The Forest of Stolen Girls | ARC Review

The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur Published: April 20 2021 Format: eBook (ARC) Tags: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Sisters | Synopsis from the Publisher | Hwani's family has never been the same since she and her younger sister went missing and were later found unconscious in the forest, near a gruesome crime scene. The … Continue reading The Forest of Stolen Girls | ARC Review

Pride & Premeditation | ARC Review

Pride & Premeditation by Tirzah Price Published: April 6 2021 Format: eBook (ARC) Tags: Young Adult, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Retellings, Romance | Synopsis from the Publisher | When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young heir … Continue reading Pride & Premeditation | ARC Review

These Violent Delights | ARC Review

Published: November 17th, 2020 Pages: 464 Format: eBook ARC Tags: 20th Century, Diverse, Historical Fiction, LGBTQIA+, Multiple POV, Mystery, PoC, Romance, Supernatural/Paranormal, Young Adult | Synopsis from the Publisher | A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all … Continue reading These Violent Delights | ARC Review

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London Reviewed | ARC Review

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix Published: September 22, 2020 Pages: 416 Format: e-ARC Tags: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Magic, Romance | Synopsis From Publisher | In a slightly alternate London in 1983, Susan Arkshaw is looking for her father, a man she has never met. Crime boss Frank Thringley might … Continue reading The Left-Handed Booksellers of London Reviewed | ARC Review

The Silence of Bones Reviewed | ARC Review

The Silence of Bones by June Hur Published: April 21st 2020 Pages: 336 Format: e-ARC Tag: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery, 19th Century, Class-Disparity, Korean History/Culture, Realism, PoC, Murder Mystery | Synopsis From Publisher | 1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” … Continue reading The Silence of Bones Reviewed | ARC Review

How Quickly She Disappears Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann Published: January 14th 2020Pages: 320Format: E-Book (ARC)Tags: Mystery/Thriller, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Realism, Missing Persons, Mothers & Daughters, Sisters, Twins | Synopsis From the Publisher | It’s 1941 in small-town Alaska and Elisabeth Pfautz is alone. She’s living far from home, struggling through an unhappy marriage, and she spends … Continue reading How Quickly She Disappears Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

If You Leave Me Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim Published August 7 2018Tags: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, South Korean CultureFormat: E-AudioPages: 417 | Synopsis From the Publisher | When the communist-backed army from the North invades her home, sixteen-year-old Haemi Lee, along with her widowed mother and ailing brother, is forced to flee to a refugee … Continue reading If You Leave Me Reviewed | Ok, But Not My Cup of Tea

Iron Cast Reviewed | My New Favorite Thing

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria Published October 11th, 2016Tags: 20th Century, Diverse, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Magical-Realism, Multiple PoV, Crime, PoC, Race Issues, Twenties, Urban Fantasy, YAFormat: Physical Book, Library CopyPages: 384 | Synopsis From the Publisher | In 1919, Ada Navarra—the intrepid daughter of immigrants—and Corinne Wells—a spunky, devil-may-care heiress—make an unlikely pair. But at … Continue reading Iron Cast Reviewed | My New Favorite Thing