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”

Review #15

Title- Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance Book of the Month Selection Rating– 3/5 Genre- Whimsical fantasy, literary fiction POV- First person, past tense. I haven’t read a story of someone’s life through so many other different points of view. Weylyn’s life is broken up into different sections based off the relationships he had. Trope- odd-one outContinue reading “Review #15”

Review #14

Title- Fable Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Young Adult (assumed it was fantasy, but I don’t think it fits that category) POV- First person, past tense Trope- pirates, adventure, family relationships, buried treasure Similar Books/Comps– The Girl the Sea Gave Back, Daughter of the Pirate King My emotions-  I loved this book, such a mix of emotions.Continue reading “Review #14”

Review #12

Title- Ties That Tether Book of the Month Selection Rating– 5/5 Genre- Contemporary Romance POV- First person, past tense Trope- Forbidden Love Similar Books/Comps– The Dating Playbook, Honey Girl My emotions-  happy, comforted Characters– all relatable and Rafael was hot HOT Plot/Blurb-At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a NigerianContinue reading “Review #12”

Review #10

Title- The Silent Patient Rating– 5/5 Genre- Thriller/Suspense POV- First person, past tense. (but it seemed to switch a little) Trope- Therapist, mental health, suspense, secrets, murder Similar Books/Comps– Verity, The Last Thing He Told Me, The Couple Next Door. My emotions-  goosebumps, checking behind my shoulder Vibe– creepy, stalker vibes Characters– Alicia Berenson’s- PerfectContinue reading “Review #10”

Review #9

Title- The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane Rating– 3/5 Genre- Women’s fiction, Literary fiction POV- First person, present tense Similar Books/Comps– The Girl They Left Behind, China Dolls Best part- I loved the mother-daughter theme and the unique cultural perspectives. The way everything came together and connected was satisfying. The present tense was refreshing andContinue reading “Review #9”

Review #4

Title- If I Stay Rating– 5/5 Genre- YA contemporary POV- first person Trope- Family relationships, teen love Similar/Comps– Looking for Alaska (I liked If I Stay much better than Looking for Alaska) My emotions-  Heart-wrenching Characters– Mia- 17 years old Plot/ Blurb- In the blink of an eye everything changes. Mia has no memory ofContinue reading “Review #4”

Review #3

Title- The Lost Apothecary Rating– 4.75/5 Genre- Fantasy (Book of the Month selection) POV- first person, past tense. I expected two point of views, but there were more. Trope- Feminist Similar/Comps– The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter I have(On my TBR) My emotions-  proud of women, excited with the suspense Characters– Nella (1791)- sellsContinue reading “Review #3”

Review #2

Title- Scorpio Races Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA Fantasy POV- first person, present tense, alternating 2 points of view Trope- Slow burn, forbidden love Similar/Comps– The Raven Boys My emotions- Intrigue, curiosity, nervous for the main characters’ fate. Characters– Sean Kendrick- 19 years old, the returning champion and if he has any fears, he keeps themContinue reading “Review #2”