The Broken Girls: A Book Review

Written by Simone St. James, this novel follows Fiona, a woman whose sister was murdered 20 years before (set in 2014). With how this has haunted her life, Fiona is led into a much older mystery of who killed a 15 year old girl 60 years before. The broken girls is a well written mystery…Read more The Broken Girls: A Book Review

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Spinning Silver: A Book Review

Written by Naomi Novik, Spinning Silver is a bit of a re-imagining of Rumpelstiltskin in the form of a Russian tale with a Jewish girl. Which is to say it isn't like the tale of Rumpelstiltskin at all, other than changing something into gold. Now, this is the first novel by Novik that I have…Read more Spinning Silver: A Book Review

The Mermaid: A Book Review

Written by Christina Henry, The Mermaid is NOT a retelling of The Little Mermaid, but is actually a retelling of the Feejee (Fiji) Mermaid that was a P.T. Barnum draw. So, take that idea of The Little Mermaid and throw it out the window now. Right now. Now that has been taken care of, let's…Read more The Mermaid: A Book Review

Before We Were Yours: A Book Review

Written by Lisa Wingate, Before We Were¬†Yours is a historical fiction piece based around actual events: Georgia Tanns, a woman who sold babies, and stole them, back in the early mid-century. This novel follows one family, who is made up but based on real stories, of river gypsies and the long lasting effects that this…Read more Before We Were Yours: A Book Review