Genre: Historical

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Review: Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells

Review: Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells

April 13, 2013 Review 7

An adventure of the purest form, EMILIE AND THE HOLLOW WORLD has stowaways, mysterious lands, foreign strangers, saboteurs, and intrigue, all flavored with just the right amount of magical steampunk technology. Though the pacing was choppy in the first few chapters, alternating between action and large chunks of exposition, once Emilie finds her place on this crew of adventurers and scientists, the story takes off.

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Review: Renegade (Ripper, #2) by Amy Carol Reeves

Review: Renegade (Ripper, #2) by Amy Carol Reeves

April 8, 2013 Review 3

The Ripper is still on the loose in RENEGADE, the second book in the increasingly ominous Ripper series. The creepiness factor of Max (aka the Ripper) is at an all time high as he stalks Arabella The mind games Max sadistically plays by subtly threatening her

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Review: Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by R. L. LaFevers

Review: Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by R. L. LaFevers

April 7, 2013 Review 2

Oh, how I adore this series. Where GRAVE MERCY seduced me into this world with it’s mix of god-touched heros and mortal politics, DARK TRIUMPH is a much more personal tale. Gorgeous, damaged Sybella dominates her story in a completely different way than Ismae, making this both a fantastic sequel and something brand new.

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Review: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Review: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

April 1, 2013 Review 0

Series enders are challenging because readers expect not just a fresh story and character resolutions, but also answers to every question they’ve asked over the course of The Infernal Devices trilogy. At well over five hundred pages, CLOCKWORK PRINCESS is a large book, which is fitting since it tells not just a large story, but one that satisfies all the demands that the legion of fans this series has garnered have placed on it.

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Early Review: The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark #1) by Shana Abe

Early Review: The Sweetest Dark (The Sweetest Dark #1) by Shana Abe

March 30, 2013 Review 5

Shana Abe has an unmistakeable lilt, a mystery and music to her writing that transcends individual stories and knits together the whole. Like Robin McKinley, Abe lets time and distance deepen the mysteries between her books, she employs the realistic vagaries of history to make each new story a haunting new landscape.

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Review: Winterblaze (Darkest London #3) by Kristen Callihan

Review: Winterblaze (Darkest London #3) by Kristen Callihan

March 8, 2013 Review 0

WINTERBLAZE is a complex story, as evidenced by the fact that it took me a a few chapters to feel entirely caught up despite having read read Darkest London books 1 and 2. This orientation was a pleasure, however, as it was accompanied by the witty and sensual introduction of Poppy and Win, a formerly happy married couple, as the hero and heroine.

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