Thursday, March 23, 2017

Guest Review by Julie: A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

Series:     Veronica Speedwell #2
Pub. Date:Jan. 10, 2017
Publisher:Berkley
Length:338 pages
Source:Giveaway

An intriguing mystery, a colorful cast of suspects, and our charming duo of amateur detectives made A Perilous Undertaking a smashing good read! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ARC Review: Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Series:     Blood Rose Rebellion #1
Pub. Date:March 28, 2017
Publisher:Knopf
Length:416 pages
Source:Publisher

Blood Rose Rebellion is the first installment of a series by the same name, by debut author Rosalyn Eves. This historical fantasy story features a society with magical abilities intermixed with the activities leading up to the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. The population is separated and defined by their magical abilities, with the upper echelon Luminate hoarding the magical reserves for themselves and shunning those with lesser or no magic. The Romani also play a big part in this story - separated from both the magical and mundane by prejudicial views toward the gypsy way of life.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ARC Review: It Started with a Kiss by Ella Quinn

Series:     Worthingtons #3
Pub. Date:March 28, 2017
Publisher:Zebra/Kensington
Length:320 pages
Source:NetGalley

The ginormous Worthington family is back in this third installment of the series, with a strong-willed young heroine and a prideful hero in a refreshing love at first sight scenario. While I don't believe its absolutely necessary to read the earlier books... I would recommend reading at least the first book, Three Weeks to Wed, to get the background on the very large blended family of eleven!!! children. Grace and Matt (the children's guardians) showed that romance was possible even when responsibility is weighing you down.