I was so excited to receive the ARC of A Shadow Bright and Burning in the mail. I’d heard such good things and the cover was beautiful and the plot sounded so unique. I wasn’t disappointed. I really liked it. So let’s talk about it, shall we? My Review First, I loved the main character, Henrietta Howel. She had this strong, fiery (lol) personality. (Sidenote: Why is “fiery” spelled differently than “fire”??? Okay, anyway). I just really liked her. I felt she was really believable and honest. She kind of has it rough. She starts out as kind of a governess at this strict school, and there are […]
Genre: Historical Fiction
I loved My Lady Jane. I fell in love with it as soon as I read the dedication: For everyone who knows there was enough room for Leonardo DiCaprio on that door. And for England. We’re really sorry for what we’re about to do to your history. That really sets the tone for the entire novel. And FYI: This doesn’t have anything to do with Jack’s needless death in Titanic. Basically, the Lady Janies (as the three authors call themselves) decided that Lady Jane Grey’s life wasn’t fair. In reality, she was Queen of England for nine days before she was beheaded by Mary. […]
This is a book that I was so, so excited about. The premise sounded awesome, and I’ve heard high praise from my blogging friends. And it didn’t disappoint! I enjoyed it a lot. I liked the main character Nix. I liked the unique, historical Hawaiian setting. I liked the time travel and how they time traveled. I liked the fairytale-ish, fantasy aspects. I love the father-daughter relationship that YA is seriously lacking. One thing that wasn’t my favorite was the love triangle…But let’s just talk about these things, alright? Nix is awesome. She’s a strong girl who’s trying to fend for herself. I think she has a […]
Review: Wow wow wow. I loved this book. I read this along with some of my other bookish friends through Mariam’s read-a-long on her blog, Flying Through Fiction. And I’m so glad I did. This book was intriguing, thought-provoking, exciting, intense, unique, and complex. I’ve never read anything like it before–mostly because I’ve never read any “alternate history” type books, but I do enjoy historical fiction every once and awhile, and I guess this can be classified as that, too. If you didn’t read the summary above, let me just sum it up for you in a few words. The Axis Powers won World […]
If you know anything about me, know that I love Les Mis. It’s one of my all-time favorite books and all-time favorite movies. Also it introduced me to Eddie Redmayne, whom I love dearly. But Eddie is neither here nor there, it’s Les Mis that I’m talking about now. It’s just so beautiful and has these really deep and powerful messages and symbolism. About forgiveness. Justice versus mercy. God. Redemption. What it means to be a good person. It’s just beautiful. So when I saw that there was a Les Mis retelling coming out at the end of August, I got […]
I read The Diviners in anticipation of the sequel coming out this month! It has super good reviews and the description seemed so interesting to me. 1920s. Flappers. Ghosts. Serial murders. Paranormal powers. So I grabbed it up my library and started reading with high hopes–despite the monster that it is at almost 600 pages. And I was not disappointed by this book at all! I have never read anything like it before.