Tag: historical

The Lady Rogue Review: What Kind Of Secrets Can We Find, Dashing Through Romania?

The Lady Rogue Review: What Kind Of Secrets Can We Find, Dashing Through Romania?

Fun, fascinated, and a fan of adventure: all words to describe the Lady Rogue of this book, Theodora. She’s the daughter of the first woman archaeologist to graduate from a university in Romania, as well as the grand, larger-than-life explorer, Richard Fox. Told between alternating journal entries from Fox’s travel journal and Theodora’s first person […]

September 20, 2019 | 6 Comments
Retribution Rails Review: Fun, If Forgettable, Western YA Adventure

Retribution Rails Review: Fun, If Forgettable, Western YA Adventure

Note: This is the companion sequel to Vengeance Road, where you can find my review here. This review will not contain any spoilers. Also: There is graphic violence and deaths in this book. Please be aware! I really enjoyed Vengeance Road years ago and thought that the Western setting was refreshing and incredibly immersive. While […]

October 24, 2017 | 3 Comments
Among The Red Stars Review: Courageous Female Pilots Featured In A Feminist War Story

Among The Red Stars Review: Courageous Female Pilots Featured In A Feminist War Story

Triumphant, emotional, and fully exploring the courageous feats of female pilots during WWII in the Soviet Union, Among the Red Stars is a great historical read to pick up. I have to admit, some parts of the plot were bogged down by how it was executed, making the overall action scenes a bit underwhelming. Instead […]

September 19, 2017 | 3 Comments
The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue Review: Hilarious Historical Romp With Refreshing Characters

The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue Review: Hilarious Historical Romp With Refreshing Characters

Getting attacked by highwaymen, held as hostage by pirates, and set on an alchemical journey with his best friend and snarky sister – what else would Monty want for his Grand Tour? The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is a delicious blend of wit and research, showcasing how aspects such as a biracial romance, […]

June 20, 2017 | 12 Comments
Duels and Deception Review: Pistols At Dawn! Or What About A Duel of Wit?

Duels and Deception Review: Pistols At Dawn! Or What About A Duel of Wit?

If you’re looking for an adorable book with quirky and lovable characters, a fun mystery, a sweet and slow-burning romance, and witty dialogue that is guaranteed to make you crack up in laughter, look no further. Anstey’s YA regency provides all of that and more, delighting this reader from the first page to last. Although […]

March 27, 2017 | 24 Comments
Double Review: The Smell of Other People’s Houses & This is Where the World Ends

Double Review: The Smell of Other People’s Houses & This is Where the World Ends

I’ve never read a book set in Alaska before, so when The Smell of Other People’s Houses came about, I knew I had to get this glimpse into a different life. Being historical fiction, the book is set in the 1970s, told from the perspective of four very different teenage characters. It has a wonderful small […]

June 24, 2016 | 28 Comments