Genre: Historical

Dark Witch

Dark Witch
Posted 20 November 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I have read Nora Roberts for years and she never ceases to carry me away with her novels.  My favorites are the series like this one, the one that spins a tale of magic right along with the characters that are so easy to love.  Dark Witch is the first in a new […]

The Red Bishop

The Red Bishop
Posted 11 November 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Red Bishop was such an interesting read.  Lake Price is the epitome of a slightly out of control teenage girl, and rightfully so.  Four years ago, her older brother was kidnapped from his bedroom and never seen again.  It has left Lake on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster.  On one hand, she […]

Sweet Unrest

Sweet Unrest
Posted 6 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I love all things southern gothic, NOLA, voodoo, and so on, so I was excited to read Sweet Unrest.  It had all of those things and more.  And yet I still had some mixed opinions about the story. Lucy and her family have moved from Chicago to an historical plantation outstide of New Orleans. […]

Forest of Whispers

Forest of Whispers
Posted 4 September 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 3 Comments

My Review Forest of Whispers is set in the villages and forest of Bavaria, in a time of fear brought on by the spreading plague and the witches that wield their magic in the forest.  The fear of the unknown is beginning to give way to hysteria, placing the blame at the hands of a […]

Strange and Ever After

Strange and Ever After
Posted 11 August 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review As the last book in this trilogy, Strange and Ever After neatly wrapped all of the loose ends with a conclusion that was largely satisfying, although unexpected.  The pace was picked up in this book, with all kinds of twists and turns that took the story into new and uncharted territory. The book begins in […]

A Darkness Strange and Lovely

A Darkness Strange and Lovely
Posted 11 August 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is the second full-length novel in the Something Strange and Deadly series.  The Spirit Hunters have left Philadelphia and Eleanor is thrust into a new life without anyone but herself to depend on.  So much has changed for her, and yet Eleanor proves herself to be as strong as ever as she faces it […]

A Dawn Most Wicked

A Dawn Most Wicked
Posted 11 August 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is a short novella centered around Daniel Sheridan, a bit of a prequel that tells us a little bit about his past.  We meet his first love, Cass, and we learn how he came to be a part of the Spirit Hunters. In Something Strange and Deadly, it is clear that Daniel has […]

Something Strange and Deadly

Something Strange and Deadly
Posted 31 July 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Steampunk and zombies!  This may sound like an odd combination, but it is one that works!  Petticoats and parasols mixed with steam-powered machines and pulse bombs that kill zombies?  Yes, please! The story is set in the midst of Philadelphia’s high society in 1876, the time of chaperoned dates, petticoats, bustles, séances, and burgeoning […]

Chrysoprase

Chrysoprase
Posted 21 July 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Chrysoprase is the second novel in the Chalcedony Chronicles, a time travel saga that blends created time travel mythology with ancient history.  This book was definitely my favorite of the two written thus far. The mythology is much more developed in this book with much more significance given to it.  There are a lot of twists […]

Carnelian

Carnelian
Posted 21 July 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Carnelian is the first in the new Chalcedony Chronicles, a new adult series that promises a bit of a sci-fi flavor in the form of time travel.  I have mixed opinions about this book, mostly about the level of emphasis paid to different aspects of the plot. Mari is a college freshman, hours away […]