Review : The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Review : The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge Pages : 384 Genre : Historical Fiction, YA Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is modest and well mannered—a proper young lady who knows her place. But inside, Faith is burning with questions and curiosity. She keeps sharp watch of her surroundings and, therefore, knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing—like the real reason...

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Review : The Girls by Emma Cline

Review : The Girls by Emma Cline

The Girls by Emma Cline Pages : 355 Genre : Fiction Stand alone My Rating : 3.5/5 About the Book  : Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn...

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Review : Blameless by Gail Carriger

Review : Blameless by Gail Carriger

Blameless by Gail Carriger Pages : 355 Genre : Paranormal, Steampunk, Historical Fiction, etc. Series : The Parasol Protectorate, Book 3 My Rating : 3.5/5 About the Book  : Quitting her husband’s house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season. Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly...

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Review : Changeless by Gail Carriger

Review : Changeless by Gail Carriger

Changeless by Gail Carriger Pages : 374 Genre : Paranormal, Steampunk, Historical Fiction, etc. Series : The Parasol Protectorate, Book 2 My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Alexia Maccon, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears; leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural...

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Review : Belgravia by Julian Fellowes

Review : Belgravia by Julian Fellowes

Belgravia by Julian Fellowes Pages : 402 Genre : Historical Fiction Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : On the evening of 15 June 1815, the great and the good of British Society have gathered in Brussels at what is to become one of the most tragic parties in history – the Duchess of Richmond’s ball. For this is the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, and many of the handsome young men attending the ball will find...

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Review : The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Review : The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Pages : 552 Genre : Historical Fiction Stand Alone My Rating : 5/5 About the Book  : It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her...

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Review : Playing St. Barbara by Marian Szczepanski

Review : Playing St. Barbara by Marian Szczepanski

Playing St. Barbara by Marian Szczepanski Pages : 400 Genre :  Historical Fiction Stand alone My Rating : 3/5 From the author’s website  : The big coal strike of 1928 ends, yet crosses still burn. Angry miners plot. Company policemen stalk and spy. Miner’s wife Clare Sweeney hides bruises inflicted by her husband—and her real name. Her three daughters harbor secrets of their own. Each knows (or guesses) only fragments of the...

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Review : In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Review : In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters Pages : 387 Genre :  YA, Paranormal, Historical Fiction Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 From the back of the book  : In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary...

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