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 #254

I gave this retelling from the Beast’s point of view a solid 4.2/5 stars. The only reason why it wasn’t higher was because of the nonstop head hopping. The prose of ‘The Beast Within’ felt a bit removed because it was third person and there was some head hopping I didn’t love. But because IContinue reading “Review #254”

Review #251

I gave this FF romantasy a 4.9/5 stars. I loved the fairytale mixture of a Cinderella story turned Sleeping Beauty. And the fact that it was all from a villain’s point of view was excellent. Here are my thoughts love while reading: Chapter 1 was pure perfection. Alyce concocted an illegal “ugly” potion for aContinue reading “Review #251”

Review #250

I rated this Robin Hood feminist retelling a 4.6/5 stars. I believe it’s a standalone but would read more from this author. Here are my thoughts while reading: Chapter one is full of urgency with Isabelle in custody and freed from her mother who holds tons of secrets in her pocket. She is told toContinue reading “Review #250”

Review #236

I gave Music of the Night, a stand-alone, by Angela J Ford a full 5/5 stars. This Phantom of the Opera mixed with Beauty and the Beast had the perfect balance of romance, magic, songs, urgency, desire and steam, and captivating settings. It also has the most breathtaking covers on the hardcover, under the dustContinue reading “Review #236”

Review #234

I gave Darling Girl by Liz Michalski a solid 4.4/5 star rating. This was a unique Peter Pan retelling with Holly Darling as the main character and Peter as the ultimate villain. I’m glad I chose this Book of the Month selection since it was a swirl of dark contemporary mixed with whimsical fantasy. TheContinue reading “Review #234”

Review #209

Title- A Ruin of Roses Author- K. F. Breene Series- first in four Rating– 3.8/5 Genre- dark fantasy romance, erotica POV- first person Trope- enemies to lovers Cover– pretty Comps– Hate by Tate James (steamy RH contemporary), A Curse so Dark and Lonely (YA- not steamy) Plot/Blurb- The beast.The creature that stalks the forbidden wood.TheContinue reading “Review #209”

Review #203

Title- To Kill a Kingdom Author- Alexandra Christo Series- standalone Rating– 4.8/5 Genre- YA fantasy (some romance- clean) POV- first person, present tense. Dual POV Trope- enemies to lovers Cover– The image wasn’t easily popping out as “ocean” to me. And I honestly didn’t get much of an octopus vibe in the book, so IContinue reading “Review #203”