These are my top 5 picks for mystery fantasy books for April 2019

Each of them are perfect to read on a rainy day.

I haven’t read all of them but they do look interesting based on the blurbs and their covers. Give them a chance.

1) Death Rites by E.A. Copen

Book 1 of the Lazarus Codex series

I’ve always been curious about this series and had been putting it off because it reminded me of the Dresden Files. Nonetheless, it still called to me which is why it’s listed first.

What’s it about? Well, the story revolves around an ex-convict who happens to be a necromancer. Unlike Harry Dresden who eventually tangles himself up with the law… the law for Lazarus Kerrigan is already breathing down his neck for a murder he didn’t commit.

Intrigued? You can’t resist this book forever.

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2) Bramble and Blood by Ashley Beasley

1st book in the urban fantasy series Eve Williams

Has your book pile been feeling lonely lately? Or are you looking for another great story?

Then check out Bramble and Blood by Ashley Beasley from the urban fantasy series Eve Williams.

It’s about Eve Williams who happens to be a necromancer but gets cast aside by the magic community when she made a crucial mistake thus destroying her reputation.

Though that doesn’t get her down. No, instead she fights to make a living until she gets a job to find a missing woman which uncovers a larger scheme of mishaps involving murder.

Will Eve be able to stop these string of murders or will she be pushed beyond her breaking point as she faces off with betrayals, trolls and broken alliances?

If you like Patricia Briggs or Faith Hunter then you’ll love Bramble and Blood

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3) Burned to a Crisp: Gingerbread Hag Mystery by K. A. Miltimore

Book 1 of the Gingerbread Hag Mystery Series

This title caught my eye. I haven’t read it yet but it is on my TBR list.

It appears to be a spin off of the Hansel & Gretal story which was one of my favorites when I was a child.

If you love Hansel & Gretal then this story should not be skipped at all. It certainly appears to have a twist on the old-time childhood story filled with mystery, murder and of course baked goods!

So grab your cookies, cakes and pie and read this seemingly awesome spin to Hansel & Gretal.

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4) GhostRealm by Vera Sparks

Book 2 of the Portland Ivy Series

I know it’s absurd to recommend the second book of a series but to be honest this one was interesting.

So, in this book Ivy is working with her werewolf friends to track down a killer. On top of that she is learning more about her powers and what she truly is… for she isn’t dead, alive or even a vampire… she’s completely different.

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Oh, while you’re at it you can snag a copy of GhostBound, book 1 of the Portland Ivy Series

5) Beneath the Sleepless Stars by Charisse Nicolle

Stand Alone Novel

Love, Mysteries and Revenge

Another book to be read. I have not read it but the blurb is promising

Sapphira is like everybody else. A girl trying to make ends meet and to forge her own path. She doesn’t want to take up the family business because she wants to be a designer.

It is at night when she is haunted by dreams with clues and messages that are puzzling. As she digs more into these dreams she discovers her heritage and an ancient feud. Worse, yet, Sapphira finds herself being pursued by an centuries-old foe.

To survive, Sapphira must fight to chase her dreams but, will she be strong enough?

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Tune in next month, June 2019, for the top 5 fantasy book picks that will involve pirates, mermaids and other creatures of the sea. These stories will be good to read while you lounge on the beach or relax in your backyard hammock