Soup, Sci-Fi, & More

  • Chaos Reigning

    Chaos Reigning by Jessie Mihalik is $1.99! Ellen reviewed it, giving it a B-:

    I think if you have enjoyed the series overall this is a worthwhile read, but I wish my expectations had not been so high coming off the second book.

    Interplanetary intrigue and romance combine in this electrifying finale to the Consortium Rebellion series.

    As the youngest member of her High House, Catarina von Hasenberg is used to being underestimated, but her youth and flighty, bubbly personality mask a clever mind and stubborn determination. Her enemies, blind to her true strength, do not suspect that Cat is a spy—which makes her the perfect candidate to go undercover at a rival House’s summer retreat to gather intelligence on their recent treachery.

    Cat’s overprotective older sister reluctantly agrees, but on one condition: Cat cannot go alone. Alexander Sterling, a quiet, gorgeous bodyguard, will accompany her, posing as her lover. After Cat tries, and fails, to ditch Alex, she grudgingly agrees, confident in her ability to manage him. After all, she’s never found a person she can’t manipulate.

    But Alex proves more difficult—and more desirable—than Cat anticipated. When she’s attacked and nearly killed, she and Alex are forced to work together to figure out how deep the treason goes. With rumors of widespread assaults on Serenity raging, communications down, and the rest of her family trapped off-planet, Catarina must persuade Alex to return to Earth to expose the truth and finish this deadly battle once and for all.

    But Cat can’t explain why she’s the perfect person to infiltrate hostile territory without revealing secrets she’d rather keep buried. . .

    Add to Goodreads To-Read List →

    This book is on sale at:

    As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

    We also may use affiliate links in our posts, as
    well. Thanks!

  • Untethered Sky

    Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee

    Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee is $2.99! This is a high fantasy novella that came out in the spring. Wow, just look at that cover. I’m curious how the genre and world building does in a novella format.

    From World Fantasy Award-winning author Fonda Lee comes Untethered Sky,an epic fantasy fable about the pursuit of obsession at all costs.

    Ester’s family was torn apart when a manticore killed her mother and baby brother, leaving her with nothing but her father’s painful silence and a single, overwhelming need to kill the monsters that took her family.

    Ester’s path leads her to the King’s Royal Mews, where the giant rocs of legend are flown to hunt manticores by their brave and dedicated rukhers. Paired with a fledgling roc named Zahra, Ester finds purpose and acclaim by devoting herself to a calling that demands absolute sacrifice and a creature that will never return her love. The terrifying partnership between woman and roc leads Ester not only on the empire’s most dangerous manticore hunt, but on a journey of perseverance and acceptance.

    Add to Goodreads To-Read List →

    This book is on sale at:

    As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

    We also may use affiliate links in our posts, as
    well. Thanks!

  • The Spear Cuts Through Water

    The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez

    The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez is $1.99! I recently mentioned this on Get Rec’d if you’re looking for more fantasy in you life, by new-to-you authors. Did anyone wind up giving this a try?

    Two warriors shepherd an ancient god across a broken land to end the tyrannical reign of a royal family in this epic fantasy from the author of The Vanished Birds.

    “A beguiling fantasy not to be missed.”—Evelyn Skye, New York Times bestselling author of The Crown’s Game


    ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Oprah Daily, Vulture, Polygon, She Reads, Gizmodo, Kirkus Reviews, The Quill to Live

    The people suffer under the centuries-long rule of the Moon Throne. The royal family—the despotic emperor and his monstrous sons, the Three Terrors—hold the countryside in their choking grip. They bleed the land and oppress the citizens with the frightful powers they inherited from the god locked under their palace.

    But that god cannot be contained forever.

    With the aid of Jun, a guard broken by his guilt-stricken past, and Keema, an outcast fighting for his future, the god escapes from her royal captivity and flees from her own children, the triplet Terrors who would drag her back to her unholy prison. And so it is that she embarks with her young companions on a five-day pilgrimage in search of freedom—and a way to end the Moon Throne forever. The journey ahead will be more dangerous than any of them could have imagined.

    Both a sweeping adventure story and an intimate exploration of identity, legacy, and belonging, The Spear Cuts Through Water is an ambitious and profound saga that will transport and transform you—and is like nothing you’ve ever read before.

    Add to Goodreads To-Read List →

    This book is on sale at:

    As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

    We also may use affiliate links in our posts, as
    well. Thanks!

  • Soup of the Day

    Soup of the Day by Kate McMillan

    RECOMMENDED: Soup of the Day by Kate McMillan is $2.99! I was just talking about soup in yesterday’s links post. Elyse recommended this one and particularly its mushroom soup recipe in our 2021 Gift Guide for cookbooks.

    A revised collection of seasonal soups for each day of the year, featuring 100 new recipes and new full-color photography.

    Soup is often thought of as comfort dish for cold weather, Soup of the Day showcases how diverse soups can be. From light gazpachos to hearty chowders, cream of tomato to chicken noodle, vegetable-lentils to steak and potatoes, there’s something to please every palate throughout the year—and plenty of full-meal soups for easy dinner solutions.

    New recipes include:

    Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Pancetta & Gremolata

    Creamy Brussels Sprouts Soup with Maple Bacon

    Indian-Spiced Parsnip Soup with Grilled Naan

    Mac & Cheese Chili

    Tofu-Kimchi Stew

    Mushroom, Leek, Wheat Berries & Shrimp Soup

    Snow Pea Consommé with Cheese Tortellini

    Caramelized Leek Soup with Blue Cheese Crumble

    Lamb & Chickpea Chili with Cumin Crema

    Carrot-Gruyere Soup with Brown Butter Croutons

    Asiago-Stout Soup with Caramelized Spicy Pears

    Ramen with Roasted Pork & Soft Egg in Spicy, Soy Broth

    Clam & Celery Root Chowder

    Cream of Black Bean Soup with Roasted Poblanos & Cotija Cheese

    Provencal Chard Soup with Lardoons

    Ginger–Galangal Broth with Chili & Chicken

    Meyer Lemon & Potato Soup

    Tomato Tarragon Soup with Fennel Croutons

    Grilled Asparagus & Green Onion Soup with Poached Egg

    Corn & Spinach Chowder with Avocado

    The recipes are categorized by month of the year and laid out in an easy-to-follow, calendar format. The monthly calendars highlight the season’s best ingredients to bring you fresh and delicious flavor combinations all year round.

    Add to Goodreads To-Read List →

    This book is on sale at:

    As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

    We also may use affiliate links in our posts, as
    well. Thanks!

  • Source link

    About The Author