Welcome to damppebbles today and to another brilliant #R3COMM3ND3D2019 post. One of the things I love about running this feature is the chance to meet new authors and bloggers. Today I’m delighted to welcome a ‘new to me’ blogger to share the 2019 book love – keikii from keikii Eats Books. keikii’s blog looks brilliant so hop on over and hit subscribe – I have.
So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2019? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors and book bloggers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2019. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2019 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉.
Here are the books keikii recommends…
The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes
I think everyone who enjoys fantasy at all should read this book. At first it appears to be a standard mystery, whodunit detective novel, albeit one with a stuffed Triceratops doing the investigating in a world that imaginary friends go to when they’re no longer needed. However it turned out to be the most wholesome, adorable, heartbreakingly pure thing I have ever read.
keikii’s Review of The Imaginary Corpse
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
I have read almost everything by Seanan McGuire, and this is by far her best work yet. I was blown away by the worldbuilding and characters in an author I already praised for both. The story was heavy, yet it was also light in a way since part of the story is seen through the eyes of children. And the mystery is to die for.
keikii’s Review of Middlegame
Velocity Weapon (The Protectorate) by Megan O’Keefe
Velocity Weapon is the first in a new space opera series, and I adored every minute of it. I loved the emotions it put me through. And it had the best twists and turns. So many twists that I didn’t see coming, and not a single one felt forced. It was so much fun to read while also being full of emotions, danger, and desperation.
keikii’s Review of Velocity Weapon
Thanks so much, keikii. All three of your recommendations look interesting and I’m starting to think it’s time I picked up a fantasy novel and gave it a go.
If keikii has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:
I’m keikii and I’ve been reviewing for about a year and a half. I read predominantly scifi and fantasy, with a strong preference for urban fantasy. I read a truly epic amount of books, enough that people have remarked that I must eat them, not read them. The name stuck.
If you’re a book blogger or an author and you have three books published this year which you want to shout about then please complete the following form (or click this link: https://forms.gle/PE483qCyrKEgV5Uq6)