Review: And I Darken, by Kiersten White

And I Darken Kiersten White

Rating: ★★★★★

Recommended: Yes

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Alternate History, Young Adult, LGBTQ+

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This is a great year for fantasy YA for me. I’m discovering a bunch of books I had heard some blurb about before but hadn’t picked it up because I was for a while all about contemporaries, literary fiction and historical fiction. Do get ready for another review where I swoon a lot. Spoiler alert: And I Darken is awesome. Continue reading

Review: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

See What I have done Sarah Schmidt

Rating: ★★★★☆

Recommended: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Crime, Historical Fiction

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I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If you are a fan of true crime, this book is for you. It tells the story of the ax murders of Andrew and Abby Borden, which today completes 125 years. See What I Have Done got me on the edge of my seat during the whole time, although I already knew the story previous to reading the book. It is so gripping and it sent a chill down my spine every time I thought the story it’s based on was real. Honestly, it felt like reading all the articles about the case, plus filling the blank spaces our imaginations tend to try and fill out. What goes through the head of someone who commits a crime like that? See What I Have Done tells you. Continue reading

Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Night Circus Erin Morgenstern.jpgRating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance

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I’ve been postponing writing the review for this book, for one simple reason: I cannot find anything to write about it that I didn’t like. I normally spend some time before writing reviews contemplating all the aspects of the book I’ve just finished, and try to find the merits on the ones I didn’t like, and the bad aspects of the ones I loved. But for this one, I just couldn’t! So do get ready – this is going to be a rave-iew (I am sorry, I could not resist). Continue reading

Review: The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale by Kristin HannahRating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes

Genres: Historical Fiction

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The Nightingale came out in 2015, and since then there has been such buzz about it, I just had to read it. At first I was put off by the WWII theme, as I have recently read quite some of those, but when I saw the story was about two sisters, I was curious and convinced. As I have a sister myself, I always relate and am instantly drawn to books about sisterhood. Continue reading

Resenha: Miniaturista por Jessie Burton

Resenha: Miniaturista por Jessie Burton

Nota: ★★☆☆☆

Recomendado: Não

Gêneros: Mistério, romance histórico, realismo mágico

Este livro foi publicado em 2014, e desde então tenho ouvido muito burburinho sobre ele, sobre como ele é tão único e a história encantadora. A capa certamente é fantástica, e devo confessar que ela e a promessa de um romance de realismo mágico e mistério me atraíram para este livro. Continue reading

Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Resenha: Miniaturista por Jessie Burton

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Recommended: No

Genres: Mystery, magic realism, historic fiction

I’ve been eyeing this book for a while, since it’s been published in 2014. It’s gotten so much buzz since then about its uniqueness and enchanting story. I am trying to broaden my reading experience, and so Magic Realism is something I really wanted to get a bit more of, making this book quite perfect for me. I also must confess the beautiful cover was such a selling point.

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Review: Unspeakable by Dilys Rose

Review: Unspeakable by Dilys Rose

Rating: ★★★

Recommend: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Historical fiction, literary fiction

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I have received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Unspeakable tells the story of Thomas Aikenhead, the last person in Britain to be executed for blasphemy. It’s such an interesting story! Unfortunately, I could not finish this book, but I did think it was worth 3 stars. I will explain in the next paragraphs. Continue reading

Review: Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell #1) by Hilary Mantel

6101138Rating: ★★★

Recommend: Yes, with restrictions

Genres: Fiction, historical fiction

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My boyfriend was peacefully reading the book #2 of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy in a train trip last year, when I started creepily staring, almost drooling over the pages, until he told me what book it was. I have a thing for thick books – they just look so beautiful and full of promises – so I was immediately convinced to put it on my TBR. Continue reading