Genre: Historical

Book Review : The Warm Hands of Ghosts

Book Review : The Warm Hands of Ghosts

Every now and then a book comes along that makes you feel like you’re a better person for reading it—The Warm Hands of Ghosts is undoubtedly one of those books. The Warm Hands of Ghosts details a time, World War I, which is so often lost in the shadow of what came next. Author Katherine Arden lovingly and unapologetically places that time period out in the sun and shows it […]

Posted January 12, 2024 in ARCS, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
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Book Review : A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting

Book Review : A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting

I have a lot going on in my life right now and I needed a light and fluffy read, especially after my frustrations with Iron Flame, and A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting is exactly that—and fun, too. I was hooked from the very first page, enjoying this Austen-esque work with a more modern lens, and which unfolds at a comfortable pace.   Main character Kitty Dashwood, er, Talbot, is the […]

Posted November 27, 2023 in Book Reviews, Romance
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Book Review : Circe

Book Review : Circe

I had certain expectations going into Circe, a novel about the legendary exiled Greek Goddess and witch who turned men into pigs, had the voice of a mortal, and lived with tamed lions and wolves. I pictured a wrathful goddess who suffered no fools through her powerful witchcraft. Instead, Circe offers a rejected and insecure goddess who is not like the others, and plops her on an island to live […]

Posted June 10, 2022 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
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Book Review : The Oleander Sword

Book Review : The Oleander Sword

The Oleander Sword is the much anticipated follow-up to Tasha Suri’s 2021 release The Jasmine Throne. I probably should have reread The Jasmine Throne before starting The Oleander Sword, but I was too excited to jump in, so I picked up the sequel as soon as I had the time. Unfortunately, there was no recap of the previous entry in the series and I found myself regretting this decision almost immediately.   There is a […]

Posted May 27, 2022 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

Book Review : The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is the third book I’ve read by author Silvia Moreno-Garcia, the other two being Mexican Gothic and Certain Dark Things, and I honestly have to say that this is my new favorite of her works. A new take on H.G. Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau, the novel follows the eponymous daughter of Doctor Moreau, Carlota, as she grows up on an isolated island, where […]

Posted May 20, 2022 in Book Reviews, Science Fiction
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