Bookish Musings Reviews and Blog

The Secret Keepers Book Review

When Reuben discovers an old pocket watch, he soon realizes it holds an incredible power: it can turn you invisible for fifteen minutes. And the watch’s power is even more extraordinary than he knows. Soon, he’s on the run from a despot determined to possess it for himself … Read the Review

Mark of the Raven Book Review

Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As a dreamwalker, she can enter a person’s dreams and manipulate their greatest fears or desires. For the last hundred years, the Ravenwood women have used their gift of dreaming for hire to gather information or to assassinate. As she discovers her family’s dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family’s legacy–a legacy that supports her people–or seeking the true reason behind her family’s gift. Her dilemma comes to a head when… Read the Review

The Mysterious Affair at Styles Book Review

Captain Arthur Hastings is on leave from the army when he runs into an old friend – John Cavendish. John invites Hastings to his home, Styles, for a peaceful retreat. But when his stepmother, Emily Inglethorp, is murdered, confusion ensues…until the arrival of Hercule Poirot and his little grey cells, that is! Read the Review

By Darkness Hid Book Review

Achan Cham is a stray-orphaned and lower than a peasant. In love with a girl he can never marry and tormented by the town ruffians. But one day, the renowned Sir Gavin Lukos appears and trains Achan as his squire. A surprising twist sends him and a band of old Kingsguards on a mission to save the kingdom from the clutches of the pompous Prince Gidon. Read the Review

The Shadow Throne Book Review

War is coming swiftly to Carthya from three fronts. Avenia captures Imogen, Roden struggles to lead the Carthyan armies, and Tobies accompanies Amarinda in a desperate attempt to plead for aid from Bymar. With his friends and resources spread thin, Jaron finds his throne, his country, and his life in jeopardy. Read the Review

The False Prince Book Review

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point — he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. Read the Review