Genre: Alternate History


Apr 26
Bite-Sized Reviews of Children of Blood and Bone & Dread Nation

Bite-Sized Reviews of Children of Blood and Bone & Dread Nation

Reviews 33 ★★★★½

I’ve got two bite-sized reviews for you today. I hope these bite-sized reviews will be enough to feed your fiction addiction! First off, I just have to start by saying that the audiobook version of this book is amazing! Bahni Turpin is a fantastic narrator, and I absolutely love the accents she uses for the book I have no idea if they are accurate African accents—or if they’re even meant to be, since the book takes place in a fantasy world, not the real world—but they definitely have an African flair to them. I appreciated the differences between Zélie’s more rural sounding accent and the smoother sound of Amari and Inan’s voices (those ultra-rolling r’s are so beautiful to listen to). I almost never had trouble determining whose narration I was listening to, which is hard for a single narrator to manage. Now on to the story. The fact that we… Read more »


Dec 08
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin: Review (Plus Bonus Review of Iron to Iron)

Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin: Review (Plus Bonus Review of Iron to Iron)

Reviews 9 ★★★★★

***NOTE: This review is for the second book in the series but doesn’t contain any major spoilers for the first book. To read my review of Wolf by Wolf, click the link!*** I was so excited to read the conclusion to this unique duology since I had absolutely LOVED the first book. The WWII era fascinates me, in all its darkness, and these books offer an intriguing paranormal alternate history. What Fed My Addiction: Multiple POVs and Flashbacks. In this book, we get Felix’s, Luka’s and Yael’s POVs, which isa nice change. We get to see what was going through all of these characters’ heads and what has led them to these points—Yael, who is fighting against the Nazis, Luka, who has always played it safe and gone along with the Reich because it was easier, and Felix, who puts his family before everything else in the world. We also get flashbacks… Read more »


Nov 26
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – Review

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – Review

Reviews 10 ★★★★★

Wolf by Wolf is alternate history with a paranormal twist. The book asks the question, What if Hitler had won WWII – a question that’s been asked before – but it’s told from the perspective of a shapeshifting Jewish girl (who is turned into a shapeshifter due to a doctor’s experimentation on her in one of the concentration camps). Yael can take on other people’s features, and because of that, she is chosen by the resistance to get close to Hitler and kill him. The only way to get close to him is to take on the persona of a prestigious motorcycle racer (Adele Wolfe) – and win it. But the task is made much more difficult with Adele’s brother and boyfriend watching her very carefully. What I enjoyed: Alternate history. I’m not a huge history buff, but there’s so much about the WWII era that’s fascinating. This is one time period… Read more »