Book Review: A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy Book #1)

“A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.” I tend to gravitate towards E-books as they’re easier to carry around, but one day while hanging out at Barnes & Noble I came across Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches. What caught my attention was […]

Book Review: Written In my Own Heart’s Blood ( An Outlander Novel – Book #8)

I’m new to Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. In fact, I didn’t begin reading it until I learned Starz was adapting the series for cable. Lots of my friends love the series, but I already have loads of series I’m already reading, and the last thing I wanted was to begin another. Boy, am I glad […]

Book Review: The Space Between (An Outlander Novella, 7.5)

Diana Gabaldon’s novella, The Space Between, takes place between books 7 and 8 in the Outlander series, An Echo in the Bone and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. While this story doesn’t feature Jaime and Claire Fraser, it does feature the villainous Comte St. Germaine last seen in the third book, Dragonfly in Amber, […]

Book Review: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

I haven’t been actively participating in the 2014 Historical Fiction Challenge as much as I originally planned, so I was excited when Kathleen Grissom’s The Kitchen House came my way. This novel takes place in the 1700’s, and tells the story of two women, Lavinia and Belle, from the two women’s point of views. Lavinia is […]

Book Review: Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2)

 Though I’m ahead of my Goodreads reading goal for 2014, I’m incredibly behind on my Historical Fiction Reading Challenge. The third book I’ve read this year for Historical Tapestry’s book challenge is Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. This novel is the second book in his Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children book series. The sequel picks up […]

Book Review: The Light Between Oceans

“You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day. You have to keep remembering all the bad things.” The second book I’ve read for Historical Tapestry’s 2014 Historical Reading Challenge is M.L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans. This touching novel set in 1926, tells the love story […]

Book Review: Winter’s Tale

The first book I read for this year’s Historical Fiction Reading Challenge and my second book of the year was Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale. Over the holiday season I had seen the film trailer for the upcoming film to be released Valentine’s Day, and thought this would be a good read. I was right and also wrong. Winter’s […]

Book Review: The Alienist by Caleb Carr

The first book I read this month was The Alienist by Caleb Carr. I’d been wanting to read this book for some time, and the 2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge gave me the impetus to check this author out. This novel is the first in the Dr. Laszlo Kreizler series, and takes place in 1896 […]

Book Review: The White Princess (The Cousin’s War #5)

During Thanksgiving I read the fifth book in Philippa Gregory’s Cousin’s War series, The White Princess. Elizabeth of York is the narrator of this book, and the novel picks up where book 4 ends. Richard III is dead at Henry Tudor’s hands, and his lover and niece finds herself forced to marry her enemy. Forced […]

Book Review: An Echo in the Bone (Outlander #7)

*****************Note: This Review Contains Spoilers!**************** I read the 7th book in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, An Echo in the Bone, back in October. Having a desire to prologue reading the series for as long as I could, I took a break from reading the main series and began reading Gabaldon’s Lord John Grey mystery novels. […]