Genre: Historical

The War God’s Men

The War God’s Men
Posted 7 September 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The War God’s Men is a dramatized account of the events surrounding the First Punic War between ancient Rome and Carthage.  As a long-time Latin student fascinated with Roman history, the concept of this book truly appealed to me.  Both historical and fictional characters and events were blended within the story with some slight deviations […]

The Blood Gate

The Blood Gate
Posted 7 September 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Blood Gate is an epic fantasy tale with rich characters, tons of action and intrigue, romance, and great storylines.  The world the author created for this book was extraordinary, with a created mythology of dieties and religion that was somehow still fully believable, despite being so far out of our own reality […]

My Cousin Jeremy

My Cousin Jeremy
Posted 9 July 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review My Cousin Jeremy is one of those books that grabs you right at the beginning and keeps you there right to the end.  Jeremy and Clarissa are cousins who fall in love at a very young age but are torn apart by Clarissa’s cold and domineering father.  In an effort to deny their […]

Fated

Fated
Posted 8 July 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Fated is the second book in the Bloodstone Saga and is every bit as wonderful as the first book.  Macy is back in Pasadena, living her current life and waiting for her new Daedal to come into her life again.  From the moment Macy meets her, things begin to go very differently than […]

Every Last Kiss

Every Last Kiss
Posted 30 June 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Every Last Kiss is the debut novel from author Courtney Cole, and the first in the Bloodstone Saga.  It is a wonderful start, a haunting book that I just couldn’t put down.  It began with Macy, living in modern day Pasadena, California, fresh from a break up with her boyfriend.  In the midst […]

East Wind Returns

East Wind Returns
Posted 6 June 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 1 Comment

My Review Being an Army vet, I absolutely love military fiction of all kinds.  East River Returns is a unique take on the genre in that it is an interesting blend of actual history and a “what if” path that history could have taken.  The story centers around John Worth, a photo recon pilot in […]

Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam

Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam
Posted 16 May 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I have read a lot of Vietnam War-era fiction, many by war veterans, and Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam is by far one of my favorites.  Admittedly, there was probably an extra level of enjoyment on my part because of the fact that I spent almost 14 years as an active duty Army […]

The Day the Flowers Died

The Day the Flowers Died
Posted 15 May 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Day the Flowers Died is a historical romance set in the years between WWI and WWII, telling the love story of Rebecca and Eli, a Catholic woman and a Jewish man.  The story line itself was a good one, with painstaking attention paid to creating the work of fiction around historical reality.  […]

My Frankenstein

My Frankenstein
Posted 16 April 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 3 Comments

My Review My Frankenstein is the debut fantasy novel from Michael Lee, and it is an excellent beginning.  I have read the original Mary Shelley version, and while classically good, I was never really that into the story. I most definately enjoyed Lee’s retelling of the story.  The overtones of steampunk and romance were perfect […]

A Reckoning in Belvoir

A Reckoning in Belvoir
Posted 30 March 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This was a really interesting read, unlike anything I have read before.  The author instantly drew me into the time of the events, making me feel as if I were in the story itself.  Set in the time of the Civil War, the story follows the stories of the Randolph’s and the slaves […]