Review #317

I’ve been procrastinating to read The Light We Cannot See for 10 months and now I know why. I rated this historical fiction a 2.8/5 stars. I’ve read lots of historical fiction and yes, this one might be more realistic than the others, but it was so boring. It hasn’t taken me 9 days toContinue reading “Review #317”

Review #311

I’ll give this one a 3.2/5 stars but technically I didn’t finish. 200+ pages is still a good chunk to write a review. Unfortunately at the halfway mark I started skimming ahead. I didn’t find all 3 answers I was looking for, but the ones I did find felt anticlimactic and a little disappointing. IContinue reading “Review #311”

Review #289

I loved this historical fantasy standalone and rated it a 4.7/5 stars. The reason why it wasn’t 5 stars was mainly because a few chapters in the middle felt a little slower and uneventful. I wanted the emotions to be a bit stronger for some of the epic scenes but sometimes that barrier just happensContinue reading “Review #289”

Review #281

I loved this historical fiction standalone about World War II. I rated this one a 4.5/5 stars. Ruby, Charlotte, and Thomas all have a hard journey and take us through their three stories. Because Ruby was American it gave a slightly different spin from the comps similar to this novel. Here’s my thoughts live whileContinue reading “Review #281”

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 #239

I gave The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff a 4.1/5 stars for this historical fiction standalone. I loved that there were three alternating female POV in different years until their story intersected. There wasn’t much romance in this (no steam) but the little that was there fell a bit flat for me inContinue reading “Review #239”

Review #235

I rated The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain a 3.9/5 stars. This standalone was a mix of contemporary and historical fiction involving a hard theme involving racism, segregation, and murder with dual timelines. Here are my live thoughts while reading: Well the first chapter definitely hooked me. Kayla is in 2010 andContinue reading “Review #235”

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”

Review #144

Title- The Paris Dressmaker Author- Kristy Cambron Series- standalone Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- historical fiction POV- two strong women in the French resistance, Sandrine and Lila. It’s refreshing that the two POV are female, yet there’s still a hint at both of their own romance story lines.  Trope- war, fake relationship, survival Steam level- 0/5 spiceContinue reading “Review #144”