Review #321

The cover is breath-taking. But I’m giving this mermaid-esque fantasy novel a 2.9/5 stars. I read the first novel in this series many months ago but I’m immediately overwhelmed by too many names being dropped by page 2. To be reintroduced to all of these all at once is a bit too much too fast:Continue reading “Review #321”

Review #298

I liked the first one better so I rate this sequel a 4.5/5 stars. The third one comes out in a few days. Sometimes the mystery aspect felt too discombobulated and I’m pretty sure a bunch of answers still weren’t given by the end. My favorite part was the seductive steamy scenes, even though …Continue reading “Review #298”

Review #286

I rates this sequel a 4.0/5 stars. I definitely liked the first one better. I feel like the following comments I wrote live while reading are a bit harsh but it’s because I had such high expectations after the first one. Check this series out if you like pirates with depth, evil sirens, with aContinue reading “Review #286”

Review #284

Read this sequel in a YA fantasy series that represents LGTBQ+ characters if you love Greek mythology references in contemporary stories. I gave this a 3.6/5 stars because I liked the first one so much more. Here’s my love thoughts while reading: I know it’s a recap, but there’s too many characters in the firstContinue reading “Review #284”

Review #272

DNF. I got through enough of this one to leave a short review. This is a sequel to a YA fantasy all about demons, female power, and seeing things through another perspective. Here’s the blurb: It’s been six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she reallyContinue reading “Review #272”

Review #249

I rated this sequel in Adrienne Young’s duology a 4/5 stars. This epic fantasy was all about different sides fighting in a war. The romance was minimal. I liked that there were two points of view but since they had such little interaction, I’m not sure if it was necessary. The dual POV was moreContinue reading “Review #249”

Review #35

Title- The Wicked King Sequel to The Cruel Prince Author- Holly Black Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- YA Fantasy POV- first person, present tense Trope- royalty, enemies to … enemies? Similar Books/Comps– The Cruel Prince, The Red Queen My emotions-  frustrated but intrigued Characters– See list from my review on The Cruel Prince Comments- This almost feelsContinue reading “Review #35”

Review #22

Title- Namesake Rating– 5/5 Genre- YA (maybe historical fiction, maybe fantasy?) POV- first person, past tense Trope- parent/child relationships, sunken treasure, strong heroine Similar Books/Comps– Fable, The Lost Apothecary My emotions-  super invested Characters– West’s morally gray compass is done super well. The see-saw feelings about Saint are spot on. I loved that the antagonistContinue reading “Review #22”