Review #304

I didn’t finish this witchy suspense but have a few comments below if you’re interested in why. Well in the first few sentences such difficult vocabulary words are used that I’m taken out of the story. Never have I seen so many large words in such close proximity: tessellations, disconsolate, and decrepitude. It makes itContinue reading “Review #304”

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 #294

I gave this young adult dark fantasy a 4.5 stars. Here’s my thoughts live while reading: That was the best prologue opener I’ve ever read.  Who poisoned them all? Why? Does the reaper follow Signa everywhere? Why? How has she escaped death so many times? Why can she see spirits? I love the vibe andContinue reading “Review #294”

Review #293

I rated this a 3.4/5 stars. I won’t be reading the sequel. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: So, Iris, a 17 year old employee glass blower seems to envy her twin sister, Malina’s skill. But I’m unsure exactly what their magic is, if it’s about flowers blooming or related to art and music andContinue reading “Review #293”

Review #289

I loved this historical fantasy standalone and rated it a 4.7/5 stars. The reason why it wasn’t 5 stars was mainly because a few chapters in the middle felt a little slower and uneventful. I wanted the emotions to be a bit stronger for some of the epic scenes but sometimes that barrier just happensContinue reading “Review #289”

Review #288

Unfortunately I gave this one a 2.0/5 stars. Usually I don’t finish books that are on that trajectory but hoped this one would redeem itself. It did not. I recommend this to readers who like detailed prose about setting, distributing and traumatic reads & slower development. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: Chapter 1 startsContinue reading “Review #288”

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 #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 #281

I loved this historical fiction standalone about World War II. I rated this one a 4.5/5 stars. Ruby, Charlotte, and Thomas all have a hard journey and take us through their three stories. Because Ruby was American it gave a slightly different spin from the comps similar to this novel. Here’s my thoughts live whileContinue reading “Review #281”