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Review: The Ghost Engine by Theresa Fuller

The Ghost Engine by Theresa Fuller Date read: 7th June 2018 - 11th June 2018 Page count: 350 Genre: Steampunk (Science Fiction/Historical Fiction) Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 5/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I love a good Steampunk - especially a new good steampunk, and the market is unfortunately rather sparse… Continue reading Review: The Ghost Engine by Theresa Fuller

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Review: Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

Queen of the North by Anne O'Brien Date read: 21st May 2018 - 25th May 2018 Page count: 512 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Kindle Edition (arc from NetGalley) Rating: 5/5 I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Queen of the North is just as interesting, awe-inspiring and clever as I anticipated it to be.… Continue reading Review: Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

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Review: Stormbird by Conn Iggulden

Stormbird by Conn Iggulden Date read: 5th May 2018 - 8th May 2018 Page Count: 482 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 3/5 Conn Iggulden is an author I've always heard a lot about, but never really read anything from. Even though I've had the fourth book in this series, Ravenspur, sitting on my bookshelf since 2016, I've never got… Continue reading Review: Stormbird by Conn Iggulden

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Review: Castile for Isabella by Jean Plaidy

Castile for Isabella by Jean Plaidy Date read: 1st May 2018 - 3rd May 2018 Page count: 288 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Kindle Edition Rating: 4/5 Lo and behold, another historical fiction review! I've read a lot of historical fiction recently (I'm currently reading Conn Iggulden's Wars of the Roses series) and I decided I wanted to try and review more… Continue reading Review: Castile for Isabella by Jean Plaidy

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Review: The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick

The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick Date read: 4th May 2018 - 5th May 2018 Page count: 483 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 5/5 Yes, I've already finished this book. And yes, it was just as good as the first book in the series. You can see my review for The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick on this blog as well,… Continue reading Review: The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Review: The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick

The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick Date read: 25th April 2018 - 29th April 2018 Page count: 478 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Kindle Edition Rating: 5/5 I reviewed The Captive Queen by Alison Weir back in March (I think...), which, ultimately, I didn't really enjoy. In that, Eleanor of Aquitaine is characterised as a sex-obsessed figure whose relationship with her husband Louis,… Continue reading Review: The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick

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Review: The First Dance by Catherine Law

The First Dance by Catherine Law Date read: 19th March 2018 - 20th March 2018 Page count: 448 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Paperback Rating 2/5 I'm ultimately not 100% sure how to think about this book. Alexa is an eighteen-year-old girl living in Cornwall with a remarried father, a stepmother who is made out to be a villain but… Continue reading Review: The First Dance by Catherine Law

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Review: The Captive Queen by Alison Weir

The Captive Queen by Alison Weir Date read: 14th March 2018 - 14th March 2018 Page count: 473 Genre: Historical Fiction Format: Paperback (Library) Rating: 3/5 String me up and hang me from the altar of historical accuracy if you don't agree with me, but I actually didn't mind this book. Alison Weir is a pretty polarizing author—she is not… Continue reading Review: The Captive Queen by Alison Weir

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The Reviewing Reel – All The Light We Cannot See

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr - read for my sixth form's Book Club I read this quickly. Considering it's such a big book, that's a definite achievement. However, the thing about this book is that the chapters are wonderfully short. I had this pointed out to me before I actually read… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel – All The Light We Cannot See