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The Sword of Kaigen (A Theonite War Story)
4.56
it was amazing
My jaw is on the floor.

Sometimes lightning strikes from a clear sky. I'd never heard of this author before, but indie publishing means giving each oth
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Feb 05, 2019
Feb 05, 2019
 
The Unveiling (Age of Faith, #1)
4.08
So something has been annoying me about this book and I MUST SPEAK. There’s seriously some kind of anti-textile bias going on here. The heroine is a m ...more
Aug 09, 2015
Aug 08, 2015
 
A Wind from the Wilderness (Watchers of Outremer, #1)
4.33
*flails* IT'S COMING!

Four years in the making. The first instalment of my dearest brainchild, a meticulously-researched epic historical fantasy advent
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not set
Sep 17, 2018
 
Silent Melody (Georgian, #2)
3.78
did not like it
Lately, I've spent a lot of time thinking about romance. I feel like such a goober writing romance, but then a discussion with friends alerted me to t ...more
Feb 28, 2019
Mar 02, 2019
 
Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)
4.27
really liked it
Wow.

It's not often these days that I get absolutely swallowed up by a book and can't tear myself away till I've finished with it. This book did that,
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Feb 07, 2016
Feb 01, 2016
 
Masque (Two Monarchies Sequence)
4.23
really liked it
The feeling has been growing on me for a few weeks that I needed to re-read this book, so I did, and galloped through it in a couple of days. Isabella ...more
Apr 28, 2019
Jul 04, 2017
Jul 05, 2017
 
Ten Thousand Thorns
4.33
I had ridiculous amounts of fun writing this action-packed Sleeping Beauty retelling. Can't wait to share it with you all on November 30th!
not set
Oct 21, 2017
 
The Door to Camelot
4.60
Hey folks! I'm re-releasing PENDRAGON'S HEIR as a trilogy, starting next week! Book 1, THE DOOR TO CAMELOT, will be priced just 99c at launch, so if y ...more
not set
Mar 12, 2019
 
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
4.22
did not like it
Mark Twain's essay on The Literary Offences of James Fenimore Cooper is a justly reputed classic. So is George Eliot's essay on Silly Lady Novelists. ...more
May 2016
May 01, 2016
 
On the Incarnation
4.28
it was amazing
Just checking, and yup - St Athanasius is still my FAVOURITE Church Father.

--

(Review originally posted on Vintage Novels)

Sometime in the 290s was born
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Jun 12, 2018
not set
not set
Nov 12, 2014
 
Crimson Bound
3.66
really liked it
"Are you going to tell me it was a kindness to kill her? That it wasn't so bad, because at least I ended her suffering? I was there. I know exactly ho ...more
Oct 28, 2016
Oct 27, 2016
 
It’s (Not That) Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way
4.29
it was amazing
It can be really hard to review a book that changed your life. Let me try anyway.

When I first read It's (Not That) Complicated I'd already read a whol
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Jul 12, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
 
Swift (Swift, #1)
4.11
really liked it
This is my first foray into RJ Anderson's books. If I had to slot it into a specific age group, I would call this middle-grade, but really it reminded ...more
Jan 02, 2019
Jan 02, 2019
 
The Phantom Lover
3.38
it was ok
Oh good HEAVENS.

I always meant to try some Ruby M Ayres, because she is always cited as an inspiration for PG Wodehouse's Rosie M Banks, and the inspi
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Aug 30, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
 
Once: Six Historically Inspired Fairytales
3.80
So excited about this project! Six indie authors, including myself, have banded together to bring you six enchanting new fairytale retellings set in s ...more
not set
Oct 24, 2016
 
Five Magic Spindles
4.30
really liked it
Five Magic Spindles was a pretty impressive collection of Sleeping Beauty fairytale retellings. I enjoyed it quite a lot:

The Man on the Buckskin Horse
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Jan 06, 2017
Jan 05, 2017
 
Death Be Not Proud
3.76
Coming soon in Kindle ebook and SUPER cute illustrated paperback! ;)
not set
Mar 18, 2017
 
The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller
4.28
it was amazing
This book was phenomenal. Please go out immediately and torch your copy of SAVE THE CAT and get this book instead.

Well, maybe I exaggerate. I didn't a
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Mar 04, 2017
Mar 04, 2017
 
Plenilune
3.78
it was amazing
Margaret Coventry is already on the train that will carry her away from family disgrace and England, to Naples and her last hopes for a respectable ma ...more
Jul 26, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
 
Uprooted
4.10
really liked it
UPROOTED is a big, twisty fairy tale adventure for grown-ups. The story begins in traditional fairy tale style with a simple peasant girl whisked away ...more
Jul 20, 2018
Jul 20, 2018
 
Spinning Silver
4.28
really liked it
Wow, I have mixed feelings about this one.

First of all, this book is well done in some really great ways. It's beautifully written and evocative. It'
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Aug 13, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
 
The Perilous Gard
4.09
it was amazing
(Review originally published at Vintage Novels).

Elizabeth Marie Pope is an author (of vintage YA historical fantasy) whose books I've been waiting to
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Mar 09, 2016
Mar 09, 2016
 
The Mind of the Maker
4.15
really liked it
I finally read it! I'm not sure how much of it sank into my sleep-deprived brain, but the bits I remember were excellent. Sayers thinks of the craft o ...more
Sep 13, 2018
Sep 13, 2018
 
Bitch In a Bonnet: Reclaiming Jane Austen From the Stiffs, the Snobs, the Simps and the Saps, Volume 1
3.87
liked it
This commentary on Jane Austen's first three novels is detailed, often insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny. Rodi's commentary really brings out Auste ...more
Dec 20, 2018
Dec 14, 2018
 
A Sidekick's Tale
4.22
really liked it
This was absolutely a scream! I had no idea Elisabeth Grace Foley was concealing such a talent for humour. Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, a wonderf ...more
Aug 30, 2017
Jul 15, 2017
Jul 15, 2017
 
The City Beyond the Glass
4.22
I am SUPER excited to share this story with you on April 2!

This one is a retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses for everyone who likes their hero
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not set
Mar 13, 2018
 
Pride and Prejudice
4.25
it was amazing
Re-read for the first time in a while. Even better than I remember.
Mar 24, 2019
Oct 23, 2012
 
The Last Chronicle of Barset (Chronicles of Barsetshire #6)
4.15
it was amazing
Today I have the pleasure of reviewing a really terrific (and terrifically long) book. The Last Chronicle of Barset is 852 pages in my edition, all of ...more
Apr 28, 2016
Apr 13, 2016
 
Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society
4.40
really liked it
So great. Spot on and frequently laugh-out-loud hilarious, although I think that the same author's novel Gaudy Night goes into these questions in a li ...more
Aug 12, 2018
Aug 14, 2018
 
Beren and Lúthien
3.98
liked it
Beren and Luthien is a gorgeously-presented work, with some of my favourite Alan Lee illustrations ever, focusing on the development of the Beren-and- ...more
May 04, 2019
May 04, 2019
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