorian London and New York to life and fills both cities with ghosts and monsters. Two groups of paranormally talented investigators discover that the Eterna compound—thought to be the key to immortality—is, instead, a powerful protective charm. That protection is sorely needed, for both England and the U.S. are under attack by dark forces.

Having vanquished the demonic pretender to the British throne, the now-united forces of the Eterna Commission and the Omega Department reach America ready to take on a new menace. But like the United States itself, this evil is rapidly spreading from sea to shining sea. Will the new magic our heroes have discovered be strong enough to defeat it? 
With its blend of Victorian details, complex plots, and compelling characters, Hieber's fascinating historical fantasy continues to earn critical acclaim and has a dedicated readership.
My thoughts:

It had been a while since I read the last book, but it didn't take me long to remember what had gone on and I wasn't lost. I also have to say that this book really has me enjoying this series more. I have liked it but not quite loved the books before but I really enjoyed this volume.

I liked how all the characters had come together in this one and I do think it shined because of all the various characters. I had not really felt that the romance of Clara and Bishop made much sense to me before (I liked her previous romance too much and it interfered, I admit) but I think I finally feel as if they belong together. I also enjoyed the other couples as well, but this was my main focus. 

The villain is formidable as the last one and it also all connects together. There are some horrors to be aware of for the squeamish but the book is more of an alternate historical fantasy and not horror so it shouldn't be too hard to handle. 

I give this book 4 stars. It is my favorite in the trilogy and the one that was the easiest to really get lost in. It is a good book for those looking for strong and intelligent women who solve paranormal crime.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Just a Note

Ah trying to catch up to everything going on and a bit of a catch up with me... 

For those wondering, my mom had a few more tests and her prognosis is better than we thought so that is a relief but she isn't out of the woods yet. Still glad it isn't what we were being told.

My big pup gave me a bit of a scare when he didn't feel well after a trip out of town. I think it came down to not feeling optimal and then he stressed himself and stressed his muscles while traveling. My monster pup showed her true colors and I found out she is a caretaker. She snuggled with him and checked on him constantly. He isn't a snuggler but he totally takes it from her (collective "Awwwww!").

 Unfortunately not everything had a good side. We lost a young family member recently. I hadn't seen him in a while, but you only had to meet him once to know that he was a beautiful soul. He was also just a child. He will be missed by so many of us. 

While I don't often post many things personal, I thought those that had reached out to me about my mom might want to know how she is doing and I just had to share about monster pup. The last one was just on my mind a lot.

All I have left to say is that I hope everyone is doing well and hug someone you love.
Back to your regularly scheduled blog very soon.