Book Review – The Dark Days Pact

The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2)The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

London, 1812

To Lady Helen,

My dearest friend, I have been following your adventures with anticipation for quite some time now. When you told me of a secret society that vanquished demons hiding among the populace, no one was more thrilled than me that you were to be a part of it. I lived vicariously through your missives for a while, and I was proud to call you a friend.

Then, of course, we could not communicate for a few months, and I must confess, some of the details of your trials slipped my mind. I hope you will not judge me too harshly when I say that I had difficulty recalling names and events. When you spoke of losing the Colligat, I had to sift through my old letters to bring it back to mind.

That said, since I will be judging you quite harshly from now, perhaps you would be fully justified in berating my poor memory. Continue reading

Book Review – The Dark Days Club

The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m guessing at this point, most people have heard about the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie coming out soon. If you hadn’t, well you know now.
Yes, it’s a thing and I will be watching it despite my apprehensions.

So imagine that movie with life-energy sucking demons instead of zombies and you have this book.  Continue reading

Book Review – Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Gentle Readers, before this Author begins her review, she would state – and rather smugly at that – that the identity of Lady Whistledown was a foregone conclusion from the beginning of the book and anyone of minimal intelligence (and the Author possesses one that is above average) would have realized it. So there.

Moving on.

Ladies, (and gentlemen, if you are reading) meet Colin Bridgerton.
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Shallow Reader Post: Pride & Prejudice

Poetry, perms and pink…

Hello again! Now that Valentine’s Day is safely behind us, I can cheerfully post the review for the graphic novel adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Just kidding. An excerpt to get you interested:

When I heard we were doing catch-up week, I thought why not and picked the most irrelevant book I could find…

So I got this ARC of Pride and Prejudice, everybody’s favourite book, and it was less thrilling than I expected. Nevertheless, this is quite a solid adaptation and I would recommend both to first time readers and veteran fans.

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Book Review – A Delightful Arrangement

A Delightful Arrangement (The Gentlemen Next Door, #1)A Delightful Arrangement by Cecilia Gray

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A very cute novella about childhood friends becoming something more, set in Regency England.

It’s nothing we haven’t seen before but I guess what made it fun to read was Phillip, the hero. It certainly can’t be Francesca, who had me rolling my eyeballs with her vehement denials. I get that Regency ladies were expected to be modest and un-scandalous but really, does she need to keep up the act in her internal monologue? No harm in drooling inside, Fran.
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