DNF @ 70%: The Zookeeper of Belfast | Book Review

【 THE ZOOKEEPER OF BELFAST 】 DNF @ 70% Genre: Historical Fiction (WWII)Author: S. Kirk WalshPublished: April 2021Publisher: HachettePages: 336 (paperback) Ach, I'm really sad that I didn't finish this one. I keep plugging away at it for about 5 months before making the decision that I just wasn't enjoying this. I spent so much … Continue reading DNF @ 70%: The Zookeeper of Belfast | Book Review

Signal Moon by Kate Quinn | Short Story Review

A beautiful and engaging short story written by a master.

Chainbreaker by Tara Sim | Book Review

Book #2 in the Timekeeper series by Tara Sim.

Babel by R. F. Kuang | Book Review

R. F. Kuang's adult historical fiction (with a touch of fantasy) novel about race, language and the necessity of violence.

The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin | Book Review

Maedline Martin's historical fiction novel about a surviving bookshop in London during the Blitz and the love of reading.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern | Book Review

Erin Morgenstern's much beloved fantasy novel, The Night Circus. Magical realism and a mysterious circus.

The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper | Book Review

Elodie Harper's reimagining of Pompeii, slavery and brothels. Feminism at its best.

Spellbreaker by Charlie Holmberg | Book Review

【 SPELLBREAKER 】 ★★★ This was a pleasant read. Genre: Fantasy, Historical FictionAuthor: Charlie HolmbergPublished: November 2020Publisher: 47NorthPages: 300 (paperback) I feel like my opening line perfectly captures my neither-here-nor-there-ness about this book. I enjoyed it, it was good. I'm not raving about. I probably won't continue the series. The first thing that drew me … Continue reading Spellbreaker by Charlie Holmberg | Book Review

The Brightest Star | Book Review

【 THE BRIGHTEST STAR 】 ★★★ Slow and gentle, if a little unexciting. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Emma HarcourtPublished: July 2022Publisher: Harlequin FictionPages: 386 (paperback) Thank you to Harlequin for a review copy. I am absolutely in love with the cover for this book – isn't it just the prettiest thing you've ever seen? I'm also … Continue reading The Brightest Star | Book Review

The Wearing of the Green | Book Review

【 THE WEARING OF THE GREEN 】 ★★★ Gentle historical fiction about the goldrush era in Australia. Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Claire SaxbyPublished: April 2022Publisher: Walker BooksPages: 192 (paperback) Thanks to Walker Books for a copy of this for review. It's been a long time since I read middle grade historical fiction and I'd forgotten how … Continue reading The Wearing of the Green | Book Review