Genre: Historical Fiction

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

Posted January 24, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  Oh Theo. I wanted to love you.  You have such a fun cover.  And Egyptian magic! Yes please!  Why must you be such an insufferable brat? To be fair to R.L LaFevers, this book is intended for grades 2-5… and I am about 17 years above the targeted audience.  The things that bother me in this book are likely to delight someone the age of my best friend’s daughter.  Alright.  Fair. But, but! I believe a well-written children’s book should be accessible (if a bit juvenile) to any age.  I still adore Harry Potter.  Lemony Snicket still makes me chuckle.  I […]

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The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

Posted January 12, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I’ve been meaning to read another of Anita Diamant’s books for ages. I love The Red Tent.  It’s one of my top ten favorite books of all time.  I’ve read it probably half a dozen times.  The book is good.  The audiobook is good.  Sometimes I stop listening to one book in the middle because I feel the need to listen to The Red Tent again.  I would absolutely take that book to a desert island, and if my house was burning down and I could only rescue a handful of books, The Red Tent would be one of them. That said, The Boston Girl is […]

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The Girls by Emma Cline

The Girls by Emma Cline

Posted August 6, 2016 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  The first few chapters were difficult to push through. Cline’s writing style is so different than the traditional style. She writes in a lot of fragmented sentences, but once you get into it, the story flows. It is a memory; it is the story of a woman living with great fear and shame. It’s actually quite good. Ratings Breakdown Setting: ★★★★★ Plot: ★★★★ Characters: ★★★ Writing: ★★★ Pacing: ★★★★ Personal Enjoyment: ★★★★ Have you read this book or anything by this author?  If so, did you enjoy it?  Tell me all about your experience in the comments! Instagram | […]

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The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

Posted March 20, 2016 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Overall, this is a very good book. I have my gripes – the predictability and sappiness of the ending and some of the childish language spoken by a fully grown Gretjie – but on the whole I enjoyed it. Ratings Breakdown Setting: ★★★★ 1/2 Plot: ★★★★ 1/2 Characters: ★★★ 1/2 Writing: ★★★★ Pacing: ★★★ Personal Enjoyment: ★★★★ Have you read this book or anything by this author?  If so, did you enjoy it?  Tell me all about your experience in the comments! Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads | Bloglovin’ | LibraryThing

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

Posted July 14, 2015 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Firstly, I really want to say that I liked this book. I didn’t read a lot of Mark Twain when I was younger, and I wish I had, because I find his writing style to be very tongue-in-cheek and it amuses me. That said, even with the time lapse between now and when this book was written, it’s still very applicable in that it gives you something to think about even if the technology is out of date. It may be perceived by some as a little bit sexist, but I really liked the narrator’s conversations with Sandy, particularly […]

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