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I realized the other month that I hadn't been catching up to the Gail Carriger's steampunk supernatural series. This is the last book in the Finishing school series. Carriger's books are simply fun if you're into steampunk, Victorian times, and supernatural creatures. The books do not take themselves too seriously. I liked the ending of these books. I liked Ria as a protagonist and want more. I am glad Carriger never drags her series out…

This is a fun nostalgic our of beauty and skincare products. Each page has one entry on a product that was iconic to the industry and beauty in some way. I have been following Sali Hughes' Guardian coloumn for years and always enjoyed her thoughtful and informative writing about beauty, skincare, and fragrances. It helps we have some similar tastes. Some of these items are unknown to me due to generational and geographic reasons. Hughes…

I read this novel over a month ago, and started this review but never completed it. This an nice and twisty suspense romance inspired by Jane Eyre. When I first started it, I was not sure how romantic it would get. It started off more like a gothic horror novel with a lot of Dickensian reveals. It didn't get romantic until the last half and I was surprised how much I liked it. I found…