Genre: Historical Fiction

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Review: The Lost Sisterhood, Anne Fortier

Review: The Lost Sisterhood, Anne Fortier

I must admit, I wasn’t crazy about Anne Fortier’s first Novel, Juliet. It was an ok read, but I expected more from the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet. Now in The Lost Sisterhood Fortier tackles another truly epic tale, Homer’s The Iliad. The Lost Sisterhood follows dual and parallel… Read more »

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Review and Giveaway: The Time Tutor, Bee Ridgway

Review and Giveaway: The Time Tutor, Bee Ridgway

Bee Ridgway’s The River of No Return was one of my favourite reads of last year –  a story of time travel and romance set both in Regency times and modern London. To celebrate the paperback release, Penguin have published this special prequel novella to the series – The Time Tutor. The Time… Read more »

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Review: Prince of Shadows, Rachel Caine

Review: Prince of Shadows, Rachel Caine

Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, especially with it being on the high school English curriculum in many schools and since the release of the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes in 1996. The tragic tale involves two wealthy families in renaissance Verona, Italy, and the long-standing… Read more »

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Review: I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith

Review: I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith

It’s no secret that I love castles of all sorts. For Aussies, castles only exist as fairytale places for us until we are lucky enough to travel overseas to see a real one. When I finally got to, I turned into rabid castle addict and wide-eyed child despite being in… Read more »

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Review: The Deepest Night, Shana Abe

Review: The Deepest Night, Shana Abe

Like the first book in this series, The Sweetest Dark, I found this novel intriguing but where book 1 fell a bit flat for me, The Deepest Night was interesting and engaging. The Deepest Night starts off after Jesse’s death and Lora is mourning and at a loss where she… Read more »

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Review: Newt’s Emerald, Garth Nix

Review: Newt’s Emerald, Garth Nix

If you’re familiar with Garth Nix’s other works (eg Sabriel, A Confusion of Princes, Troubletwisters), then it may come as something of a surprise that he is a big fan of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen! Newt’s Emerald was certainly a rather unexpected story from my point of view –… Read more »

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Review: Mrs Poe, Lynn Cullen

Review: Mrs Poe, Lynn Cullen

“Madness spreads like a drop of ink in water. Soon one does not know who is mad and who is not.” I have a confession to make. Despite studying English literature for 3 years, and being an obsessive reader, I have not read any Edgar Allan Poe. I was obviously… Read more »

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Review: The Storycatcher, Ann Hite

Review: The Storycatcher, Ann Hite

“Her spirit will never rest ‘cause she’s a storycatcher” “A what?” I snorted. “That’s someone who untangles the wrongs plaguing others. Some people are born that way, some are only burdened after they die. You never want to be a storycatcher, Armetta. You spend your life giving things up for… Read more »

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Review: Whistling Past the Graveyard, Susan Crandall

Review: Whistling Past the Graveyard, Susan Crandall

“My daddy always said being brave wasn’t not being scared. Being brave was keeping going when you were.” Although I don’t usually like comparing one book to the other (especially when it is a classic) Whistling Past the Graveyard reminded me a lot of To Kill a Mockingbird. Whoa! Those… Read more »

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