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

Nectar in a Sieve Reviewed | 3.5/5 Grains of Rice

Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya is an historical fiction novel about a woman's life in India. Markandaya's novel has sold over a million copies and is a classic tale of love, family, and hardship. Synopsis: Nectar in a Sieve is the story of Rukmani, beginning with … Continue reading Nectar in a Sieve Reviewed | 3.5/5 Grains of Rice

The Gallery Reviewed | 4.25/5 Paintings

The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald takes place in the roaring '20s and follows the life of a young girl who goes into service with her mother and the mystery she uncovers along the way. The novel feature real-life historical events and many famous figures. Synopsis: When Martha gets … Continue reading The Gallery Reviewed | 4.25/5 Paintings