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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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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Does this book really need any introduction?

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction

Book Review: The Book of Esther by Emily Barton

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While I was browsing Blogging for Books for my next book to review, The Book of Esther immediately caught my eye.  I mean, just look at that cover.  Gorgeous right?  Once I read the synopsis and found out it was an alternate WWII fiction with fantasy and sci-fi (steampunk) elements, I was sold.  Plus, it seemed as if it was going to include lots of Jewish culture and customs, which peaked my interest as I like to learn about cultures and religions that differ from my own.

Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly pan out that way…

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