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”

DNF

I did not finish “The Witch’s Daughter” by Paula Brackston. I believe there’s a whole series, the sequel might be called “The Return of the Witch.” I learn about Elizabeth’s personality through her journal entries but nothing happens for quite a while. There’s no objective or purpose. There’s also a lot of small talk withContinue reading “DNF”

DNF

I did not finish “The Bone Witch” by Ron Chupeco. It would be a great fantasy read for those who thoroughly enjoy descriptive world building. However, I need more character agency to connect. Here’s my thoughts while reading: The prologue is about a bard who witness a young girl (asha or bone witch) kill aContinue reading “DNF”

Review #314

I gave this YA contemporary romance (clean) a 4.3/5 stars. It’s all written in Madeline’s point of view in first person present tense. Sometimes it was TOO young adult, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed this standalone. It was easy, sweet, cute and read well. I mean who doesn’t like book store rivalry, enemies to lovers,Continue reading “Review #314”

Review #313

I gave this standalone (dark) little mermaid story a 4/5 stars. There’s no HEA with fireworks folks. This is the third book in a row I’ve read where a man has forced himself on the woman. I’m so tired of it. Either women have still drastically silenced themselves about how frequently we’ve all been harassed/abused/manipulatedContinue reading “Review #313”

Review #312

I gave “The Age of Witches, a historical fantasy a 4.3/5 stars. Part of this reminder me of the book, “The Lost Apothecary.” Here’s my live thoughts while reading: In 1692, Bridget is awaiting her doomed fate as an accused witch, despite denying all the claims against her.  Chapter 1 starts in 1890 in Harriet’s pointContinue reading “Review #312”

Review #311

I’ll give this one a 3.2/5 stars but technically I didn’t finish. 200+ pages is still a good chunk to write a review. Unfortunately at the halfway mark I started skimming ahead. I didn’t find all 3 answers I was looking for, but the ones I did find felt anticlimactic and a little disappointing. IContinue reading “Review #311”

Review #310

This is a dark adult Peter Pan retelling that is controversial in nature. Definitely read the content warnings beforehand if you’re worried about triggers. Winnie turns 18 in the first chapter and every woman in her lineage has disappeared on their 18th birthday for an undetermined amount of time. But what I’m confused about isContinue reading “Review #310”

Review #309

I stopped at page 50 for this contemporary romance with a bit of witchy magical fantasy elements. It’s written in first person past tense all in one point of view and the other books are “From Bad to Cursed” and “Back in a Spell” that seem to be set in the same town but withContinue reading “Review #309”