Review: Escaping From Houdini

Escaping from Houdini By: Kerri Maniscalco My Rating: 3.5/5 Stars Genre: mystery, historical fantasy Page Count: 416 Synopsis: Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover … More Review: Escaping From Houdini

ARC Review: A Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

A Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy By: Mackenzi Lee My Rating: 4/5 Stars Genre: Historical fiction, Adventure Release Date: October 2, 2018 Page Count: 512 Synopsis: Felicity Montague is through with pretending she prefers society parties to books about bone setting—or that she’s not smarter than most people she knows, or that she cares about … More ARC Review: A Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Review: My Plain Jane

My Plain Jane By: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows (AKA The Lady Janies) My Rating: 3.5/5 stars Genre: historical fiction, humour, retelling Page Count: 464 Synopsis: You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she … More Review: My Plain Jane

Review: And I Darken

And I Darken By: Kiersten White My Rating: 4/5 Stars Genre: Historical fiction, re-imagining Page Count: 475 Synopsis: No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised … More Review: And I Darken

Review: A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue By: Mackenzi Lee My Rating: 4/5 Stars Genre: Romance, Adventure, Historical Fiction, YA Synopsis: Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for … More Review: A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper By: Kerri Maniscalco My Rating: 4/5 Stars Genre: Historical fiction, horror, YA Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father’s … More Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper

Review: My Lady Jane

My Lady Jane By: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows The first section of this review will be spoiler free. This book, reminiscent of Princess Bride, uses humour and a bit of magic to retell the story of Lady Jane Grey. I have added the goodreads synopsis below: Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about … More Review: My Lady Jane