Review #267

I love when books are set in my state of North Carolina. This standalone romance got a 4.8/5 stars from me.  Here are my notes while reading: In the prologue we meet Nora who lays out all the tropes she’s used to reading as a book agent & pegs herself as the stiff, heartless city womanContinue reading “Review #267”

Review #266

I give this FF fantasy romance a 4.4/5 stars. I believe it’s a standalone because of the great closure. I enjoyed the two points of view from both Tamsin and Wren. In regards to the plot, some comps that come to mind are “A Nature of Witches” and “The Witch Haven.” When it comes toContinue reading “Review #266”

Review #265

I gave this little mermaid retelling a 4.1/5 stars. Evie was such a sweet character always trying to help her friends. I love YA fantasy in first person narrative so this was right up my alley. The flashbacks took me out of the scene and felt like whiplash sometimes but they were necessary for theContinue reading “Review #265”

Review #264

I rated this (darker) Peter Pan retelling a 4.8/5 stars. This YA contemporary/fantasy was NOT a romance but had a few moments in there. It was refreshing that the whole story was in Wendy’s POV. Here are my live thought while reading: Chapter 1 had TONS of info. So, 18 year old Wendy has aContinue reading “Review #264”

Review #262

I rated this fantasy a 4.6/5 stars. I loved the circus/ magician performer theme with the dark vibe of the haunted mirrors. I thought the first half was much better than the last Act which is usually the opposite for me so I’m not sure what happened. There is a sequel I’ll be reading nextContinue reading “Review #262”

Review #261

I give this standalone happily-ever-after contemporary a 4.4/5 stars. The story by Melissa Ferguson is in first person, present tense and has an adorable office romance trope. As much as I love novels with two points of view, it’s refreshing that this one sticks with only Savannah’s POV, which is a necessity for the plot.Continue reading “Review #261”

Review #255

I gave this historical fantasy a 4.2/5 stars It’s the first of a four book series. The romance was clean but sparse overall since the plot focused on saving her friend from the villain and learning about her powers. There were a few times while reading that I felt pulled in too many directions andContinue reading “Review #255”

Review #254

I gave this retelling from the Beast’s point of view a solid 4.2/5 stars. The only reason why it wasn’t higher was because of the nonstop head hopping. The prose of ‘The Beast Within’ felt a bit removed because it was third person and there was some head hopping I didn’t love. But because IContinue reading “Review #254”

Review #250

I rated this Robin Hood feminist retelling a 4.6/5 stars. I believe it’s a standalone but would read more from this author. Here are my thoughts while reading: Chapter one is full of urgency with Isabelle in custody and freed from her mother who holds tons of secrets in her pocket. She is told toContinue reading “Review #250”

Review #249

I rated this sequel in Adrienne Young’s duology a 4/5 stars. This epic fantasy was all about different sides fighting in a war. The romance was minimal. I liked that there were two points of view but since they had such little interaction, I’m not sure if it was necessary. The dual POV was moreContinue reading “Review #249”