Book Review

The Dashing Debutante

The Dashing Debutante Alissa Baxter Belgrave House, Sep 2010 270 pages, Kindle, paperback Historical Romance (formulaic) Purchased ✭✭✭✭ The cover is suitable for the formulaic historical romance inside. And the story is indeed formulaic. The gorgeous, bluestocking, diamond-of-the-first-water debutante (Alexandra) catches the handsome, self-proclaimed bachelor Duke (Robert, Duke of Stanford) by just being herself, of… Continue reading The Dashing Debutante

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The Resistance Series

The Resistance Series By Tracy Lawson Spark 28 pages, prequel, Nov 2016, Teen/YA Counteract 186 pages, book 1, Oct 2018, Teen/YA Ignite 282 pages, book 2, Oct 2018, Teen/YA Revolt 269 pages, book 3, Oct 2018, Teen/YA Resist 240 pages, book 4 (final), Oct 2018, Teen/YA Kindle, Paperback, Audiobook (except the prequel, which is only in Kindle format) Provided, Author Sci-fi Dystopian YA ✭✭✭✭⭑ The covers… Continue reading The Resistance Series

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Time Crawlers

Time Crawlers Stories from Parallel Universes Varun Sayal Jun 2018, Kindle, paperback 100 pages Collection, short stories, sci-fi mythology Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited ✭✭✭✭⭑ The cover is perfect for such a book, one of a bunch of short stories of sci-fi styling. The stories are a wonderful mixture of conversations, interviews, and fairytales scrambled together with… Continue reading Time Crawlers

Book Review

The Lost for Words Bookshop

The Lost for Words Bookshop Stephanie Butland St. Martin’s Press, Jun 2018 343 pages, hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook, audio CD Fiction, women’s lit Borrowed, Derry Public Library ✭✭✭✭✭ The cover is a soft, lovely depiction of the window with the window seat that our heroine describes early on in the book. The colors chosen are… Continue reading The Lost for Words Bookshop

Book Review

The Fashion Designer

The Fashion Designer The Pattern Artist Book 2 Nancy Moser Shiloh Run Press, Jul 2018 320 pages, Kindle, Paperback Women's Lit, Historical Lit ✭✭✭✭✭ Provided, eARC The cover is attractive with its softly lit shot of the woman working at the dress form. The historical font with its charming swags adds to the feel of… Continue reading The Fashion Designer

Book Review

Spinning Silver

Spinning Silver Naomi Novik Del Rey, Jul 2018 480 pages, Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle, Audible book Fantasy, Fairy retales ✭✭✭✭✭ Library loan The cover is quite fascinating. I had to keep looking at it while I was reading the book to see if this or that was actually shown on the cover. There is a lot… Continue reading Spinning Silver

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Soul Render

Soul Render Soul Stones Book 1 T.L. Branson 408 pages, Apr 2018 Kindle, Paperback YA Fantasy ✭✭✭✭⭑ Provided The cover is striking, but not my style of artwork. I prefer art that is more flowing and mysterious for fantasy. This has the image of the main character, but he looks almost like he is in… Continue reading Soul Render

Book Review

Tin Man

Tin Man Sara Winman GP Putnam, Sons, May 2018 224 pages, Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audible Fiction, Adult Fiction, M/M Romance ✭✭✭✭⭑ Provided/eARC This is not the cover of the ARC I had, but this is the cover of the published version, which is really quite nice. Quite appropriate for the novel and rather attractive. I’m… Continue reading Tin Man

Book Review

The Sign Of The Symean

The Sign Of The Symean A Kaira Renn Novel R.A. Lindo Jul 2018 292 pages, Kindle, paperback Fantasy, Young Adult Provided ✮✮✮✮ The cover has a spookiness to it, as it should since it’s a picture representing another world or reality. The art very much reminds me of a much older style, 1950s-ish. I hope… Continue reading The Sign Of The Symean

Book Review

Within the Skin

Within the Skin The Skin Quartet #3 Zara West The Wild Rose Press, Inc., Sep 17, 2018 245 pages, Kindle, paperback Contemporary Romance, Second Chance Romance Provided ✮✮✮✮✮ The cover fits with the others in this series and with the story. The Brooklyn Bridge and a couple in love caught in the throes of passion… Continue reading Within the Skin