This was a gem among the crime novels that I have seen at Deseret Book, mainly because it also had elements of historical fiction—a genre that I treasure. Summary Flight attendant Skye struggles to come to grips with her aunt’s sudden disappearance after she herself is rescued by a handsome Scottish stranger. However, after discoveringContinue reading “Book Review: Bloodline by Kathi Oram Peterson”
Deseret Book sells far more thrillers than I would expect from a church bookstore, but each one I’ve read, I haven’t been disappointed. This one is no exception. It’s nice to read a genre that I like without the sex, swearing, and gratuitous violence that sometimes almost always seems to accompany the genre. Not toContinue reading “Book Review: To Die, To Sleep by Stephanie Black”
Shadow of Fear by Curtis Myer I don’t know why I haven’t started with this one yet, I guess it’s because I have high expectations and I don’t want to be disappointed. Apparently, it’s a true ghost story that was experienced and written by someone that one of my friends knows from my church. ThisContinue reading “5 Creepy TBR’s for Halloween 2022”
Being the Tudor history buff I am, I can’t help but get frustrated when historical inaccuracies are so blatantly present in films and/or television series (and there is no real reason for it). Sometimes directors use creative choices instead of sticking with history and sometimes they work or are not as blatantly in your face,Continue reading “Miniseries Review: Historical Inaccuracies in AMC+’s Anne Boleyn (2021)”
This one’s been on my TBR shelf for a while, but I finally got it from the library and read it. Time-travel and historical fiction are my favorite genres/plot devices (when done well) and this book does both. Summary In 1967, a young black woman named Dana and her white husband Kevin find themselves transportedContinue reading “Book Review: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler”
I like to witness authors using familiar classics for the setting of their stories. Being the fan of The Scarlet Pimpernel that I am, I was intrigued that the author decided to tell her own story with this setting, so I decided to give it a chance. Summary Set in the backdrop of the FrenchContinue reading “Book Review: A Revolution of Hearts by Rhonda Gibb Hinrichsen”
Do you ever see a book pop up on your recommendations list that you know you will never read? Instead, you marvel, in what world did this algorithm think that I would even consider a book like this? I’ve been seeing this happening more frequently after I’ve purchased or checked out books, so I thoughtContinue reading “Non-TBR’s: 5 Popular Fiction Books I’ll Never Read￼”
I don’t know what got me interested in trying out this supernatural YA trilogy in the first place, but I guess I was in the mood for a supernatural romance. My local library didn’t have a copy of the first book, so I ended up buying it, not sure if I would regret it inContinue reading “Book Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin”
It’s unbelievable how often I encounter books written for teenagers where the author misses the mark about how a teen thinks or just rides off of teen clichés when crafting their stories. Don’t get me wrong, there is some good teen fiction out there, they just are hard to find, given how poorly many ofContinue reading “5 Things to Avoid When Writing Teen Fiction”
I’m not one for popular fiction or fantasy for that matter, so my expectations for this book were pretty low, given that I abandoned the City of Bones series only a few chapters in. However, after someone from my book recommendations Facebook group recommended this one to me after I mentioned that I was lookingContinue reading “Book Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare”
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