Amina is heir apparent to the throne of Zazzau and must prove herself worthy of the crown. As foreign invaders close in on them, she is the only thing standing between her people and their destruction. Caught in a web of prophecies and intrigue, she must defend Zazzau, but cannot do so if she wants…… Continue reading ARC Review: Queen of Zazzau – J.S. Emuakpor
Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure. Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi
Two hearts. Twice as vulnerable. Manhattan, 1850. Born out of wedlock to a wealthy socialite and a nameless immigrant, Cora Lee can mingle with the rich just as easily as she can slip unnoticed into the slums and graveyards of the city. As the only female resurrectionist in New York, she’s carved out a niche…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Impossible Girl – Lydia Kang
In a nuclear arms race, you’d use anything for an edge. Even magic. Ilse and Wolf Klein bear many secrets. Genius Ilse is unsure if her parents will ever accept her love of physics. Her brother Wolf strives for a quiet life, though he worries that there’s no place in the world for people like…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Spy with the Red Balloon – Katherine Locke
Nothing in Lakshmi’s childhood, running carefree and barefoot on the sun-baked earth amid the coconut and mango trees of Ceylon, could have prepared her for what life was to bring her. At fourteen, she finds herself traded in marriage to a stranger across the ocean in the fascinating land of Malaysia. Duped into thinking her…… Continue reading Review: The Rice Mother – Rani Manicka
I received an ARC of A Daughter’s Courage through NetGalley. I requested this ARC because of the beautiful cover and because the story seemed intriguing. A disgraced Lucy chooses to marry James and moves to India, where she meets Gowri, a woman tending to the local temple. In the present, Kavya and Sue are coming…… Continue reading ARC Review: A Daughter’s Courage – Renita D’Silva
Last month was Black History Month and Kindred is one of the two books written by African American authors that I had decided to read. Dana is suddenly transported into the past and into a different state. She has to save a drowning white boy. She keeps being transported back into the past, where there…… Continue reading Review: Kindred – Octavia E. Butler
Cinderzena reviewed this book on her blog and I just had to get it. I have Sinhalese and Burgher roots on my mother’s side of the family but due to being educated in international and German schools, I don’t know much about the history of Sri Lanka. That’s what I like about historical fiction, you gain an insight into history while reading fiction. You have to be careful that you don’t believe everything that’s written though, as it is fiction.