Review #71

Title- Spellbreaker Rating– 4/5Genre- historical fiction/fantasy POV- I like that there’s two alternating POV of Elsie & Bacchus. (Third person feels distant though) Sometimes POV switched mid chapter which I don’t like head hopping. Similar Books/Comps– It had a Mary Poppins vibe without the children, lol My emotions-  little bored in the beginning, but intriguedContinue reading “Review #71”

Review #69

Title- The Marriage Pact Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Psychological Thriller POV- First person, present tense Trope- cults, scientology, newlyweds Similar Books/Comps– The Secrets You Keep, The Personal Librarian My emotions-  tense, creeped out Characters– Alice- once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer Jake- partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice Plot/Blurb-Continue reading “Review #69”

Review #53

Title- The Removed Book of the Month Selection Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Literary Fiction, Cherokee culture POV- At first I was worried that there were 4 alternating point of views. But they were all so drastically different stories that it wasn’t confusing at all. Trope- Family drama and trauma Similar Books/Comps– Where the Dead Sit Talking,Continue reading “Review #53”

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 #46

Title- The Gilded Ones Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- first person, present tense Trope- dark, the chosen one, feminist Similar Books/Comps– Children of Blood and Bone, Witches Steeped in Gold, Legendary My emotions-  intrigued, curious Characters– Deka- 16 years old without many people she can rely on in her village or origin. Her motherContinue reading “Review #46”

Review #43

Title- Blood and Honey (Sequel to Serpent and Dove) Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Fantasy Trope- witches, unknown magical powers of the hero, secretive family connections, self sacrifice My emotions-  Overall I was super engaged, but during the time early in the novel when Lou & Reid were in separate places physically for their plan Characters– LouContinue reading “Review #43”

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”