Book Review: The Tangled Lands (you sit on a throne of lies…)

This book was on my Books I’m Excited for February, 2018. Like I said in my original post about it, the main reason I wanted to read this book was because its cover is one of the most beautiful book covers I have ever seen. I love photography that employs techniques like double exposure…but I’m … Continue reading Book Review: The Tangled Lands (you sit on a throne of lies…)

Book Series Review: The Gaslight Mysteries (and my dos and don’ts for a series)

If you’ve been glancing at my last few “Books I Read This Month” (for January, February, and March), you’ll know I’ve been reading a lot of The Gaslight Mysteries by Victoria Thompson. I’ve currently just finished book seventeen, and this and other cozy mystery series have made me think about what I enjoy in series … Continue reading Book Series Review: The Gaslight Mysteries (and my dos and don’ts for a series)

Reading Frankenstein for the First Time: A Modern Reader’s Review

I am a great believer that, as writing changes throughout history, so do the reader’s expectations of what makes a good book. Recently I finished the classic Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. I went into it with expectations I garnered from movies and plays I’ve seen it adapted into. Thus, I … Continue reading Reading Frankenstein for the First Time: A Modern Reader’s Review

Indie Book Review: The Golden Peacock by Lauren Grossman

A few weeks ago, Lauren B. Grossman (the author) contacted me over Goodreads, offering me a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review on either Amazon or Goodreads. Usually, I do not do this type of thing (I’ve never even been interested in joining Netgallery) because I don’t like the pressure of … Continue reading Indie Book Review: The Golden Peacock by Lauren Grossman

Book Review: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

This book was featured on my Books I’m Excited for January, 2018. I hadn’t heard of the author and I knew little of the topic, and yet I decided to read it. It was the best decision I could have made. I absolutely love this book and you can expect it to be on my … Continue reading Book Review: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Book Review: The Chalk Man (just…why?)

I didn’t want to do this…I thought I would enjoy this book…it had raving reviews…but nope, yet again I found a book published in 2018 that I dislike. Okay, let’s get into this Release date: January 9, 2018 Plot Synopsis: In 1986, twelve-year-old Eddie Adams and his four friends (maybe five, I couldn’t really be … Continue reading Book Review: The Chalk Man (just…why?)

Book Review: The English Wife by Lauren Willig…finally a good book from 2018

If you followed my last two reviews on my blog (The Cruel Prince and The Mitford Murders), you’ll notice I haven’t been a fan of books released in 2018. I did find one cozy mystery I finished a couple days ago (Murder and Marble Cake by Nancy McGoven), but besides that so far I hadn’t … Continue reading Book Review: The English Wife by Lauren Willig…finally a good book from 2018

Book Review: The Mitford Murders

I am absolutely obsessed with historical mysteries. I read a lot of them, but (due to their similarities) I haven’t done a review on any. So today that will all change with this one…for the worse. This book was released on January 23, 2018 (so about a month ago as of this post). It features … Continue reading Book Review: The Mitford Murders

Book Review: The Cruel Prince (an unpopular opinion)

I feel like everyone and their mother is writing reviews for this book, so why not add one more to the mix. This is the second time I’m trying to write this review. I tried earlier right after I read the book, and I found my thoughts were too jumbled and incoherent to form even … Continue reading Book Review: The Cruel Prince (an unpopular opinion)

Book Review: A Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

This book has been on my TBR longer than I even kept a list of my TBR. Since grade school I have been meaning to read this book, and yet for some unexplainable reason (a mixture of procrastination and pure laziness) I never got around to until now. Not only is this book featured on … Continue reading Book Review: A Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank