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 #300

I almost stopped at page 30 but am so glad I continued because I rated it a 4.7/5 stars. It’s a standalone enemies to lovers with dual points of view. The author mentioned that this idea came from a gender reversal Beauty and the Beast to see if she could write a boy falling inContinue reading “Review #300”

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 #285

I gave this pirate fantasy romance a 4.8/5 stars. The sequel is out but the third in this trilogy comes out in august 2023. There are three points of view all in third person narrative. I loved the slow burn and even though this stays clean the author says there will be more steam later.Continue reading “Review #285”

Review #283

This fantasy enemies to lovers is a 4.2/5 for me. The story telling was great but the overall vibe felt underwhelming especially after it’s been talked up so much on social media. It’s written in third person in two points of view. I wish the chapters were labeled with whose head we’re in before startingContinue reading “Review #283”

Review #269

I rated this fantasy fairy-tale retelling a 4.4/5 stars. This will hopefully be one I remember details of compared to other novels because the woods are s described in such detail. I started to get frustrated with the repetition of the plot in the 30-60% part of the story. Overall I would highly recommend thisContinue reading “Review #269”

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 #258

If I could give one book a 6/5 stars it’d be this one. This fantasy retelling was short, spunky, and beautifully written. Here are my live thoughts while reading: Wow! Voice, voice and more voice. The first chapter was spunky, unique & totally set the tune and vibe of this feminist retelling. I adore fairytaleContinue reading “Review #258”

Review #253

I rated this contemporary novel by Emma Scott a 3.8/5 stars. Phew, the last 3-4 chapters were hard to get through. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a happily ever after and no twists saved the day, but it might be a tear jerker for some readers out there. Page 259 almost got me. Tugged on my heartContinue reading “Review #253”