{Guest Post+Giveaway} Whisper of The Dead by Alyxandra Harvey @AlyxandraH

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{Guest Post+Giveaway} Whisper of The Dead by Alyxandra Harvey @AlyxandraH

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Whisper of The Dead by Alyxandra Harvey @AlyxandraHWhisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey
Pages: 408
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on October 7, 2014
Genres: Europe, Fantasy & Magic, Historical, Love & Romance, Young Adult

Cousins Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope are all dealing with what it means to be a Lovegrove. For Gretchen, it means she often feels like her head is going to explode. As a Whisperer, Gretchen constantly hears the whispers of other witches' spells. And while this does help her to know when one of her own spells is going wrong, the incessant buzzing and pain the whispers cause makes it difficult to use her gift.

But when something evil begins to menace Mayfair, Gretchen must find a way to master her power. Along with her cousins, a madcap named Moira, and the icy yet irresistible Tobias Lawless, Gretchen faces deadly threats and unimaginable loss in the hopes of preventing the terrible Greymalkin Sisters from rising again.

The second book in The Lovegrove Legacy trilogy, Whisper the Dead will leave readers spellbound.

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Top 5 Historical Fantasy Novels

by Alyxandra Harvey

I love both historical fiction and historical fantasy, which is why I used 1816 London as the setting for the Lovegrove Legacy. Strolls through Hyde Park, Napoleon being short and cranky across the Channel, dancing until dawn, and garden follies built to look like ancient ruins—what’s not to love? Add magic and mystery and spells that go awry, and I am a happy woman indeed.

But historical fantasy is a strange little genre… it lurks around corners and hides behind the shrubbery. So here are a few of my favourite novels to get you started if you haven’t ventured into this particular magical neighbourhood. And if you have, perhaps this is a list of old favourites…I’d love to hear your additions!

In no particular order:

Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

I think this is the historical fantasy I ever read and I was hooked. Written in letter format, it’s a blend of mystery and Jane Austen. Sometimes, I’m a little peeved I didn’t write it myself.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy)

Great characters, a wonderful antagonist, superbly realized magical system, and hints of Russia in the 1800s. And lots of lovely unexpected humour. I devoured all three books in one sitting.

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Still a favourite! I loved the voice of the novel, the historical details and the humour. Plus, a Victorian Girls’ School—hard to resist!

The Clockwork Angel, Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices)

Victorian England again, with lots of poetry and steampunk magic. A great blend!

Other books in the Lovegrove Legacy:



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About Alyxandra Harvey

Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario, Canada with a few resident ghosts who are allowed to stay as long as they keep company manners. She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this to be mostly true except for the fact that she really likes running water, women’s rights, and ice cream.

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22 Responses to “{Guest Post+Giveaway} Whisper of The Dead by Alyxandra Harvey @AlyxandraH”

  1. kindlemom1

    Yay! I love this series and I really do think it is one of those fantastic series that more people need to know about and most of all, to read!

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