Genre: historical fiction

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY – The AssassinR..

Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY – The Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason

My Thoughts I’m not always a fan of historical fiction, except when it is in the times of Queen Elizabeth and all the crazy Tudors.  So, when I read about this book where someone wants to kill the Queen and does so by way of Shakespeare’s play, I’m definitely intrigued.  And the book did not […]

Posted October 29, 2018 by Jess in Book Tour, Giveaway, jess / 0 Comments
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My Plain Jane– A Review

My Plain Jane– A Review

My Thoughts I was browsing Edelweiss one afternoon and came across My Plain Jane. I’m so glad to have the chance to review this one. I’d listened to the audiobook for My Lady Jane a while back and adored what the three authors did with that tale. I was even more excited for this one since it […]

Posted June 19, 2018 by Aleya in aleya, Reviews / 2 Comments
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Out of Darkness– A Review

Out of Darkness– A Review

My Thoughts Out of Darkness is a tough book to read due to dark themes, but readers should not be dissuaded. This book puts a spotlight on racism in the south. East Texas during the 1930’s was a highly racist time period for anyone who was not white. This book dives into racism that is […]

Posted June 15, 2017 by Aleya in aleya, College Assignment, Reviews / 1 Comment
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Iron Cast– A Review

Iron Cast– A Review

My Thoughts This is one of those books that I had been approved for the Netgalley e-book, but I never had the time to read it before it came out. Then, I forgot about it on my Kindle when I did have time. I’m trying to catch up and I’m glad I had this one. […]

Posted February 24, 2017 by Aleya in aleya, books, Reviews / 2 Comments
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Catherine, Called Birdy – A Review

Catherine, Called Birdy – A Review

This is a middle grade book. This is the last historical fiction I picked up. I didn’t know anything going in about it so I was surprised to see another story told in the diary format since I recently finished The Hired Girl.  Bibliography Cushman, Karen. Catherine, Called Birdy. New York, Clarion Books, 1994. ISBN 9780395681862. Critical Analysis […]

Posted November 13, 2016 by Aleya in aleya, books, College Assignment, Reviews / 0 Comments
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The Hired Girl – A Review

The Hired Girl – A Review

This is the second historical fiction I picked up. Opinion spoiler: I loved it. Bibliography Schlitz, Laura Amy. The Hired Girl. Massachusetts, Candlewick Press, 2015. ISBN 9780763678180. Critical Analysis Joan Skraggs is a highly compelling character, from the opening pages of the book. Schlitz captures the reader’s attention quickly with the diary format and the highly […]

Posted November 12, 2016 by Aleya in aleya, books, College Assignment, Reviews / 0 Comments
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Between Shades of Gray – A Review

Between Shades of Gray – A Review

Bibliography Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray. New York, Listening Library, 2011. ISBN 9781101484630. Critical Analysis Lina Vilkas and her family are put through the most trying of times and yet throughout the entire book manage to stay together and stay strong. The characters within this book are highly believable and leave the reader aching once […]

Posted November 9, 2016 by Aleya in aleya, books, College Assignment, Reviews / 0 Comments
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