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

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Caleb’s Window | (book roulette)

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I am an avid reader and a dedicated book blogger but sometimes I get requests from authors to review their books and unfortunately I just don’t have the time in my busy schedule and/or perhaps it’s just not quite my thing. So every once in a while instead of reading/reviewing their book, I’ll agree to put together a little post to help pass along the word in case any of you readers out there will find it interesting. This time it seems the book roulette has landed on a Historical Fiction novel. It sounds like the type of story that might stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page. This post includes an excerpt and giveaway! Here we go…  Continue reading

The Poppy War

The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang (2018)

the poppy war

Fiction | Military Fantasy | (TV-MA)
5 stars
Blurb:

“When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard, the most elite military school in Nikan, was even more surprising.

But surprises aren’t always good. Continue reading

Blog Tour | Escaping from Houdini

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I’m very excited to be a part of the blog tour for Kerri Maniscalco’s latest mystery novel, Escaping from Houdini! I was thrilled to work with the author and came up with a fun author guest post idea that I hope you all will enjoy! Keep reading to find out more about the book, the author, enter a giveaway, read an excerpt, and find out Kerri’s responses to my guest post prompt (hint: it has to do with music)!  Continue reading

The City of Brass

The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty (2017)

the city of brass

Fiction | Historical Fantasy
3.5 StarsBlurb:

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.  Continue reading

Blog Tour | Fawkes

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Remember, remember, the fifth of November! When I heard about this book being a fantasy twist on the historical Guy Fawkes Day I knew I was interested. I’m so excited to be a part of this tour to promote Nadine Brandes’ novel, FAWKES. Although my stop was Tuesday with a Bookstagram post I decided to share it on my blog as well. Enjoy!  Continue reading

Blood for Blood

Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf #2) by Ryan Graudin (2016)

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YA Fiction | Historical (WWII) | Sci-Fi
4 StarsBlurb:

There would be blood. Blood for blood. Blood to pay. An entire world of it.

For the resistance in the Third Reich, the war may be over, but the fight has just begun. Death camp survivor Yael, who has the power to skinshift, is on the run: the world has just seen her shoot and kill Hitler. But the truth of what happened is far more complicated, and its consequences are deadly. Yael and her unlikely comrades dive into enemy territory to try to turn the tide against Hitler’s army, and there is no alternative but to see their mission through to the end, whatever the cost.  Continue reading