Winterwood: Pirates, Magic, and Shapeshifters Oh My!

Winterwood by Jacey Bedford DAW: February 2nd, 2016 Genre: Historical Fantasy Source: Free from publisher I’d go there again! This book has so many of the elements I love in a good fantasy: pirates, fae, magic, a wolf shapeshifter, a heroine who disguises herself as a man, adventure, romance, an alternative historical setting… really, this […]

Adventuring Year in Review: 2015

As 2015 wraps up, its time for the Adventurers to reflect on what we loved most this year. This is always a tough post to write because how do you pick your favourites? We can only presume this is like picking your favourite child: sacrilegious! Yet, we push forward since, heck, it’s fun to revisit the […]

Sweetest Scoundrel: Too-Sweet “Historical” Romance

 Sweetest Scoundrel by Elizabeth Hoyt Grand Central Publishing: November 24th Genre: Historical Romance Review source: Free from publisher The plane was delayed, luggage lost, and museums closed Full disclosure: Jaclyn is the historical romance reader (those are links to some of her reviews). I used to be, but my tastes have changed over the years. Historical […]

Joint Review: “Tower of Thorns”

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier Roc: November 3, 2015 Genre: Historical Fantasy Review Source: free from publisher. Last year, Jaclyn read and loved Dreamer’s Pool. Stacey was less enthralled but has always been a big fan of Marillier. When the chance to read the second title in the Blackthorn & Grim series arrived, both […]

Itinerary for the Last Days of Summer

The strange and wonderful worlds I’m looking forward to traveling as the summer winds to a close and my favorite season begins. (All synopses modified from Goodreads blurbs, which you can get to by clicking on the images).   1. Two families, named after birds, compete in traveling shows. The Palomas believe that the Corbeaus […]

Fall Adventures Itinerary

It’s hard to believe that it’s already September! Where did the summer go? But with the fall comes lots of great books that we’re looking forward to. Here’s what we’re hoping to read this fall (September to November publication dates): Jaclyn’s Itinerary Stacey’s Itinerary I share Jaclyn’s enthusiasm for Juliet Marillier’s latest (let’s face it, […]

Unromanticizing a Classic in ‘Longbourn’

Longbourn by Jo Baker* Knopf, October 8, 2013 (Historical Fiction) Rating: I’d go there again! Longbourn is a historical novel that’s been receiving a lot of buzz and made the October 2013 LibraryReads list. Naturally after hearing that Longbourn is a return to Pride and Prejudice I was intrigued. The fact that Longbourn focuses on the servant staff […]