Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

January 30th, 2014 Kimberly Review 62 Comments

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Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Her Dark Curiosity, the second book in the Madman’s Daughter trilogy by Megan Shepherd continued Juliet Moreau’s story while introducing a mystery that kept me enthralled. Old characters and love interests appear and we get fresh faces as Shepherd continues this dark and macabre tale. Mini review: A dark, atmospheric and beautifully written tale that suffered because of the characters.

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The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

January 28th, 2014 Kimberly Review 81 Comments

28th Jan
The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd is the first in the Madman’s Daughter trilogy. The jacket claims this Gothic thriller was inspired by The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells and that statement rings true. Shepherd spins a dark and beautiful tale wrapped in horror. Mini review: Disturbing with a strong heroine and unsettling occurrences that kept me enthralled. Beautifully crafted and compelling.

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Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough

January 20th, 2014 Kimberly Review 67 Comments

20th Jan
Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough

Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough takes us to the streets of London’s East end during the period of Jack the Ripper and exposes a darker killer known as the “torso killer” Steeped in horror with a paranormal twist this was a riveting tale. Mini review: dark, scary and captivating.

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Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel

June 13th, 2012 Kimberly Review 20 Comments

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Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel

Dust Girl is the first novel in the American Fairy Trilogy by Sarah Zettel. It takes place in Slow Run Kansas during the time of the great Dust Bowl. Zettel offers us an interesting tale of dark and light fairies, danger and discovery. Fans of folk lore, history and fairies will delight in this tale.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

June 8th, 2012 Kimberly Review 24 Comments

8th Jun
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

I picked up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith after seeing a trailer for the movie. I adore Abe and have always been fascinated by him. I have read several books based on his life, visited the cabin he was born in and gazed into his eyes at the national monument. I also happen to love vampires and decided I wanted to see the movie. I have a little personal rule that I read the book first; since it is always better. I find doing it in reverse spoils it for me. I found Seth’s take on Abe and American history to be highly entertaining. I love the format he used and the way in which he incorporated actual photos to support his story.

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I Am Diving by Joseph Valentinetti

January 27th, 2012 Kimberly Review 0 Comments

27th Jan
I Am Diving by Joseph Valentinetti

I Am Diving is a fictional novelette surrounding two historical events. Those events occurred in 1963 and were the loss of the submarine Thresher, and the assassination of President Kennedy. Valentinetti weaves these two events into his story suggesting that the first event caused the other.

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