Tag: historical fiction

Book Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Book Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Book Reviews | March 5, 2015

Grave Mercy and indeed the His Fair Assassin trilogy is one of those super hyped up YA series that I sort of never really considered until an explosion of hype seemed to appear last year. That one’s on me. Whyyyy did I not pick this up earlier?? I absolutely adored this historical fiction with light touches of fantasy […]

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ARC Book Review: I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil

ARC Book Review: I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil

Book Reviews | January 2, 2015

I’m Glad I Did is a book that probably wouldn’t be on my radar at all and that I wouldn’t be likely to pick up if it wasn’t at BEA in 2014. But I’m glad it was, because this historical fiction about the music industry is wonderfully written and authentic. Ultimately, I did want a little more from […]

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Book Review: The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth

Book Review: The Resurrectionist by E.B. Hudspeth

Book Reviews | December 26, 2014

When I was offered The Resurrectionist for review, I’d never heard of it before. However, the concept sounded endlessly intriguing: an anatomist who theorizes that mythical creatures did in fact exist and that human deformities occur because it’s the species trying to get back to its original form. Sounds super cool, right? Add in a ton of beautiful […]

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Book Review: Venom by Fiona Paul

Book Review: Venom by Fiona Paul

Book Reviews | December 8, 2014

Since reading and loving The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes earlier this year, I was convinced I had to try her previous books under her pen name, Fiona Paul, as well! Venom became our November book club pick and for the most part, I liked it, though it had obvious signs of being the first in a […]

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ARC Book Review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

ARC Book Review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Book Reviews | November 12, 2014

When I heard about The Walled City at the BEA Buzz Panel, I was immediately intrigued. It’s based on an actual city, Kowloon Walled City, in which many of the horrid dystopian-like elements of the book did happen. It sounded action-packed and realistic yet disturbing. Ultimately, though I found the story entertaining, I felt it was bogged down […]

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ARC Book Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

ARC Book Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Book Reviews | September 17, 2014

Lies We Tell Ourselves is easily one of the most buzzed about books of 2014 and for good reason. This book is so incredibly important. It’s a book about an icky time in our history, but it’s still so relevant to societal issues going on today. It’s a well-written, well-researched debut that should be on everyone’s list. Lies […]

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ARC Book Review: Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

ARC Book Review: Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Book Reviews | September 12, 2014

As with any negative review, particularly of a debut author, this is somewhat painful to write. I picked up Salt & Storm hoping for interesting magic adventures with stunning world building and the possibility of a nice romance. And I’m left extremely disappointed on all counts. So much so that at a mere quarter of the book, I […]

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ARC Book Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

ARC Book Review: Jackaby by William Ritter

Book Reviews | September 8, 2014

I start this review with a very heavy heart. No one is more upset than I am about this dismal rating. Though I would never say this book is bad or the worst, I had fully expected to absolutely adore it and be head over heels for it. I’m immensely disappointed, because this book was just average at […]

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