Friday Review: Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay

My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn this historical fantasy, Kay once again takes us on a journey through time. Fifteen-year-old Ned Marriner is in Aix-au-Provence with his celebrated photographer father. Edward Marriner is photographing local places for an upcoming book. While his father and his assistant, Melanie, are working on shooting the exterior of a … Continue reading Friday Review: Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay

Friday Review: Karen Memery by Elizabeth Bear

My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn this entertaining steampunk story set in 1900s Seattle, Karen Memery is an orphaned young woman making her living working in a high-class bordello. The girls are a tight-knit group, always looking out for each other in what is not an easy lifestyle. When a badly injured girl appears on … Continue reading Friday Review: Karen Memery by Elizabeth Bear

Friday Review: Origin by Dan Brown (Audiobook)

Origin by Dan Brown My rating: 3 of 5 stars Narrated by Paul Michael In this latest installment of the Robert Langdon series, professor and symbologist Robert Langdon is in Barcelona for a live mega-event being put on by his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch. Kirsch is a billionaire and futurist, and claims to … Continue reading Friday Review: Origin by Dan Brown (Audiobook)

Friday Review: The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody #3) by Elizabeth Peters (Audiobook)

The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters My rating: 3 of 5 stars Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat In this, the third installment of the Amelia Peabody series, Peabody and Emerson are once again on the case in Victorian Egypt. This time, they have brought along their son, Walter (nicknamed Ramses). Emerson applies to dig at the … Continue reading Friday Review: The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody #3) by Elizabeth Peters (Audiobook)

Friday Review: The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody #2) by Elizabeth Peters (Audiobook)

The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters My rating: 3 of 5 stars Narrated by Susan O'Malley This is the second in Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series, chronicling the adventures of Amelia Peabody Emerson and her husband, Radcliffe Emerson as they work to uncover the tombs of ancient pharaohs in Victorian era Egypt. In … Continue reading Friday Review: The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody #2) by Elizabeth Peters (Audiobook)