Historical fiction, Mystery

Fortune Favours the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

The tone of the book was unexpected. I went into an advance review copy a little late and without really checking up on the blurb. It was a pleasant surprise.The narrative tone throughout the book can only be referred to as gritty. We have in our lead character of Will, a woman who does not… Continue reading Fortune Favours the Dead by Stephen Spotswood

Fantasy, Historical fiction

A Radical Act of Free Magic (The Shadow Histories #2) by H.G. Parry

I have quite a few pending reviews to round off the year before my end of year lists. But I just put this book down and was shocked at the lack of buzz on Goodreads for it. Especially since the Goodreads Choice awards first round came up, and this was not even on it (Mostly… Continue reading A Radical Act of Free Magic (The Shadow Histories #2) by H.G. Parry

Historical fiction

Anna, A Child of the Poor House by Pat Mestern

Although this is a reprint, it still qualifies as historical fiction because of the timing of the narrative. I picked it up because it sounded a little like a serious version of Anne of Green Gables, and I am fond of reprints of late.There were parts of this book that worked but overall, I was… Continue reading Anna, A Child of the Poor House by Pat Mestern

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NonFiction November Week 2: Fiction/Non-Fiction Pairings

Fiction/Nonfiction Book Pairing : This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of… Continue reading NonFiction November Week 2: Fiction/Non-Fiction Pairings