3.5 stars After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother’s Shadow Society in a horrifying new light: they’re not heroes of the people, as they’ve always claimed to be, but murderers. Herself included. But when Mira meets royal bastard Josse de Bourbon after the Shadow … Continue reading An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley: Murder Scandals, Poisons, and France!
4.5 stars Felicity Montague is through with pretending she doesn't dream of becoming a doctor. After returning from England, Felicity has two goals: avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh; and enroll in medical school. But men, the sole guardians of science, do not see her intellect and passion for … Continue reading The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee (ARC): A Loveable Girl Gang on an Adventure Saving Sea Monsters
Are you excited? Because I'm excited. Today I've got the wonderful Lisa Maxwell on the blog talking about her New York Times Bestselling historical fantasy series, The Last Magician! I loved reading this book last year, and thought this time-traveling magical fantasy read was SUCH A BLAST. The twists and turns were KILLER. And not only … Continue reading The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell: A Historical Fantasy Sequel Full of Twists and Turns (Blog Tour + INTL Giveaways!)
Sometimes, it takes a well organized guide (like the one you'll find in this post) to prepare you for gearing up to read a book so you can experience the full glory of a novel. Other times, you just dive into it. For instance, take Harry Potter. It's great to read, but isn't it even better … Continue reading A Reader’s Guide to Embarking on an Adventure in Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier (+Giveaway!)
3 stars *SPOILERS for book 1 (Blood Rose Rebellion) ahead* Anna Arden, after breaking the Binding, letting lower class citizens have magic and releasing the Praetheria, didn't know that doing so would break the world. She thought that the Praetheria were on her side and that peace, equality, and justice would now reign. Yet, this … Continue reading Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves (DRC): Ca-Caw! Ca-Caw! Ca–
2.5 stars Elsa lives in a world made by her mother through the scientific branch of scriptology where a person can write new worlds. But, when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must travel to the real world--historical 19th-century Italy--where she finds a secret society of young people with gifts like her … Continue reading DRC: Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare