Review #213

Title- White Smoke Author- Tiffany D Jackson Series- standalone Rating– 3.9/5 Genre- YA contemporary Cover– representative POV– first person, present tense, one POV Plot/Blurb- Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern cityContinue reading “Review #213”

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 #211

Title- Grown Author- Tiffany D Jackson Series- standalone Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- YA contemporary Cover– representative Plot/Blurb- Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson delivers another riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines mystery that exposes horrific secrets hiding behind the limelight and embraces the power of a young woman’s voice. When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition,Continue reading “Review #211”

Review #208

Title- Regretting You Author- Colleen Hoover Series- standalone Rating– 3.9/5 Genre- contemporary/women’s fiction POV- dual POV. First person, present tense Trope- mother/daughter, accidental pregnancy, grief stages Cover– doesn’t really represent the story and I’m still not fully sure how the title fits. The regret is opposite of how they feel … unless I missed somethingContinue reading “Review #208”

Review #206

Title- The Last Thing He Told Me Author- Laura Dave Series- standalone Rating– 4.4/5 Genre- contemporary suspense POV- first person, present tense Trope- step-mother/daughter bonding, family drama, family secrets Cover– It felt more contemporary than suspense due to the font Comps– The Maidens Plot/Blurb- Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his belovedContinue reading “Review #206”

Review #200

Title- Under the Whispering Door Author- TJ Klune Series- standalone Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- contemporary literary fiction, or MM romance POV- third person, past tense Trope- philosophical, stages of grief Cover– matches the author’s other book, giving him a trademark symbol Comps– the TV show “The Good Place,” but books- The Midnight Library , Timekeeper, aContinue reading “Review #200”

Review #182

Title- The Paris Key Author- Juliet Blackwell Series- standalone Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Adult contemporary POV- third person past tense for most of it and third person present tense for Angela’s portion in 1983 Trope- life transitions, healing Steam level- 0/5 Cover– I thought it would be more upbeat because of the cover Comps– Much AdoContinue reading “Review #182”

Review #169

Title- With the Fire on High Author- Elizabeth Acevedo Series- standalone Rating– 4.0/5.0 Genre- YA contemporary POV- first person, present tense Trope- teen pregnancy, coming of age Cover– I’m in love with the cover and the hardcover without the jacket is gorgeous. I want to buy a copy so I can show it off bothContinue reading “Review #169”

Review #168

Title- A Song Below Water Author- Bethany C. Morrow Series- “A Chorus Rises” is #2 Rating– 3.8/5 Genre- young adult fantasy yet contemporary POV- two points of view, alternating first person present tense Trope- shunned/racism/coming of age Cover– representative of the genre and eye-catching Comps– The Hate U Give meets The Darkest Part of theContinue reading “Review #168”

Review #167

Title- If I Never Met You Author- Mhairi McFarlane Series- standalone Rating– 3.7/5 Genre- contemporary romance POV- third person, past tense Trope- fake dating, office relationship Cover– representative of the genre Comps– It felt like a mix between “The Dating Plan” and “The Hating Game.” Plot/Blurb- When her partner of over a decade suddenly endsContinue reading “Review #167”