Historical Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

The Vanishing by Sophia Tobin

Thank you to Simon and Schuster and Edelweiss for this eARC in exchange for my honest review. I don’t have much of a preamble for why I chose this book. It sounded creepy and I love creepy and gothic stories. Sometimes, that’s all a bookworm really needs! Summary (Goodreads): On top of the Yorkshire Moors, in an isolated spot carved…

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Historical Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

The Golden Hairpin by Qinghan Cece

I received this novel as an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I saw that this novel took place in Ancient China, and that grabbed my attention right away. I love books that take place in different historical settings, especially ones I’m unfamiliar with, as it gives me the chance to learn something new. I’m also…

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Historical Fiction

The Taster by V. S. Alexander

I used to be a huge fan of historical fiction novels. At one point, this was the only genre I would read from. But as time went on, I became more drawn to fantasy, science fiction, and mysteries. Now, it’s a rare thing for me to read a historical fiction story – but it is always an exciting experience. I…

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Historical Fiction

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

I received this novel as an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. I don’t read much historical fiction. But I really enjoyed reading Marie Benedict’s The Other Einstein. I love how the author focuses the attention on the female character instead of the popular male historical figure. I wanted to see how she would…

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Contemporary, Historical Fiction, Horror

In Case I Go by Angie Abdou

I always love it when I decide to read a book on a whim and find myself loving the story. That’s what happened here. I saw this sitting on the shelf of my local library and the synopsis, while sparse, was interesting enough that I decided to give it a shot. Synopsis: 10-year-old Eli and his parents have returned to their…

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Historical Fiction

White Tears by Hari Kunzru

I had no idea what to expect when I got into this novel. But after reading it, I can honestly say that it has defied any expectations I might have had. Here is my review: Seth is awkward and shy. Carter is the heir to one of America’s top fortunes. They really should never have become friends. But they have…

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Historical Fiction

The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh

I heard about this book when it first came out in March and added it to by TBR list. I really liked the idea of reading from the perspective of a female medical student from the 1890s, a very unheard of phenomenon back in the day. I also just love a good historical murder mystery. Here is my review: Leaving…

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