Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
I enjoyed Wildwood Dancing so much that I went out looking for other books by the author and came across this one.
In this adult historical fantasy novel we follow Caitrin as she flees from an abusive situation and ends up as a scribe at Whistling Tor in Ireland where nothing is quite as it should be. There is a curse on the land and voices in the trees and mirrors that show you things that surely can’t be. And the chieftain himself is a strange man with secrets of his own. Oh and guess what the Normans are coming to take over. Continue reading “(8) Heart’s Blood // Bookish Blurb”
The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas
This is the third book in the Lady Sherlock series and I almost didn’t pick it up.
In this book Lord Ingram is framed for murder and it is up to Charlotte to prove his innocence. Continue reading “(1) The Hollow of Fear // Bookish Blurb”
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
I beg you not to be put off by this book’s unfortunate title and cover. If I had known this is what the book looks like I probably never would have requested it from the library. But you know what they say, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
In this book we follow Linda in her … pursuit of love. First she marries a rich boring man, then a devout communist, and then she falls for a French duke. Also did I mention this is set before WWII? We also kind of follow her crazy excentric family in the English countryside. However what really makes this book unique is that it is narrated by Fanny, Linda’s cousin, who is both involved and not involved, and who lives a rather ‘ordinary’ life herself. Continue reading “(78) The Pursuit of Love // Bookish Blurb”
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
This is a fantastical ya book set in a world where there are three classes of people: Moon (fully deamon), Steel (part deamon part human), and Paper (fully human). The land is ruled by the deamon king and every year he takes eight girls to be his paper girls for the year. In this book we follow Lei who is abducted from her home seven years after her mother was taken from her and forced to become a paper girl for the king. Continue reading “(73) Girls of Paper and Fire // Bookish Blurb”
Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan
This is book Five in the Lady Trent series and unfortunately the last book. If you’ve been reading this blog you know that I LOVE this series and this book was no exception. Continue reading “(71) Within the Sanctuary of Wings // Bookish Blurb”
Life after life by Kate Atkinson
In this book we follow the life of Ursula Todd as she lives through WWII. However she doesn’t just get one life. She dies and is born again and then her life repeats (but slightly differently).
Through this repeating life, the author is able to tell many stories without introducing many different settings and characters. The characters around Ursula remain mostly the same although in some timelines certain people die and in others they don’t. Continue reading “(69) Life After Life // Bookish Blurb”
In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan
This is book four in the Lady Trent series and like the previous books, I loved it.
This book builds a lot off of the previous book (with similar characters as well as the political plots building off of each other). In this book Isabella and Tom are sent into the desert to learn how to breed dragons. Once again we are introduced to a different culture and country although this time it feels like we didn’t actually get to know them that well. Instead, they spend a lof of time with their own military. Continue reading “(66) In the Labyrinth of Drakes // Bookish Blurb”
Voyage of the Basalisk by Marie Brennan
This is book three in the Lady Trent series. See my review for book one HERE.
So the series has started to feel a bit formulaic. Like she goes on a trip to a new place and studies dragons and then comes home… again. That being said, so far each trip has been very different. On this journey they are on a boat most of the time. Also she brings her son with her (this was probably one of my favorite aspects of her journey – I seem to really enjoy watching her be a mother since she’s so unlike other ‘typical’ mothers). Continue reading “(63) Voyage of the Basilisk // Bookish Blurb”
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
This book follows the story of three women in Germany following the aftermath of WWII. Marianne was told to protect the women so that’s what she tries to do but finding them is not the same thing as saving them. Continue reading “(60) The Women in the Castle // Bookish Blurb”
The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan
This is book two in the Lady Trent series. Book one being A Natural History of Dragons.
In this book we follow Isabella on her second expedition to learn about dragons. This time she goes with a famale companion and a man she traveled with before but now they go to the joungle instead of the mountains like last time. Continue reading “(59) The Tropic of Serpents // Bookish Blurb”