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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, by Kiersten White

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein revisited through the eyes of Elizabeth Frankenstein. I read Frankenstein about twenty years ago and honestly, I barely remember much from the book itself. I remember some of the class discussions afterwards, but that’s it. If I … Continue reading

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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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Wellness Wednesday – Throwback List

Back in June 2012, I was near the end of my weight loss journey, but stalled due to a stress fracture in my leg. For twelve weeks, I wasn’t allowed to exercise, and I basically maintained a steady weight in … Continue reading

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Tess of the Road, by Rachel Hartman (audio)

Tess has always been the “bad” twin, in her angelic sister’s shadow, tormented by her mother and younger brothers. Her family is completely miserable: parents estranged and impoverished, half-sister who is also a half-dragon, and Tess herself, “ruined” at the … Continue reading

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Now I Rise, by Kiersten White

After And I Darken, the paths taken by the three main characters have diverged. Lada (Vlad the Impaler) has gone back to Europe to try to claim the throne of Wallachia. Mehmed (sultan of the Ottoman Empire) plans to conquer … Continue reading

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