Review #227

Unfortunately, this contemporary trajectory was a 2.9/5 star rating for me. I loved the LGBTQ representation and the bravery of addressing the difficult theme of death. The first chapter felt pretty choppy, vague, staccato and the prose were a little awkward. In the first section of “Death-Cast” I was a little confused on the rulesContinue reading “Review #227”

Review #224

I gave this romance a 3.9/5 star rating and it could technically fit into a few subcategories like historical fiction or fantasy romance. In the first chapter we learned of Charlotte, a troublemaker and thief who dislikes pirates & idolizes Jane Austen and of course arrogant her nemesis, Irish pirate, Captain O’Riley who was alreadyContinue reading “Review #224”

Review #221

I rated The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang a 4.6/5 star. There are two others in this contemporary romance series, but it could also be a standalone since it ended tied up in a neat little bow. I loved that the two points of view switched between the main characters, Stella and Michael (however IContinue reading “Review #221”

Review #218

Title- Once Upon a Broken Heart Author- Stephanie Garber Series- the sequel is The Ballad of Never After releasing Fall 2022 Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- third person, one POV Trope- unsure due to questions needing answered in sequel Steam level- clean Cover– a little vague, but pretty Comps– The Ten Thousand Doors ofContinue reading “Review #218”

Review #200

Title- Under the Whispering Door Author- TJ Klune Series- standalone Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- contemporary literary fiction, or MM romance POV- third person, past tense Trope- philosophical, stages of grief Cover– matches the author’s other book, giving him a trademark symbol Comps– the TV show “The Good Place,” but books- The Midnight Library , Timekeeper, aContinue reading “Review #200”

Review #197

Title- A Touch of Ruin Author- Scarlett St. Clair Series- This is the sequel to “A Touch of Darkness” Rating– 3.9/5 Genre- Adult steamy dark fantasy romance POV- third person, past tense Trope- forbidden love Cover– pretty, matches the series well Plot/Blurb- Persephone’s relationship with Hades has gone public and the resulting media storm disruptsContinue reading “Review #197”

Review #182

Title- The Paris Key Author- Juliet Blackwell Series- standalone Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Adult contemporary POV- third person past tense for most of it and third person present tense for Angela’s portion in 1983 Trope- life transitions, healing Steam level- 0/5 Cover– I thought it would be more upbeat because of the cover Comps– Much AdoContinue reading “Review #182”

Review #176

Title- A Psalm of Storms and Silence Author- Roseanne A. Brown Series- This is the sequel to A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Rating– 4.1/5 (the first was better) Genre- YA fantasy POV- two POV, also the hyena has random narration inserts Trope- forbidden love Cover– I didn’t really understand the titles’ name Plot/Blurb- KarinaContinue reading “Review #176”

Review #172

Title- A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Author- Roseanne A. Brown Series– the sequel is A Psalm of Storms and Silence Rating– 4.8/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- third person, dual POV Trope- coming of age, magic, enemies to (we shall see), I came to kill you & developed feelings Steam level- 1/5 Cover– I wasn’tContinue reading “Review #172”

Review #171

Title- Sisters in Arms Author- Kaia Alderson Series- standalone Rating– 4.0/5.0 Genre- historical fiction POV- third person, past tense Trope- war Cover– representative of the genre Comps– I’ve read a lot of books in the war set in France recently, but this is the only one with Black characters Plot/Blurb- Grace Steele and Eliza JonesContinue reading “Review #171”