Review #57

Title- Hate Rating– 3/5 Genre- Erotica. Reverse Harem. Romance Trope- I love bad boys but this one seemed to cross a line into the bully-trope. Similar Books/Comps– Cruel King, Savage My emotions-   I felt yucky multiple times about the mixing between arousal and rejection. Characters– I like a strong female lead who isn’t afraidContinue reading “Review #57”

Review #56

Title- Little Fires Everywhere Rating– 5/5 Genre- Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction POV- Third person, past tense Trope- Family drama, suburbia, adoption, secrets, high standards/perfectionism, teen pregnancy, favoritism Comps– The Last Thing He Told Me, Where the Crawdads Sing My emotions-  Captivated Characters– Elena- perfectionist mother of a suburbia family Mia Warren- free-spirited mother Plot/Blurb- InContinue reading “Review #56”

Review #55

Title- Gods & Monsters (3rd in trilogy following Serpent and Dove, then Blood & Honey) Author– Shelby Mahurin Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- Fantasy, witches POV- first person, past tense (usually switching back and forth between Lou & Reid) Trope- enemies to lovers, evil parents, save the kingdom My emotions- a little frustrated by the pacing ofContinue reading “Review #55”

Review #54

Title- Beach Read Rating– 5/5 Genre- Contemporary Romance POV- First person, past tense. Trope- Frustrated/argumentative to Lovers Similar/Comps– People We Meet on Vacation (On my TBR), The Unhoneymooners (On my TBR) My emotions-  cozy, comfortable, settled, calming, heart wrenchingly perfect Characters– I appreciated that Gus was the more “insecure” one of the couple instead ofContinue reading “Review #54”

Review #53

Title- The Removed Book of the Month Selection Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Literary Fiction, Cherokee culture POV- At first I was worried that there were 4 alternating point of views. But they were all so drastically different stories that it wasn’t confusing at all. Trope- Family drama and trauma Similar Books/Comps– Where the Dead Sit Talking,Continue reading “Review #53”

Review #52

Title- The Kindest Lie Book of the Month Selection Rating– 3/5 Genre- Contemporary, Women’s Fiction POV- Third person, past tense Trope- Racism, Motherhood, Family dynamics/relationships, Society- based topics Similar Books/Comps– The Push, Trust, How the One Armed Sister Sweeps Her House Emotions– Ah, Ruth’s grandma drove me crazy! Characters– Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated BlackContinue reading “Review #52”

Review #51

Title- Temptation Rating– 3/5 Genre- Erotica POV- First person, past tense Trope- professor/student, love triangle, forbidden love Similar Books/Comps– Office Grump, The Hunted Heart My emotions-  If you want to feel aroused, this would be a great choice. Characters– Penny Taylor- 19-year-old college student with sass. Professor James Hunter- teaches a Speech Class Plot/Blurb- PennyContinue reading “Review #51”

Review #50

Title- The Selection Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA romance POV- First person, past tense Trope- Love Triangle, Royalty, Fairy-tale Similar Books/Comps– Delirium, The Wrath and the Dawn, The Promised Prince My emotions– Interested overall, but I found myself skimming through the parts about fancy dresses, cameras, and shallow bits that reminded me too much of theContinue reading “Review #50”

Review #49

Title- The Arsonist Rating– 3/5 Genre- Women’s Fiction POV- Third person, past tense Trope- Mystery, Small town drama, Family relationships Similar Books/Comps– Little Fires Everywhere (kind of)- I couldn’t think of a good one My emotions- Curious Characters– Frankie Rowley is the main character- worked in East Africa for fifteen yearsI didn’t connect with/understand herContinue reading “Review #49”

Review #48

Title-  The Midnight Library Rating– 4/5 Genre- Whimsical fantasy, literary fiction POV- Third person, past tense Trope- Philosophical, “What if?” Similar/Comps– Where the Forest Meets the Stars (On my TBR) My emotions-  grateful, sentimental Characters– Nora- must search within herself to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living Plot/Blurb-Continue reading “Review #48”