Indie Book Review: The Songbird and the Spy by J’nell Ciesiekski

If there is one era that is overrepresented in historical fiction, it has to be World War II. I get it, it’s an important period in the world's history, where more soldiers (and civilians) died than in any other war. But after you read a hundred or so books that are so similar, it becomes … Continue reading Indie Book Review: The Songbird and the Spy by J’nell Ciesiekski

Indie Book Review: Murder by Misrule by Anna Castle

There are many mystery novels I have read which feature a real historical person and gives them a fictional murder mystery series. You see it with the Jane Austen mysteries by Stephanie Barron (where Jane Austen solves murders) and The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter by Susan Wittig Albert (starring Beatrix Potter, the author of … Continue reading Indie Book Review: Murder by Misrule by Anna Castle

Reading Wrap-up: February, 2019

I read 9 books this month, and two short stories. Not as good as my 17 from last month, but it's not completely horrible. And most of the books I really enjoyed. Before I get to my ratings, let's take a quick look at how my New Year's resolutions and reading challenges are going. Reading … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: February, 2019

Indie Book Review: Raining Men and Corpses by Anne R. Tan

This was another book I found free on Amazon, and since I'm trying to read more Indie authors this year, I had to pick it up, both because I'm addicted to murder mysteries and I love humorous novels. Even though this review might come across as slightly critical, before I continue, this book is up … Continue reading Indie Book Review: Raining Men and Corpses by Anne R. Tan

Reading Wrap-Up September, 2018

I can't believe I actually only read five books this month! I was hoping to have read more. What is even more disappointing is that they were all just 'okay' books. They weren't great, but they also weren't bad. On Goodreads, I rated them all either three or four stars. Though, I will say at … Continue reading Reading Wrap-Up September, 2018

Indie Book Review The Verona Exchange by Lauren B. Grossman and Bernard Jaroslaw

For the handful of people who were following my blog way back in March of this year, you may (but most probably not) remember that I did a review for The Golden Peacock by Lauren Grossman. If you know nothing of it, I advise you read that review first, since this book is its sequel. … Continue reading Indie Book Review The Verona Exchange by Lauren B. Grossman and Bernard Jaroslaw

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