Review #34

Title- Simmer Down Rating– 4/5 Genre- Contemporary Romance POV- First person, present tense Trope- Enemies to Lovers Similar Books/Comps– Loathed at First Sight, Snapped My emotions-  Hungry, Eager, Optimistic Characters– The English hottie, Callum, makes the food truck competition a more sizzling while the main heroine, Nikki, was definitely stuck in her ways and afraidContinue reading “Review #34”

Review #31

Title- The Cruel Prince Author- Holly Black Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- First person, present tense. ONE POV Trope- Bully romance. Enemies to lovers. Academic setting Similar Books/Comps– Red Queen, Six of Crows My emotions-  frustrated in the beginning and nervous I’d hate it with the bully theme. I enjoyed it much more asContinue reading “Review #31”

Review #30

Title- Red Queen Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA Fantasy POV- Red Queen is one of only present tense stories that hasn’t been jarring for me Trope- Enemies to lovers, Forbidden love, two brother love triangle, teen revolution leader Similar/Comps– The City of Brass (I DNF this one), Angelfall (This one seemed darker than Red Queen), ShadowContinue reading “Review #30”

Review #27

Title- The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany Book of the Month Selection Rating– 4/5 Genre- 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 ofContinue reading “Review #27”

Review #25

Title- A Great and Terrible Beauty Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA Fantasy (unexpected from cover) POV- First person, present Similar Books/Comps– Elementals My emotions-  not expecting this genre from the cover Vibe– It felt a bit high school-gothic Characters– Gemma- 16 years old with anunknown magical powers Plot/Blurb- After the death of her mother, Gemma isContinue reading “Review #25”

Review #21

Title- The Darkest Part of the Forest Rating– 4/5 Genre- YA fantasy, part urban fantasy due to the current culture references, yet part high/epic fantasy due to all the magical creatures POV- Third person, past tense. Three POV, but it focuses on Hazels’. On page 134, a different point of view randomly pops up   Trope-Continue reading “Review #21”

Review #20

Title- Where the Crawdads Sing Rating– 4/5 Genre- Women’s Fiction POV- Third person, past tense. Trope- Coming of Age, secrets Similar Books/Comps– Where the Forest Meets the Stars, The Girls in the Stilt House My emotions-  I felt drawn to nature. Vibe– The different sections of the books all have different vibes. Characters– Kya- IContinue reading “Review #20”

Review #16

Title- The Last Story of Mina Lee Book of the Month Selection Rating– 4/5 Genre- Contemporary, Women’s Fiction POV- Multiple POV- mother and daughter in different years Trope- motherhood Similar Books/Comps– White Ivy, A Good Neighborhood My emotions-  Curious Characters– Margot- 26 years old in California Mina- Margot’s single- mother Plot/Blurb- Margot finds that herContinue reading “Review #16”

Review #8

Title- Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors Rating– 4/5 Genre- Contemporary Romance POV- Third person, past Trope- Overachieving Indian American family, never defy your family, clashing duo to lovers, Immigrant family Similar/Comps– Simmer Down (see my other review), Recipe for Persuasion My emotions- Just enjoying the ride, HUNGRY from all the food talk Characters– Dr. TrishaContinue reading “Review #8”

Review #5

Title- Shatter Me Series Rating– Books ranged from 3/5-5/5 individually. As a whole the series was 4.5/5. (The 5th one in the series was the weakest) Genre- YA Fantasy POV- first person, multiple points of view Trope- enemies to lovers, love triangle Similar/Comps– Fallen Series & Delirium Series (On my TBR) My emotions-  Invested, ConnectedContinue reading “Review #5”