Tag Archives: Historical

The Art of the Swap | Kristine Asselin

Two girls trade places in time to solve a legendary art heist across two centuries!  The Art of the Swap is an ARC which is expected to be published on  February 13th 2018. Thank you Simon & Schuster/Aladdin for providing me with this exciting read!
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The Forty Rules of Love | Elif Shafak

“Your life is full, full, or so it seems to you, so that someone who makes you realize what you’ve been missing all along. Like a mirror that reflects the absent, not the present, the vacuum in your soul, the vacuum that I resisted his vision. “

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Goodreads Challenge 2k18

Ok, so after the brilliant success of my 2k17 Challenge<. I’m feeling really good about myself this year! I’m not really sure about how many books I’m pledging but I know that it needs to be more than my #2k17

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Goodreads 2k17 | DONE! & Advice

Ok! So this post is mostly me bragging about how awesome I am. BUT….if you want to earn those bragging rights, then I suggest you read this because I’m going to tell you how to become QUEEN and do that! Continue reading Goodreads 2k17 | DONE! & Advice

Alex & Elisa | Melissa De La Cruz

“I meant does it hurt when you hide every last shred of your individuality and self worth behind acres of silk and cups of powder and smiles that never, no matter how hard you try, reach your eyes?” 

Breakdown:

  • Book: Alex & Elisa
  • Series: –
  • Author: Melissa De La Cruz

Synopsis:

Their romance shaped a nation. The rest was history.

As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters. Continue reading Alex & Elisa | Melissa De La Cruz

Sleepy Hollow and Other Short Stories | Washington Irving 

“…and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was—a woman.”

Sleepy Hollow is a book I received from Owlcrate! Since this month is known for it’s horror, it felt appropriate to post my review now.

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Rebel Heiress | Fiona Mountain

“I’d have thought any man might consider himself very fortunate to be loved by a lady who spoke the language of goddesses and could find her way amongst the stars.”

Breakdown:

  • Book: Rebel Heiress
  • Series: –
  • Author: Fiona Mountain

Synopsis:

Born into a world seething with treachery and suspicion, Eleanor Goodricke grows up on the Somerset Levels just after the English Civil Wars, heiress to her late mother’s estates and daughter of a Puritan soldier who fears for his brilliant daughter with her dangerous passion for natural history – and for butterflies in particular.

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