From Hell (2001) Directed by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes


From Hell (2001)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Interesting plot based on Jack the Ripper serial killings in London 1888 both with thrilling and gory scenes of the bloodbath. Although the real Jack the Ripper was assumed to be never bought into justice, the revelation of the identity of the killer in the movie was unpredictable. The looks and sets of London 1888 Whitechapel also added to the appeal of the movie.

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Against the Tide

Against the TideAgainst the Tide by Elizabeth Camden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My first book from the author and I was completely enthralled with the entire story and narration.
I liked how the author has taken care of finer points and threads described at the beginning of the story how she woven those during crucial time and plots. Coming to characters, the female protagonist’s (Lydia) struggle and challenges with a talent for learning languages and working in the US Navy in the late 19th Century is what riveted my interest to this book. Orphaned as a child who just started her schooling, Lydia’s determination to learn and secure her future with hard work tell a lot about her will and character. To be honest, I was still not sure who the male protagonist will be until I read the next few chapters. The way the Admiral Fontaine helped Lydia made me think he was the lead. However, further reading made it clear how Bane with all his flaws, wits and charms wormed his way into Lydia’s life.
I am happy I came across this book as the story also taught me some of the historical facts about the opium trade in US. The story also gave me insight regarding the a drug addicts’ struggle from withdrawal during rehabilitation. I would definitely recommend this book who prefer works on social issues, struggles and hunger for historical facts.

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A Most Peculiar Circumstance (Ladies of Distinction, #2)

A Most Peculiar Circumstance (Ladies of Distinction, #2)A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Out of the Ordinary (Apart From the Crowd, #2)

Out of the Ordinary (Apart From the Crowd, #2)Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge

I met my goal of reading 120 books for the Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge! https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/7232578

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The Harlow Hoyden

The Harlow HoydenThe Harlow Hoyden by Lynn Messina

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Cold Stone & Ivy Book 2: The Crown Prince (The Empire of Steam #2)

Cold Stone & Ivy Book 2: The Crown Prince (The Empire of Steam)Cold Stone & Ivy Book 2: The Crown Prince by H. Leighton Dickson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Cold Stone & Ivy (The Empire of Steam #1)

Cold Stone & IvyCold Stone & Ivy by H. Leighton Dickson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Secrets and Second Chances

Secrets and Second ChancesSecrets and Second Chances by Anita Shirodkar

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Nights In Pink Satin

Nights In Pink SatinNights In Pink Satin by Anita Shirodkar

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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