Review #332

“Mouth to Mouth” received a 3.9/5 stars from me. I’m unsure if it’s considered “suspense” or a different genre. Two college acquaintances randomly meet at an airport at age 43ish and one of them opens up about a major life-altering event from 20 years ago that he hadn’t told anyone else in his entire life.Continue reading “Review #332”

By the Book- DNF

I didn’t finish this book because the third person narrative wasn’t working for me this time. I didn’t like how there’s a bunch of mini flashbacks that I hadn’t been a part of, such as: “as they had descended into LA, she’d determined that she was going to enjoy this trip, no matter what.” OrContinue reading “By the Book- DNF”

Review #328

“The Tourist Attraction” by Sarah Morgenthaler earned a solid 4.5/5 stars. This was a cute, clean, stand-alone contemporary romance that flowed smoothly. Someone had recommended it as a Christmas book. But, it’s not. I love that it’s set in Alaska, but there’s no holiday references. Still worth the ready during a cold December day. Overall,Continue reading “Review #328”

Review #327

I felt like “The Dictionary of Lost Words” was too slow and gave it a 3/5 stars. There’s some comments below from when I was reading but honestly I don’t have much to say. Here’s the blurb: Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in theContinue reading “Review #327”

Review #323

I rated this Nutcracker retelling as 4.87/5 stars. Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar starts with a prestigious family dinner. Marietta, in 1906, is age 20 and apparently needs to entertain her suitors more thoroughly according to her parents. Neither know that she and her brother practice their own form of rebellion through art; he-Continue reading “Review #323”

Review #319

Well, “The Shadow in the Glass” started out so well but I’d give it a 3/5 stars because I skimmed pages 200-370 to get the gist of it. First of all, I wouldn’t have marketed it as a Cinderella story. Not at all. I agree with the gothic vibe, but none of the Cinderella-esque feelsContinue reading “Review #319”

Review #317

I’ve been procrastinating to read The Light We Cannot See for 10 months and now I know why. I rated this historical fiction a 2.8/5 stars. I’ve read lots of historical fiction and yes, this one might be more realistic than the others, but it was so boring. It hasn’t taken me 9 days toContinue reading “Review #317”

Review #312

I gave “The Age of Witches, a historical fantasy a 4.3/5 stars. Part of this reminder me of the book, “The Lost Apothecary.” Here’s my live thoughts while reading: In 1692, Bridget is awaiting her doomed fate as an accused witch, despite denying all the claims against her.  Chapter 1 starts in 1890 in Harriet’s pointContinue reading “Review #312”

Review #311

I’ll give this one a 3.2/5 stars but technically I didn’t finish. 200+ pages is still a good chunk to write a review. Unfortunately at the halfway mark I started skimming ahead. I didn’t find all 3 answers I was looking for, but the ones I did find felt anticlimactic and a little disappointing. IContinue reading “Review #311”

Review #305

I rated this contemporary story a 3/5 stars. The prologue starts ten years ago with Lily and Leo in love and ready to run a ranch together. Chapter one is present day and Lily desperately wants the financial luxury to stop relying on income from the touristy treasure hunting events they offer travelers. And what’sContinue reading “Review #305”