Review #320

I loved her other YA books but this adult fantasy didn’t quite make the cut for me. I rated it a 2.9/5 stars but I actually skimmed the second half. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: The first chapter of “Spells for Forgetting” was about August returning to his home town to bury her mom’sContinue reading “Review #320”

Review #316

I rated this dark fantasy as 4/5 stars. It’s all written in one point of view in first person present tense narrative. River of Shadows is the first in a series. I can’t really label this as a romance in any way though it’s marketed as “dark fantasy adult romance.” Yes there were 3ish sexContinue reading “Review #316”

Review #297

This amazing fantasy was a 4.9/5 stars! The dark themes were done so well and I really enjoyed the ride. I can’t wait to start the sequel tonight. Some would categorize this as young adult since she’s 18 but it didn’t feel YA to me. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: The prologue is fromContinue reading “Review #297”

Review #278

I gave this ‘book of the month’ club a 3.0/5 stars. It’s hard to classify the genre: dark literary is what I would’ve done on my own but the blurb says gothic fantasy. Yes there were paranormal things in the plot but I’ve never read a book like this so it’s hard to classify. AContinue reading “Review #278”

Review #275

Master of Salt & Bones is a dark/modern gothic contemporary standalone romance. I gave this a generous 4.0/5 stars. Sometimes it felt more like a psychological thriller/almost erotica. At times I couldn’t determine what was real and what was a hallucination which felt part of the point. I thought Isa had a boring personality andContinue reading “Review #275”

Review #33

Title- And Then There Were None Rating– 4/5 Genre- Murder mystery POV- Third person, past tense Trope- Crime, “who dunnit?”, classic Similar Books/Comps– The Maidens My emotions-  at first confused, but it all came together Characters– The characters were easy to follow despite having so many of them, which surprised me. Plot/Blurb- Ten people, eachContinue reading “Review #33”

Review #29

Title- Arsenic & Adobo Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- A contemporary with upbeat humor and some sassy spice in and out of the kitchen (Book of the Month selection) POV- First person, past tense Trope- rom com, match-making aunts Similar/Comps– A Pho Love Story (I will write a review on this later 3.5/5) My emotions- relaxed, calm,Continue reading “Review #29”

Review #16

Title- The Last Story of Mina Lee Book of the Month Selection Rating– 4/5 Genre- Contemporary, Women’s Fiction POV- Multiple POV- mother and daughter in different years Trope- motherhood Similar Books/Comps– White Ivy, A Good Neighborhood My emotions-  Curious Characters– Margot- 26 years old in California Mina- Margot’s single- mother Plot/Blurb- Margot finds that herContinue reading “Review #16”