Genre: Historical

Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic) by V.E. Schwab

Posted March 15, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic) by V.E. Schwab

“Everyone’s immortal until they’re not.” A Gathering of Shadows picks up four months after A Darker Shade of Magic ends. Things have somewhat returned to normal for Kell, Rhy, and Delilah, but in many ways they’ve changed forever. Kell and Rhy, now bonded together by magic, are at each other’s throats. Rhy is resentful towards Kell making a life-altering […]

Book Review: A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell) by Deanna Raybourn

Posted February 20, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 3 Comments
Book Review: A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell) by Deanna Raybourn

A Perilous Undertaking is the sequel to Deanna Raybourn’s A Curious Beginning. Like the first novel, Veronica Speedwell and her partner Stoker find themselves tasked with solving yet another mystery. This time, however, the duo’s circumstances are much better. They are no longer fugitives on the run, but have found themselves working on a new museum project. Not […]

Book Review: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

Posted February 16, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 3 Comments
Book Review: A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn

Set in 1887, Deanna Raybourn’s  A Curious Beginning is a thrilling, historical mystery.  Following the death of her last living relative, Veronica speedwell finds herself at the center of a complicated mystery surrounding her past.  Before Veronica can set off on a new adventure, she’s nearly abducted outside her home. Lucky for her,  a dashing older […]

Book Review- Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell

Posted January 27, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 4 Comments
Book Review- Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell

Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell is a beautifully written story about Richard and Mildred Loving’s fight to legalize their marriage. The story is told in verse and through historical documents from that time. We read as Richard and Mildred grow up together in Caroline County […]

Book Review: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Posted October 14, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 4 Comments
Book Review: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria is set in the early 20th century before prohibition. The story centers around what are known as “homopaths,” individuals whose blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art, but are dangerously affected by iron. Two best friends, Corinne and Ada, work for gangster Johnny Dervish in his club, the […]

Series Review: The Wrath & the Dawn / The Rose & the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

Posted May 23, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 4 Comments
Series Review: The Wrath & the Dawn / The Rose & the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

“Love is a force unto itself, sayyidi. For love, people consider the unthinkable…and often achieve the impossible. I would not sneer at its power.” I received a copy of The Wrath & the Dawn last year when I attended the Romantic Times convention. It was the hot, “must-read” book at the time, yet I somehow put off reading […]

Book Blitz: The Rose & The Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn) by Renée Ahdieh

Posted April 26, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Book Tour, Entertainment, Giveaway / 0 Comments
Book Blitz: The Rose & The Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn) by Renée Ahdieh

I am so excited that THE ROSE & THE DAGGER by Renée Ahdieh releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Renée Ahdieh, be sure to check out all the details below.   This blitz also includes a giveaway for a paperback of THE […]

Book Review: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Book Review: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls is a time-traveling thriller about a serial killer hunted by “the one who got away.” Harper Curtis stumbles upon the biggest prize when he discovers a building that allows him to travel through time. The only catch? He must kill a series of girls who “shine” when he sees them. The only thing […]