Tag Archives: historical fiction

Bud, Not Buddy and The Mighty Miss Malone

Before I get on to books, I wanted to let all of my blogging friends not already connected with the Cybils know that Cybils season is coming up. If you’re interested in being a Cybils panelist, you can apply now … Continue reading

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5+1 Picture Books

Before I forget, the new issue of Middle Shelf Magazine is out, and I’ve got a review in it! Please go take a look! Here are five new picture books and one older one from our recent library hauls. Boom … Continue reading

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The Golem and the Jinni

This historical fantasy came out last year, and I’m always interested to read fantasy novels that get the amount of mainstream coverage this one did. Also, just in case you needed a reason to listen to an audiobook, June is … Continue reading

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Palace of Spies

Have I mentioned before that Sarah Zettel is a favorite of mine? Bad Luck Girl, the final book in her American Fairy trilogy (after Dust Girl and Golden Girl)is coming out at the end of this month!!! I pre-ordered it … Continue reading

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The King Must Die

Somehow, I missed classic historical fiction author Mary Renault when I was growing up, though I was a big fan of authors like Rosemary Sutcliff and Mary Stewart. So when Charlotte talked about this book way back in September, I … Continue reading

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The Mark of the Golden Dragon

The Mark of the Golden Dragon. Bloody Jack Adventures Book 9. by L.A. Meyer. Read by Katherine Kellgren. At the end of the last Jacky Faber book, Jacky was on board her own ship, a free woman again, and eating … Continue reading

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The Garden Intrigue

Back to trying to finish series – I read The Secret History of the Pink Carnation when it first came out, and have read and enjoyed several more in the series, but somehow fell behind. At this point, I have … Continue reading

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The Wake of the Lorelei Lee

This is me plugging away at my series, and also me still being about five weeks behind on my reviewing. I finished this book, put in a request for the next two books in the series, finished the next book … Continue reading

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Cinnamon and Gunpowder

A tale of pirates told by a chef? How could I resist? Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown. Owen Wedgewood was chef to the head of the Pendleton Company, which seems to be a fictional relative of the East India … Continue reading

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Seven Against Mars

Seven Against Mars by Martin Berman-Gorvine Here’s the official plot description: Trapped in the Warsaw ghetto in 1942, teenager Rachel Zilber escapes the horror by writing about the adventures of Zap-Gun Jack and Princess Anya of Mars. When her parents … Continue reading

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