Review #253

I rated this contemporary novel by Emma Scott a 3.8/5 stars. Phew, the last 3-4 chapters were hard to get through. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a happily ever after and no twists saved the day, but it might be a tear jerker for some readers out there. Page 259 almost got me. Tugged on my heartContinue reading “Review #253”

Review #251

I gave this FF romantasy a 4.9/5 stars. I loved the fairytale mixture of a Cinderella story turned Sleeping Beauty. And the fact that it was all from a villain’s point of view was excellent. Here are my thoughts love while reading: Chapter 1 was pure perfection. Alyce concocted an illegal “ugly” potion for aContinue reading “Review #251”

Review #250

I rated this Robin Hood feminist retelling a 4.6/5 stars. I believe it’s a standalone but would read more from this author. Here are my thoughts while reading: Chapter one is full of urgency with Isabelle in custody and freed from her mother who holds tons of secrets in her pocket. She is told toContinue reading “Review #250”

Review #249

I rated this sequel in Adrienne Young’s duology a 4/5 stars. This epic fantasy was all about different sides fighting in a war. The romance was minimal. I liked that there were two points of view but since they had such little interaction, I’m not sure if it was necessary. The dual POV was moreContinue reading “Review #249”

Review #248

I rated “Sky in the Deep” by Adrienne Young a generous 4.5/5 stars. This was a YA epic fantasy with a dash of clean romance fade to black. I loved the consistency that we stayed in Eelyn’s point of view the whole time in first person, past-tense narrative. The bonus scene of Fiske thrown inContinue reading “Review #248”

Review #245

I gave “Wild” by Cheryl Strayer a 4.5/5 This standalone survival/journey autobiography was made into a movie. This book has a bit for everyone. here are my thoughts and notes I wrote while reading: Right away we learn about Cherry losing her mom at the age of 22, feeling a bit lost in the worldContinue reading “Review #245”

Review #244

I gave The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary a 3.0/5 stars. This contemporary romance story was a bit flat and dry for me. It was also slow but I do recommend it for romance readers to give it a try. Here are my uncensored thoughts while reading: In chapter 1 we learn of the unfortunate circumstancesContinue reading “Review #244”

Review #243

I gave Rainbow Rowell’s novel a 3.5/5 This romcom switched POV between first person in the emails to third person for Lincoln’s story Attachments started off with a bang of a witty exchange between Jennifer and Beth, seemingly best friends who know each other well enough to joke about inappropriate topics.  Chapter 2 was aContinue reading “Review #243”