2017 · 3 Stars · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Reviewed for NetGalley · Young Adult

The Bone Witch │ Rin Chupeco

Synopsis: The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. But the girl was fiercer. Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracized in the kingdom. For theirs is a powerful, elemental magic that can reach beyond the… Continue reading The Bone Witch │ Rin Chupeco

2017 · 4 Stars · Adult · Book Reviews · Historical · Reviewed for NetGalley

The Lost Tudor Princess │ Alison Weir

Synopsis: Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. Royal Tudor blood ran in her veins. Her mother was a Queen, her father an Earl, and she herself was the granddaughter, niece, cousin and grandmother of monarchs. Beautiful and tempestuous, she created scandal not just once but twice by falling in love with unsuitable men. Fortunately the marriage… Continue reading The Lost Tudor Princess │ Alison Weir

2017 · 4 Stars · Adult · Book Reviews · Paranormal · Reviewed for NetGalley

Fire Touched │ Patricia Briggs

Synopsis: Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long… Continue reading Fire Touched │ Patricia Briggs

2017 · 4 Stars · Adult · Book Reviews · By Rating · Historical · Reviewed for NetGalley

Victoria │ Daisy Goodwin

Synopsis: In 1837, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria – sheltered, small in stature, and female – became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Many thought it was preposterous: Alexandrina — Drina to her family — had always been tightly controlled by her mother and her household, and was surely too… Continue reading Victoria │ Daisy Goodwin

2016 · 4 Stars · Adult · Book Reviews · Fantasy · Retelling · Reviewed for NetGalley

The Bear and the Nightingale │ Katherine Arden

Synopsis: A young woman’s family is threatened by forces both real and fantastical in this debut novel inspired by Russian fairy tales. In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents… Continue reading The Bear and the Nightingale │ Katherine Arden