Review #83

Title- The Water Dancer Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- Literary Fiction POV- First person, past tense Similar Books/Comps– A Shadow Bright and Burning, The Gilded Ones My emotions-  defeated, wanting to be more hopeful Plot/Blurb- Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but wasContinue reading “Review #83”

Review #82

Title- An American Marriage Rating– 3/5 Genre- Contemporary POV- First person, present tense Trope- Relationships, Love triangle Similar Books/Comps– Rules for Visiting, The People We Keep My emotions-  depressing but thought provoking Characters– Celestial- she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career Roy- young executive Andre- Celestial’s childhood friend, and best manContinue reading “Review #82”

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 #80

Title- Water for Elephants Rating– 4/5 Genre- Women’s fiction or drama maybe POV- First person, past tense Trope- circus, scandal Similar Books/Comps– Salt of the Sea, The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary My emotions-  Intrigued, fascinated Characters– Jacob Janowski- orphaned, penniless, with no direction in life even though he was a vet student Marlena- equestrianContinue reading “Review #80”

Review #56

Title- Little Fires Everywhere Rating– 5/5 Genre- Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction POV- Third person, past tense Trope- Family drama, suburbia, adoption, secrets, high standards/perfectionism, teen pregnancy, favoritism Comps– The Last Thing He Told Me, Where the Crawdads Sing My emotions-  Captivated Characters– Elena- perfectionist mother of a suburbia family Mia Warren- free-spirited mother Plot/Blurb- InContinue reading “Review #56”