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 #236

I gave Music of the Night, a stand-alone, by Angela J Ford a full 5/5 stars. This Phantom of the Opera mixed with Beauty and the Beast had the perfect balance of romance, magic, songs, urgency, desire and steam, and captivating settings. It also has the most breathtaking covers on the hardcover, under the dustContinue reading “Review #236”

Review #231

I gave Stolen by the Shadow King by Alisha Klapheke a 4.3/5 stars. This fabulous enemies to lovers was the first of a fantasy romance series. I’m unsure if it’ll be a duology or longer. The next is called Rise of the Fire Queen, available for preorder. There are other books related to this oneContinue reading “Review #231”

Review #230

So Wake County Public Library purchased Touch of Malice at my request. I’m the first one to read a fresh copy! Unfortunately, at the end I rated this steamy contemporary fantasy as a 3.3/5 stars and here’s my thoughts as reading. Chapter one is all about Persephone’s lingering response from her trauma in the climaxContinue reading “Review #230”

Review #229

I’d give this fantasy a 4.9/5 because I still wanted a little more emphasis on the romance. It was a tiny bit better than the first novel in this duology. I appreciated the effortless prose in first person present tense that stayed in Alosa’s POV the whole time.  Here were my thoughts while reading: ChapterContinue reading “Review #229”

Review #228

I gave a strong 4.8/5 star rating for Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller. If you want a female Captain Jack Sparrow, this is the fantasy pirate book for you. I assumed this was fantasy romance, but the romance wasn’t as strong as a focus as I wanted because of the cliffhanger ending.Continue reading “Review #228”

Review #224

I gave this romance a 3.9/5 star rating and it could technically fit into a few subcategories like historical fiction or fantasy romance. In the first chapter we learned of Charlotte, a troublemaker and thief who dislikes pirates & idolizes Jane Austen and of course arrogant her nemesis, Irish pirate, Captain O’Riley who was alreadyContinue reading “Review #224”

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”