Review #73

Title- Siege and Storm Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- first person Trope- the chosen one Plot/Blurb- Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov’s power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner―hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can’t outrunContinue reading “Review #73”

Review #71

Title- Spellbreaker Rating– 4/5Genre- historical fiction/fantasy POV- I like that there’s two alternating POV of Elsie & Bacchus. (Third person feels distant though) Sometimes POV switched mid chapter which I don’t like head hopping. Similar Books/Comps– It had a Mary Poppins vibe without the children, lol My emotions-  little bored in the beginning, but intriguedContinue reading “Review #71”

Review #67

Title- Girl, Serpent, Thorn Book of the Month Selection Rating– 5/5 Genre- YA Fantasy POV- Third person, past tense Similar Books/Comps– Shatter Me (this is what google said, but I disagree that they’re similar since Shatter Me is so interior based and deep first person POV) My emotions-  LOVED every part of this book! IContinue reading “Review #67”

Review #62

Title- ACOTAR Series A Court of Thorn and Roses A Court of Mist and Fury- By FAR the best of the series A Court of Wings and Ruin A Court of Frost and Starlight (novella) A Court of Silver Flames- Nesta’s Story Rating– 4/5 on average (ACOMAF was 6/5 just because of the ending) Genre-Continue reading “Review #62”

Review #61

Title- American Gods Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- Fantasy POV- Third person, past tense. Similar Books/Comps– We All Fall Down, Dark Matter Vibe- darker Characters– I love that the main character’s name is Shadow. Plot/Blurb- Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a stranger offers him a job and Shadow,Continue reading “Review #61”

Review #60

Title- The Black Witch Rating– DNF Genre- YA fantasy POV- first person Trope- academic setting, “chosen one” My emotions-  frustrated Characters– Elloren Gardner- main character is 17 year female without power. Plot/Blurb- Elloren Gardner is the spitting image of her grandmother, who drove back the enemy forces in the last Realm War. But while herContinue reading “Review #60”

Review #55

Title- Gods & Monsters (3rd in trilogy following Serpent and Dove, then Blood & Honey) Author– Shelby Mahurin Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- Fantasy, witches POV- first person, past tense (usually switching back and forth between Lou & Reid) Trope- enemies to lovers, evil parents, save the kingdom My emotions- a little frustrated by the pacing ofContinue reading “Review #55”

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 #44

Title- Crown Duel Rating– 4/5      Genre- YA historical fiction Trope- The “chosen one,” royalty courting Similar Books/Comps– The Truth-Telle’s Tale, Keturah and Lord Death Emotions-  adventurous, intrigued Characters– Mel- strong heroine who loves her brother/father Plot/Blurb- A deathbed promise to their father sends a daring girl and her brother off to war. Filled with intrigue,Continue reading “Review #44”

Review #43

Title- Blood and Honey (Sequel to Serpent and Dove) Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Fantasy Trope- witches, unknown magical powers of the hero, secretive family connections, self sacrifice My emotions-  Overall I was super engaged, but during the time early in the novel when Lou & Reid were in separate places physically for their plan Characters– LouContinue reading “Review #43”