Category: Historical Fiction

{guest review} The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

{guest review} The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

5 emotionally tear jerking stars. The Nightingale was such a realistic portrayal as it transported me back in time to France during World War II. I felt like I lived the experiences of sisters Vianne and Isabelle. I loved the way the author portrayed the ups and downs of the sibling relationship, told in dual POV by each sister. The story started off with 75 year old Vianne looking back on her life as she faces terminal cancer. She then tells her […]

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{ARC REVIEW} The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game #1) by Evelyn Skye

{ARC REVIEW} The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game #1) by Evelyn Skye

♥ Quick Thoughts and Rating: 3 stars! The Crown’s Game was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and I was so sad when it didn’t live up to the expectations I had built for it in my head. While the magic involved was fanciful and the setting was grandiose, the slow pacing and quick romance were enough to pull down my rating. ♥ Review: I’m in a rough patch book-wise, I suppose. This is the third […]

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Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1) by Rae Carson

Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1) by Rae Carson

  Title: Walk on Earth a Stranger Trilogy: The Gold Seer,  Book One Author: Rae Carson ♣ @raecarson Published: September 22, 2015 Publisher: Greenwillow Books/ HarperCollins Pages: 432 Genres: Young Adult ♣ Historical ♣ Fantasy Source: Edelweiss Summary from Goodreads: Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and […]

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Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

  Title: Vengeance Road Author: Erin Bowman ♣ @erin_bowman Expected Publication: September 1, 2015 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Pages: 336 Genres: Young Adult ♣ Contemporary ♣ Historical Fiction ♣ Action/Adventure ♣ Romance Source: NetGalley Summary from Goodreads: When Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. […]

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International ARC Giveaway: At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen

International ARC Giveaway: At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen

We’re excited to announce that Random House has been kind enough to give The Book Hookup one advanced readers PRINT copy of Sara Gruen’s upcoming book At the Water’s Edge. This is an actual PRINT book, not an ebook, and the giveaway will be open INTERNATIONALLY. Having read Water for Elephants & Ape House, I’m already a huge fan of Sara’s and when I first heard that her next book was going to be set […]

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Sister's Fate (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #3) by Jessica Spotswood

Sister's Fate (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #3) by Jessica Spotswood

  Title: Sister’s Fate Trilogy: The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book 3 Author: Jessica Spotswood ♥ @jessica_shea Expected Publication: August 14th 2014 Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Pages: 368 Genre(s): Young Adult ♥ Historical ♥ Paranormal (Witches) Source: borrowed ARC Summary from Goodreads: A fever ravages New London, but with the Brotherhood sending suspected witches straight to the gallows, the Sisters are powerless against the disease. They can’t help without revealing their powers—as Cate learns when a potent display of magic turns […]

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Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog #1) by Anne Blankman

Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog #1) by Anne Blankman

  Title: Prisoner of Night and Fog Series: Prisoner of Night and Fog, Book One Author: Anne Blankman ♥ @AnneBlankman Expected Publication: April 22, 2014 Publisher: Balzer + Bray/ HarperCollins Pages: 416 Genre(s): Historical ♥ Young Adult ♥ Romance Source: Edelweiss Summary from Goodreads: In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her “uncle” […]

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Defy (Defy #1) by Sara B. Larson

Defy (Defy #1) by Sara B. Larson

  Title: Defy Series: Defy, Book One Author: Sara B. Larson ♥ @SaraBLarson Expected Publication: January 7, 2014 Publisher: Scholastic Press Pages: 336 Source: NetGalley Summary from Goodreads: A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and a thrilling love triangle. Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king’s army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite […]

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Stacking the Shelves {1}

Stacking the Shelves {1}

Welcome to our very first edition of Stacking The Shelves – hosted by Tynga over at Tynga’s Reviews! Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physical or virtual.  This means you can include books you buy in store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Below is all the pretty books  our awesome haul from this week.. […]

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Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Title:  Clockwork Princess Series:  The Infernal Devices Author:  Cassandra Clare Published:  March 2013 A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray. Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain […]

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