September BookClub: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Author: Alice Hoffman Publisher:  Simon and Schuster Page Count: 504 Publication Date: 2001 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.04) Over five years in the writing, The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of imagination and research, set in ancient Israel. In 70 C.E., nine hundred Jews held … Continue reading September BookClub: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Title:  Circe Author: Madeline Miller Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Page Count: 393 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Retellings, Mythology, Historical Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.3) My Rating: ★★★★★(4.5) In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor … Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Book Review: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Title:  Hag-Seed Author: Margaret Atwood Publisher: Hogarth Page Count: 239 Publication Date: 2016 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Retellings, Contemporary Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.86) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) Hag-Seed is a re-visiting of Shakespeare’s play of magic and illusion, The Tempest, and will be the fourth novel in the Hogarth Shakespeare series. The Tempest is set on a remote island full of strange … Continue reading Book Review: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Title:  Night Circus Author: Erin Morgenstern Publisher: Doubleday Page Count: 387 Publication Date: 2011 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Romance Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.04) My Rating: ★★★★★(4.5) The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking … Continue reading Book Review: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Title:  Children of Blood and Bone Author: Tomi Adeyemi Publisher: Henry Holt Books Page Count: 525 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.2) My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.0) Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. … Continue reading Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi