Book Review: Talk Sweetly To Me (Brothers Sinister #4.5) by Courtney Milan

» 25 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 0 comments

Book Review: Talk Sweetly To Me (Brothers Sinister #4.5) by Courtney Milan

And with this, one of my favorite series has officially come to an end. The Brothers Sinister series by Courtney Milan is special to me in a way that is hard to explain; it probably marks the moment I officially became a fan of historical romance. Basically, I had mixed emotions walking into Talk Sweetly To Me, but like any Milan novel, it was quite worth reading. Though there has been a sideplot regarding an interracial romance before in the […]

Book Review: When He Was Wicked (Bridgertons #6) by Julia Quinn

» 24 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 0 comments

Book Review: When He Was Wicked (Bridgertons #6) by Julia Quinn

I have discovered this series’ fatal flaw. Well…perhaps that’s overly dramatic. But I have decided upon the biggest reason these latter books in the series, while perfectly enjoyable, have not been nearly as good as the first 4. And that reason is that the younger Bridgerton siblings have not been as well developed as their elder counterparts. For instance, the protagonist of When He Was Wicked, Francesca, has made absolutely no scenes in previous novels. I had no idea about […]

Second Chance Romance

» 23 October, 2014 » Book Talks » 6 comments

Second Chance Romance

There are many romance tropes in this world. Some of them I am a fan of, some I’m not. There’s one that’s very interesting to me, though, and that’s the second chance romance plot. You know, man and woman meet, fall in love, but circumstances drag them apart, usually family. Years later, they meet up again, and their love gets a second chance. Basically, we’re talking about The Notebook. It’s a good story—or it it can be. I can think of some situations where […]

Book Review: The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni

» 22 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 0 comments

Book Review: The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni

I’ve read a pretty decent amount of teenage-centric realistic fiction in my time. But I don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite like The House of Tomorrow which is interestingly enough published by an adult, rather than YA, imprint. In any case, Peter Bognanni definitely has a grasp on what it’s like to be a teenager, and I can see this book being a hit with both its intended audience and YA readers themselves. (Honestly, I don’t even know why […]

Top 10 Tuesday: Series I’d Love to Start

» 21 October, 2014 » Top 10 Tuesdays » 9 comments

Top 10 Tuesday: Series I’d Love to Start

Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week features a different “top 10″ topic, which you make a list for. My list isn’t in any order. Series I Want to Start (but can’t) To any longtime followers, it’s no secret that I HATE series. Hate them hate them HATE. THEM. Mostly because all that waiting around makes me forget things and slowly lose interest. So I’ve started waiting for a series to be completely, 100% released […]

Book Review: Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle

» 20 October, 2014 » Book Reviews » 2 comments

Book Review: Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle

Well-researched, insightful historical fiction is always a welcome addition to my library, and Elizabeth Fremantle’s debut novel, Queen’s Gambit is certainly that. All of Henry VIII’s wives are interest subjects, but I think Katherine Parr can often be missed, since everyone tends pale in comparison to Anne Boleyn and even Catherine of Aragon. This book, then, recounts a good portion of Katherine Parr’s life, beginning shortly before she becomes queen and concluding at her untimely death at age 36, and […]