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[ARC Review] The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy

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27 January
[ARC Review] The Boleyn Bride by Brandy Purdy

The events surrounding King Henry VIII’s “Great Matter” have been rehashed and retold so many times, and is so well loved by historical fiction fans everywhere that it feels as if any author with a penchant for history could sell a book on this subject and have it do rather well. However, with the Boleyn Bride, Brandy Purdy has shrewdly revived the well reiterated tale by placing the narrative with an extremely overlooked and oft-forgotten historical figure: Elizabeth Howard. Wife of Thomas Boleyn, mother to Anne, long serving lady in waiting to Catherine of Aragon, faded former interest of the… Read more »

[ARC Review] Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

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25 January
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I really really liked Uninvited by Sophie Jordan.  This book was exciting, terrifying, sexy, and thought provoking.  The book is set in a dystopian future where scientists have discovered that homicidal tendencies are actually genetic.  They now test everyone for HTS, aka the kill gene.  The book opens with a teenage girl,  with a bright future ahead and the whole world to conquer. Then one day she comes home from school to discover that she is a carrier for HTS.  Her whole world comes crashing down around her because she doesn’t feel any different, but now they say she is to become a killer…. Read more »

[Arc Review] Tin Star

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25 January
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The beginning of Tin Star was fascinating. Tula Bane is stranded upon a remote space station by the leader of their colonizing cult, Brother Blue. She survives his brutal attack and abandonment only to find that she’s living in a universe where humans are not thought highly of. Their prejudice runs deep. She’s forced to survive by proving to everyone else on the space station that she can adapt and respect their customs while supporting herself. Her footing gathered, she lives a relatively functional existence. This changes when a new group of humans, rescued from a crash, show up on… Read more »

[Arc Review] Cruel Beauty

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21 January
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Cruel Beauty is yet another foray into the sub-genre of fairy tale retellings. Authors expound upon a set story and shape it to their desires. These stories always bring something exciting to the table, whether they’re set in the future with space travel and androids like The Lunar Chronicles or are a modern day retelling of the Persephone myth like the Everneath series. In this instance, we have a retelling of Beauty and the Beast that is set in the land of Arcadia. There is a Grecian flair attached to everything in this book. It’s interesting, considering the other Beauty… Read more »