Review #336

5/5 stars!!! I rarely love a book this much. AND it was a sequel, which is unheard of for me. All the hideously perfect dark prose made me super giddy. Read “The Keeper of Night” first. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: This sequel already starts with beautiful darkness of soul sucking of humans inContinue reading “Review #336”

Review #334

I’m rating this dark fantasy sequel a 4/5 stars. Read my comments below for my live thoughts while reading. It starts in Isolde’s perspective and honestly, I was a little lost at first because I’ve read so many similar novels that I couldn’t recall which plot this one followed. It slowly came back to meContinue reading “Review #334”

Review #319

Well, “The Shadow in the Glass” started out so well but I’d give it a 3/5 stars because I skimmed pages 200-370 to get the gist of it. First of all, I wouldn’t have marketed it as a Cinderella story. Not at all. I agree with the gothic vibe, but none of the Cinderella-esque feelsContinue reading “Review #319”

Review #316

I rated this dark fantasy as 4/5 stars. It’s all written in one point of view in first person present tense narrative. River of Shadows is the first in a series. I can’t really label this as a romance in any way though it’s marketed as “dark fantasy adult romance.” Yes there were 3ish sexContinue reading “Review #316”

DNF

I did not finish “The Bone Witch” by Ron Chupeco. It would be a great fantasy read for those who thoroughly enjoy descriptive world building. However, I need more character agency to connect. Here’s my thoughts while reading: The prologue is about a bard who witness a young girl (asha or bone witch) kill aContinue reading “DNF”

Review #313

I gave this standalone (dark) little mermaid story a 4/5 stars. There’s no HEA with fireworks folks. This is the third book in a row I’ve read where a man has forced himself on the woman. I’m so tired of it. Either women have still drastically silenced themselves about how frequently we’ve all been harassed/abused/manipulatedContinue reading “Review #313”

Review #310

This is a dark adult Peter Pan retelling that is controversial in nature. Definitely read the content warnings beforehand if you’re worried about triggers. Winnie turns 18 in the first chapter and every woman in her lineage has disappeared on their 18th birthday for an undetermined amount of time. But what I’m confused about isContinue reading “Review #310”

Review #300

I almost stopped at page 30 but am so glad I continued because I rated it a 4.7/5 stars. It’s a standalone enemies to lovers with dual points of view. The author mentioned that this idea came from a gender reversal Beauty and the Beast to see if she could write a boy falling inContinue reading “Review #300”

Review #299

So the finale of this steamy fantasy trilogy is a 4.6/5 stars. The author has done a really good job of the pacing for the believability of going from enemies to “I’d scorch the earth to save you” I’ve decided that this series is like the movie, Inception. The first time you see it/read it,Continue reading “Review #299”

Review #298

I liked the first one better so I rate this sequel a 4.5/5 stars. The third one comes out in a few days. Sometimes the mystery aspect felt too discombobulated and I’m pretty sure a bunch of answers still weren’t given by the end. My favorite part was the seductive steamy scenes, even though …Continue reading “Review #298”