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ARC Mini Reviews: The Conductors by Nicole Glover & Forget Me Not by Alexandra Oliva

Happy Monday everyone!  Today, I'm sharing two ARC mini reviews - The Conductors (Murders and Magic #1) by Nicole Glover and Forget Me Not by Alexandra Oliva (available March 2, 2021).  I received these ARCs from NetGalley in exchange for honest reviews.  Read on to see my thoughts:

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The Conductors (Murder and Magic #1) by Nicole Glover is a solid historical fantasy debut.  I really liked the concept when it comes to the magic system and the post-Civil War setting.  I liked the idea of Underground Railroad conductors having magical powers.  The story starts off strong and held my attention.  However, the book is a little overlong and it drags too much in several point half way through.  I also wish we had more detail on the magic system itself and how it works.  That said, I particularly liked Hetty.  She's quite brave, talented, and determined.  I also appreciated getting to see Hetty's relationship with her husband Benjy grow over the course of the story.  Overall, this series opener is worth trying if you're a fan of the historical fantasy genre.  I have a feeling I'll be back to try out the sequel The Undertakers which is due out November 9th, 2021.

My review is also on Goodreads.


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Forget Me Not by Alexandra Oliva is a near future set sci-fi thriller and is my first read from this author.  I wasn't quite sure what to expect and didn't really have much in the way of expectations, but this was a decent one.  It was intriguing following along with Linda's story and getting to know her as she's trying to manage in the world.  My biggest complaint: I wasn't that big of a fan of the writing style which comes across as too disjointed and distant for my tastes.  The style made it too difficult for me to become fully invested in the story.  I may come back to try this author's previous release, The Last One, in the future.

My review is also on Goodreads.


Are you planning on reading any of these books?  What are you reading?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

Comments

  1. The Conductors sounds like an interesting read especially since I've never read anything that involves the Underground Railroad. Historical fictions with fantastical elements aren't usually my thing. It's nice to know you enjoyed this.

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy it as well if you decide to give it a try.

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  2. I agree with you on The Conductors. It dragged and I'm still grasping to understand the magic system.

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    1. At least it wasn't just me that was left wondering there.

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