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The Romanov Conspiracy by Glenn Meade

The Romanov Conspiracy by Glenn Meade

Posted November 6, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Sorry guys, this is a DNF @ 10%. This wasn’t the book I was looking for. I’m going to be honest – I was hoping this book would have a lot more to do with the history and the archaeology aspects.  The beginning was promising.  By 10% into the book, which is where I quit it, it became excruciatingly clear this is a thriller. Rasputin was mentioned, and I paused, for a moment.  I thought perhaps, for a second, things were going to be interesting.  Unfortunately, this book appeals to a different audience.  I imagine it to be the sort […]

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Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

Posted November 1, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  This book had me hooked from the beginning. When I went into Monstrous Beauty, my opinions on it were 100% “Ugh. A mermaid book?  I probably won’t like this one, either.  Well – here goes!”  …  I WAS SO SO WRONG.  This book is beautifully written, the characters are deep and interesting, and the story is just magical enough to be fantasy, but mostly it reads like a contemporary ghost story.  I loved it.  Monstrous Beauty exceeded my expectations in every way and I was so, so pleased. Hester is my literary dopplegänger. There are plenty of characters out there that I will read, […]

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Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Dodger by Terry Pratchett

Posted October 25, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Meet the artful Dodger. Dodger isn’t a hero, but sometimes a young man finds himself in a circumstance where he must act heroically.  This is case when he comes across a young woman being beaten in the streets of London.  Chasing off the villains with a trusty crowbar, Dodger not only saves the young lady’s life, but becomes entangled in a rescue and plot to protect this nameless noblewoman from her evil husband and avoid starting a war.  He is joined by a cast of characters (both historical and fiction), including Charles Dickens, or “Charlie”. The characters could have […]

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The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

Posted September 28, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  I was so, so, SO on and off about this book. Okay, so immediately I thought the world was interesting.  I’m really hit-or-miss on steampunk, but I keep going for this world-type because I love the idea?  Glutton for punishment, I guess?  Anyway, I can only think of one other steampunk book I genuinely liked, and that was The Girl with the Steel Corset.  I don’t think there were others. Steampunk is so pretty though…. ANYWAY. I did like this book.  Quite a lot more than I expected.  Here’s why. The world-building was freaking awesome. At the beginning, I couldn’t […]

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Tempest by Julie Cross

Tempest by Julie Cross

Posted September 20, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Tempest is what I wanted Jumper to be. Jackson Meyer is a likable protagonist with extraordinary abilities. Shortly after his eighteenth birthday, he learned he could time travel. At first, it was a couple hours, and he only submitted a projection of himself. Then, suddenly, it is two years and Jackson is living in the past. The problem is, his abilities have taught him some strange things about his family, and he isn’t sure who he can trust. And for good reason – someone just shot his girlfriend. Trusting a friend from the future and trying to thwart the […]

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