Review #257

I gave this contemporary (suspense?) a 3.8/5 stars. There’s two points of view of Meg and Kat and it also hops around in a specific decade of their lives. Here are my thoughts while reading: The story opens with tons of questions. Kat is possibly stalking Meg, who has been under the radar for years.Continue reading “Review #257”

Review #226

The contemporary romance of “November 9” was a solid 5/5 rating for me. I’ve read more than a handful of CoHo books and I’m finally starting to understand the rage. Her characters are so crystal clear and layered from the very first chapter. It reminded me of “One Day” by David Nicholls and “This TimeContinue reading “Review #226”

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”