The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy #2) Book Review

The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy #2) by Katherine Arden Publication: December 5th, 2017 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Rating: The magical adventure began in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home—but soon finds herself called […]

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Delilah: Treacherous Beauty (Dangerous Beauty #3) Book Review

Delilah: Treacherous Beauty (Dangerous Beauty #3) by Angela Elwell Hunt Publication: June 7th, 2016 Genre: Christain Fiction  Rating: Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men […]

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The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang

The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang Publication: May 1st, 2018 Genre: Fantasy Rating:  When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could […]

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Fawkes Book Review

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes Publication: July 10th, 2018 Genre: Ya Fantasy/ Historical Fiction Rating:  Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England. Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in […]

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings #1.5) Book Review

The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings #1.5) by Mackenzi Lee Publication: October 2nd, 2018 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Rating:  In The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky, Monty’s epic grand tour may be over, but now that he and Percy are finally a couple, he realizes there is something more nerve-wracking than being chased across […]

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The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) Book Review

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) by Mackenzi Lee Publication: October 2nd, 2018 Genre: YA Historical Fiction Rating:  A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll […]

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The Palace of Illusions Book Review

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Publication: February 12th, 2008 Genre: Indian Mythology/Historical Fiction Rating:  Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical. Narrated by Panchaali, the wife of the legendary Pandavas brothers in the Mahabharat, the novel gives us […]

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