Review #260

I gave this a 3.0/5 stars. I’m unsure how to put this novel in a genre, maybe women’s literature. I think the focus is spiritual awakening or psychological with self awareness and how the characters perceive themselves in the world while contemplating life and death and their meaning. But it was pretty flat and slowContinue reading “Review #260”

Review #237

I rated Kristen Circcarelli’s “Edgewood” a 4.9/5 stars. The only reason this new adult fantasy lost .1 was because of the italicized internal thoughts that jumped tenses and were confusing when compared to “other” voices also being in italics. I believe this is a standalone but would definitely read more of her work since theContinue reading “Review #237”

Review #223

So, one day when I walked into Barnes and Noble, I told the salesclerk I was looking for fantasy and sometimes dipped my toes into demon themes. She highly recommended House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland but said it was a bit scary. I was nervous and hesitant to purchase it, because I don’t likeContinue reading “Review #223”

Review #134

Title- King of Battle and Blood Author- Scarlett St. Clair Series- Adrian X Isolde Rating– 4.2/5 Genre- dark fantasy romance/borderline erotica POV- first person Trope- enemies to lovers, vampire Steam level- 5/5 spice Cover– eye catching, but seemed like a duplicate of From Blood and Ash Comps– The Shadows Between Us, Kingdom of the WickedContinue reading “Review #134”

Review #123

Title- Our Violent Ends Author- Chloe Gong Series- this is the sequel to Our Violent Delights Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA Dark fantasy/historical fiction crossover POV- Multiple, all over the place, chaotic, both present and past tense, head hopping, many POV within chapter. Scene breaks inconsistently designated by an interior formatting symbol, sometimes not. Trope- enemiesContinue reading “Review #123”

Review #116

Title- A History of Wild Places Author- Shea Ernshaw Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- maybe dark fantasy… but not in the way one would assume? Maybe contemporary thiller, maybe women’s fiction. After reading, I’m unsure POV- Part 1 was a switch between past and present in Travis’ POV. Then the rest of the book is alternating betweenContinue reading “Review #116”

Review #90

Title- The Damned Rating– 3.75/5 Genre- YA Fantasy POV- There are a about 9 different POV in this sequel than the first which surprised me compared to “The Beautiful.” Also, it switches back and forth between first person present tense and third person past tense from chapter to chapter depending on the POV. Page 68-Continue reading “Review #90”

Review #75

Title- The Book of Lost Things Rating– 3.75/5 Genre- Fantasy POV- Third person, past Similar Books/Comps– The Keeper of Lost Things My emotions-  Creepy but entranced Vibe– darker Plot/Blurb- High in his attic bedroom, David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begunContinue reading “Review #75”

Review #46

Title- The Gilded Ones Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- first person, present tense Trope- dark, the chosen one, feminist Similar Books/Comps– Children of Blood and Bone, Witches Steeped in Gold, Legendary My emotions-  intrigued, curious Characters– Deka- 16 years old without many people she can rely on in her village or origin. Her motherContinue reading “Review #46”

Review #26

Title- Angelfall Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- This dystopian novel was more twisted and dark than I had expected. POV- First person, present tense Trope- survival, family loyalties, desperation, and strength in a heroine protagonist Similar/Comps– Hunger Games, Circus of the Dead My emotions- At certain parts- toe-curling creepy with creating disturbing images. That forest scene wasContinue reading “Review #26”