Tag: historical

Escape from Witchwood Hollow

Escape from Witchwood Hollow

My Review Such an interesting book with a great premise!  The novel centers around three girls of varying ages.  Each of these girls is from a different historical time period… the 1600s, the 1800s and the 2000s.  Each of them is connected in some way to the mysteriously cursed Witchwood Hollow.  Historical novels are not […]

Posted 24 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

My Review This is a book that I have read and reread several times.  My mother, who recently passed away, taught this book for years as a high school English teacher and it was her favorite novel.  So when the publishers sponsored a read-along of the novel, I took part with a close friend who was […]

Posted 31 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

A Prayer for Owen Meary

A Prayer for Owen Meary

My Review I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen […]

Posted 19 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Warrior and the Wanderer

Warrior and the Wanderer

My Review Warrior and the Wanderer is the first book by Elizabeth Holcombe that I have read and, although it is a genre that I don’t read much of, I enjoyed it more than I had anticipated.  It is historical romance, with a nice bit of time travel, and it made for a really fun […]

Posted 14 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Clockwork Princess

Clockwork Princess

My Review Clockwork Princess is the final book in the Infernal Devices trilogy, the prequel series to the Mortal Instruments series.  It picked up right at the end of Clockwork Prince.  It was a beautiful end to a great series, with happy moments as well as sad. The action was just as fierce in this book with some truly […]

Posted 27 March 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Clockwork Prince

Clockwork Prince

My Review I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first, Clockwork Angel.  Now that we know Tessa, Jem, and Will, their stories are even more poignant and beautiful.  We learn so much more about Will and his past that led him to where he is today.  We learn much of Tessa’s story, too, […]

Posted 22 February 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel

My Review Clockwork Angel is the first in the prequel trilogy to the Mortal Instruments series, set in London during the late 1800s.  There are a lot of Shadowhunter family names that are recognizable if you have read the Mortal Instruments first, as well as a few characters that were seen in those books. The Shadowhunters of […]

Posted 18 February 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Forest of Whispers

Forest of Whispers

My Review Forest of Whispers is set in the villages and forest of Bavaria, in a time of fear brought on by the spreading plague and the witches that wield their magic in the forest.  The fear of the unknown is beginning to give way to hysteria, placing the blame at the hands of a […]

Posted 4 September 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 3 Comments

A Darkness Strange and Lovely

A Darkness Strange and Lovely

My Review This is the second full-length novel in the Something Strange and Deadly series.  The Spirit Hunters have left Philadelphia and Eleanor is thrust into a new life without anyone but herself to depend on.  So much has changed for her, and yet Eleanor proves herself to be as strong as ever as she faces it […]

Posted 11 August 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

A Dawn Most Wicked

A Dawn Most Wicked

My Review This is a short novella centered around Daniel Sheridan, a bit of a prequel that tells us a little bit about his past.  We meet his first love, Cass, and we learn how he came to be a part of the Spirit Hunters. In Something Strange and Deadly, it is clear that Daniel has […]

Posted 11 August 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments