Book Reviews

Book reviews are my favorite part of book blogging! I love sharing my thoughts on books, both new and old. Whether it’s historical fiction, witchy reads, literary fiction, or magical realism, chances are you’ll find a book to add to your reading list in the book reviews below!

The Book of Thorns

The Book of Thorns: Book Review

By Carlie | April 1, 2024

Delve into the magical realms of ‘The Book of Thorns’ and experience the captivating tale of unexpected love set in a rich historical backdrop.

Picasso's Lovers Book Review

Picasso’s Lovers: Book Review

By Carlie | January 21, 2024

Step into the captivating life of Pablo Picasso and the women who loved him as you read ‘Picasso’s Lovers.’ This historical fiction piece transports you directly to the French Riviera, a setting rich with art and passion. Discover the dark side of Picasso’s artistry as it reflects in his many relationships. A must-read for those enthralled with both art and history.

The Paris Agent Book Review

The Paris Agent: Book Review

By Carlie | January 16, 2024

Experience an epic journey of love, loss, and loyalty set against the backdrop of WWII France in ‘The Paris Agent’. It’s a captivating story of a man caught up in intrigue and espionage of resistance work, and the journey his daughter takes years later to help him come to terms with his time during the war. The story unfolds at a heart-stopping pace, making it impossible to put down. Discover the powerful impact of this emotional and fast-paced tale today!

Looking for Jane: Book Review

Looking for Jane: Book Review

By Carlie | December 31, 2023

Experience an enlightening journey through ‘Looking for Jane’ a hard-hitting historical fiction. This novel masterfully captures important moments in women’s rights and the struggles of modern womanhood in a way that will captivate your imagination and tug at your heartstrings. Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating world of women in history.

Vampires of El Norte Book Review

Vampires of El Norte: Book Review

By Carlie | December 31, 2023

Get ready for a thrilling read! 💉❤️📚 ‘Vampires of El Norte’ combines elements of historical horror, a swoon-worthy tale of first love, a dash of Mexican-American history, and the supernatural! Dive into a world where the living and the dead collide in an enchanting tale that will keep you hooked till the very end. Perfect for vampire fans, hopeless romantics, and history buffs! 🧛‍♂️💘🌳

Trespasses Book Review

Trespasses: Book Review

By Carlie | December 30, 2023

Immerse yourself in the raw, unflinching narrative of ‘Trespasses’, a moody Irish fiction that unravels during The Troubles. This book review dives deep into the heartbreaking yet profoundly human story that will stir emotions and provoke thought. It’s a must-read for those who dare to delve into the depths of human emotions during dark times.

The Vaster Wilds Book Review

The Vaster Wilds: Book Review

By Carlie | December 28, 2023

Step back in time on a thrilling adventure into The Vaster Wilds, a powerful piece of historical fiction. This thought-provoking book will have you questioning the true nature of colonialism and the human spirit’s ability to adapt and overcome.

The Frozen River: Book Review

The Frozen River: Book Review

By Carlie | December 26, 2023

Embark on the heart-pounding journey of an extraordinary 18th-century midwife in Ariel Lawhon’s ‘The Frozen River.’ This historical fiction novel, steeped in feminist ideology, transports you to a world of danger, resilience, and unwavering courage. Dive into the pages of this captivating novel and be inspired by the strength of its protagonist.

A Lady’s Guide to Scandal Book Review

A Lady’s Guide to Scandal: Book Review

By Carlie | December 25, 2023

Step into a world filled with intrigue and romance in A Lady’s Guide to Scandal. This Regency romance novel is more than just a love story – it’s a feminist read with a bold message that’s sure to captivate your heart and inspire your thoughts. Delve into what makes this book a must-read for fans of closed-door romance!

The Once and Future Witches Book Review

The Once and Future Witches

By Carlie | December 17, 2023

Immerse yourself within the world of witchcraft and sisterhood as we delve into Alix E. Harrow’s masterpiece, ‘Once and Future Witches’. This novel, intertwined with elements of magical realism and historical fiction, offers a highly feminist and empowering narrative.