I've been reading a TON of history books lately, which has been taking up my SFF reading time, though I've tried to keep a fiction book going on the side. It means I'm rejecting more review requests (and will continue to do so until the bookstore where I work closes and I get laid off). So my books received list is short - and more doable this month.
Conquest by John Connolly & Jennifer Ridyard - I've wanted to read Connolly's The Book of Lost Things for years, but haven't had time. This is a YA novel he's written with his wife, a journalist.
Syl Hellais is the first of the Illyri to be born on Earth. Trapped inside the walls of her father's stronghold, hated by the humans, she longs to escape.
But on her sixteenth birthday, Syl's life is about to change forever. She will become an outcast, an enemy of her people, for daring to save the life of one human: Paul Kerr. Only together do they have a chance of saving each other, and the planet they both call home.
For there is a greater darkness behind the Illyri conquest of Earth, and the real invasion has not yet even begun.
Where's Lolly by Stephen Henning - I've read this and will be posting my review of it soon. Technically you can read it without having read the previous books - as it's an isolated story. But the explanation of how she got to the state she's in includes somewhat spoilery aspects for book 2. There's also some non-gratuitous sexual content (where the other books don't have any sexual content).
A Class Heroes Novella. This is Book 3 in the Class Heroes superhero novel seriesThere is one person who may just agree to help Lolly. An old friend of her father. However, time is running out because the Security Service are hot on her trail...
Lolly Rosewood is 16 years old and she is on the run. She has arrived in London, penniless, alone and - worse still - she has lost her fearsome superpowers.
She is being hunted by the police and the Security Service, MI5. She has no friends and very few people who would want to help her.
Lolly needs money and a place to lie low, while she formulates a plan to rescue Sir Michael Rosewood, her father, who is being held prisoner by the British Government at a secret location.