The Clockwork Dagger, Lady of Quality, Blue is the Warmest Color

I bought this mostly because of the cover (also, it was on sale). It’s a steampunkish fantasy set in an alternate world, where people can do magic but also there are airships. All things I enjoy, plus The Clockwork Dagger has spies and political intrigue and a missing princess and assassination attempts and multiple chase scenes and a very dashing/protective steward and a kind protagonist who was betrayed by those she loves and it’s great! Read More …

The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer

I have read so many Georgette Heyer books this year! So many! And yet I am still not tired of them. Part of the reason why is that she does things like this book, which I thought was one of her typical Regency romance. Instead, it’s a historical mystery with some romantic elements! Yay! While I have trouble liking her contemporary mysteries, I am totally into the historical ones. Her writing is voice is different Read More …

The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer

The Reluctant Widow has a completely insane plot. Basically: The hero forces the heroine to marry his terrible brother, who then dies within, like, four chapters. And then the hero romances her! All while dodging house-breakers and spies and whatnot. It’s hilarious and over-the-top. I loved it! The story only works because the characters are so great, though. If their personalities weren’t so strong that they practically clawed their way off the page, they’d have Read More …

May Mini-Reviews (Part 1): Regency Buck, When You Reach Me, Keeping the Castle, The Princess Bride

Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca (1935), ebook, 392pg Filed under: Fiction, Adult, Historical Fiction, Romance Got my copy from: Bought Buy your own copy at Amazon or BookDepository (affiliate links | info) or add it to your Goodreads shelf Not my favorite Georgette Heyer book, unfortunately. I thought the hero was way too controlling and icky, especially considering how headstrong the heroine was. It felt like the narrative was pushing the Read More …

REVIEW: Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer (#heyermonth)

Cousin Kate is one of three gothic novels Georgette Heyer wrote; this one’s more traditionally gothic, as it doesn’t really mess with any of the gothic romance conventions like Sylvester did. It’s creepy, romantic and everything you could want in a gothic novel! At the start, Cousin Kate reads like a typical GH romance. It’s light-hearted and funny, and Kate herself is the typical GH heroine: she’s intelligent, friendly, elegant and super determined. She’s so Read More …

REVIEW: Faro’s Daughter by Georgette Heyer (#heyermonth)

This is a book about a gambling house! Only it’s a gambling house run by genteel ladies and thus not really all that seedy or gross. Or profitable, apparently. Genteel ladies don’t know how to run good gambling houses, I guess. The heroine is Deborah! She’s tough and beautiful and everyone thinks she’s a ho because she works in her aunt’s gambling house. Okay. She’s also way old– 25?— and has no prospects, so of Read More …

The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer

The Quiet Gentleman is a FANTASTIC book, you guys. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. First up, right, is the unusual hero and heroine. Gervase, the hero, is quiet and unassuming and everyone totally thinks he’s a doormat. He’s the new head of the family, but since everyone else wanted Martin to be the Earl, they all ignore Gervase and his fantastic features. Much like Hugo’s family in The Unknown Ajax, everyone forgets that he was Read More …

Sylvester by Georgette Heyer

The Characters Sylvester: a dude who wants to get married because it’s about that time or something. He’s not in love with anybody and wants his mother to make the decision. He has villianous eyebrows and he’s ALL ABOUT nobless oblige, which can be a huge problem when it makes you unable to relate to people. Ianthe: Sylvester’s brother’s widow. She is terrible! She only cares about clothes and money and people thinking she’s great Read More …

The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer

The Nonesuch Georgette Heyer romance

So actually I don’t remember all that much about The Nonesuch, despite having apparently liked it so much I rated it 3.5 stars. What I do remember, though, is the characters! Therefor my review shall be mostly about them. So a nonesuch is basically a perfect dude, excellent in EVERY WAY. The nonesuch in this book is named Waldo, and he is pretty darned perfect. He’s suave and dresses well and always has a snappy Read More …