Victoria by Daisy Goodwin (Review)

Title: Victoria Author: Daisy Goodwin Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pages: 401 Summary: In 1837, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria – sheltered, small in stature, and female – became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Many thought it was preposterous: Alexandrina — Drina to her family — had always been … More Victoria by Daisy Goodwin (Review)

On Netgalley

I’ve known about Netgalley for a short while now, but I finally decided to bite the bullet and sign up to use the site. If you don’t know what it is, Netgalley allows readers to get advanced copies of various books to read and in exchange give an honest review of them. I’ve wanted to … More On Netgalley

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty (Review)

Title: Serafina and the Black Cloak Author: Robert Beatty Publisher: Disney Hyperion (2015) Genre: historical/fantasy/mystery Pages: 291 Brief Summary: Serafina is growing up in the bowls of Biltmore estate. Her father is the mechanic for the boiler room and Serafina traps and kills rats. Except that she isn’t to be seen by anybody who lives … More Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty (Review)

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (Review)

Title: My Dark Vanessa Author: Kate Elizabeth Russell Publisher: HarperCollins (March 2020) Genre: Contemporary/Realistic Pages: 369 Brief Summary: Vanessa is obsessed with Mr. Strane. He is older, smart, handsome…and he’s her high school English teacher. Strange enough, he loves her too and the two of them are soon entangled in an unnerving relationship. 17 years … More My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (Review)

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Review)

Read: June 2020 Publisher:Random House (2010) Genre: Nonfiction/Biography Pages: 563 (paperback edition) Brief Summary: Louis Zamperini, a one time Olympic running competitor and childhood rebel rouser, joined the Army Air Corps during WWII. In spring of 1943, his plane crashed into the Pacific ocean and thus his 3 year odyssey of survival began. Enduring weeks … More Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Review)