Happy Sunday everyone! Today I'm sharing three ARC mini reviews with you: Soul Remains (Terribly Serious Darkness Series #2) by Sam Hooker (ARC) - Review (available April 23rd, 2019) and D-Day Girls by Sarah Rose (available April 23rd, 2019). Thank you very much to NetGalley for providing me with these ARCs in exchange for my honest reviews. Read on to see my thoughts on these two books:
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Soul Remains by Sam Hooker is a good follow up to Peril in the Old Country. This time the Old Country is in danger and Sloot just might be the hero the people deserve. There's just one small thing before Sloot can begin his adventures - he's a ghost. That's right Sloot is dead, but he's still just as willing (but incompetent) to save his home. Just like in the previous installment my favorite aspect is the absurd sense of humor that's totally worthy of Monty Python, Douglas Adams, and Terry Pratchett. It's definitely not for everyone, but I thought it mostly hit all the right notes. My only real issue is that sometimes way to much is going on which breaks up the main story. I'm looking forward to more of Sloot's adventures in the future - I mean, that has to be more after that ending.
I read this ARC from April 13 - 14, 2019 and my review can also be found on Goodreads.
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D-Day Girls by Sarah Rose is a fantastic work of nonfiction about the British female spies who sabotaged the Nazis during WWII including Odette Sansom, Lise de Baissac, and Andrée Borrel. These women risked their lives to assure an Allied victory in Europe. They did everything from derail trains, blow up weapons caches, destroy power and phone lines, as well as gather crucial intelligence for the British. Their stories are absolutely fascinating and truly engaging. I appreciated the level of detail that has gone into this history book and just how skillfully it has been written and researched. If you enjoyed Duel of Wits by Peter Churchill (a memoir from Odette Sanson's secret agent husband), Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, White Rose by Kip Wilson, or are interested in historical fiction, and spy novels, I expect you'll be hooked on D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose.
I read this ARC on April 14, 2019 and my review is also on Goodreads.
Have you read or are you planning on reading these two books? As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!