Operation Napoleon by Arnaldur Indridason

1945: A German bomber flies over Iceland in a blizzard; the crew have lost their way and eventually crash on the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest in Europe. Puzzlingly, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk […]

Wildthorn by Jane Eagland

The cover caught my eye for this one. It’s pretty, yet simple. Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove longs to break free from her respectable life as a Victorian doctor`s daughter. But her dreams become a nightmare when Louisa is sent to Wildthorn Hall: labelled a lunatic, deprived of her liberty and even her real name. As she […]

Book Blogger Hop 6/24

Today’s question is: “When did you realize reading was your passion and a truly important part of your life?” – Oh wow, that’s a great question. Reading was always a part of my life, ever since I was little. My parents would read to me as a child to improve their English. Eventually it would […]

The Dark Deeps by Arthur Slade

Note: It’s a good idea to read The Hunchback Assignments first before reading this one. Transforming his appearance and stealing secret documents from the French is all in a day’s work for fourteen-year-old Modo, a British secret agent. But his latest mission—to uncover the underwater mystery of something called the Ictíneo—seems impossible. There are rumors […]

The Silver Rose by Susan Carroll

Note; it’s recommended you read: The Dark Queen, and The Courtesan before reading this one. It’s not absolutely necessary but it helps. France, 1585. She is the youngest and most powerful of the “Sisters of Faire Isle,” women known far and wide for their extraordinary mystical abilities. Skilled in healing and able to forecast the […]

Book Blogger Hop 6/17

Today’s question is:  “How many books are currently in your To-Be-Read (TBR) Pile?” – I remember this question was asked before. I didn’t have much at the time. Then somehow it grew at a very high alarming rate and just looking at it makes me happy because I know I’m not going to run out […]

The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal

 Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia’s led a privileged life at court. But everything changes when it’s revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection. Cast out with little more than the clothes on […]