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 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 (1)

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.

The Unmaking of June Farrow

The Unmaking of June Farrow: Book Review

By Carlie | December 17, 2023

Discover the Magic: The Unmaking of June Farrow

Dive into the enchanting world of the Unmaking of June Farrow, where magical realism, time travel, and romance collide to create the best book of 2023. Embark on a journey that will leave you breathless and questioning the very fabric of time.

The Best Christmas Books for Adults

The Best Christmas Books for Adults

By Carlie | November 20, 2023

Embrace the spirit of Christmas with this carefully curated list of the best Christmas books for adults. From heartwarming tales to festive mysteries, this varied collection is sure to spark joy, ignite nostalgia and make your holiday season magical. Dive in to discover your next favorite Christmas read.

Lady Tan’s Circle of Women: Book Review

By Carlie | September 5, 2023

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of ancient China with Lady Tan’s Circle, a captivating women’s historical fiction. This highly researched novel boasts a formidable female protagonist that brings to life the dynamism and resilience of women in a bygone era. Uncover their stories, their passions, and their strength with every page.

To Die Beautiful Book Review

To Die Beautiful: Book Review

By Carlie | September 4, 2023

Explore ‘To Die Beautiful,’ a riveting WWII resistance fiction based on actual people and events. Captivating, powerful, and profound, this historical fiction weaves a tale of a fierce female protagonist. A compelling exploration of strength and resistance, enthralling readers with its vivid storytelling and authenticity. A must-read for history buffs and fiction lovers alike.

Only the Beautiful Book Review

Only the Beautiful: Book Review

By Carlie | September 4, 2023

Delve into a stirring exploration of “Only the Beautiful”, a compelling piece of historical fiction. This powerful novel seamlessly connects two historical timelines and captures the poignant struggle for women’s rights, delivering a truly moving tale that promises to captivate its readers.

Meet Me at the Lake Book Review

Meet Me at the Lake: Book Review

By Carlie | September 4, 2023

Immerse yourself in this charming small-town setting of ‘Meet Me at the Lake’, Carley Fortune’s sophomore novel. Indulge in the heart-strings tugging second-chance romance that screams late summer. A must-add to your end of summer reading list if you love romance novels!