Bardugo’s characterization is amazing; no one is a stereotype.
Category: Book Reviews
The Taste of Conquest | Holland
For good or ill, the spice trade was the motivation behind some of the greatest historical moments.
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
A revisionist historical fantasy that reads like a classic and boasts character depth.
The Hiding Place | WWII
This book is the magic of pure love for others, for both friends and enemies.
Muse of Nightmares
Dreams can become nightmares, but they can also become beautifully real.
All the Crooked Saints
I found the prose almost like poetry: heart-breakingly beautiful.
I like a book with a plot that surprises me; as a writer and a voracious reader, that doesn’t happen as often as you’d think.
The Winter of the Witch
It speaks of reconciling the old and the new and living in that balance.
The Nightingale | WWII
This book is about the battles raging within the quiet walls of woman’s soul.
North and South | England
North and South married sorrow with happiness, showing that life is never one or the other. It is always both.
The English and Their History | England
It was too political. In a world of media biased, it was biased as well.
The Devil in the White City | Halloween Countdown
Larson builds a world in the gray areas between extremes: white and black, good and evil.