Check out our review of The Davenports by Krystal Marquis. A young adult Black Bridgerton historical fiction novel.

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The Davenports by Krystal Marquis
historical fiction

The Davenports by Krystal Marquis

January 31, 2023

  • Gilded Age
  • Class Differences
  • Set in Chicago
  • Black Bridgerton feel

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The Davenports by Krystal Marquis Book Review

Okay absolutely adored this one! Overall, this all Black cast of characters with four POVs set in Gilded Age Chicago was such a breath of fresh air. With that said, I had a few issues. First was the pacing. It just felt…of the whole time, and I don’t know if that was thanks to the constant POV switches or because this book certainly could’ve been trimmed down a bit. At nearly 400 pages, it was a bit much. I did thoroughly enjoy the exploration of cast differences and the nods to historical events but with this type of cast, I certainly wanted more of the struggle of Black women (and men) in that particular day and age. All said, I loved this coming of age story, which has been touted as a Black Bridgerton, which I’ve never read but that certainly tracks with what I have heard of the series. Also worth noting that this book was certainly lighter on the “historical” aspect and focused much heavier on the romance.

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