Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a … More Book Review: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Two Books About Grief: A Monster Calls and My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming… This monster … More Two Books About Grief: A Monster Calls and My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Official Synopsis from Amazon: A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned—a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the … More Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Six Degrees of Separation: From Pride and Prejudice to The Secret Garden

This month is the first time I’m trying the Six Degrees of Separation meme, run by Books Are My Favorite and Best. You take a given title, and mentally wander your way through six books, seeing where you end up! There really are no rules, you don’t have to choose books that you’ve read, and … More Six Degrees of Separation: From Pride and Prejudice to The Secret Garden

Book Review: Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Official Synopsis from Amazon: Freya Stark—traveler, explorer, Arabist, and woman of letters—began the extraordinary adventures that would glamorize her—and would catapult her into public life for the next sixty years—in 1927. And with the publication of The Valley of the Assassins in 1934, her legend was launched. Leaving behind a miserable family life, Freya set … More Book Review: Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

ARC Review: The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: In this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense, New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond crafts an intense and shocking tale that asks: How far would you go to protect your marriage? Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now … More ARC Review: The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

Book Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight … More Book Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

ARC Review: Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Set in Revolutionary Paris, a rich and sweeping novel about courage, duty, sacrifice, and love by the bestselling author of Sisi, Allison Pataki, and her brother, Owen Pataki. From the courtrooms to the battlefields to the alleyways of Paris, with cameos from infamous figures in French history, the Patakis have crafted … More ARC Review: Where the Light Falls by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki

Book Spotlight: The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The Velveteen Daughter reveals for the first time the true story of two remarkable women: Margery Williams Bianco, the author of one of the most beloved children’s books of all time-The Velveteen Rabbit-and her daughter Pamela, a world-renowned child prodigy artist whose fame at one time greatly eclipses her mother’s. But … More Book Spotlight: The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber