The Memory of Us by Camille Di Maio

the-memory-of-usTitle: The Memory of Us
Author: Camille Di Maio
Series: No Series
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Published: May 31st, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)

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I originally saw this book because it was on sale. I bought it because it’s hard for me to resist what sounds to be a good historical fiction novel. I couldn’t put it down because it was beautiful and heartbreaking. Continue reading

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Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

like-a-river-gloriousTitle: Like a River Glorious
Author: Rae Carson
Series: The Gold Seer Trilogy
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: September 27th, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)

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I just love everything Carson writes. Add in the fact that this, aside from Leah’s power, has an entirely real outlook on history, and I’m in love. I loved how Leah and her small group of friends grew and started a community that is filled with good people and how that group contrasts with the other people she meets. This is definitely a must-read book and series for me. Continue reading

The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory

the-kings-curseTitle: The King’s Curse
Author: Philippa Gregory
Series: The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels (formerly The Cousin’s War)
Publisher: Touchstone
Published: August 14th, 2014
Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5)

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While not my favorite of the Cousin’s War series, I nevertheless loved this book. I’d never heard much about Margaret Pole and I found her story fascinating. Her story also provides a different look at Henry VIII, a point of view I hadn’t thought about. Continue reading

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

code-name-verityTitle: Code Name Verity
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Series: Code Name Verity Series
Publisher: Hyperion
Published: May 15th, 2012
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5)

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About a third of the way through this book, I tweeted that I knew this book was going to punch me in the heart. It’s one of those books that you know is going to hurt, but you just don’t know how much. It was absolutely stunning and had me in tears several times. Continue reading

The Virgin’s War by Laura Andersen

The Virgin's WarTitle: The Virgin’s War
Author: Laura Andersen
Series: The Tudor Legacy
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published: July 12th, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5) Continue reading