Category Archives: Historical

The City On The Other Side by Mairghread Scott

The City On The Other Side is a fairly standard urban fantasy, albeit one with an historical milieu. I had been hoping to find something more original – a spark or reason for the story other than a rather tenuous … Continue reading

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The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian

Cat Sebastian continues her series of gentle, melodrama-free Regency Romances with The Ruin of a Rake. As with the previous two books, the main characters are somewhat tepid, decent people, and the actualities of their sexual orientation situation feel fairly … Continue reading

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Artful by Peter David, Nicole D’Andria , Laura Neubert

Artful was a well received book when it was published in 2014 by Peter David; capitalizing on the horror/classic literature mashup, the book gave us vampires in the world of Dickens. Considering David’s history in the comic industry, it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Be True To Me by Adele Griffin

Be True To Me is YA at its best – a literary read with an historic milieu that is engaging and stays with you long after the story has finished. Characters are conflicted but very much a product of their … Continue reading

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An Unnatural Vice by K.J. Charles

With this second book in the series, Charles is doing an excellent job of giving us mini arcs within an overarching series arc. But even more so, she’s given us a very diverse and unusual set of characters. There are … Continue reading

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Mayday by De Campi, Parker, Blond

Mayday is a difficult graphic novel┬áto review – I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it. Yet I didn’t feel ‘meh’ about it either. The art and story are solid and I enjoyed seeing the 1970s milieu. Perhaps the … Continue reading

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Moonshine Volume 1 by Azzarello and Risso

With Moonshine, Azzarello mines the rich lore of 1930s prohibition era america with trademark grit and violence. The story can feel somewhat confusing at times as hillbillies fight gangsters and werewolves stalk G-men. But at the heart of it is … Continue reading

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