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Muse of Nightmares

When you read a book so good that it leaves you speechless? This is definitely one of them. The plot here isn't clear cut. But even then the story moves, there is direction. It isn't easy to follow and it is something subtle. Most books from the get go are explosive in their plot points,… Continue reading Muse of Nightmares

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4 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Mystery · Reviews

Under The Pendulum Sun

This was a lot darker than my expectations. It was a delightful read from the beginning to the end, and something someone really needs if they're looking for a book which touched a lot on faith. I would say that I'm familiar with Renaissance and that in the recent months where I read book after… Continue reading Under The Pendulum Sun

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

Y is for Yesterday

I was expecting a little more coming from the work. Or at least to feel how it should be. Dark, grim with one twist after another. It just didn't come. Fritz was nice but his death had came too early. And a big mistake was how it had almost nothing to do with the main… Continue reading Y is for Yesterday

1 star · Books · Mystery · Reviews · Young Adult

The Spiritglass Charade

I guess I should have known better than I really didn't feel like wanting to read any more Victorian mystery novels. And even way back in 2016, my expectations had been pretty low. And this just proved me right in the scale that I should have stayed away from it. Mostly because within the 100… Continue reading The Spiritglass Charade

4 stars · Books · Historical · Intrigue · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

The Murder of Harriet Monckton

It wasn't written in the usual way and yet I can't say that the story didn't entice me. It managed to get me to read this highly wildly structured novel. And managed to make it work. The best part of the story lies in Harriet's own thoughts. That to me was the biggest part. And… Continue reading The Murder of Harriet Monckton

3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Escape From Houdini

I was expecting something more exciting. The story had managed to entertain me, and it still does but I feel that the middle was just too bloated. One thing that kept this series from feeling the drag had been that each book presented a different a mystery. Something fresh. Stalking Jack the Ripper in my… Continue reading Escape From Houdini

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Historical · Horror · Mystery · Reviews

The Way Of All Flesh

This had not been something that I liked. It did really catch me but I felt that the rare moments where it was entertaining. But the plot was not well developed. The characters were sometimes really intriguing but other times just reverted back to chasing the plot where ever it needed to go. It was… Continue reading The Way Of All Flesh

2 stars · Books · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

The Saint Of Wolves And Butchers

This was almost the same, boring and incredibly bland. The story just didn't catch my interest. It began on an interesting note, but then so many characters came into the picture. And then none of them were distinct enough for me to figure out just who was the main character. I feel that the main… Continue reading The Saint Of Wolves And Butchers

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

The Devil’s Bible

This was pretty entertaining. Although nothing compared to Bohemian Gospel it was still very likeable and I enjoyed the story quite a bit as well. It goes to the modern world where Mouse is on the run from her father. The story is competent. Incredibly do. It handles all the moments well, and gives Mouse… Continue reading The Devil’s Bible

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

Jar of Hearts

This was disappointing in a sense that I simply didn't know just what it was trying to do. Whether it had been to talk about an inmate and how she could have possibly killed someone. But the premise promised something that it didn't deliver. A mystery that Geo will need to crack. There was almost… Continue reading Jar of Hearts

2 stars · Books · Mystery · Reviews

The Summer Wives

If anything the premise was lying. The story should have been about a woman who came back to the same place that she was abused as a child to do justice to herself. It wasn't. I got a bunch of POVs narrating a story that barely made any sense to me. And apart from the… Continue reading The Summer Wives

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

In The Presence Of Evil

I just couldn't even guess what this story had in mind. Set in the time of a mad king, but it doesn't really know or guess what it intends to do. The story is about Christine who wishes to become a scribe. And she does without taking any real risks and at the same time… Continue reading In The Presence Of Evil

2 stars · Books · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller

The Shadow Land

This was not really what I had in mind when I was reading such a story. It is about a war, but at the same time what happens outside of the war is wholly uninteresting as a whole. And mostly rather disappointing in how it handles the story. Nothing really happens and although I like… Continue reading The Shadow Land

4 stars · Books · Historical · Historical Romance · Intrigue · Literary · Mystery · Paranormal · Reviews

Bohemian Gospel

This was something that I liked incredibly much. Even as the last chapters had me mostly wondering what happened and whether there was time skip. But the story opens in a way that is unforgettable and even later never loses sight of who Mouse is as a character. And for all that she is, she… Continue reading Bohemian Gospel

4 stars · 5 stars · Books · Epic Fantasy · Fantasy · Fiction · High Fantasy · Literary · Magical Realism · Mystery · Mythology · Reviews · Young Adult

Legendary

If anything, this was a book that I could not put down. For a series that begin with me not really liking it, this took it to a whole new level. Perhaps it was the shift in main character. Donatella was always more interesting than Scarlett ever was. As well as the fact that she… Continue reading Legendary

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Mystery · Reviews

Midnight At The Bright Ideas Book Store

This was not a really gripping mystery. The victim was not really developed, and neither was Lydia. And whatever happened at the end merely got me to raise eyebrows. I do like strange works, but that doesn't seem to mean anything or even make much sense. Joey as it is seems died for something, but… Continue reading Midnight At The Bright Ideas Book Store

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Historical · Horror · Intrigue · Mystery · Reviews · Thriller · Uncategorized

Playing By Fire

For such a story, I was more interested in the war parts. Which I agree as well. Lorenzo's story was more important than Julia's at any point. Because of how it had affected later on. I liked the dark legacy of Inciendo and who it meant. But I didn't like mostly everything else. It doesn't… Continue reading Playing By Fire

Fiction · Historical · Manga · Mystery · Reviews

Yukoku No Moriarty

There was something about this manga that drew me in. Apart from the fact it is an unusual retelling. And well, it does do the premise justice enough. Although I have to admit that the plot which doesn't have a focus on Sherlock is extremely boring. Sometimes endearing, but mostly forgettable and I tend to… Continue reading Yukoku No Moriarty

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Mystery · Reviews

The Chalk Man

This was a lot more disappointing than I thought it was. In the sense that it didn't really surprise me or challenge my thinking. I did wanted a thriller which caused Ed to question everything, something with a lot more threads thrown around and linked together. It doesn't really affect him as his father was… Continue reading The Chalk Man

5 stars · Books · Historical · Intrigue · Literary · Mystery · Reviews · Uncategorized

The Optickal Illusion

This was a book which kept my attention, most of the time. About a scandal which happened in the late eighteenth century, and was so much more than that. It began from a girl's dream, a girl's need, and finally a tribute to a person that was dear in her life. The story is all… Continue reading The Optickal Illusion