Review #287

This Book of the Month selection has been sitting on my shelf for a while but I finally got to it. I loved that it was in first person narrative but gave it a 3.5/5 stars. This is a short review because I found myself skimming so I can’t do the book full justice. Kaikeyi’sContinue reading “Review #287”

Review #280

I rated this a 3.7/5 stars. This standalone book of the month selection was a suspenseful mystery with family drama, sabotage, lies, secrets, & unravelings. There were many points of view and the writing felt a bit dry overall.  Here’s my thoughts while reading.  The prologue shows that Amaya is a neurotic woman who possiblyContinue reading “Review #280”

Review #278

I gave this ‘book of the month’ club a 3.0/5 stars. It’s hard to classify the genre: dark literary is what I would’ve done on my own but the blurb says gothic fantasy. Yes there were paranormal things in the plot but I’ve never read a book like this so it’s hard to classify. AContinue reading “Review #278”

Review #257

I gave this contemporary (suspense?) a 3.8/5 stars. There’s two points of view of Meg and Kat and it also hops around in a specific decade of their lives. Here are my thoughts while reading: The story opens with tons of questions. Kat is possibly stalking Meg, who has been under the radar for years.Continue reading “Review #257”

Review #234

I gave Darling Girl by Liz Michalski a solid 4.4/5 star rating. This was a unique Peter Pan retelling with Holly Darling as the main character and Peter as the ultimate villain. I’m glad I chose this Book of the Month selection since it was a swirl of dark contemporary mixed with whimsical fantasy. TheContinue reading “Review #234”

Review #212

Title- The Paris Apartment Author- Lucy Foley Series- standalone Rating– 4.9/5 Genre- contemporary mystery/ suspense POV- six different POV Trope- “who dunnit” Cover– love it! Comps– The Silent Patient Plot/Blurb- Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half brother, Ben, didn’tContinue reading “Review #212”

Review #198

Title- A River Enchanted Book of the Month membership selection Author- Rebecca Ross Rating– 4.4/5 Genre- Unique fantasy that’s hard to describe (folktale) POV- 3rd person, too many POV (5 total I think0 Trope- forbidden love, but this is NOT a romance Cover– After I selected this novel, I saw a new cover was released,Continue reading “Review #198”

Review #104

Title- The Keeper of Night Author- Kylie Lee Baker Rating– 5/5 Genre- dark fantasy POV- first person Similar Books/Comps– The Book of Lost Things My emotions-  shivers up my spine Comments- If you want to voyage to the land of the Underworld with a pair of soul sucking Reaper siblings, then this is the storyContinue reading “Review #104”

Review #100

Title- The Perishing   Author– Natashia Deon Rating– 4/5 stars until the 80% mark, then 3 stars for the end, so my math says 3.75 stars Genre- a unique mix of fantasy with contemporary with historical fiction with futuristic with women’s fiction POV- a mix depending on which life she was leading and which yearContinue reading “Review #100”

Review #81

Title- This Close to Okay Book of the Month Selection Rating– 3/5 Genre- Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction, Contemporary POV- Alternating between Tallie and Emmett’s perspectives Trope- This was a heavy read with themes of suicide, betrayal, therapy, mental health and healing from grief. Similar Books/Comps– The Kindest Lie (see my review later) My emotions-  WaitingContinue reading “Review #81”