Tag: historical fiction

ARC Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

ARC Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Book Reviews | August 20, 2015

Last year I read and fell in love with Libba Bray’s writing in The Diviners, so even though its sequel counts a daunting 624 pages, I dove right in and got swept up in it all again. Lair of Dreams cements The Diviners as one of my favorite ongoing series. (We won’t speak about the cover catastrophe going […]

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ARC Book Review: Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

ARC Book Review: Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

Book Reviews | July 8, 2015

It’s very hard for me to see a cover and premise that hint at steampunk and then pass that book up – and so it was that Rebel Mechanics entered my eager hands. This alternate history is unique, interesting, and incredibly entertaining – and I can’t wait to see where the series goes next. Rebel Mechanics tells the […]

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Book Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Book Review: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Book Reviews | June 22, 2015

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street came pitched to me as “for fans of Samantha Shannon” and came with a blurb by Shannon herself. That definitely caught my attention, but when I heard about what the rest of the book would contain (clairvoyance, Victorian London, Japan, and a heavy focus on characterization), I knew I had to check this […]

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ARC Book Review: Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

ARC Book Review: Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

Book Reviews | June 15, 2015

The premise of Tangled Webs instantly caught my attention, as it contains so many things I usually love: London, blackmail, masquerade balls, slight genderbending. For all intents and purposes, I should have fallen hard and fast for this book. But no. And wow, it sure takes skill to make a story about blackmail so boring. Let’s start there, […]

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ARC Book Review: The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

ARC Book Review: The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

Book Reviews | June 3, 2015

As a true reader of my generation, I’m still tempted any time witches and witchcraft are mentioned. The Witch Hunter popped up on my radar with quite a bit of buzz, but at the end of the day, this is a debut that failed to impress. The Witch Hunter is a kind of historical fantasy. I say kind […]

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ARC Book Review: Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen

ARC Book Review: Lion Heart by A.C. Gaughen

Book Reviews | May 13, 2015

The Scarlet series by A.C. Gaughen has been one of my favorite ongoing series since I dove into it last year, so obviously I started reading Lion Heart with equal parts excitement and nervousness. Gaughen has been all about the brutal endings so far, but surely she’ll give us a happy ending here, right? Lion Heart delivers a […]

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Book Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Book Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Book Reviews | April 2, 2015

Wow. Just wow. I loved Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph, so my expectations for Mortal Heart were understandably high. But it met them. Exceptionally well. This is one of the best series conclusions I have ever read, and the series as a whole has forever gained a place on my favorites shelf. Mortal Heart tells Annith’s story. Annith […]

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Book Review: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Book Review: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Book Reviews | March 25, 2015

I absolutely adored Grave Mercy from start to finish, so I knew that I had to continue on with the series as soon as humanly possible. I’m so glad I did, because Dark Triumph was if possible even better and I just want to flail about like a mad woman with all my love for this series. While […]

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