Genre: Historical

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5 Things About The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

5 Things About The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

January 18, 2018 Review 14 ★★★

Russian Folklore has a heavy influence Historical fantasy is one of my top genres and I love exploring the folore that captivated our ancestors. There are so many traditions and practices that influences how we developed as humans. I love being able to explore those rituals and beliefs in stories about creatures and gods from ages past. I wanted a […]

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5 Things About Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman

5 Things About Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman

January 3, 2018 Review 6 ★★★★

I forgot to take notes Like the first novel, RETRIBUTION RAILS was very addictive. It is a bit slower pacing wise than VENGEANCE ROAD, but the plot is much more complicated and layered. Once I started I couldn’t stop. I was almost late for the train one day when I just HAD to finish the final 50 pages because I […]

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Review:  A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Review: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

October 25, 2017 Review 12 ★★★★★

“What are we drinking to?” “The living,” said Rhy. “The dead,” said Alucard and Lila at the same time. The only adjective I can think of to describe A CONJURING OF LIGHT is beautiful. What a wonderful ending to an even more amazing story. It was everything I knew (and didn’t know) I wanted from the final book in this […]

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Why I DNFed The Disgrace of Kitty Grey

Why I DNFed The Disgrace of Kitty Grey

June 20, 2017 Review 10 DNF

Three years ago I wrote a post about how I struggle to DNF books. Since that post I’ve DNFed maybe 3 books out of 250. As you can see, DNFing is still a struggle for me, but when it came to THE DISGRACE OF KITTY GREY it was an easy decision I made at 28%. It had already been sitting […]

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5 Things About Etiquette & Espionage

5 Things About Etiquette & Espionage

March 25, 2017 Review 24 ★★★½

Steampunk Gallagher Girls Gallagher Girls was one of my favourite books when I was in high school, and when I first heard of this, the whole finishing school for spies thing, I immediately thought about Gallagher Girls. Lucky for me, what I expected is what I got! The spy lessons don’t take the forefront of the plot, but they’re mentioned […]

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5 Things About Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

5 Things About Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

February 23, 2017 Review 22 ★★★★½

Victorian Era Forensics If I’m going to read a crime novel, it’s going to be a historical one! Victorian and regency eras in particular seem to be my favourites. As a fan of science, I love seeing how it’s used to solve things without modern advancements. The vet side of me also loves the autopsies and science things. I’m a […]

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5 Things About And I Darken by Kiersten White

5 Things About And I Darken by Kiersten White

August 20, 2016 Review 20 ★★★★½

White’s writing has come so far I think the last time I read Kiersten White was SUPERNATURALLY, or maybe MIND GAMES. They were good, but omg has White come far with her writing! AND I DARKEN was great. Honestly the perfect writing style for historical novels, or even historical based fantasies. I’ll be checking out White’s fantasy books soon and […]

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