Review #87

Title- Looking for Alaska Rating– 3/5 Genre- YA Contemporary POV- First person, past tense Trope- Boarding school, teen friendships, coming of age, the meaning of life Similar Books/Comps– Falling for You, A Song for a Soldier My emotions-  A bit blah, but overall an average read. I wasn’t sucked in and I didn’t connect withContinue reading “Review #87”

Review #85

Title- The Trouble With Hating You Rating– 3/5 Genre- contemporary romance POV- alternating two POV, first person past tense Trope- arranged marriage, forced to work together, “bickering to lovers” Characters– Liya- successful biochemical engineer, takeout enthusiast, and happily single woman. Jay- gorgeous, charming, lawer All the overbearing mothers, fathers, and well-wishing aunties who won’t mindContinue reading “Review #85”

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 #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 #79

Title- Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA Fantasy POV- First person, present tense Similar Books/Comps– The Book of Chaos Vibe- humor, sarcasm, unique, original, whimsical Characters– Alcatraz Smedry- age 13, foster child Plot/Blurb- Alcatrez gets a bag of sand in the mail-his only inheritance from his father and mother. He soon learnsContinue reading “Review #79”

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 #69

Title- The Marriage Pact Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Psychological Thriller POV- First person, present tense Trope- cults, scientology, newlyweds Similar Books/Comps– The Secrets You Keep, The Personal Librarian My emotions-  tense, creeped out Characters– Alice- once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer Jake- partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice Plot/Blurb-Continue reading “Review #69”