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”

Review #63

Title- The Ex Hex Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Rom com, fantasy (witches) POV- third person, past tense, alternating two characters Trope- second chance, small town, hottie with an accent My emotions-  comfortable, cozy, sweet, calm Characters– Sir Purrcival was my favorite by far. OMG, brilliant.Vivi- main character, didn’t know she was a witch until older. ProfessorContinue reading “Review #63”

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 #47

Title- The Dating Plan Rating– 5/5 Genre- Contemporary Romance (Book of the Month Selection) POV- Third person, past tense Trope- Happily Ever After, Fake marriage Similar/Comps– Accidentally Engaged, The Singles Table My emotions-  pick-me up, feel-good, cozy, sweet, calm, happy, no brainer Characters– Daisy-super endearing and I kind of just wanted to be her forContinue reading “Review #47”