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 #51

Title- Temptation Rating– 3/5 Genre- Erotica POV- First person, past tense Trope- professor/student, love triangle, forbidden love Similar Books/Comps– Office Grump, The Hunted Heart My emotions-  If you want to feel aroused, this would be a great choice. Characters– Penny Taylor- 19-year-old college student with sass. Professor James Hunter- teaches a Speech Class Plot/Blurb- PennyContinue reading “Review #51”

Review #50

Title- The Selection Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA romance POV- First person, past tense Trope- Love Triangle, Royalty, Fairy-tale Similar Books/Comps– Delirium, The Wrath and the Dawn, The Promised Prince My emotions– Interested overall, but I found myself skimming through the parts about fancy dresses, cameras, and shallow bits that reminded me too much of theContinue reading “Review #50”

Review #32

Title- Children of Blood and Bone Rating– 5/5Genre- YA Fantasy POV- First person, present tense. Alternating 3 POV My emotions-  Entranced. The magical elements were awesome since it felt more spiritual and natural-based. Vibe– Epic! Characters– Zélie Adebola- heroine, protagonist- I love that the main character was female and a warrior/fighter. Rogue Princess Amari HandsomeContinue reading “Review #32”

Review #27

Title- The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany Book of the Month Selection Rating– 4/5Genre- Contemporary POV- First person, present tense Trope- Family love Similar Books/Comps– One Italian Summer, Sweet Forgiveness My emotions-  Almost a tear jerker at the end, satisfied Characters– Emilia- the happily-single baker at her grandfather’s Brooklyn deli Lucy- sexy, desperate-for-love cousin of EmiliaContinue reading “Review #27”

Review #26

Title- Angelfall Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- This dystopian novel was more twisted and dark than I had expected. POV- First person, present tense Trope- survival, family loyalties, desperation, and strength in a heroine protagonist Similar/Comps– Hunger Games, Circus of the Dead My emotions- At certain parts- toe-curling creepy with creating disturbing images. That forest scene wasContinue reading “Review #26”

Review #22

Title- Namesake Rating– 5/5 Genre- YA (maybe historical fiction, maybe fantasy?) POV- first person, past tense Trope- parent/child relationships, sunken treasure, strong heroine Similar Books/Comps– Fable, The Lost Apothecary My emotions-  super invested Characters– West’s morally gray compass is done super well. The see-saw feelings about Saint are spot on. I loved that the antagonistContinue reading “Review #22”

Review #17

Title- Marley and Me Rating– 5/5- This is a book I wish I’d buy… who wants to buy it for me? Genre- Contemporary POV- First person, past tense Trope– Family relationships, Like, Love, Dogs Similar Books/Comps– The Art of Racing in the Rain, A Dog’s Purpose My emotions-  Ugh, I can’t even Characters– Marley- wildContinue reading “Review #17”