Review #313

I gave this standalone (dark) little mermaid story a 4/5 stars. There’s no HEA with fireworks folks. This is the third book in a row I’ve read where a man has forced himself on the woman. I’m so tired of it. Either women have still drastically silenced themselves about how frequently we’ve all been harassed/abused/manipulatedContinue reading “Review #313”

Review #310

This is a dark adult Peter Pan retelling that is controversial in nature. Definitely read the content warnings beforehand if you’re worried about triggers. Winnie turns 18 in the first chapter and every woman in her lineage has disappeared on their 18th birthday for an undetermined amount of time. But what I’m confused about isContinue reading “Review #310”

Review #308

I gave “Bookish and the Beast” a 4.1/5 stars. Check out my Instagram for pictures of Princess Belle signing the cover while I was at Disney World. This was a clean, inclusive, easy YA read of a modern day beauty and the beast retelling. Unfortunately I never ended up liking Vance and was a littleContinue reading “Review #308”

Review #295

I gave this young adult fairy-tale retelling a 3.7/5 stars. Here’s my live thoughts and notes while reading: The mood is set that the dark forest holds monsters that are afraid of fire and years ago her father was attacked by a wolf of sorts. Adele is making the journey on the path for theContinue reading “Review #295”

Review #282

I bumped this down a tiny bit from my Instagram post to a 4.3/5 stars rating. If you like fast paced Little Mermaid retellings and witchy books this is a great one for you. Sometimes the plot felt unconnected and sporadic instead of outlined beforehand but I enjoyed the ride. Oh and I read thisContinue reading “Review #282”

Review #276

Above the Sea earned a 4.2.5 stars for this YA fairytale retelling, clean HEA romance. The plot is very fast paced and I don’t feel as if there’s time to settle in a scene or into the characters. Their dialogue is saying exactly what they think instead of making me work and read in betweenContinue reading “Review #276”

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 #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 #265

I gave this little mermaid retelling a 4.1/5 stars. Evie was such a sweet character always trying to help her friends. I love YA fantasy in first person narrative so this was right up my alley. The flashbacks took me out of the scene and felt like whiplash sometimes but they were necessary for theContinue reading “Review #265”

Review #264

I rated this (darker) Peter Pan retelling a 4.8/5 stars. This YA contemporary/fantasy was NOT a romance but had a few moments in there. It was refreshing that the whole story was in Wendy’s POV. Here are my live thought while reading: Chapter 1 had TONS of info. So, 18 year old Wendy has aContinue reading “Review #264”