Category: Book Review

Review – Seduction Wears Sapphires by Renee Bernard
In Book Review
April 24, 2016

Review – Seduction Wears Sapphires by Renee Bernard

An American comes to town in this historical romance set in London (as many of them tend to be). Caroline Townsend, hailing from Boston, comes to the city across the pond to fulfill a request by an English nobleman, a friend of her late grandfather. The task? Chaperone his grandson to make sure he is well-behaved for the social season. […]

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Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
In Book Review
April 18, 2016

Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Children with extraordinary gifts isn’t, in itself, very original.Given that, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is home (both in the novel and as a book) to a host of unusual children with striking images to match. From the synopsis, I expected more of a horror-type story which is not my usual reading choice; however, with the movie trailers out and eye-catching […]

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Review – The Trouble With Being Wicked by Emma Locke
In Book Review
April 16, 2016

Review – The Trouble With Being Wicked by Emma Locke

For a romance, this wasn’t a memorable one. Celeste is a courtesan who runs away to the country with her quite-pregnant friend. And our leading man is a local lord with daddy issues and two rambunctious sisters to care for. They have their ups and downs before leading to the expected happy ending. Great for the characters, not so great […]

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Review – Uprooted by Naomi Novik
In Book Review
April 11, 2016

Review – Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Sometimes the dragon guards the tower. And sometimes he stomps around inside despairing about his dirty housemate. Uprooted takes the classic idea of the dragon-guarded damsel in the tower and gives it new life. Agnieszka comes from a small village where, every so many years, the Dragon appears and takes a girl of a certain age to stay with him […]

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Review – In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan
In Book Review
April 10, 2016

Review – In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan

Another book, another whirlwind adventure with Lady Isabella Trent in the lead. As has been the case with the last three books, they just keep getting better and better, and In the Labyrinth of Drakes is no exception. I’m a tad worried about the final book in the series because I’m not sure I’ll be able to let this character and her […]

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Review – A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
In Book Review
April 7, 2016

Review – A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A man who walks through walls. A cross-dressing thief hidden in shadows. A London by any other name color. Schwab’s first book in the Shades of Magic series is one of the most captivating fantasies I’ve read to date. The worlds Kell visits intrigue and inspire a whole new kind of magic. Kell is an Antari, one of two throughout […]

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Review – Riders by Veronica Rossi
In Book Review
March 27, 2016

Review – Riders by Veronica Rossi

I’m… not really sure what I expected from Riders. I went in knowing this was a story about the Four Horsemen and that the main character, Gideon, has become War. Or some representation of War. Okay, cool, I can work with that. What I didn’t expect was Gideon telling the story as it happened in the present while the bulk of that […]

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Review – Defy by Sara B. Larson
In Book Review
March 20, 2016

Review – Defy by Sara B. Larson

I regret not reading the reviews for this book sooner. Typically, I wait until after I’ve finished the book to see what others thought. There have been titles that I loved but most seemed to dislike, and vice versa. Defy was not one of them. Based on the synopsis, the book sounds like a young adult fantasy with a romantic subplot […]

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