Genre: Historical

Blog Tour: In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton | Review (+ Giveaway!)

Posted April 4, 2019 by Madalyn / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton | Review (+ Giveaway!)

Hi, everyone, and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for In the Neighborhood of True! As an Atlantan, this historical fiction YA set in Atlanta in the 1950’s meant a whole lot to me, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. madalyn’s thoughts Wow, this was such a pleasant surprise, and so timely. I picked up an ARC of this one at ALAMW after seeing that it was historical fiction set in Atlanta in the 1950’s, and this did not disappoint. As others have said, it was so nice to read historical fiction with a Jewish main character (#ownvoices rep) that is not set during the Holocaust. Though set in the past, In the Neighborhood […]

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ARC Review: When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen

Posted October 1, 2018 by Madalyn / 2 Comments
ARC Review: When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen

I went into When We Caught Fire with high hopes– I mean, you all know how much I love YA historical fiction by now, right? Plus, I absolutely devoured Anna Godbersen’s previous two series– The Luxe and Bright Young Things– when I was younger, and I was excited to see how her writing held up for me as an adult. However, I’m sorry to say that this one ended up being a huge disappointment. We follow our main character, Emmaline, during the week leading up to her wedding to one of Chicago’s most sought-after bachelors. Emmaline and her father have come from nothing and, over the past couple years, have steadily climbed the social ladder. Finally, with the impending wedding, […]

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ARC Review: Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

Posted September 24, 2018 by Madalyn / 8 Comments
ARC Review: Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

It’s no secret that the Stalking Jack the Ripper series has quickly won its way into my heart. So, naturally, I was incredibly excited when an ARC of the third installment in the series, Escaping from Houdini, showed up on my doorstep. However, while Escaping From Houdini was a fun read, it felt significantly less cleverly-crafted than the first two books in the series. Escaping From Houdini picks up shortly after Hunting Prince Dracula left off. We follow Audrey Rose, Thomas, and company aboard the RMS Etruria as they travel from London to New York City to continue their work in forensics. The Etruria has hired a carnival to provide nightly entertainment for its passengers, but things take a turn […]

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Posted February 21, 2018 by Bee / 1 Comment
Waiting on Wednesday: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated reads of the year. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR. [name]’s waiting on… why i’m waiting So far this author’s books haven’t been a great succes with me, but this one just sounds so amazing and spectacular that I just need it in my life. Plus that cover is to die for, honestly. Are you excited for The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein? What book are you waiting on this week?

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Blog Tour: HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA by Kerri Maniscalco | Review, Favorite Quotes + Giveaway!

Posted September 21, 2017 by Madalyn / 7 Comments
Blog Tour: HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA by Kerri Maniscalco | Review, Favorite Quotes + Giveaway!

Hi, everyone! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Hunting Prince Dracula. I am so excited to briefly share my thoughts about the book, as well as share some of my favorite quotes! Stick around til the end of this post for an awesome giveaway of both Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula! my thoughts I’ll keep this brief, because I don’t want to give spoilers for either of the books in this series. That being said, I adored this sequel even more than I enjoyed Stalking Jack the Ripper! The Romanian, creepy castle setting was so atmospheric, and I love how it played on some of the tropes often found in Gothic novels written during […]

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Lizzie Borden Took An Axe….

Posted September 14, 2015 by Christy / 8 Comments
Lizzie Borden Took An Axe….

Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty one… Or did she? Confession Although I had heard the above poem before, I really didn’t know much more about Lizzie Borden and the Borden murders.  But, I’m kind of glad that I didn’t know the whole story before reading Sweet Madness because I went into this book almost clueless.  Well, except for the poem.  Also, because I didn’t know anything about what happened, I was able to completely invest myself into this story and form my own opinions. Now, I did go and do a little research about the Borden murders after finishing this book.  I […]

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