Wallflowers Series

Wallflowers #1-4 by Lisa Kleypas (2004-2006)

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Fiction | Historical Romance | (TV-MA)
5 stars

Oh my goodness I ended up binge-reading this entire series! I love Jane Austen’s novels and these are very similar in style but, well, less reserved (lol). It’s been a while since I found a historical fiction tale that so captivated my attention and of course I didn’t mind the romance! Continue reading

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The Girl the Sea Gave Back

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young (2019)
-ARC Review-

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YA Fiction | Fantasy
3 StarsBlurb:

“For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her for her gift as a Truthtongue. Her own home and clan are long-faded memories, but the sacred symbols and staves inked over every inch of her skin mark her as one who can cast the rune stones and see into the future. She has found a fragile place among those who fear her, but when two clans to the east bury their age-old blood feud and join together as one, her world is dangerously close to collapse. Continue reading

Dread Nation

Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) by Justina Ireland (2018)

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YA Fiction | Historical | Paranormal | Horror
2.5 StarsBlurb:

“Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations. Continue reading

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (1962)

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Fiction | Sci-Fi/Dystopia | Alternate History
4 StarsBlurb:

“Philip K. Dick’s acclaimed cult novel gives us a horrifying glimpse of an alternative world – one where the Allies have lost the Second World War. In this nightmare dystopia the Nazis have taken over New York, the Japanese control California and the African continent is virtually wiped out. In a neutral buffer zone in America that divides the world’s new rival superpowers, lives the author of an underground bestseller. His book offers a new vision of reality – an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers were defeated – giving hope to the disenchanted. Does ‘reality’ lie with him, or is his world just one among many others?”
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Blog Tour | Wicked Saints

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I’ve been so wildly excited for Emily A. Duncan’s YA Dark Fantasy, WICKED SAINTS!! I was thrilled to be invited onto the blog tour and so here I am with a post to draw you into this thrilling, magical, but deadly world. Keep reading for more on the book, the author, an excerpt, a very helpful pronunciation guide, and my review!  Continue reading

Winter War Awakening

Winter War Awakening (Blood Rose Rebellion #3) by Rosalyn Eves (2018)
-eARC Review-

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YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy
4.5 starsBlurb:

“The Binding is broken. Mátyás is alive. And Anna Arden is on the run.

It seems, yet again, that breaking the Binding has shattered the world. And the only hope of mending it is Anna and Mátyás, working together. But it’s never that simple, is it? The praetheria, the creatures once held captive by the spell, are now waging war against the Austro-Hungarian empire. And they are holding Noémi hostage–using her life to manipulate Anna and Mátyás, like marionettes on a string. Continue reading

Fawkes

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes (2018)
-Review Request-

Fawkes

YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.

Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death. Continue reading