Book Review: Incursion


Title: Incursion
(The Necromancer’s Key #1)

Author: Mitchell Hogan
Rating:


A corrupted power stirs from beyond the grave.
A sacred order of knights sworn to protect the world from evil.
The Necromancer Queen will rise again.

An immersive and ambitious new series from the Aurealis Award winning author of A Crucible of Souls.

Seventeen years have passed since the Necromancer Queen Talia was overthrown and slain, and her capital city destroyed by the Knights of the Order of Eternal Vigilance.

Anskar DeVantte, raised in the sacred disciplines of the Order, is now ready to face the brutal initiation trials to become a consecrated knight-sorcerer.

But the further Anskar rises in the ranks the more his faith wavers, and he is beset by harrowing dreams and uncertainty. As troubling powers awaken within him, a schism grows between Anskar and his hallowed Order, and he draws the hungry gaze of the vanquished queen’s fanatical followers.

As Anskar pieces together the mysteries of his early life, and begins to understand the malevolent forces gathering in his path, he finds himself with a crucial choice to make:

Remain loyal to the Order’s righteous mission, or control the dark powers growing within him.

Either way, his destiny is steeped in war. The only question is, which side will he be on?

My Review

Ok, do not let the four out of five stars stop you from reading this book. I gave it four out of five because to me the author was a tad bit long winded in my opinion. Otherwise the story was wonderful and I can not wait till the next one is out. I want to see who Talia’s child is and if it is who I think it is. The plot lines and secrecy in this book keeps you guessing and assuming throughout your read. I look forward to seeing what the next one produces.

 

I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

Book Review: Don’t Look for Me


Title: Don’t Look for Me
Author: Wendy Walker
Rating:


In Wendy Walker’s thrilling novel Don’t Look for Me, the greatest risk isn’t running away. It’s running out of time.

One night, Molly Clarke walked away from her life.

She doesn’t want to be found.

Or at least, that’s the story.

The car abandoned miles from home.

The note found at a nearby hotel.

The shattered family that couldn’t be put back together.

They called it a “walk away.”

It happens all the time.

Women disappear, desperate to leave their lives behind and start over.

But is that what really happened to Molly Clarke?

My Review

Ok, this book had me at page three. The entire story line, character, & plot was amazing. It will keep you guessing right up until the author decides to tell you. You don’t even know what exactly happens to Molly Clarke until the author tells you. You can guess and my guess was close but I still failed to see who the bad guy was. The author was amazing at pointing the finger at everyone but the actual bad guy. You fall in love with Alice and you hate her at the same time. If you like mysteries then this is one to read.

 

I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

Wet Brush & Honest Company Condition Detangler Review

The Wet Brush

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Perfect for all hair types: Doesn’t matter if your hair is long or short, curly or straight, thick or fine, this brush will run through any hair type removing tangles while making the hair soft. It works great on wet or dry hair and is perfect for men, women and kids.


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My Review

You know most of the time I only do book reviews on this site, but I have been having issues with my long hair tangling (I have just enough body and wave to make it join with each hair strand) so bad that it is coming close to breaking my normal hair brush. Mind you, I have never had hair down to my shoulder blades before so this is all a learning experience for me. When I would wash my hair it would not matter if I just squeezed my hair dry or tussled it. It would always tangle so bad I would spend 10 minutes or more with a wide tooth comb getting the knots out. Don’t even as me how long it took me in the morning to get it untangled. I looked for an “adult” detangler to try to make it easier but could never find one locally. So I started digging online.

As normal, I googled help for detangling hair. The Wet Brush kept popping up as a wonderful detangling brush so when I found it on Amazon I jumped on it. Normally, I would have gotten pink (I may be a tomboy, but I still like girly things) but they were out of that color so purple was bought. This brush is amazing. You do not feel the pull of knots nor does it take more then four passes total to get them out. Unlike with my wide tooth comb or regular brush. I do not sleep in one position at night and I prefer not to have my hair in a ponytail, bun, or braids all night. So it gets twisted and shuffled around all night. I try to keep it “flying” to the back of me but in my sleep I can have seizures and I roll around a lot so my hair gets tangled easily at night. So this brush is amazing. You can even brush wet hair which we all know normally breaks your hair but with this brush it does not break it.

If your hair tangles at any time or you have a child that screams bloody murder when you try to brush their hair then I would invest in this brush. Now on to the next best thing I found.

As I mentioned earlier I looked for and “adult” detangler. Mind you, I do not mind the children’s detanglers but I do not want to go around smelling like a kid. I just do not think it will go with my Estée Lauder Beautiful perfume I wear every day. This one however smells divine (so much so I bought shampoo & conditioner in the same smell) and does the job like a pro. It does not remove all the tangles but it make the Wet Brush go through even easier then without it. Plus, I have the ability to know that I am conditioning my hair every day.

I have been blessed with naturally thick, full of body hair and I do not blow dry it, use heat elements (curling iron, straighteners, etc) on it. I rarely even color or bleach it (in fact about a month ago was the first time it was bleached in it’s life even then it was small highlights put in sparingly). So my hair is what my hair stylist is almost virgin hair. So I don’t know if that is why it tangles so much or if I am doing something wrong, lol. I am used to have a pixie length hair cut cause growing up my mother’s rule was no hair in the face. Once she passed I decided that I wanted to grow my hair out and that was seven years ago.

So if your hair tangles or you know someone whose hair tangles then I highly recommend these two products. I bought both of mine on Amazon but I have linked the Honest Company Conditioning Detangler to The Honest Company. I do not regret getting them one bit. Now I just have to find travel sizes of the detangler to go on vacations with me, lol.

Side Note: Forgive the messy bed and photos. I wanted to use my own photos instead of ones taken from the internet.

 

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