The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (The Oxford Sherlock Holmes)The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another beautiful addition to the series with the twist ending. In this collection, we get a glimpse at Professor Moriarty and some very interesting cases. I enjoy the short stories and the quick wrap up where everything you didn’t pay attention to before come back and tell you that this was the entire problem solved. But how can our beloved Sherlock be gone… oh wait he shall return!!!

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A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was so good that I read it in a day! The introduction of Sherlock Holmes to the world is smart, funny, and a novel I could not put down. I was slightly spoiled into what I thought would happen with the BBC series "Sherlock" but I still enjoyed this book so much. I am going on my Sherlock Holmes kick now and I would highly recommended this to anyone who loves detective fiction and wants to see one of the best in action.

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The Door Through SpaceThe Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was very interesting and not what I was expecting from Marion Zimmer Bradley as I had only read The Mists of Avalon before. Interesting storyline that did not require a lot of background on aliens or her work to get into the plot. There were some slow spots but there were also moments where it picked up the action very well and had quite an interesting twist near the end. An quick enjoyable read.

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The Meowmorphosis (Quirk Classics)The Meowmorphosis by Cook Coleridge
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Very cute and I enjoyed it much more than I did the original Metamorphosis. Coleridge Cook does a great job of translating Kafka’s bug into an oh so precious fluffy kitty and how it changes everything. The inclusion of Prague and bits of The Trial was fantastic and quite inspired as there isn’t too much in the original novella. But my favorite part was the new biography of Kafka with all of the Whedon references, cat sightings, and tongue in cheek observations about Kafka himself. Another lovely novel from those at Quirk Books.

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The Heretic QueenThe Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely adored this book. The pacing was superb, the story was wonderful and Michelle Moran brings her characters to life and shows how it was to be a royal woman in the Egyptian court. Nefertari may be my new favorite Egyptian queen for her similarity to the heroine of Nefertiti but also her love and independence from Rameses II. A must read for fans of historical fiction.

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Helen of TroyHelen of Troy by Margaret George
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was very well-written and took in almost every myth about Helen and even the stories that have come far after her and incorporated them into a thrill ride that keeps you reading. I love Greek mythology and the story of the Trojan War is always fascinating to everyone but to see it from Helen’s eyes enhanced the stories while making this all her own. A masterpiece of fiction.

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