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The Fire in the Glass by Jacquelyn Benson

The fire in the glass

4 stars

This was a very good historical fiction fantasy book set in 1914 London about a young girl that has visions of the future but is powerless to do anything to prevent the tragedies she sees. The book immediately captured my attention and I wound up reading it in one sitting. Continue reading “The Fire in the Glass by Jacquelyn Benson”

When You Wish Upon a Rogue (Debutante Diaries #3) by Anna Bennett

when you when you wish upon star

3 stars

This was a cute, but predictable, fluffy romance that brings together a young socialite and a grief-stricken Earl. It’s the third book in the series, but the first one that I’ve read and can be read as a stand-alone. Continue reading “When You Wish Upon a Rogue (Debutante Diaries #3) by Anna Bennett”

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

the jane austen society

3 stars

This is a good, quiet historical fiction that follows the stories of several people in a small English town just after the Second World War that are drawn together by their love of Jane Austen novels. Continue reading “The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner”

Little Whispers by K.L. Slater

little whispers

3 stars

I had high hopes for this mystery/thriller about a young family that moves to a new, tonier neighborhood in a desirable suburban town, but if fell short for me. Continue reading “Little Whispers by K.L. Slater”

Queen of the Unwanted (The Women’s War #2) by Jenna Glass

queen of the unwanted

3.5 stars

This is the second book in a fantasy series about how three different women – one a queen, one the crown princess of a new principality, and one the Abbess of an abbey – try to lead their people, and help women take back power over their bodies and their lives that had previously been denied by the men that ruled over them. Continue reading “Queen of the Unwanted (The Women’s War #2) by Jenna Glass”

The Women’s War (The Women’s War #1) By Jenna Glass

the women's war

3.5 stars

This is a pretty good new fantasy series focused on what happens when women previously treated like chattel in a male dominated world are given the power to alter and improve their lives. Continue reading “The Women’s War (The Women’s War #1) By Jenna Glass”

The Last King (The Ninth Century #1) by M.J. Porter

the last king

3.5 stars

This historical fiction book about Coelwulf, a battle-hardened warrior with royal blood, and his fight to save his beloved Mercia from a Viking horde is not for those with delicate sensibilities. But if you can withstand a hard-fighting, bloody book with adult language, this is the one for you. Continue reading “The Last King (The Ninth Century #1) by M.J. Porter”

Shorefall (Founders, #2) by Robert Jackson Bennett

shorefall

3.5 stars

I loved Foundryside, the first book in this series, and anxiously awaited the second. So, when I was finally able to read and review this book, I was giddy with excitement. Sadly, it fell into the all-too-common “second book” funk. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still good, but it fell short in comparison to book one. Continue reading “Shorefall (Founders, #2) by Robert Jackson Bennett”

Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst

race the sands

4.5 stars

Wow. Who knew a book about a young girl racing a monster in the sand would blow me away. This book was so fricking good!! Of course, I expect no less from Sarah Beth Durst. I love her writing and this latest book is a must read. Continue reading “Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst”

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