ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: The House by the Lake by Ella Carey

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As most of you know, I am a huge historical fiction fan, especially WWII historical fiction.  I am also a big fan of books that deal with past family secret mysteries (think Kate Morton).  So when I read the book description for The House by the Lake and found that it was a fusion of the two, I was all for it.

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Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Kids' Corner, Memoir, Middle Grade

Kids’ Corner: Diverse Middle Grade Books in Review (July 2017) #DiverseKidLit

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Hello bookworms!

Today I’m back with another set of reviews for my Kids’ Corner feature of my blog.  I’m excited to share a few thoughts about 3 AMAZING diverse middle grade books.

*Books included in this post: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, & The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Book Review: In the Light of What We See by Sarah Painter

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I admit it.  I requested this one based purely off the stunning cover.  I have no shame, but do I have regret?  Maybe a little.  Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to love this book for superficial reasons, it did not come through for me.

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

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Miller’s Valley had all the elements that I usually enjoy in a book: family secrets, coming of age theme, small town drama, etc etc.  Despite all the potential, this one came up short for me…

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Book Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

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Today I’m back with a book review for And I Darken  by Kiersten White.  And I Darken is a YA historical fiction with a very unique concept: it is a gender swap retelling of Vlad the Impaler.  Did the author pull it off?

You are going to have to read on to find out 🙂

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