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 #29

Title- Arsenic & Adobo Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- A contemporary with upbeat humor and some sassy spice in and out of the kitchen (Book of the Month selection) POV- First person, past tense Trope- rom com, match-making aunts Similar/Comps– A Pho Love Story (I will write a review on this later 3.5/5) My emotions- relaxed, calm,Continue reading “Review #29”

Review #27

Title- The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany Book of the Month Selection Rating– 4/5Genre- Contemporary POV- First person, present tense Trope- Family love Similar Books/Comps– One Italian Summer, Sweet Forgiveness My emotions-  Almost a tear jerker at the end, satisfied Characters– Emilia- the happily-single baker at her grandfather’s Brooklyn deli Lucy- sexy, desperate-for-love cousin of EmiliaContinue reading “Review #27”

Review #23

Title- The Love Hypothesis Book of the Month Selection Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Contemporary Romance POV- third person, past Trope- fake relationship Similar Books/Comps– The Dating Plan, Red White and Blue, The Billionaire’s Fake Fiance, Characters– Endearing Olive is a grad student and unapproachable, moody Adam is a scientist superstar Plot/Blurb- As a third-year Ph.D. candidate,Continue reading “Review #23”

Review #16

Title- The Last Story of Mina Lee Book of the Month Selection Rating– 4/5 Genre- Contemporary, Women’s Fiction POV- Multiple POV- mother and daughter in different years Trope- motherhood Similar Books/Comps– White Ivy, A Good Neighborhood My emotions-  Curious Characters– Margot- 26 years old in California Mina- Margot’s single- mother Plot/Blurb- Margot finds that herContinue reading “Review #16”