Category Archives: Historical

The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye

With the Crown’s Fate, Skye ends her duology in a satisfying manner while continuing her superlative writing. The characters are likeable and in many ways I was reminded of the Legend series by Marie Lu. The history and culture of … Continue reading

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The Good Earth By Pearl S. Buck and Nick Bertozzi

With graphic novels, it really comes down to the art conveying the emotions and subtitles – can the artist translate the words so the reader understands the author’s point of view? In the case of The Good Earth, ‘sketch’ type … Continue reading

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Riptide Summer by Lisa Freeman

Riptide Summer continues where Honey Girl left off and features all the great observations on growing up in 1970s Los Angeles. Those who enjoyed the first book will likely find a similar love in this second book for that reason. … Continue reading

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Golden Kamuy 1 by Satoru Noda

Golden Kamuy is a more adult take on historical events of the early 20th century in Northern Japan – specifically Hokkaido. Using a milieu very little told/known, it is the story of the survivors of the Russo-Japan war (1904-1905) as … Continue reading

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Return of the Earl by Sandra Schwab

Return of the Earl is a book in search of a plot. I’m not sure how Schwab managed to fill a full novel with pretty much nothing, but the story never goes anywhere and nothing really happens. The Earl returns, … Continue reading

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Requiem Of The Rose King Volume 6 by Aya Kanno

With volume 6, we come to the events of the Battle of Barnet. Kanno captures the chaos of the early morning foggy rout, the confusion and false cries of traitors, and how the Lancastrians often ended up killing their own … Continue reading

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Everybody Had An Ocean by William McKeen

With Everybody Had An Ocean, we get all the good and none of the bad that can plague the nonfiction historical genre: the writing is clean, precise, and friendly, the book stays on topic and rarely veers off on tangents, … Continue reading

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