THE LATEST: Sleeping Above Chaos by Ann Hite (review), A New Heroine for Young Adult Historical Fantasy: Robert Beatty’s Serafina Series (feature article), The Queen and Lord M by Jean Plaidy (relating a new read to an older review)
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Arleigh Johnson has worked in the book industry for more than a decade and is the US Children’s & YA Review Editor for the Historical Novel Society. She’s an active member of the book blogging community with her websites Historical-Fiction.com and Royal-Intrigue.net. She has been reviewing books online for 10 years and with Historical Novel Society since 2011. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Georgia. Follow her on Twitter @histfic & @royalintrigue.
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