Category Archives: Royalty

The Second Duchess – Elizabeth Loupas

So yeah, The Second Duchess is based on a poem by Robert Browning. The poem is thought to be about Lucrezia de Medici, the young wife of Alfonso de Este, who died at age 16 in 1561, and describes Alfonso … Continue reading

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Blameless by Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate #3)

After the last middling sequel in the “Parasol Protectorate” series, I had fears this might be my last Alexia Tarabotti novel. After all, they’re not offering these newer editions in ebook form free from the library, and I certainly was … Continue reading

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A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

I have to say, I didn’t love this one. I don’t think the addition of Cersei Lannister’s voice added anything to the tale and it was a very slow read for me. The Alayne thread seems lacking somehow. With the … Continue reading

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A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

OMG I HATE the beginning of this book. I’ve had to restart three times. I don’t care about Chett the boily-faced lackey of the Night’s Watch or his planned rebellion.The prologue is awful. Here are some of my thoughts while … Continue reading

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

I was REALLY looking forward to this one for a long time and even hoped to get it for my birthday…alas, no giftage of the book arrived come January 17, and as school is out  (hooray for summer vacation!) and … Continue reading

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The King’s Daughter – Christie Dickason (2009)

I thought I’d try something new by branching out into a novel about the English monarchy that doesn’t involve the Tudors. This one’s about James I of Scotland’s daughter, Elizabeth. And…yep, not too much interesting stuff happened to her, apparently, … Continue reading

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