Letters from Paris

Its always a pleasure when a book you didn’t think you would enjoy ends up being so much more, isn’t it? Letters from Paris by Juliet Blackwell follows a woman, Claire Broussard, who attempts to track down the history of a nameless woman whose mask, L’inconnue she discovers in her hometown. It is a story…

Tale of Shikanoko

For a person who loves history, I do not always seek them to read (unless they are in small globs that I can gobble up in less than 10 minutes). Tale of Shikanoko, The Emperor of Eight Islands by Lian Hearn is a historical fiction. Set in Japan. I picked it up since this seems…

The Queen of the Dead 2

If I disliked the first book, I flat out immensely disliked Touch, the second book in The Queen of the Dead series by Michelle Sagara. And that is putting it mildly. You’re probably wondering why I even went on to read part two. That is because I had already borrowed it! What a waste it…

The Queen of the Dead

No good, at all, simply no good. I will shamelessly admit that I chose Silence by Michelle Sagara because of its alluring cover (again). The story is about a teenage girl, who is still grieving for her lost boyfriend, finding out she is a necromancer. It entails the teenage girl’s entourage (including a nerd and…

Timeless

A fine ending to a fine little series–Timeless by Gail Carriger, fifth and final installment in the Parasol Protectorate series. I must say, I enjoyed this book far better than any other book in this series. A feat as I usually feel the ending to some series are not adequate. It had a little more…

Heartless

Fourth in Parasol Protectorate series, Heartless is, shall we say a little different from the previous three. Let’s say you frequent a cake shop wherein you buy a single type of cake and do so for a long time. One day upon tasting the cake, you realize it tastes different. It is not so obvious…

Changeless

I immensely enjoyed the interaction between Alexia and Conall Maccon in Soulless and I wanted more of it. From reading Soulless, I deemed the second book in the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger would not be soul-consuming. I wanted to read something that would not influence me to drop all my work. Hence, I…

Soulless Alexia

A soulless spinster stubborn as mule with a mind of her own who carries parasol even at night? I’m hooked. Gail Carriger has crafted some interesting characters in her Soulless, the first book in the Parasol Protectorate series. I simply loved the head strong Alexia Tarabottie, the heroine of the series. Professor Lyall with his…

The Shining

This year, I seem to be branching out into books I don’t usually read. This time was The Shining by Stephen King. Humans have a strange fascination with violence. We turn away from violent acts yet can’t help but wonder about the gory details. That is what I thought when I was reading The Shining….