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Title: The Dark Days Pact Author: Alison Goodman Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Publication Date: January 2017 Hardcover: 496 Pages June 1812. Just weeks after her catastrophic coming-out ball, Lady Helen Wrexhall—now disowned by her uncle—is a full member of the demon-hunting Dark Days Club. Her mentor, Lord Carlston, has […]
Deceivers and Reclaimers clash in The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman–a tantalizing opening to a brand new trilogy. Title: The Dark Days Club Author: Alison Goodman Genre: Speculative Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Publication Date: January 2016 Hardcover: 496 Pages New York Times bestseller Alison Goodman’s […]
It’s Friday Saturday, which means we are over at Kirkus for our regular weekly column! Thea is talking about book one in a new series, A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin today! Stranje House takes a familiar premise, in which troublesome young ladies are sent away from their embarrassed parents to finishing school, […]
It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today Thea is back at her list-making again with a primer to historical romantic fantasy… Inspired by Juliet Marillier’s newest novel Dreamer’s Pool – the first in a brand new trilogy – Thea lists her favorite Marillier titles, and romantic historical fantasy novels (adult and YA) […]
Old School Wednesdays is a weekly Book Smuggler feature. We came up with the idea towards the end of 2012, when both Ana and Thea were feeling exhausted from the never-ending inundation of New and Shiny (and often over-hyped) books. What better way to snap out of a reading fugue than to take a mini-vacation […]
Title: A Spear of Summer Grass Author: Deanna Raybourn Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Harlequin Mira Publication date: April 30th 2013 Paperback: 384 pages Paris, 1923 The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even amongst Paris society. But her latest scandal is big enough to make even her oft-married mother blanch. Delilah […]
Title: A Lily Among Thorns Author: Rose Lerner Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Leisure Books Publication date: September 2011 Paperback: 320 pages HER SAVIOR It was him. Serena couldn’t breathe. She’d been looking for him for years—the man who’d lifted her out of the dregs of London’s underworld. She remembered that he’d looked like an angel. […]
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