Tag Archives: historical fiction

Book Review: Going Over by Beth Kephart

Title: Going Over Author: Beth Kephart Genre: YA historical fiction Publisher: Chronicle Books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher Number of pages: 264 First line: We live with ghosts. Goodreads blurb: In the early 1980s … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Sold by Patricia McCormick; The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater; The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Title: Sold Author: Patricia McCormick Genre: YA contemporary fiction Publisher: Tantor Audio Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Free download from Sync Audiobook reader: Justine Eyre Audiobook length: 3 hours and 44 minutes First line: One more rainy season … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan

Title: Under the Wide and Starry Sky Author: Nancy Horan Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Ballantine Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher for a tour with TLC Book Tours Number of pages: 496 First line: … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult; A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic; and Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Title: The Storyteller Author: Jodi Picoult Genre: Contemporary and historical fiction Publisher: Recorded books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, Suzanne Toren, and Fred Berman Audiobook … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith (plus, a giveaway)

Title: A Star for Mrs. Blake Author: April Smith Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher for tour with TLC Book Tours Number of pages: 352 pages First line: … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Different Sun by Elaine Neil Orr

Title: A Different Sun Author: Elaine Neill Orr Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Berkley Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher for a book tour with TLC Book Tours Number of pages: 379 pages First … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: After Her by Joyce Maynard and Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield

Title: After Her Author: Joyce Maynard Genre: Contemporary fiction, thriller Publisher: William Morrow Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library Number of pages: 304 First line: A little over thirty years ago, on a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Colours of Corruption by Jacqueline Jacques

Title: The Colours of Corruption Author: Jacqueline Jacques Genre: Historical fiction, thriller Publisher: Honno Press Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 312 First line: Archie touched his tongue to his lips. … Continue reading

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