Genre: Historical

Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King
Posted 6 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Half the reason I requested this galley was because of the pirates.  Even better was the fact that the lead pirate in the novel is a girl.  There are not enough pirates of any gender in YA literature! Alosa is the daughter of the new pirate king and the captain of her own […]

Escape from Witchwood Hollow

Escape from Witchwood Hollow
Posted 24 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Such an interesting book with a great premise!  The novel centers around three girls of varying ages.  Each of these girls is from a different historical time period… the 1600s, the 1800s and the 2000s.  Each of them is connected in some way to the mysteriously cursed Witchwood Hollow.  Historical novels are not […]

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Posted 31 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is a book that I have read and reread several times.  My mother, who recently passed away, taught this book for years as a high school English teacher and it was her favorite novel.  So when the publishers sponsored a read-along of the novel, I took part with a close friend who was […]

A Prayer for Owen Meary

A Prayer for Owen Meary
Posted 19 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen […]

Warrior and the Wanderer

Warrior and the Wanderer
Posted 14 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Warrior and the Wanderer is the first book by Elizabeth Holcombe that I have read and, although it is a genre that I don’t read much of, I enjoyed it more than I had anticipated.  It is historical romance, with a nice bit of time travel, and it made for a really fun […]

Clockwork Princess

Clockwork Princess
Posted 27 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Clockwork Princess is the final book in the Infernal Devices trilogy, the prequel series to the Mortal Instruments series.  It picked up right at the end of Clockwork Prince.  It was a beautiful end to a great series, with happy moments as well as sad. The action was just as fierce in this book with some truly […]

Clockwork Prince

Clockwork Prince
Posted 22 February 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first, Clockwork Angel.  Now that we know Tessa, Jem, and Will, their stories are even more poignant and beautiful.  We learn so much more about Will and his past that led him to where he is today.  We learn much of Tessa’s story, too, […]

Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel
Posted 18 February 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Clockwork Angel is the first in the prequel trilogy to the Mortal Instruments series, set in London during the late 1800s.  There are a lot of Shadowhunter family names that are recognizable if you have read the Mortal Instruments first, as well as a few characters that were seen in those books. The Shadowhunters of […]

Blood Magick

Blood Magick
Posted 10 December 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I love Nora Roberts and I have loved this series.  The characters are rich and interesting.  The story line was engrossing, the epic battle between good and evil that has been going on for centuries.  But this last book disappointedd me a bit, which is not something I expected. The story of the […]

Shadow Spell

Shadow Spell
Posted 29 November 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Much like the first, Dark Witch, I loved this next book in the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy!  The stories are so engrossing and sweep me away to another place and often another time. This book focuses on Connor and Meara.  I love both of these two, and much like Iona and Boyle in the first novel, one […]