Book Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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”

Book Review: The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

I came upon this audiobook by mere happenstance at a sale at my local library. 10 discs about a girl mystic hunted down by the friars of a medieval inquisition? Right up my alley. Medieval religious history is something that has always fascinated me as well as learning more about the martyrs of the reformation,Continue reading “Book Review: The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry”

Book Review: The Girl in the Locked Room

Book #1 in Mary Downing Hahn’s “Chilling Tales & Frightful Adventures” Collection It’s time to start the first book of my recent Costco investment, which is a collection of my favorite ghost-story children’s author’s ghost stories! I’ve only read one of Mary Downing Hahn’s ghost stories before, so I’m excited to delve into the restContinue reading “Book Review: The Girl in the Locked Room”

Book Review: The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni

What a fantastic read! It’s such a relief to find a work of historical fiction that has the perfect blend of mystery, strong characters, true historical facts, a love-triangle—of course, and just the right amount of imagination to fill the gaps left by history. It contained one of my favorite historical elements—graves—that were based onContinue reading “Book Review: The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni”

Book Review: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe

It’s hard to make a sequel at good as the original, and this one, though engaging, fell a tad shorter than its predecessor, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. Let’s take a look! This book delved more into the magical history of Connie’s family. This time, while nearly cracking under the pressure of pursuing tenureContinue reading “Book Review: The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe”

Book Review: Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

Kate Worthington wants nothing more than to go to India, despite the continuous persuasions of her mother and sister to get married. However, when she finds her plan to go becomes nearly impossible, she enlists the help of her childhood friend Henry Delafield to propose to her as a ruse while visiting his and hisContinue reading “Book Review: Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson”

Book Review: Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

How refreshing it is to find romances out there that refrain from the smut that we so often see, even in “regency romances” (*cough* Bridgerton *cough*). Over the past year or so I’ve become a fan of the proper romances found at bookstores like Deseret Book, so it only made sense that I should checkContinue reading “Book Review: Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson”

Book Review: How to Write Dark & Twisty Books to Showcase the Light by Mary Gray

“Just remember to have your inherently flawed heroes grow. Show us how, by the end, they ultimately climb out of their dark and troubled circumstances to find the greater light.” Page 20 Where has this book been all my life? I’ve always been a fan of gothic literature, but I never really contemplated why, exceptContinue reading “Book Review: How to Write Dark & Twisty Books to Showcase the Light by Mary Gray”

Book Review: The Pilgrim Hypothesis by Timothy Ballard

Not too often do I find a nonfictional history account that checks almost all the boxes that I find intriguing in a history book, namely: theories, first-hand accounts, personal stories of the present along with stories of the past, and accounts that tie into Christian history (a subject I enjoy studying as well). However, thisContinue reading “Book Review: The Pilgrim Hypothesis by Timothy Ballard”

Book Review: Dearest Josephine by Caroline George

“Please do not be a ghost.” Elias letter (p. 78) A proper romance and a modern mystery told through text messages, emails, letters, a novel. I try not to do spoilers in book reviews, but for this one, I can’t seem to help it since I didn’t give the 5/5 star-rating I initially wanted toContinue reading “Book Review: Dearest Josephine by Caroline George”