Naamah’s Kiss Readalong, Week 3

Hi everyone, and welcome to week 3 of the Naamah’s Kiss readalong. Today’s questions are written by yours truly, and cover chapters 27-36. Readalong Participants Allie at Tethyan Books Lynn at Lynn’s Book Blog Grace (me) at Books Without Any Pictures Susan at Dab of Darkness 1. What are your impressions of Queen Jehanne? Jehanne is both seductiveRead more

“The Wrath and the Dawn” by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh is a young adult retelling of One Thousand and One Nights.  Each night, Khalid, the mad Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride, who he has killed the next morning.  Becoming Khalid’s bride is a death sentence, but a young woman named Shazi volunteers for the role.  Her best friend had beenRead more

Double Feature: “The Prince” and “The Mistress” by Tiffany Reisz

I’m doing this thing where I start writing reviews for all of the books I’ve read in the past two months when I’ve been busy with work things and moving and life getting in the way of my blog, and I’ve got a confession to make.  I don’t actually remember exactly where The Prince (book 3 ofRead more

Review and Giveaway: “Mistress of the Court” by Laura Purcell

mistress of the court

Mistress of the Court by Laura Purcell is a historical fiction novel about the Hanoverian monarchy.  The protagonist, Henrietta Howard, is trapped in an abusive marriage, and sees entering court as a way to escape her tyrannical husband.  She sells her few possessions for a ticket to Hanover, where she is accepted into princess Caroline’sRead more

“Exquisite Captive” by Heather Demetrios

  Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios is the story of a jinni who has been exiled from her homeland and is now a slave on Earth.  Nalia spends her days coming up with new ways to defy her master Malek, dreaming of the day that she will gain her freedom and be able to rescue herRead more

“The Guild of Assassins” by Anna Kashina

The Guild of Assassins is the second book in Anna Kashina’s series The Majat Code.  If you haven’t read the first book, see my review of Blades of the Old Empire instead, as this review will contain spoilers from the first book. When Kara made the decision to disobey her orders to save Prince Kythar’s life, she wasRead more