#SPFBO My fifth batch of books


I’m getting to the last books now.  Below is my fifth round of books listed below in the order I’m going to check them out – five books a month for six months.  The aim is to choose one book out of each of the six batches and then from those 6 potentials choose one to submit for the final stage.

Without further ado here are my books this month:

faeriefruitFaerie Fruit – by Charlotte E English

When the centuries-barren orchards of Berrie-on-the-Wyn suddenly bear fruit, it is clear that something strange is afoot — and something fey, for this is no ordinary harvest. To partake of the fruits of Faerie is to be changed for good, but not necessarily for the better.

From whence come the golden apples, the moonlit silver pears? Who is the motley piper who walks the streets of Berrie, drawing forth magic and mayhem with his music? And how can half of the town vanish into thin air?

There may be chaos aplenty in Berrie, but all that’s needed to set things straight is a touch of the right light — and maybe just the right pair of Boots…




Spark of Defiance (Games of Fire #1) by Autumn M. Birt

Six months after a tragic war, the world of Myrrah has found peace. But many of the heroes have not. Wandering to avoid memories of lost friends and past actions, Zhao reluctantly returns home to fulfill a promise to his sister. And to proclaim to the elders of his people that their treatment of Air Elementals is wrong. His homecoming is met with hostility but not for the reason he expects. It is far worse. To protect his gifted niece from a life of hardship and subjugation like the one he endured, Zhao must rescue his sister. Even if she doesn’t wish it. Quickly caught once again in events greater than he can handle alone, Zhao struggles to prevent a personal conflict from erupting into a larger battle. But friends are distant, and more than a few are wrestling with new problems of their own. Welcome BACK to the world of Myrrah full of elemental magic and epic fantasy adventure! A new trilogy begins in Games of Fire with book 1, Spark of Defiance.


feylandThe Dark Realm (Feyland #1) by Anthea Sharp

What if a high-tech computer game was a gateway to the dangerous Realm of Faerie?

When a game…

Feyland is the most immersive computer game ever designed, and Jennet Carter is the first to play the prototype. But she doesn’t suspect the virtual world is close enough to touch — or that she’ll be battling for her life against the Dark Queen of the faeries.

Turns real…

Tam Linn is the perfect hero — in-game. Too bad the rest of his life is seriously flawed. The last thing he needs is rich-girl Jennet prying into his secrets, insisting he’s the only one who can help her.

Winning is everything…

Together, Jennet and Tam enter the Dark Realm of Feyland, only to discover that the entire human world is in danger. Pushed to the limit of their abilities, they must defeat the Dark Queen… before it’s too late.



The Rogue King (The Rogue King Saga, #1) by Aldrea Alien

Outside is dangerous.

Such is the warning Koral has heard for twelve years. Born a product of genetic manipulation, he knows little else of the
world beyond the steel walls of his home.

When fate gives him the choice between certain death and the unknown, there’s no question in what he must choose. But he’s about to find out the sands he must brave are full of more than mere monsters.

Providing the desert doesn’t kill him first.

This is a world ruled by instinct, where innocence is drowned in blood. Here, men are offered up to the great Serpent God, Lorric, only to emerge as the most feared killers on the planet: The Rogues.

With the god’s sights set on turning Koral into a legend, he must sacrifice himself to survive and be reborn as… The Rogue King.

everwinterEverwinter (The Wrath of the Northmen #1) by Elizabeth Baxter

The powers of old and new are on a collision course in the land of Thanderley. Ancient gods have broken free of their imprisonment and cursed the lands with a terrible winter, a scourge that is sweeping science and the new ways from the earth. In the city of Ral Tora, Bramwell, a young engineer, battles to save his home from the encroaching ice. But there will be no exceptions. The gods will reclaim what was theirs and destroy any who oppose them.

Once more, the balances are tipped. Magic and science cannot exist in harmony, yet Bramwell must master both to save everything he loves from destruction.

Everwinter is the first novel of the fantasy series, The Wrath of the Northmen.


13 Responses to “#SPFBO My fifth batch of books”

  1. Tammy

    I really like the sound of Feyland, plus the blurb is really well written, and hopefully that means the book is too😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I thought exactly the same thing. Fingers crossed.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Carmen

    I think you are going to have a tough time choosing a winner from this batch. I like the blurbs of the first three books, and the cover of the last one. Good reading, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – let’s hope they’re all great – although that will make choosing one a lot tougher!
      Lynn 😀

  3. sjhigbee

    I hope you enjoy this batch, too. Like Tammy, I like the sound of Feyland – but I also think the premise for Faerie Fruit is intriguing.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, there’s a few of these that definitely appeal to me. Fingers crossed for some excellent reading.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Rebecca

    Honestly I really like the sound of Faerie Fruit. Very whimsical (and possibly creepy)!

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Couple of good looking ones in this batch, and personally I’m curious about Spark of Defiance. The cover to The Rogue King is…interesting 🙂

    • aldreaalien

      The Rogue King cover is old as heck and needs a revamp so bad.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yes, it does feel a little dated tbh.
        Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like the cover for Spark of Defiance – definitely some intriguing books in this batch.
      Lynn 😀

  6. jessicabookworm

    Good luck with your fifth batch of books. I particularly l like the cover and sound of Everwinter 🙂

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