3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews · Thriller

The Paragon Hotel

The story had a distinctive style to it. Especially in its setting, but the plot and characters were rather lackluster. At least in my opinion. The story starts off with a style that takes a while to get into. And there seems to be a direction. Except that I don't really feel it anyway. The… Continue reading The Paragon Hotel

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2 stars · 3 stars · Adult · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews

Jade City

Well, I just wasn't drawn into it. There was something about this work that just didn't manage to get my attention and draw me into it. The world was confusing, I had no idea what was going on. And the beginning was... interesting. In a good and bad way. The good way is that it… Continue reading Jade City

2 stars · Books · Historical · Reviews

The Lost Queen

Well, I was fascinated to know where the story could have went. I really was. I wanted to be drawn into the world of early medieval Britain. This didn't work. It has some decisions, but in most cases the main character does absolutely nothing. She simply sits around with her brother, and there is no… Continue reading The Lost Queen

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

Templar Silks

I just didn't really got drawn into the story. Which is the main issue when it comes to Elizabeth Chadwick. Her works are all on point when it comes to historical fact, but it just doesn't have any compelling story or really knows how to draw a reader in. And reading it can be somewhat… Continue reading Templar Silks

1 star · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Uncategorized

Hazards of Time Travel

I am honestly really really bored by the story. What is there to read? Something going horribly wrong? The idea of time travel being flawed. None of that is actually answered here. When the story literally jumps around with absolutely no idea on what it's doing at the end of the day. Who is the… Continue reading Hazards of Time Travel

4 stars · 5 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Retellings · Reviews · Young Adult

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Well, this was a book which kept me flipping the pages. With twists that I didn't expect and was in all ways, entertaining, but also full of depth. What happens when a girl is given to the Frankenstein family? What happens if she is raised to know to win his love, and he only has… Continue reading The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

1 star · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical · Historical Fantasy

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

I was bored with the story. It just didn't help me and the more I tried. The more it just didn't seem to have anything that fitted. Even as it touched a little on Japan, although I'm particularly baffled about how it comes together. And the writing for most part was bland and unmemorable. And… Continue reading The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

2 stars · Alternate History · Books · Reviews · Young Adult

That Inevitable Victorian Thing

If anything, this just didn't catch my attention. The story seemed to be heading nowhere for most of the book. And I really didn't find anything interesting. It begins with an interesting premise. What if Victoria chosen to pass it to her daughter who would become Victoria II as compared to her son Albert. And… Continue reading That Inevitable Victorian Thing

4 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Reviews · Urban Fantasy

Vita Nostra

If anything, this was a bizarrely delectable journey. It's a school about magic, but it's nothing like Harry Potter. The students have no idea what they're studying or even the reason why. Some of them don't even want to be there and were forced into it. There were no answers given, but even then it… Continue reading Vita Nostra

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Mystery · Reviews

The 50/50 Killer

For me, this just didn't work at end of the day. It just didn't manage to surprise me or anything of the sort. The writing was difficult and I felt that the right thing simply didn't happen. I didn't know who the chosen couple was, and the investigator was not even on the case. I… Continue reading The 50/50 Killer

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

Not Our Kind

I was hoping for something that was a little more on the side of actually telling a story. It does to an extent, but it is just so boring. There isn't a real sense of danger. The beginning was strong, by far the biggest point of the story. It defines the main character Eleanor and… Continue reading Not Our Kind

2 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

Mask of Shadows

This book just felt so derivative. Told in the point of view of a gender fluid character and at the same time completely like any other YA fantasy out there. The gender fluid thing is no big deal. And that's something I can appreciate. Even if the rest of a book is basically trying to… Continue reading Mask of Shadows

3 stars · 4 stars · Alternate History · Books · Fiction · Historical · Reviews

Annelies

What if Anne Frank survived? This book answers the question to an extent. I found the beginning of this book to be slow, I almost dropped it then. But by the middle, where Anne was angry, resentful and mostly a girl not knowing what to do. She is still a girl who has been through… Continue reading Annelies

4 stars · 5 stars · Books · Fantasy · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Mythology · Reviews

The Sisters Of The Winter Wood

This work had caught me off guard and made me feel a wife variety of emotions as I read through it. And it blends poetry and prose altogether. And ensuring that each sister has a distinct viewpoint. And it works fantastically to make a different piece of work. All the while the setting is rich.… Continue reading The Sisters Of The Winter Wood

5 stars · Books · Dystopia · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction

Vengeful

In all cases, maintains the quality that it has set. Vicious was a revenge thriller this was after. And it was like watching a television show unravel, characters pitting against each other. All for a final showdown, each with their own story. And at its core, it was delectable and entertaining read. From Marcella, who… Continue reading Vengeful

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews · Uncategorized

A Tale of Two Murders

Well, I didn't feel anything at all while reading the book. It wasn't that bad but was it good, I won't really say it was. The ending was convenient if there was a word for it. And I don't think there is one which is better suited to describing the ending than just merely boring.… Continue reading A Tale of Two Murders

3 stars · 4 stars · Adult · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

The Poisoned Pilgrim

If there was anything which I really liked about this was the clear establishment of its characters. The story is rather quiet and simple. About the hangman and his daughter. And also his extended family. And that they were now on a pilgrimage elsewhere. It was entertaining as the story was rather personal about where… Continue reading The Poisoned Pilgrim

1 star · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Young Adult

When We Caught Fire

You know what, I really couldn't care less about the story. There was literally nothing that caught my attention as I struggled through the first hundred pages. There is nothing interesting about Fiona. She is really there to be the wallflower of the story. As for Emmeline, I found her disdainful. I didn't like her… Continue reading When We Caught Fire

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

The Dark Days Deceit

I was bored to death by the amount of details in the book. The anticipation was not there, for the most part the book had no idea just where it was heading and what it was trying to do. I like the series. It was fascinating, the world building was often exceptional. But here, all… Continue reading The Dark Days Deceit

3 stars · Action · Books · Fiction · Future · Reviews · Science Fiction

Archenemies

This book made me feel nothing. Despite the constant action, the fact that everything was happening. I enjoyed it but it wasn't anything exceptional. The story doesn't really go very deep into the themes. Even as it laid out a very important development, something that neutralize a renegade. And I thought that it was good… Continue reading Archenemies