REVIEW: The Court of Miracles – Kester Grant

Author: Kester Grant (website) UK Publisher: HarperVoyager Genre: Historical fiction, YA Liberty 1828 and the citizens of Paris still mourn in the wake of their failed revolution. Among them, in the dark alleys and crumbling cathedrals of the city, the most wretched have gathered into guilds of thieves, assassins – and worse. Together they are known … Continue reading REVIEW: The Court of Miracles – Kester Grant

REVISITED: Cotillion – Georgette Heyer

Author: Georgette Heyer UK Publisher: Arrow Genre: Romance, historical fiction See Also: Charity Girl; Regency Buck; These Old Shades; Frederica Kitty Charing’s life-changing inheritance comes with a catch. Her eccentric and childless guardian, Mr. Penicuik, is leaving Kitty all of his vast fortune – but with one condition. She must marry one of his five grand-nephews. However, … Continue reading REVISITED: Cotillion – Georgette Heyer

REVISITED: The Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart – Mathias Malzieu

Author: Mathias Malzieu (wikipedia) Translator: Sarah Ardizzone (wikipedia) UK Publisher: Vintage Genre: Literary fiction, steampunk(-ish) Edinburgh, 1874. On the coldest night the world has ever seen, Little Jack is born with a frozen heart and immediately undergoes a life-saving operation. But Dr Madeleine is no conventional medic and surgically implants a cuckoo-clock into his chest. Little Jack … Continue reading REVISITED: The Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart – Mathias Malzieu

REVIEW: Bloodlust and Bonnets – Emily McGovern

Author: Emily McGovern (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Simon and Schuster Genre: Graphic novel, satirical historical fantasy The year is 1820, and bored young debutante Lucy knows there must be more to life than embroidery and engagements - no matter how eligible the bachelor might be. Some bachelors, she has discovered, are less 'eligible' than they are … Continue reading REVIEW: Bloodlust and Bonnets – Emily McGovern

REVIEW: When a Duchess says I Do (Rogues to Riches #2) – Grace Burrowes

Author: Grace Burrowes (website / twitter) UK Publisher: Piatkus Genre: Historical romance Duncan Wentworth tried his hand at rescuing a damsel in distress once long ago, and he's vowed he'll never make that mistake again. Nonetheless, when he comes across Matilda Wakefield in the poacher-infested and far-from-enchanted woods of his estate, decency compels him to offer aid to … Continue reading REVIEW: When a Duchess says I Do (Rogues to Riches #2) – Grace Burrowes

REVISITED: These Old Shades – Georgette Heyer

Author: Georgette Heyer UK Publisher: Arrow Genre: Historical romance Under the reign of Louis XV, corruption and intrigue have been allowed to blossom in France, and Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon and proud of his soubriquet 'Satanas', flourishes as well. Then, from a dark Parisian back alley, he plucks L-on, a red-headed urchin with strangely … Continue reading REVISITED: These Old Shades – Georgette Heyer