17 02, 2016

Review: THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE by Heidi Heilig

By | Wednesday, February 17, 2016|9 Comments

Wow, this book! Where should I even begin? This book has brilliant story telling, a great cast of characters, time travel, fantastic world building, pirates, romance, costumes, myths, history, and it managed to keep my attention for three straight days of reading. This book may sound similar to Passenger, but it is not. […]

8 10, 2014

THE CURE FOR DREAMING by Cat Winters

By | Wednesday, October 8, 2014|12 Comments

THE CURE FOR DREAMING by Cat WintersThe Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
Published by Amulet Books on October 14th 2014
Pages: 368
Genres: 19th Century, Fantasy & Magic, Girls & Women, Historical, United States, Young Adult
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Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout.Praise for The Cure for Dreaming

I didn’t really know what to expect from The Cure for Dreaming. Once I got into the reading I was pleasantly surprised. I don’t usually read historic fiction. I didn’t think I would like that genre. It turns out that I really enjoyed being swept into the past. I liked a book without […]

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