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The Night Tiger – Yangsze Choo

Title: The Night Tiger Author: Yangsze Choo Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Plot: Ji Lin is helping her mother pay off her mother’s mahjong debts in British colony Malaya (now Malaysia). She has an apprenticeship with a dressmaker and works part time at a dance hall. One of her dance partners drops something after a dance.Continue reading “The Night Tiger – Yangsze Choo”

The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas

Title: The Hacienda Author: Isabel Cañas Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction Plot: Beatriz has just gotten married to Rodolfo Solórzanos not long after being arrested by Mexico’s newly founded republic after their war for independence with Spain. She and Rodolfo move to his house, Hacienda San Isidro. Beatriz longs to make the house hers. But notContinue reading “The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas”

Legendborn Cycle 1 – Tracy Deonn

Book 2 is Bloodmarked Title: Book 1 – Legendborn Author: Tracy Deonn Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Plot: Bree Matthews has just arrived at her early enrollment program at the University of North Carolina with her good friend Alice. They sneak off campus to party. There, Bree sees something she shouldn’t, a magical creature attacking. AliceContinue reading “Legendborn Cycle 1 – Tracy Deonn”

The Cartographers – Peng Sheperd

Title: The Cartographers Author: Peng Sheperd Genre: Mystery, Realistic Fiction Plot: Dr. Nell Young has been working at an antique map creation shop since her father fired her from the New York Public Library and ruined her career over a disagreement of a “junk map.” Then Nell gets news that her father died. The initialContinue reading “The Cartographers – Peng Sheperd”

The Hidden Palace – Helene Wecker

This is a sequel to The Golem and the Jinni. Title: The Hidden Palace Author: Helene Wecker Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Chava, the golem, and Ahmad, the jinni, are still hiding in plain sight in New York City. Though some people are starting to notice them. They must find a way to survive orContinue reading “The Hidden Palace – Helene Wecker”

Uprooted – Naomi Novik

Title: Uprooted Author: Naomi Novik Genre: Fantasy Plot: Every ten years, the Dragon picks a girl to be his servant. When the girl’s ten years are up, they’re free to go. Agnieska is eigible but everyone thinks her close friend Kasia will be chosen. Instead, the Dragon chooses Agnieska. The Dragon is a stern master.Continue reading “Uprooted – Naomi Novik”

The Keeper of Night – Kylie Lee Baker

Title: The Keeper of Night Author: Kylie Lee Baker Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Plot: Ren is a Grim Reaper, but only half. Her mother was a Japanese Shinigami, her father was a Reaper. She lives in London with the Reapers. Her brother Neven is the only one who doesn’t torment her because she’s half Shinigami.Continue reading “The Keeper of Night – Kylie Lee Baker”

The Woman in the Green Dress – Tea Cooper

Title: The Woman in the Green Dress Author: Tea Cooper Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Fleur has just received the news that her husband, Hugh Richards. has died on Armistice Day of WW1. A Mr. Littlyton has informed her that Fluer’s inherited all of Hugh’s properties and money. She’s slow to accept the inheritance because sheContinue reading “The Woman in the Green Dress – Tea Cooper”

A Dream Within a Dream – Mike Nappa & Melissa Kosci

This is book 3 of the Coffey and Hill series. Title: A Dream Within a Dream Authors: Mike Nappa & Melissa Kosci Genre: Thriller Plot: Samuel Hill has gone missing. Trudi Coffey knows he’s on a mission, but nothing outside of that. An FBI agent, police chief, and a traitor CIA agent all seem toContinue reading “A Dream Within a Dream – Mike Nappa & Melissa Kosci”

The Curse of Misty Wayfair – Jamie Jo Wright

Title: The Curse of Misty Wayfair Author: Jamie Jo Wright Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Plot: Heidi received a confusing letter in her mom. Her mom’s in a memory care facility for dementia and needs help. So Heidi returned home after so many years away. Her sister Vicki has asked for help around the lodge theirContinue reading “The Curse of Misty Wayfair – Jamie Jo Wright”