The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton is a delight! Imagine a Victorian England where lady pirates sail the country in their houses, plundering items that the owners were practically begging them to take (by leaving them unattended and in plain sight).
She’s the One Who Gets in FightsThe War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters Book Threeby S. R. Cronin Published 14 May 2021Cinnabar Press Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Genre: Historical Fantasy I received a complimentary review copy of She’s the One Who Gets in Fights as part of my participation in a blog tour for […]
The Chosen and the Beautiful is Nghi Vo’s debut novel. This retelling of The Great Gatsby dazzles with its luxuriously louche writing. Vo gives a 1920s with magical elixirs and infernal bargains.
She’s the One Who Cares Too Much is the second book in the War Stories of the Seven Troublesome Sisters series by S. R. Cronin, and it follows the story of the second-born sister Coral. This book is fairly well self-contained and if any readers interested in the series gain access to this one first I do think it’s readable on its own. There’s a lot of world-building done in book one that isn’t repeated that might leave gaps in establishing who the velka are, why this particular family has a rocky history with the velka, and the nuances of the relationship between Ryalgar and Prince Nevik. Beyond that, however, there’s enough done to make the world here make sense, and there’s a whole lot of world-building around the luskies introduced. We also have all of the tidbits about farther reaches of the realm thanks to Coral’s connection with a high ranking military officer.