What I’m Reading – Night Study

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Night Study by Maria V Snyder. It has quite a different tone than her original Study series and there’s a lot more suspense created by having multiple POV’s telling the story. Valek’s history and surprising present were long awaited and I really loved learning about his life. The development of technology […]

What I’m Reading – Shadow Study

I’ve recently finished reading Shadow Study by Maria V Snyder. The start of this new series differs from her original Study books in that the story is not told exclusively by Yelena. In Shadow Study we also get narratives by Valek and Janco in addition to one of my favourite fictional heroines. What I love most […]

A Secret History – A story of Desperation and Redemption

I adore A Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton. I’ll warn of spoilers, though the protagonist is a historical figure, so pretty much any research into her would result in spoilers too. The story is rich in detail and characterization and she expertly writes scenes that provoke an emotional reaction to […]

What I’m Reading – Storm Glass and Sea Glass

Storm Glass by Maria V Snyder is a really interesting book. I struggle the dichotomy of my feelings towards the story. It’s brilliant and I devour it quickly and having read it before there are new things I can pick up on. Still, all I can think of when I read the books is who […]

What I’m Reading – Poison Study and Magic Study

I had almost forgotten how much I love Poison Study. It’s been out for 11 years now and was the debut novel by Maria V. Snyder. It is one of many fabulous books in her collection. I’ve read it a couple times, but decided it was time for a re-read and I devoured it in […]

What I’m Reading – Moonlight Over Paris

I just finished reading Moonlight Over Paris by the wonderful Canadian author, Jennifer Robson. Moonlight Over Paris is her third book, fitting loosely with her first two novels. This novel features Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr who was the jilted fiance in her second novel, After the War is Over. I quite enjoyed the dichotomy of culture […]

What I’m Reading – The Conqueror’s Wife

I love this book. When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about reading it. The title is a bit misleading considering only one of the four POV characters is a wife of Alexander the Great, the others are the sister of one of his wives, his bff/male lover and his sister. Two of his […]

What I’m Reading – Rebel Queen

I absolutely adore Michelle Moran’s books, so I was very excited to pick up her latest work, Rebel Queen. It is set in India, in the kingdom of Jhansi, which is in the north, about half-way between Nepal and Pakistan. The book features the reign of Rani Lakshmibai, who was Rani (Queen) of Jhansi when […]

What I’m Reading – The Courtship of Princess Leia

I’ve read the Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton at least a dozen times in my life. It was a book I checked out every few weeks from the library, enchanted by the picture of Princess Leia in a wedding dress on the cover. With all the hype of the new Star Wars movie […]

What I’m Reading – One for the Money and Anne of Avonlea

I’ve read One for the Money by Janet Evanovich once before. I feel like the first read through was a lot better. More of the comedy came through on my first read, but I found that the second read was a lot darker. The violence and fear felt more powerful and I didn’t actually enjoy […]