Review #26

Title- Angelfall Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- This dystopian novel was more twisted and dark than I had expected. POV- First person, present tense Trope- survival, family loyalties, desperation, and strength in a heroine protagonist Similar/Comps– Hunger Games, Circus of the Dead My emotions- At certain parts- toe-curling creepy with creating disturbing images. That forest scene wasContinue reading “Review #26”

Review #25

Title- A Great and Terrible Beauty Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA Fantasy (unexpected from cover) POV- First person, present Similar Books/Comps– Elementals My emotions-  not expecting this genre from the cover Vibe– It felt a bit high school-gothic Characters– Gemma- 16 years old with anunknown magical powers Plot/Blurb- After the death of her mother, Gemma isContinue reading “Review #25”

Joanna’s Sacrifices

*This short story takes place after the sequel, Hunt the Storm. To avoid spoilers, read Break the Stone and Hunt the Storm before Joanna’s Sacrifices* **Trigger Warning for graphic sexual content** JOANNA’S SACRIFICES The shadow grew, blocking my only exit. But a shadow was harmless compared to the toxins Zohaib had poisoned me with overContinue reading “Joanna’s Sacrifices”

Review #24

Title- The Maidens Rating– 4/5 Genre- Suspense/Thriller POV- Third person, past tense Trope- “who dunnit?” Similar Books/Comps– The Silent Patient, My emotions-  Invested, Curious, Nervous Vibe– Dark & sinister, unsettling, creepy, goosebump-worthy Characters– Edward Fosca- A charismatic professor, is adored by students―particularly by a secret society of female students known as The Maidens. Mariana Andros-Continue reading “Review #24”

Review #23

Title- The Love Hypothesis Book of the Month Selection Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Contemporary Romance POV- third person, past Trope- fake relationship Similar Books/Comps– The Dating Plan, Red White and Blue, The Billionaire’s Fake Fiance, Characters– Endearing Olive is a grad student and unapproachable, moody Adam is a scientist superstar Plot/Blurb- As a third-year Ph.D. candidate,Continue reading “Review #23”

Review #22

Title- Namesake Rating– 5/5 Genre- YA (maybe historical fiction, maybe fantasy?) POV- first person, past tense Trope- parent/child relationships, sunken treasure, strong heroine Similar Books/Comps– Fable, The Lost Apothecary My emotions-  super invested Characters– West’s morally gray compass is done super well. The see-saw feelings about Saint are spot on. I loved that the antagonistContinue reading “Review #22”

Review #21

Title- The Darkest Part of the Forest Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA fantasy, part urban fantasy due to the current culture references, yet part high/epic fantasy due to all the magical creatures POV- Third person, past tense. Three POV, but it focuses on Hazels’. On page 134, a different point of view randomly pops up   Trope-Continue reading “Review #21”

Review #20

Title- Where the Crawdads Sing Rating– 4/5 Genre- Women’s Fiction POV- Third person, past tense. Trope- Coming of Age, secrets Similar Books/Comps– Where the Forest Meets the Stars, The Girls in the Stilt House My emotions-  I felt drawn to nature. Vibe– The different sections of the books all have different vibes. Characters– Kya- IContinue reading “Review #20”