Category: historical

Lady Thief (Scarlet #2) by A.C..

Posted February 11, 2014 by Kaitlynn in 5 stars, A.C. Gaughen, historical, review, series / 5 Comments

Title: Lady Thief (Scarlet #2)Author: A.C. GaughenRelease date: February 11, 2014Publisher: WalkerPages: 304Source: Netgalley/PublisherReading level: YA Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people […]


Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemp..

Title: Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch TrialsAuthor: Stephanie HemphillRelease date: June 17, 2010Publisher: Balzer & BrayPages: 408Source: PublisherReading level:  YAChallenge(s): None From Printz Honor winner and Your Own, Sylvia author Stephanie Hemphill comes this fictionalized account of the Salem Witch trials from three of the real young women living in Salem in […]


The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. K..

Title: The Dust of 100 DogsAuthor: A.S. KingRelease date: February 8, 2009Publisher: FluxPages: 336Source: BookstoreReading level: YAChallenge(s): TBR In the late seventeenth century, famed teenage pirate Emer Morrisey was on the cusp of escaping the pirate life with her one true love and unfathomable riches when she was slain and cursed with “the dust of […]


The Madman’s Daughter (T..

Title: The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter #1)Author: Megan ShepherdRelease date: January 29, 2013Publisher: Balzer & BrayPages: 432Source: PublisherReading level: YAChallenge: Debut Author Challenge Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After […]


Blog Tour: The Beautiful &..

Title: The Beautiful and the CursedAuthor: Page MorganRelease date: May 14, 2013Publisher: Random HousePage: 352Source: ALAReading level: YAChallenge: Debut author challenge It was bizarre and inexplicable, and after it happened, Ingrid Waverly was forced to leave her life in London behind. She had to trade a world full of fancy dresses and society events for […]


Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassi..

Title: Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2)Author: Robin LaFeversRelease date: April 2, 2013Publisher: Houghton MifflinPages: 400Source: ALAReading level: YA Sybella’s duty as Death’s assassin in 15th-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped. Love and romance, history and magic, vengeance and salvation converge in this thrilling sequel to […]


Blog Tour: Summerset Abbey by ..

Posted January 7, 2013 by Kaitlynn in historical, interview, review, series, T.J. Brown / 27 Comments

Title: Summerset Abbey (Summerset Abbey #1)Author: T.J. BrownRelease date: January 15, 2013Publisher: Gallery BooksPages: 288Source: NetgalleyReading level: Adult (YA appeal) Reminiscent of Downton Abbey, this first novel in a new series follows two sisters and their maid as they are suddenly separated by the rigid class divisions within a sprawling aristocratic estate and thrust into […]


Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

Posted September 13, 2012 by Kaitlynn in 5 stars, historical, Jane Yolen, review, standalone / 12 Comments

Title: Briar RoseAuthor: Jane YolenRelease date: August 31, 1988Publisher: TorPages: 239Source: BookstoreReading level: Upper YA / Adult A powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is “heartbreaking and heartwarming.” An American Library Association “100 Best Books for Teens”An American Library Association “Best Books for Young Adults” Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted […]


The Dark Unwinding by Sharon C..

Title: The Dark UnwindingAuthor: Sharon CameronRelease date: September 1, 2012Publisher: ScholasticPages: 318Source: BEAReading level: YA When Katharine Tulman’s inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine […]


Keeping The Castle by Patrice ..

Posted June 25, 2012 by Kaitlynn in 5 stars, historical, review, standalone / 10 Comments

Title: Keeping The CastleAuthor: Patrice KindlRelease date: June 14, 2012Publisher: Viking Children’s BooksPages: 224Source: Publisher Seventeen-year-old Althea is the sole support of her entire family, and she must marry well. But there are few wealthy suitors–or suitors of any kind–in their small Yorkshire town of Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) […]