Bright We Burn — Kiersten White (ARC Review)

TITLE: Bright We Burn AUTHOR: Kiersten White SERIES: The Conqueror's Saga, #3 RELEASES: July 10th, 2018; Delacorte Press GENRE: Historical Fiction AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, … Continue reading Bright We Burn — Kiersten White (ARC Review)

The Mermaid — Christina Henry

TITLE: The Mermaid AUTHOR: Christina Henry RELEASES: June 19th, 2018; Berkley GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: Once there was a mermaid who longed to know of more than her ocean home and her people. One day a fisherman trapped her in his net but couldn't bear to keep her. But his eyes were lonely and caught her more … Continue reading The Mermaid — Christina Henry

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo — Taylor Jenkins Reid

TITLE: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo AUTHOR: Taylor Jenkins Reid RELEASED: June 13th, 2017; Atria Books GENRE: Historical Fiction/Contemporary AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more … Continue reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo — Taylor Jenkins Reid

Blood Water Paint — Joy McCullough (ARC Review/Blog Tour)

  TITLE: Blood Water Paint AUTHOR: Joy McCullough RELEASED: March 6th, 2018; Dutton Books GENRE: Historical Fiction AGE RANGE: YA "When I finished this novel, I knew I would be haunted and empowered by Artemisia Gentileschi's story for the rest of my life." --Amanda Lovelace, award-winning author of the princess saves herself in this one Her mother died when she was … Continue reading Blood Water Paint — Joy McCullough (ARC Review/Blog Tour)

The Dollmaker of Krakow – R. M. Romero

    TITLE: The Dollmaker of Krakow AUTHOR: Romero, R. M. RELEASED: September 17th, 2017; Delacorte Press GENRE: Fantasy/Historical Fiction AGE RANGE: MG SYNOPSIS: In the land of dolls, there is magic. In the land of humans, there is war. Everywhere there is pain. But together there is hope. Karolina is a living doll whose king and queen have been overthrown. … Continue reading The Dollmaker of Krakow – R. M. Romero

Prince’s Gambit – C. S. Pacat

book 1 review “To get what you want, you have to know exactly how much you are willing to give up.” I was pleasantly surprised by the first book in this trilogy, but that was nothing compared to how much I loved the second installment. Everything that I enjoyed in Captive Prince was magnified in Prince's Gambit, plus … Continue reading Prince’s Gambit – C. S. Pacat

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee

“We are not broken things, neither of us. We are cracked pottery mended with laquer and flakes of gold, whole as we are, complete unto each other. Complete and worthy and so very loved.” What I knew before reading this book: 1) it was hist-fic, and 2) it was cute as hell. What I knew … Continue reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee