“Blood Rose Rebellion” by Rosalyn Eves

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves is a young adult dystopian/alt-history novel set in the mid-1800s. Anna Arden is born into high British society. In this book, magic is also tied to social class. The upper class, the Luminates, receive the ability to perform magic at their Confirmation as a child. But Anna is barrenRead more

Blog Tour & Giveaway: “The Enemies of Versailles” by Sally Christie

The Enemies of Versailles is the third book in Sally Christie’s Mistresses of Versailles trilogy. But don’t worry–you don’t have to read either of the previous books to be able to understand this one. Each book in the series focuses on a different mistress of Louis XV of France, and their stories are fascinating. The EnemiesRead more

“Rebellion” by Karen Sandler

Rebellion is the third book in the Tankborn trilogy, a YA dystopian series featuring diverse protagonists, cyborgs, and (you guessed it!) a rebellion.  Minor spoilers from the previous two books, but I’ll try to keep them as minimal as possible. Kayla is a GEN, or genetically engineered human.  Devak is a highborn.  The two of themRead more

“The Woman in the Photo” by Mary Hogan: Blog Tour

The Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan is a new historical fiction/contemporary novel that explores the Johnstown Flood.  In the late 1800s, a bunch of rich Pittsburgh industrialists (Carnegie, Frick, etc.) had a private lake in South Fork, PA.  The lake was man-made, held in place by an earthworks dam.  The industrialists did not maintain theRead more

Mini Review: “Downside Girls” by Jaine Fenn

Last fall and winter, I took a long hiatus from blogging.  Balancing a new job, grad school, and my blog was just too much, and I returned to a more normal blogging routine this spring.  During my hiatus, I read a lot of books that I didn’t get a chance to fully review.  As such,Read more

“The Time Machine” by H. G. Wells

After reading “Before the Storm” by Marian Perera, I decided that I need more steampunk in my life.  After consulting a bunch of random lists on the internet, I came to the conclusion that I ought to read something by H. G. Wells before delving into modern steampunk, as his ideas provide an inspiration to manyRead more