And let us not forget Margot, who kept her own diary, which was never found. – Miep Gies While I really enjoyed Cantor’s Searching for Sky, I absolutely fell head over heels for her historical retelling Margot. Margot hit me on a much more personal and emotional level than her other novel did, as well… Read More Margot


Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lie #1: There’s no need to be afraid. Typically, three-star ratings have two purposes: either they embody a mediocre book, or they are awarded to books you have absolutely no idea how to rate. In the case of Lies We Tell Ourselves, the reasoning for my rating is the latter. While this is indeed a… Read More Lies We Tell Ourselves


Rose Under Fire

Despite loving Wein’s Code Name Verity, I’ll admit that I was a bit hesitant to read the sequel – mostly because I didn’t think I was ready to have my heart torn to shreds again. After forcing myself to give it a go, I think I’ll even say that I ended up liking Rose Under… Read More Rose Under Fire

Bookish Twins

A Mad, Wicked Folly

Did you want to punch Vicky’s parents? What did you think of Vicky’s parents? Do you think they realistically portrayed the likes of parents during that time period? Cait: Pfft, I’m not a violent person, please. Although, if her parents had tripped and landed on their faces…it would’ve served them right. I actually think they… Read More A Mad, Wicked Folly



Did not finish; read 68 pages. Whenever I pick up a historical fiction novel, it’s usually about World War II or the Holocaust. But when I first heard of Lindsay Smith’s Sekret – a novel about Cold War – era Russia with a paranormal twist – I was intrigued, and I couldn’t help but give… Read More Sekret