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A Conspiracy in Belgravia, by Sherry Thomas (audio)

Part 2 of this series, and this time Charlotte Holmes is looking into a mystery that involves her illegitimate half brother… More fun. Other than a few language quirks – there was a bit too much Dickensian repetition of pithy … Continue reading

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A Study in Scarlet Women, by Sherry Thomas (audio)

From GoodReads: With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for … Continue reading

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Bright We Burn, by Kiersten White

As this is the third book in a series, I won’t say too much about the story. This is the continuation of a story based on a fiction version of the man later known as Vlad the Impaler, or alternatively, … Continue reading

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The Poppy War, by RF Kuang

Rin is a war orphan who does everything she can to escape the life of an opium-smuggler’s errand girl and become one of Nikara’s elite trained soldiers. With the country drifting once again toward war, Rin discovers that learning to … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Your Blue Sky, by Marisa de los Santos

It’s the last few days before Clare’s wedding, and her misgivings about the whole thing have reached a crisis point. As she struggles through a panic attack, she’s comforted by an elderly stranger named Edith. Edith gives Clare the courage … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Velvet Swing, by Simon Baatz (audio)

Subtitled: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century Trigger warning: sexual violence Spoiler warning: These are actual events, so I will discuss details. In the early 1900s, Evelyn Nesbit was raped by architect Stanford White, who … Continue reading

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The City of Brass, by SA Chakraborty

Nahri is a con-woman in 19th century Cairo with a few magical abilities that she uses to survive. Then one night, those magical abilities accidentally call a djinn to her, and suddenly she’s on the run from demons and discovering … Continue reading

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