Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister #1) by Courtney Milan

The Premise: Robert Blaisdell, Duke of Clermont, has come to Leicester to investigate a case of corruption and to promote his anti-aristocratic views. His plans hit a snag when he meets Wilhelmina “Minnie” Pursling while they both escape dull company … Continue reading

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The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

From Goodreads: “The body you are wearing used to be mine.” So begins the letter Myfanwy Thomas is holding when she awakes in a London park surrounded by bodies all wearing latex gloves. With no recollection of who she is, … Continue reading

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The Governess Affair (Brothers Sinister #0.5) by Courtney Milan

The Premise: Hugo Marshall, former boxer and now the Duke of Clermont’s right-hand man, has raised himself from poverty and will stop at nothing to ensure his success. He doesn’t blink at covering up the duke’s various misdeeds until Serena … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

Romance micro-reviews are back up as of this week! I fell tragically behind. Also, just wanted to note that the rating on romance posts (4 chili pepper scale) are ratings of raciness, not overall quality. As you were.

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Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

From Goodreads: Griffins are supposed to be extinct. So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Shogun, they fear that their lives are over. Everyone knows what happens to those who fail him, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Wicked (Wild Quartet #1)

The Premise: To her group of bohemian artist friends, Caroline Townsend lives a luxuriant life full of rich parties. The scandalous widow, however, is hovering on the verge of poverty thanks to her late husband’s gaming debts. When Thomas, the … Continue reading

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Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (Howl’s Moving Castle #1)

Premise (and cover image fromIndiebound) Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch … Continue reading

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