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Babel – R.F. Kuang

Title: Babel Author: R.F. Kuang Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Plot: Robin Swift is a Chinese boy taken in by wealthy English Professor Lovell after his mom and grandparents die. Professor Lovell teaches Robin Greek, Latin, and helps him maintain his Mandarin Chinese all while grooming him for Oxford’s translation program. Once accepted into the program,Continue reading “Babel – R.F. Kuang”

Winternight Trilogy- Katherine Arden

Title: Book 1: The Bear and the Nightingale Author: Katherine Arden Genre: Fantasy Plot: Vasilia is the youngest daughter of Lord Pyotr. With her four other siblings, she listens to fairy tale story of the winter king. But Vasya learns there is truth to the tales. Her new stepmother doesn’t want her believe and isContinue reading “Winternight Trilogy- Katherine Arden”

Adam – Ted Dekker

Title: Adam Author: Ted Dekker Genre: Thriller Plot: Daniel Clark is a behavioral psychologist for the FBI. He’s helping the FBI catch a serial killer called Eve. They’re so close to catching Eve when Daniel is shot in the head. Miraculously, Daniel survives. Right before he’s shot, he sees Eve. But he can’t remember whatContinue reading “Adam – Ted Dekker”

Foul Lady Fortune – Chloe Gong

Title: Foul Lady Death Author: Chloe Gong Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Plot: Rosalind is a spy in Shanghai in 1931. Some experiments were done to her so she can’t die.She also uses her knowledge of poisons as an aide if she’s asked to be an assassin or gets captured. Rosalind’s latest mission is to goContinue reading “Foul Lady Fortune – Chloe Gong”

The Attic Child – Lola Jaye

A warning: this book talks a lot about child abuse and neglect. Title: The Attic Child Author: Lola Jaye Genre Historical Fiction Plot: Dikimbe is the youngest child of a family of five kids. He lives outside of a village in Africa, in what is today called Zaire. A rich Englishman named Sir Richard BabbingtonContinue reading “The Attic Child – Lola Jaye”

The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers

Titles: 1 – A Voice on the Wind, 2 – An Echo in the Darkness, 3 – As Sure as the Dawn Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Book 1 – Jerusalem is attacked and destroyed under order of Titus. Hadassah’s family has all died of starvation or by the Roman sword. She’s takenContinue reading “The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers”

Guest Post – The Elephant Whisperer

Thank you Shannon of Happy Life Safari for this review. Title: The Elephant Whisperer Author: Lawrence Anthony Genre: Biography / Animal Conservation Plot: Telling his true story about how a herd of elephants changed his life, animal conservationist, Lawrence Anthony, was asked to take 9 elephants on his Zululand reserve “Thula Thula”. Due to theContinue reading “Guest Post – The Elephant Whisperer”

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

Title: All the Light We Cannot See Author: Anthony Doerr Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Marie-Laurie is a 12 year old blind girl in 1942 in Paris. Her father works at the Museum of Natural History. They both flea to Saint Malo when the Nazis occupy Paris. They find shelter with Marie-Laurie’s great uncle Etienne. HerContinue reading “All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr”

White Shadow Trilogy – Paula Brackston & Trevor Brackston

Title: Book 1 – The Witch’s Knight Authors: Paula Brackston, Trevor Brackston Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Lady Gwen loves her people. When the Norman’s invade her Welsh town, she tries her best to protect them. It’s not enough for a lot of them. A village elder, Magmi, starts to tell Gwen of her uniqueContinue reading “White Shadow Trilogy – Paula Brackston & Trevor Brackston”