Tag: historical fiction

Fantasy Reviews #4: The Girl From Everywhere & A Thousand Nights

Fantasy Reviews #4: The Girl From Everywhere & A Thousand Nights

With time travelling pirate ships, a lush tropical Hawaiian setting and multi-cultural characters, The Girl From Everywhere had many interesting elements, but unfortunately the sheer volume of these things made it messy, unfocused and hard to follow at certain points. The journey featured the search for a map to guide the time travelling locations of the pirate ship, but […]

Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble Review: Whoa… those severed heads

Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice by Kathleen Benner Duble Review: Whoa… those severed heads

This was an enjoyable historical fiction novel set during the French Revolution. Even though I love my historical fiction, this is the first one that I’ve read about 18th century France, and I found it to be highly fascinating. In this book, our protagonist, Celie, is an orphan living on the streets of Paris with […]

January 13, 2016 | 28 Comments
Interview with Alison Goodman – Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club

Interview with Alison Goodman – Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club

Happy release day to the regency supernatural fantasy, Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club! Today I welcome Alison Goodman to the blog, to talk to about her writing process and inspiration for the book! What research went into creating the regency period for Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club? You should see my workroom: […]

December 14, 2015 | 24 Comments
AUS Giveaway & Review: Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier

AUS Giveaway & Review: Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier

Set in 1750 Venice, Masquerade is a sweeping, atmospheric story filled with love, drama and mystery during the month of the Carnevale. It features multiple points of views from seven teenagers, including a mysterious newcomer, aristocrats and servants, offering a varied viewpoint within a beautiful historical Venetian setting. Masquerade needs to be read slowly to absorb the beauty and detail of Venice during […]

August 11, 2014 | 44 Comments
The Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman Review: Hitler up close and personal

The Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman Review: Hitler up close and personal

I’ve never really been interested in Nazi Germany or Hitler, while tragic and disturbing, I’ve always found the time period to be kind of boring. When Prisoner of Night and Fog came up for review, I thought this would be my chance to find out if the book could interesting the pessimist in me about the historical period. And […]

May 26, 2014 | 62 Comments
ARC Review: Love in Revolution by B.R. Collins – Title says it all, really

ARC Review: Love in Revolution by B.R. Collins – Title says it all, really

Love in Revolution is a wartorn story about two young girls who fall in love during a revolution. One girl, Esteya, is protected by her brother’s status in the Revolutionary Communist party, and the other girl, Skizi, is a shunned peasant in a minority called the Zikindi. I couldn’t believe how accurately the title captured […]

September 11, 2013 | 7 Comments