Thank you to NetGalley and Flatiron Books for providing a free, digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
Tag: YA Historical Fiction
ARC Review: “The Gilded Wolves” by Roshani Chokshi
Holy smokes! This was the absolute perfect read going into 2019! I did have some hesitation since I didn’t care much for Chokshi’s previous series (TSTQ was a 3.5 rating while ACOW sat at 3), but I went into The Gilded Wolves with an open mind. It’s historical fantasy set in freakin’ 1889 Paris of all places! Let me tell you, this book didn’t disappoint at all!
Thank you to NetGalley and Wednesday Books for giving me a free, digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
DNF ARC Review: “My Name Is Victoria” by Lucy Worsley
First off, thanks to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for giving me a free, digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
Initially, I was very excited for this book. I like historical fictional, especially Regency and Victorian, and Queen Victoria is one of my favorite British monarchs. So when I read the synopsis for this book, I was intrigued. If you’ve read anything about Queen Victoria, you know how controlling John Conroy was when she was younger. But not one biography I’ve read (or maybe I just don’t remember reading?) mentions Conroy’s daughter, also named Victoria, and how she became the future queen’s childhood companion.
Review: “Mortal Heart” by Robin LaFevers
I didn’t quite like this as much as the others, but it was still enjoyable. I initially listened to this via audiobook, but then couldn’t renew it from the library. Good thing I actually have a physical copy of the book. (I feel like that’s the story of my life for the past two years, haha.)
Review: “Into the Bright Unknown” by Rae Carson
Well… Okay. I don’t know what to say. I liked this series, but I don’t think I love this series. I think of the 3 books, the 2nd book, Like a River Glorious is my favorite. I listened to the first two books via audiobook, but this one wasn’t available from the Overdrive app and I happened to see it while perusing the shelves not too long ago. So I snatched it up.
Review: “The Fallen Kingdom” by Elizabeth May
Elizabeth May, what have you done to me?! My emotions are TOYS in your hands. Gees, my heart! What a riveting, earth-shattering finale to The Falconer trilogy!
Review: “Like a River Glorious” by Rae Carson
I started Walk on Earth a Stranger as an audiobook, so I figured I’d continue the rest of the series that way. While I liked the first book, I’m a bit indifferent toward the sequel.
Review: “Walk on Earth a Stranger” by Rae Carson
This book was a pleasant surprise. While I like historical fiction, I stick mainly to historical fiction that takes place in Britain, so to dive into this (audio)book which takes place during the late 1840s Gold Rush America, I was a bit…hesitant to say the least. It has a bit of a western feel to it as well. But the characters surprised me, and when I finished, I was quite excited to start the next one (but I haven’t yet because I seriously have a TBR for fall–shocker!).
Review: “Stalking Jack the Ripper” by Kerri Maniscalco
I listened to this book via audiobook, and it was so pleasant. The narrator was fantastic, and I’m even excited for the sequel, Hunting Prince Dracula (even though I’m not super into the Dracula lore). I seriously can’t wait to see what Audrey Rose and Thomas are up to.
Review: “The Dark Days Pact” by Alison Goodman
When I finished The Dark Days Club a few weeks ago, I checked my local library for this book, its sequel. I was so relieved to see it available so I instantly put a hold on it! I brought this book with me while I was on vacation (I should write a post about that…). It held me over on the long drive (Husband drove, don’t worry ^_^), and when I returned home, I devoured the book. Now I just want book 3!