Book Review: The Alchemist’s Daughter by Katharine McMahon

Title: The Alchemist’s Daughter Author: Katharine McMahon Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Drama Publisher: Three Rivers Press Publication Date: January 31st 2006 Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Rating: 3,5 stars Review copy purchased by yours truly. There are long-held secrets at the manor house in Buckinghamshire, England, where Emilie Selden has been raised in near […]

Book Review: The Poisoned House by Michael Ford

Title: The Poisoned House Author: Michael Ford Genre: Gothic Horror, Victorian, Ghosts, Haunting, Young Adult Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company Publishing Date: August 1st 2011 Pages: 328 Rating: 3,5 stars Review copy provided by the pubilsher through Netgalley. The year is 1856, and orphan Abigail Tamper lives below stairs in Greave Hall, a crumbling manor […]

Book Review: Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis

Title: Kat, Incorrigible Author: Stephanie Burgis Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade, Witches, Historical Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 304 Publication Date: April 5th 2011 Rating: 4 stars Review copy provided by the publisher. Goodreads Twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson may be the despair of her social-climbing Step-Mama, but she was born to be a magical Guardian and […]

Book Review: My Frankenstein by Michael Lee

Title: My Frankenstein Author: Michael Lee Genre: Retelling Classics, Fantasy, Gothic Horror, Historical Fiction, Dark Romance Pages: 408 Rating: 4,5 stars Goodreads Review copy provided by Bewitching Book Tours. In a small village in early 19th Century young Eva is enthralled by the new young baron, Viktor Frankenstein. Viktor promises to transform the traditional little […]

Book Review: The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

Title: The Vespertine Author: Saundra Mitchell Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance Publication Date: March 7th Review copy provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Rating: 4,5 stars Goodreads | The Vespertine Website It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to […]

Book Review: Polyxena: A Story of Troy by Herb Allenger

Title: Polyxena: A Story of Troy Author: Herb Allenger Genre: Historical Fiction Review copy provided by Cindy Dashnaw at BohlsenPR. Rating: 4,5 stars After Troy falls, Neoptolemus claims Polyxena as his prize, but she rejects his advances. In a fit of rage, Neoptolemus contrives a story that dooms the ill-fated Polyxena. She knows what she […]

Book Review: The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow

Title: The Last Witchfinder Author: James Morrow Genre: Historical fiction Year of Publication: 2006 Pages: 497p. Rating: 4,5 stars In the spring of 1688, Walter Stearne, Witchfinder General for Mercia and East Anglia, roams the countryside in search of heretics, delivering the English nation from Satan’s hordes. His daughter Jennet is left behind in the […]