Review #321

The cover is breath-taking. But I’m giving this mermaid-esque fantasy novel a 2.9/5 stars. I read the first novel in this series many months ago but I’m immediately overwhelmed by too many names being dropped by page 2. To be reintroduced to all of these all at once is a bit too much too fast:Continue reading “Review #321”

Review #320

I loved her other YA books but this adult fantasy didn’t quite make the cut for me. I rated it a 2.9/5 stars but I actually skimmed the second half. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: The first chapter of “Spells for Forgetting” was about August returning to his home town to bury her mom’sContinue reading “Review #320”

Review #319

Well, “The Shadow in the Glass” started out so well but I’d give it a 3/5 stars because I skimmed pages 200-370 to get the gist of it. First of all, I wouldn’t have marketed it as a Cinderella story. Not at all. I agree with the gothic vibe, but none of the Cinderella-esque feelsContinue reading “Review #319”

Review #318

“The Spanish Love Deception” earned a 4.7/5 stars for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this contemporary romance with a happily ever after that almost hit too cheesy at the end but not quite. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: It starts out as an office setting enemies to potential lovers situation when Catalina desperately needs aContinue reading “Review #318”

Review #317

I’ve been procrastinating to read The Light We Cannot See for 10 months and now I know why. I rated this historical fiction a 2.8/5 stars. I’ve read lots of historical fiction and yes, this one might be more realistic than the others, but it was so boring. It hasn’t taken me 9 days toContinue reading “Review #317”

Top Ten October Books

I read 12-13 books in October and the list below was my ranking. As always, check my full reviews of each at http://www.cassieswindon.com Have you read any of these? Do you agree or disagree with my ratings? Number 10 The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill (4/5) Number 9 River of Shadows by Karina Halle (4/5)Continue reading “Top Ten October Books”

Review #316

I rated this dark fantasy as 4/5 stars. It’s all written in one point of view in first person present tense narrative. River of Shadows is the first in a series. I can’t really label this as a romance in any way though it’s marketed as “dark fantasy adult romance.” Yes there were 3ish sexContinue reading “Review #316”

Review #315

This witchy sequel earned a 4.8/5 stars. Frances and the crew returns for more mystery, adventure and heartache. I’d definitely like it even a little more if I has reread the first one immediately before starting this sequel. Here’s my live thoughts and comments while reading: The story begins in Paris in 1913 with “TheContinue reading “Review #315”