Tag: historical fiction

Review: A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess

Posted February 5, 2018 by Wendy in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess

Why Did I Read? I really enjoyed the first book in the series, A Shadow Bright and Burning and have been eager to see what is going to happen next! My Thoughts: So one of the main things that I really love about this series is the backdrop of Victorian England– but with magic! Magicians and sorcerers and monsters and hints of other worlds out there. It appeals to my love of all things fantasy combined with historical […]

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Audiobook Review: Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson

Posted December 14, 2017 by Wendy in Reviews / 0 Comments
Audiobook Review: Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson

Why Did I Read? I love this series by Rae Carson! I was eager to see what was going to happen in the conclusion to this trilogy! The Sound: The narrator Erin Mallon was brilliant! The voices were spot on and really put the whole historical fiction story into vivid detail. My Thoughts: Firstly, I have to say that I absolutely love the characters in this series. I love Leah and her strength, independence and loyalty […]

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Review: Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman

Posted October 31, 2017 by Wendy in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman

Why Did I Read? I loved Vengeance Road so much and love westerns in general so you can imagine how excited I was to hear about a companion novel coming out! My Thoughts: Retribution Rails is set about 10 years after the events of Vengeance Road following new characters Reece and Charlotte. I did feel like this one started off a bit slow and it took me longer than I expected to get into it (maybe this is […]

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Audiobook Mini Reviews: The Secret Life of Violet Grant, Tiny Little Thing and Rose Under Fire

Posted October 12, 2017 by Wendy in Mini Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments
Audiobook Mini Reviews: The Secret Life of Violet Grant, Tiny Little Thing and Rose Under Fire

My Thoughts: This was my first introduction to this author and I definitely want to read the rest of her backlist! This historical fiction had dual timelines alternating between the early 1900s and 1960s and it was so riveting! We follow Vivian Schuyler as she strives to earn a place as a journalist for the Metropolitan magazine and she receives a mysterious briefcase in the mail. It turns out it belonged to her aunt, Violet Grant, […]

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Reread Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Posted September 25, 2017 by Wendy in Reread, Reviews / 2 Comments
Reread Review: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I used to do these reread reviews a few years ago when I was doing a reread challenge and decided I missed doing them! I reread a lot more now and thought it’d be fun to quickly talk about them! When I First Read: About four years ago! I can’t believe it was so long ago! What I Remember: I remember loving the friendship and I remember it being heartbreaking and sobbing. 🙁 Why I Wanted to Reread: Well, […]

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