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Bambbles Rambles

Books, Reviews, and general awesomeness

About Julia

Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.

I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.

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Currently reading

Wanton Christmas Wishes
Eliza Lloyd, Samantha Kane, Kate Pearce, Monica Burns, Madelynne Ellis, Jess Michaels
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Matthew R. Price, Noel Daniel
Progress: 21 %
I Love it When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech
Ralph Keyes
Progress: 28/271 pages
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore
Progress: 42/420 pages

My Review of City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn

City of Jasmine - Deanna Raybourn

My review for City of Jasmine is up at The Broke and the Bookish today. Overall, it was entertaining but really hard to get into. Once the book started (like 100 pages in), it was good. I liked the setting a ton and enjoyed how the main characters played off each other. 


Overall the book was interesting, the setting really so, and the plot engaging enough. I would recommend it for people who like to read historical fiction in exotic locales. This is the first Raybourn I read and I am not amiss to reading another.
Let me know if you have a recommendation for another Raybourn book or another historical fiction book with a non-common location. I'd love to read some more similar to this one. 
And check out my review if you want to more! I'd rec it to people who like historical fiction set somewhere unique.