Review #358

This historical fiction stand-alone received a 4.2/5 stars. Tho mediums weren’t witches but the story still had that witchy vibe that I love. Again, basically all men are evil and yucky. I’m at the point now that if a male is truly positive in any book it’s refreshing. There’s (clean) FF romance as a subplotContinue reading “Review #358”

Review #357

This YA standalone fantasy got a 4.95/5 stars for me. Written in one point of view, the author did an amazing job with setting, prose, character development, love interest, mythical creatures, and more!  Here’s my live thoughts while reading:  The setting and descriptions are vividly painted in both the prologue and first chapter. I canContinue reading “Review #357”

Review #356

4.7/5 stars for this (clean) fantasy romance. It’s written in first person past tense all in Rosalie’s point of view. Of all the beauty and the beast retellings I’ve read recently, this one is my favorite so far. It’s absolute perfection that the heroine is a witch – very similar to my work in progressContinue reading “Review #356”

Review #355

This young adult fantasy was a 4.3/5 stars. It took me a while to figure out the rating because the pacing was really slow for me and it took me a whole week to read which is rare. However I loved the themes and uniqueness so much. What magical Talent would you want the wellContinue reading “Review #355”

Review #353

I gave this a young adult fantasy a 4.5/5 stars. Here my thoughts while reading: I love the map of Endla, from Spring Ceremony to Harding’s Cottage to the hideout. The prologue about the wolf didn’t make much sense to me so I wasn’t sure what to expect when the story started. Right away weContinue reading “Review #353”

Review #349

I rated this steampunk historical fantasy a 3.5/5 stars. I’m willing to try more of this genre but needed one at a faster pace. Here’s my live comments while reading: Lucy is our main character and she’s on the way to visit her cousin who is newly married into the infamous Blackwell family. Their manorContinue reading “Review #349”

Review #348

Queen of Thieves earned a 4.6/5 stars for the historical fiction category. Written with two female protagonist points of view in London -1946- Alice Diamond is a thief among her gang of only women.  (First person, present tense, Alice’s voice really shines through in the first few pages.  Then, 19 year old Nell is newlyContinue reading “Review #348”

DNF- Booked on a Feeling

This was a DNF but I’ll try again in a few years and see if clicks better. Has anyone read this contemporary romance? What did you think? Here’s a couple notes I took live while reading: Lizzy has a panic attack during her opening statement at her first trial. But best friend, Jack, sweeps in toContinue reading “DNF- Booked on a Feeling”

Review #347

I gave this a generous 4.0/5 stars. I wanted more emotion and power to their feelings. Written in first person, past tense, I’m so glad I checked “Cruel Beauty” out from the library because it has the same vibe I’m hoping for in my beauty and the beast retelling. Here’s my live thoughts while reading:Continue reading “Review #347”

DNF – Crossings

The preface was one of the most unique openings of a book I’ve ever read. And then the note to the reader gave two ways to read this book, from page 1-end as typical or in a specific sequence shown by codes and page numbers at the end of certain sections. Apparently the choice changesContinue reading “DNF – Crossings”