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 #260

I gave this a 3.0/5 stars. I’m unsure how to put this novel in a genre, maybe women’s literature. I think the focus is spiritual awakening or psychological with self awareness and how the characters perceive themselves in the world while contemplating life and death and their meaning. But it was pretty flat and slowContinue reading “Review #260”

Review #170

Title- How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House Author- Cherie Jones Series- standalone Rating– 4.1/5 Genre- women’s fiction, literary fiction POV- see below Cover– a bit inconspicuous for the genre Plot/Blurb- In Baxter’s Beach, Barbados, Lala’s grandmother Wilma tells the story of the one-armed sister. It’s a cautionary tale, about what happens to girls whoContinue reading “Review #170”

Review #83

Title- The Water Dancer Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- Literary Fiction POV- First person, past tense Similar Books/Comps– A Shadow Bright and Burning, The Gilded Ones My emotions-  defeated, wanting to be more hopeful Plot/Blurb- Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but wasContinue reading “Review #83”

Review #70

Title- The Bourbon Thief Rating– 5/5 Genre- women’s fiction, literary fiction POV- Third person, past tense. This switches between different time periods Trope- family legacy, twists & turns, unexpected revelations, sacrifice, coming of age, revenge, age gap, the South Similar/Comps– The Devil’s Highway, Bull Mountain My emotions- My mind was BLOWN! I was so scaredContinue reading “Review #70”

Review #65

Title- The House in the Cerulean Sea Rating– 4/5 Genre- Whimsical Fantasy, Literary Fiction POV- Third person, past tense Similar Books/Comps– Under the Whispering Door, The Invisible Life of Addie Larue My emotions-  I enjoyed the moods and vibes of this novel. It went from dreary and trudging along to whimsical and joyful, then backContinue reading “Review #65”

Review #48

Title-  The Midnight Library Rating– 4/5 Genre- Whimsical fantasy, literary fiction POV- Third person, past tense Trope- Philosophical, “What if?” Similar/Comps– Where the Forest Meets the Stars (On my TBR) My emotions-  grateful, sentimental Characters– Nora- must search within herself to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living Plot/Blurb-Continue reading “Review #48”