Book Review: House of Bathory by Linda Lafferty

Title: House of Bathory Author: Linda Lafferty Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, Historical Fiction Age Group: Adult (18+) Rating: 3 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by the publisher through Netgalley. In the early 1600s, Elizabeth Báthory, the infamous Blood Countess, ruled Čachtice Castle in the hinterlands of Slovakia. During bizarre nightly rites, she tortured and […]

Book Review: Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

Title: Company of Liars Author: Karen Maitland Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon In this extraordinary novel, Karen Maitland delivers a dazzling reinterpretation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales–an ingenious alchemy of history, mystery, and powerful human drama. The year is 1348. The Black Plague grips the country. In a world ruled […]

Book Review: Witch Finder (Witch Finder #1) by Ruth Warburton

Title: Witch Finder (Witch Finder #1) Author: Ruth Warburton Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Historical Fiction Age Group: Young Adult Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by the publisher through Netgalley. London. 1880. In the slums of Spitalfields apprentice blacksmith Luke is facing initiation into the Malleus Maleficorum, the fearsome brotherhood dedicated to hunting and […]

Book Review: Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski

Title: Braineater Jones Author: Stephen Kozeniewski Genre: Horror, Zombies, Historical Fiction Age Group: Adult (18+) Rating: 4,5 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Braineater Jones wakes up face down in a swimming pool with no memory of his former life, how he died, or why he’s […]

Book Review: This House is Haunted by John Boyne

Title: This House is Haunted Author: John Boyne Genre: Horror, Supernatural Horror Rating: 3 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 1867. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her […]

Book Review: The Cross of Santiago by Evie Gaughan

Title: The Cross of Santiago Author: Evie Gaughan Genre: Historical Fiction / Time Travel Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. “One cross will bind two couples across four centuries” An ancient love story, locked in the heart of a sunken treasure, is destined […]

Book Review: Catalyst by Paul Byers

Title: Catalyst Author: Paul Byers Genre: Thriller, Spy Thriller, Historical Fiction Age Group: Adult (18+) Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Goodreads, Amazon In the waning months of World War II, the allied armies advance upon the crumbling German war machine like a juggernaut. In a final desperate bid to save the Fatherland, a plan is conceived […]

Book Review: Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by R.L. LaFevers

Title: Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) Author: R.L. LaFevers Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, YA Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication Date: April 3rd 2012 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange of honest review. Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the […]

Book Review: Masks of the Lost Kings by Tom Bane

Title: Masks of the Lost Kings Author: Tom Bane Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Thriller Publisher: Telemachus Publication Date: March 3rd, 2012 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Author Website Review copy provided by the author in exchange for honest review. Following the sudden disappearance of treasure hunter Ben Sanders in Mexico, beautiful archaeologist Suzy […]

Book Review: Athena’s Son by Jeryl Schoenbeck

Title: Athena’s Son Author: Jeryl Schoenbeck Genre: Middle Grade, Adventure, Historical Fiction Publisher: Papyrus Publishing Publication Date: December 3rd 2011 Goodreads | Amazon (Paperback) | Amazon (Kindle) | B&N Review copy provided by the author in exchange for honest review. In 276 BC, Egyptians are terrified when a series of murders are linked to Anubis, […]