Medieval Feminism in The Good Wife of Bath | Book Review

【 THE GOOD WIFE OF BATH 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Karen BrooksPublished: July 2021Publisher: Harlequin FictionPages: 560 [paperback] Content warning (click to see) rape ° violence ° adult/minor relations ° sex ° murder ° death ° sexism ° assault ° mild homophobia Big thanks to Harlequin Australia for a copy of this in exchange … Continue reading Medieval Feminism in The Good Wife of Bath | Book Review

Wombats and Wars in Underground | Graphic Novel Review

【 UNDERGROUND 】 ★★★★★ Genre: Graphic Novel, Historical FictionAuthor: Mirranda BurtonPublished: August 2021Publisher: A & U ChildrenPages: 272 (paperback) Thanks to Allen & Unwin for sending me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review First thoughts This was a brilliant book that opened my eyes to some courageous humanitarian efforts by some … Continue reading Wombats and Wars in Underground | Graphic Novel Review

Beekeeping in The Ardent Swarm | Book Review

【 THE ARDENT SWARM 】 ★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Yamen ManaiPublished: February 2021Publisher: Amazon CrossingPages: 204 [paperback] First thoughts This was an excellent and clever read! I was really curious to pick this up as the blurb described it as "a stirring allegory", and I couldn't put it better myself. What's it about? The Ardent … Continue reading Beekeeping in The Ardent Swarm | Book Review

Trans Representation in Sistersong | Book Review

Sistersongby Lucy Holland ★★★★★ Genre: Historical Fiction, FantasyAuthor: Lucy HollandPublished: April 2021Publisher: MacmillanPages: 405 [paperback] Thank you to Pan Macmillan for a copy of this in exchange for review First thoughts This was amazing! This story is captivating and something unlike anything else I've read. The characters are brilliant and the trans-rep seemed to be … Continue reading Trans Representation in Sistersong | Book Review

Sassy Mythology in Troy | Book Review

Troyby Stephen Fry ★★★★★ third book in Stephen Fry's Mythology series Genre: MythologyAuthor: Stephen FryPublished: October 2020Publisher: Michael JosephPages: 496 [hardback] First thoughts Bedazzling, exciting and fizzing with energy, this final book in Fry's mythology series is just as good as expected. His knack for storytelling and painting the most delightful personalities on these mythological … Continue reading Sassy Mythology in Troy | Book Review

The Reality of History in Homegoing | Book Review

Homegoingby Yaa Gyasi ★★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Yaa GyasiPublished: June 2016Publisher: VikingPages: 305 [paperback] Review on Goodreads Initial Thoughts upon Finishing This was simply amazing. I can't get over how incredible the storytelling was! I was captivated by all the voices within this book and found it delivered its message so well. It was so … Continue reading The Reality of History in Homegoing | Book Review

Great Struggle in The Four Winds | Book Review

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah ★★★★ Genre: Historical FictionAuthor: Kristin HannahPublished: February 2021Publisher: St Martin's PressPages: 464 [hardback] Review on Goodreads Thank you to Pan Macmillan for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review! Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing Ooooph. This book is hard-hitting and glorious. As with anything that Hannah writes, … Continue reading Great Struggle in The Four Winds | Book Review

Battles of the Heart in the Champagne War | Spoiler-Free Review

The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh Genre: Historical Fiction Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: November 2020 Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 413 [paperback] Review on Goodreads Big thank to Penguin Random House for sending me a copy in exchange for review! Initial Thoughts upon Finishing I am now convinced there is nothing McIntosh can write … Continue reading Battles of the Heart in the Champagne War | Spoiler-Free Review

10 Historical Fictions You Haven’t Read | Top Ten Tuesday

Hello, everyone! Can you believe how close to the end of the year we're getting?! The second half of the year has gone by so quickly, I'm sure of it. Truth be told I'm impressed I actually got a post up today - I've got that big exam I've mentioned a couple of times in … Continue reading 10 Historical Fictions You Haven’t Read | Top Ten Tuesday

Hope in The Happiest Man on Earth | Spoiler-Free Review

The Happiest Man on Earth by Eddie Jaku Genre: Non-Fiction, History, Memoirs Author: Eddie Jaku Published: July 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 208 {hardback} Review on Goodreads Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan for sending me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review Initial Thoughts Upon Finishing This was a completely … Continue reading Hope in The Happiest Man on Earth | Spoiler-Free Review