Rose Under Fire

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein My rating: 5 of 5 stars   Haunting. That’s the only word I can truly use to describe it, just haunting. I think my eyes were the size of saucers, bugged out of my head as I flipped through each page of Rose Under Fire and it is no […]

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The Alchemaster’s Apprentice

The Alchemaster’s Apprentice by Walter Moers My rating: 5 of 5 stars   There’s a difference between a cat and a crat, such a difference it will leave you wondering which one your feline friend is.   Echo is a crat down on his luck – forced to live on the streets in an unkind […]

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The Danger Mark

The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers My rating: 4 of 5 stars   Wealth, romance, adventure, and one woman’s struggle with addiction. This 1909 novel is right on par with Robert W. Chambers‘ love of walking the edge of what was acceptable for society at the time and then taking one step farther with […]

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I, Coriander

I, Coriander by Sally Gardner My rating: 5 of 5 stars   Coriander Hobie is the daughter of an adoring mother and father who lives an early life of luxury and balance. The love between her parents is ethereal and romantic. Their days are filled with the beaming rays of a bright sun… until a […]

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Red-Headed Woman

Red-Headed Woman by Katharine Brush My rating: 3 of 5 stars   My apologies to any and all red headed women out there. This book does not paint you well at all. And in 1937, when the book was published, I’m sure plenty of auburn tresses were glared at while husbands’ arms were tightly gripped. […]

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The Greene Murder Case

The Greene Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine My rating: 5 of 5 stars   Our very own American version of Sherlock Holmes, but this time with intelligence comes a charming disposition in which heiresses are taken weak in the knees and even the hardiest of frauen purr like kittens in his presence. He’s handsome, […]

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Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein   My rating: 5 of 5 stars   Take to the skies in this gut reeling, high flying adventure shared by two courageous women in World War II. But beware the barrage balloons.   Two best friends fly over France on a secret mission. Two best friends fall behind […]

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Review: The Mermaid’s Sister

The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble My rating: 4 of 5 stars It’s the cover art that got me. It was mysterious, playful, and simplistically beautiful. Just like the story within that cover. So entranced by the cover was I that I didn’t realize the genre I was reading – namely that of young […]

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The Pirates!: In An Adventure With Scientists

The Pirates!: In An Adventure With Scientists by Gideon Defoe   My rating: 5 of 5 stars   Have you ever met a pirate? Then how do you know if what is said about them is true? They swash buckles and ooze charm, seduce women and pillage merchants. They are diabolically intelligent, black hearted, romantic, […]

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Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee My rating: 4 of 5 stars   Let’s be frank about it: Go Set a Watchman is not as good as To Kill a Mockingbird.   And that’s ok.   However, when paired together, the effect is magical.   I read To Kill a Mockingbird within a couple […]

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