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Book Review: The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy Book #3)

  After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of […]

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Book Review: Legends of the Fall

The publication of this magnificent trilogy of short novels — Legends Of The Fall, Revenge, and The Man Who Gave Up His Name — confirmed Jim Harrison’s reputation as one of the finest American writers of his generation. These absorbing novellas explore the theme of revenge and the actions to which people resort when their […]

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Book Review: Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy Book #2)

IT BEGAN WITH A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. The second book in Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy is titled, Shadow of Night. The book picks up where A Discovery of Witches left off with Diana and Matthew traveling back in time to 1590. Hoping to get their hands on the manuscript before its been spelled, the […]

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Book Review: A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy Book #1)

“A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.” I tend to gravitate towards E-books as they’re easier to carry around, but one day while hanging out at Barnes & Noble I came across Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches. What caught my attention was […]

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Book Review: Written In my Own Heart’s Blood ( An Outlander Novel – Book #8)

I’m new to Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. In fact, I didn’t begin reading it until I learned Starz was adapting the series for cable. Lots of my friends love the series, but I already have loads of series I’m already reading, and the last thing I wanted was to begin another. Boy, am I glad […]

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Book Review: The Space Between (An Outlander Novella, 7.5)

Diana Gabaldon’s novella, The Space Between, takes place between books 7 and 8 in the Outlander series, An Echo in the Bone and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. While this story doesn’t feature Jaime and Claire Fraser, it does feature the villainous Comte St. Germaine last seen in the third book, Dragonfly in Amber, […]

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Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

A series of books that have been on my TBR pile was Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians book series. This young adult series features demigod Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, and his fellow demigod friends and deals with their struggles of growing up. Unlike other teens, these kids are the offspring of Olympian gods […]

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Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments Book #6)

“Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!” Author Cassandra Clare concluded her international best-selling young adult book series, The Mortal Instruments, with the sixth book in the series titled City of […]

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Book Review: Left Behind (Left Behind #1)

The moment I saw the first trailer for HBO’s new series, The Leftovers, I remembered that I planned to read The Left Behind series years ago. So it was on a whim that I decided to check this series out. The apocalyptic series by Tim LaHaye is about what happens when a small percent (~10%) […]

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2014 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

This summer I discovered Historical Tapestry’s Historical Fiction Challenge and decided to join up. I set my goal for 15 books as this was my first time and I was already participating in Goodreads’ 2013 Reading Challenge. I usually pick a theme each year for my reading material, and had already read some historical fiction, […]

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Book Review: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

Book Review: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

I haven’t been actively participating in the 2014 Historical Fiction Challenge as much as I originally planned, so I was excited when Kathleen Grissom’s The Kitchen House came my way. This novel takes place in the 1700’s, and tells the story of two women, Lavinia and Belle, from the two women’s point of views. Lavinia is […]

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