Tag Archives: Historical

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

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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.

Continue reading Sleepy Hollow and Other Short Stories | Washington Irving 

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.

Continue reading Rebel Heiress | Fiona Mountain

September 2017 | Monthly Wrap Up

Welcome October! Month of All the Spooks! And Goodbye to September! Which in my opinion is the toughest month of the year. Since it signals the start of school, which I blissfully did not have to deal with this year!

This month, I seem to have really worked on the books in my TBR pile. Aren’t you proud of me! In the beginning, I mostly focused on my newly purchased books. As well as, the books I received from my August Owlcrate book box. However, I managed to maneuver my way back to my waiting pile. Unlike last month, I managed to finish ELEVEN awesome reads! I’m so excited! This is what happens when I have plenty of time in my hands! Continue reading September 2017 | Monthly Wrap Up

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2017

Hey Bookworms!!

Hows your reading going so far?

Are you close to your reading goal yet? Or did you flake out? All is good. Don’t worry, there’s no Judging.

As for me, well I entered this game pretty late. I only started the Goodreads challenge around July. I’m pretty bummed at myself for being sooo damn behind. However, I am determined to accomplish this as my new years resolution for this year. If you’ve been following my blog, then you would’ve known that I had a >TWO Year Reading Slump < that I only managed to shake off very recently, so doing this is really important me.

Continue reading Goodreads Reading Challenge 2017

August 2017 | Monthly Wrap Up

Welcome September! And Goodbye August! Hello red leaves, the cool breeze and flying scarfs. Hello Fall!

Reading in this past month of August has been very lucrative for me. I managed to finish a whooping number of books. Well, at least what qualifies as “whooping” for me which is eight books this August! Without even planning to. Since I’m currently on vacation and my siblings are busy living in their own world, I’ve had a lot of free time in my hands. Continue reading August 2017 | Monthly Wrap Up