• I was anastasia

    Disclaimed: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. The Book: Countless others have rendered their verdict. Now it is your turn. Russia; July 17, 1918: Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, into a damp basement …

  • the light we lost

    Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter.

  • The Beasts Garden

    The novel opens as the founding blocks for World War II are being laid out. Ava and her family are not supporters of Hitler (with the exception of Ava’s sister). They are close to a Jewish family, which is what prompts Ava to be out on the streets during the Night of Broken Glass.

  • Tidewater

    I remember when Disney’s Pocahontas came out. I was six and we saw it in theatres. It was epic! But then something terrible happened- Pocahontas 2 came out! (Why do they insist on making sequels for amazing movies? Leave them alone!) As a history nerd, I get it. The history wasn’t entirely accurate- but finding …

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