Mini Review Monday: When Dimple Met Rishi, The Gilded Wolves

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Published by: Simon Pulse Pub Date: May 30, 2017 Pages: 380 Format: hardcover | Source: owned Genres: young adult, contemporary romance Rating: Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: When Dimple Met Rishi, The Gilded Wolves

Mini Review Monday: The Long Title Edition

An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pub Date: October 23, 2018 Pages: 374 Format: arc | Source: borrowed Genres: young adult, historical fiction Rating: When Lady Katherine's father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn't the only secret he's been hiding: he was also involved in a … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Long Title Edition

Mini Review Monday: The Witchy Edition

The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox Published by: Graydon House Pub Date: October 2, 2018 Pages: 364 Format: e-arc | Source: NetGalley Genres: adult, historical fiction, paranormal Rating: Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it. Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Witchy Edition

Mini Review Monday: The Clockmaker’s Daughter and American Panda

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton Published by: Atria Books Pub Date: October 9, 2018 Pages: 496 Format: arc | Source: borrowed Genres: adult, historical fiction, dual timeline Rating:  A rich, spellbinding new novel from the author of The Lake House—the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadow across generations, set in England from the 1860's until … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Clockmaker’s Daughter and American Panda

Spotlight: The Kennedy Debutante

The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher Published by: Berkley Books Pub Date: October 2, 2018 Pages: 384 Format: e-arc | Source: publisher Genres: adult, historical fiction A captivating novel following the exploits of Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, the forgotten and rebellious daughter of one of America's greatest political dynasties. London, 1938. The effervescent "It girl" of London society since her father was … Continue reading Spotlight: The Kennedy Debutante

Review: An Extraordinary Union

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole Series: The Loyal League #1 Published by: Kensington Pub Date: March 28, 2017 Pages: 320 Format: ebook | Source: purchased Genres: adult, historical fiction, romance Rating:  As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of … Continue reading Review: An Extraordinary Union

Review: Circe

Circe by Madeline Miller Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing UK Pub Date: April 10, 2018 Pages: 394 Format: hardcover| Source: gifted (thank you Ellis!!) Genres: adult, historical fiction, retelling Rating:  In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned … Continue reading Review: Circe

Mini Review Monday: Opal & The Serpent and the Pearl

Opal by Maggie Stiefvater Series: The Raven Cycle #4.5 Published by: Scholastic Inc Pub Date: March 1, 2018 Pages: 38 Format: e-book| Source: purchased Genres: young adult, paranormal, novella Rating:  *Spoilers if you haven't finished The Raven Cycle* An enchanting story from Maggie Stiefvater featuring Opal, Ronan, and Adam from her bestselling Raven Cycle, taking place after the events of The Raven King. … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Opal & The Serpent and the Pearl

Mini Review Monday: Ancient Rome

Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk Series: Untitled #1 Published by: Tor Teen Pub Date: January 16, 2018 Pages: 320 Format: arc | Source: borrowed Genres: young adult, historical fiction, retelling Rating:  FORGED IN BATTLE... FROM THE DUST OF THE ARENA... A LEGEND WILL RISE The action-packed tale of a 17-year-old warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic―and gave … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: Ancient Rome

Mini Review Monday: The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers Pub Date: January 10, 2011 (first published 1958) Pages: 272 Format: paperback | Source: purchased Genres: young adult, historical fiction Rating: Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone … Continue reading Mini Review Monday: The Witch of Blackbird Pond