Posts Tagged: historical

Review: The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg

Review: The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg

February 21, 2018 Review 0

THE TOMBS captured my attention with the alluring promise of a forbidding city and a young woman struggling with unexplainable powers. I was enthusiastic to read a historical fiction novel and found the stylized cover intriguing.

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5Bat! Review: The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy #2) by Katherine Arden

5Bat! Review: The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy #2) by Katherine Arden

December 28, 2017 Review 0

I loved THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE so much, and wasn’t expecting THE GIRL IN THE TOWER to live up to my lovely remembrances of the first book, mainly because I felt that the story in THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE had been wrapped up. What more could possibly happen? Luckily, Arden managed to pull a story out of thin air and the reader gets to enjoy a whole new adventure with Vasya. 

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5bat! Release Day Review: Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer

5bat! Release Day Review: Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer

November 14, 2017 Review 0

I finished CREATURES OF WILL AND TEMPER in one day. I must confess I have a particular weakness for Victorian settings, courting, and excessive blushing. Combine that with fencing, demons, and queer characters and you have my very devoted attention. Finishing this novel had me desperately searching for more of Molly Tanzer’s work.

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Review: A Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on Fire #2) by Jessica Cluess

Review: A Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on Fire #2) by Jessica Cluess

October 30, 2017 Review 0

The description for A POISON DARK AND DROWNING covers what happens in maybe the first quarter of the book – and it’s better that you don’t know what happens later. Like the first installment in the Kingdom on Fire series, this book is full of emotional ups and downs that left me reeling (in a good way) and desperate for more.  

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Review: A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan

Review: A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan

September 7, 2017 Review 0

With its small doses of magic and potions, A SECRET HISTORY OF WITCHES is more a historical novel than fantasy. The novel follows six generations of Orchiére women handing down their witchcraft. As knowledge is passed down, elements are lost or corrupted. It doesn’t take long for ancestral rituals to be forgotten in the face of a changing society.

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