Review #216

Title- A Thousand Boy Kisses Author- Tillie Cole Series- standalone Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- YA contemporary POV- dual POV, first person Trope- cancer (yes, I know it isn’t a trope, but it kind of feels like it sometimes) Cover– I wasn’t expecting this story based off the cover. Yes the bar of hearts is there butContinue reading “Review #216”

Review #206

Title- The Last Thing He Told Me Author- Laura Dave Series- standalone Rating– 4.4/5 Genre- contemporary suspense POV- first person, present tense Trope- step-mother/daughter bonding, family drama, family secrets Cover– It felt more contemporary than suspense due to the font Comps– The Maidens Plot/Blurb- Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his belovedContinue reading “Review #206”

Review #203

Title- To Kill a Kingdom Author- Alexandra Christo Series- standalone Rating– 4.8/5 Genre- YA fantasy (some romance- clean) POV- first person, present tense. Dual POV Trope- enemies to lovers Cover– The image wasn’t easily popping out as “ocean” to me. And I honestly didn’t get much of an octopus vibe in the book, so IContinue reading “Review #203”

Review #200

Title- Under the Whispering Door Author- TJ Klune Series- standalone Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- contemporary literary fiction, or MM romance POV- third person, past tense Trope- philosophical, stages of grief Cover– matches the author’s other book, giving him a trademark symbol Comps– the TV show “The Good Place,” but books- The Midnight Library , Timekeeper, aContinue reading “Review #200”

Review #198

Title- A River Enchanted Book of the Month membership selection Author- Rebecca Ross Rating– 4.4/5 Genre- Unique fantasy that’s hard to describe (folktale) POV- 3rd person, too many POV (5 total I think0 Trope- forbidden love, but this is NOT a romance Cover– After I selected this novel, I saw a new cover was released,Continue reading “Review #198”

Review #182

Title- The Paris Key Author- Juliet Blackwell Series- standalone Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Adult contemporary POV- third person past tense for most of it and third person present tense for Angela’s portion in 1983 Trope- life transitions, healing Steam level- 0/5 Cover– I thought it would be more upbeat because of the cover Comps– Much AdoContinue reading “Review #182”

Review #181

Hey readers! I’m having some fun writing discussion questions on books I read years ago. If you’d like to read my usual reviews check out the other page of my blog. Title- The Giver Author- Lois Lowry Rating– 4/5 Plot/Blurb- In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. NotContinue reading “Review #181”

Review #176

Title- A Psalm of Storms and Silence Author- Roseanne A. Brown Series- This is the sequel to A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Rating– 4.1/5 (the first was better) Genre- YA fantasy POV- two POV, also the hyena has random narration inserts Trope- forbidden love Cover– I didn’t really understand the titles’ name Plot/Blurb- KarinaContinue reading “Review #176”

Review #172

Title- A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Author- Roseanne A. Brown Series– the sequel is A Psalm of Storms and Silence Rating– 4.8/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- third person, dual POV Trope- coming of age, magic, enemies to (we shall see), I came to kill you & developed feelings Steam level- 1/5 Cover– I wasn’tContinue reading “Review #172”

Review #171

Title- Sisters in Arms Author- Kaia Alderson Series- standalone Rating– 4.0/5.0 Genre- historical fiction POV- third person, past tense Trope- war Cover– representative of the genre Comps– I’ve read a lot of books in the war set in France recently, but this is the only one with Black characters Plot/Blurb- Grace Steele and Eliza JonesContinue reading “Review #171”