Fantasy

Six Crimson Cranes (Six Crimson Cranes #1) by Elizabeth Lim

This is not a book that you can read in multiple sittings. I tried to keep it down to a minimum once I began. I had to know what would happen next. Despite trying to make mental predictions of all the possibilities, I still did not anticipate the number of twists during the narrative.Shiori is… Continue reading Six Crimson Cranes (Six Crimson Cranes #1) by Elizabeth Lim

Chick lit

Coming Home to Seashell Harbor by Miranda Liasson

Narrated by Kate Marcin I am always up for listening to a light book in the midst of other harder-hitting books. It helps lighten the mood and is a pleasant listen, while riding a cycle around, which is what I now do instead of walking while working my way through audiobooks.Hadley's small town is the… Continue reading Coming Home to Seashell Harbor by Miranda Liasson

Historical fiction

In the Mirror, a Peacock Danced by Justine Bothwick

The thing that drew me to this book was its cover. There is a complicated feel to it, and the dual timeline was not war based, making me doubly curious.The dual timeline swings between 1938 and 1953 and between India and Britain. This provides us with the saga of Florence Hunt, from her eighteenth birthday… Continue reading In the Mirror, a Peacock Danced by Justine Bothwick

Historical fiction

In the Palace of Flowers by Victoria Princewill

When I started this book, I was dropped right into an opulent world where the darker emotions are more prevalent than happier ones. Every relationship is fraught with undercurrents. This is the Shah's harem in Persia. At the end of the book, the author actually provided a poem by the real slave that the story… Continue reading In the Palace of Flowers by Victoria Princewill