now have to spend the rest of their lives as slaves for the Greeks are getting used to their new life.
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The trilogy about the Catholic Kings is about Isabel’s ascension to the throne in the 1400’s. Queen Isabel of Spain is renowned for several things, the most important which are the sponsoring of Cristopher Columbus’s voyage to the new world, the conquest of the moors, and also, regrettably, the Spanish Inquisition.
This book, The Silence of the Girls, is powerful as well but it’s almost too blunt in its realness. But that would also be unfair to say—that it’s too blunt—because nothing happened in this book that wouldn’t have happened in real life, and so if this book is too blunt, then real life itself is too blunt as well. In truth I just found it kind of horrible that all of these female characters suffered such a harsh fate.
WINTERSONG by S. Jae-JonesYA Fantasy This book is basically a mix of two retellings - Beauty and the Beast and the myth of Hades and Persephone. As such, it follows the trope of 'girl sacrificing herself to be with a guy (in this case it's the Goblin King) that's cruel and doomed, and then falling … Continue reading WINTERSONG
AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS by Margaret RogersonYA Fantasy This book started off very strongly for me and then kind of fizzled out at the middle and the end. If you like stories about the Fae then I would by all means encourage you to read this book. It has a very unique world building and … Continue reading AN ENCHANTMENT OF RAVENS
THE DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE HOBBS by Katherine HoweAdult Fantasy I decided to buy this book (in hardcover no less) because the theme sounded extremely interesting – a modern-day scholarly investigation into the life and magical methods of the witches of Salem in order to solve a looming curse. I did not know this book was … Continue reading THE DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE HOBBS
SUMMER OF '69 by Elin Hilderbrand Historical Fiction I used to mainly read fantasy and science fiction, but now that I am venturing out and reading other genres (such as historical fiction) I am seeing that I have been missing out from a whole scope of realistic, human emotion contained within other types of stories. … Continue reading SUMMER OF ’69