The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles – I bought this forever ago and meant to read it, what with everyone constantly talking about it. Well, now I know why they do! Very entertaining. The main characters and their relationship are well drawn, and just enough plot outside their romance to make things interesting.
Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett – There was a lot to like about this book and yet I found it quite a slog to get through. Perhaps I just didn’t connect with it that well. I found the end satisfying and yet the lasting impression is that finishing the book was like drudgery.