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”

Review #167

Title- If I Never Met You Author- Mhairi McFarlane Series- standalone Rating– 3.7/5 Genre- contemporary romance POV- third person, past tense Trope- fake dating, office relationship Cover– representative of the genre Comps– It felt like a mix between “The Dating Plan” and “The Hating Game.” Plot/Blurb- When her partner of over a decade suddenly endsContinue reading “Review #167”

Review #165

Title- Nightborn Author- Jessica Thorne Series- sequel of Mageborn Rating– 3.7/5 Genre- Epic fantasy POV- 4 POV switching, third person, past tense Trope- the chosen one, magic, royalty, god/goddess Steam level- 2/5 Cover– I wasn’t a huge fan Plot/Blurb- Grace Marchant has been many things: streetwise orphan, rebellious servant, and now beloved companion of PrinceBastien,Continue reading “Review #165”

Review #164

Title- Mageborn Author- Jessica Thorne Series- The Hollow King Rating– 4.2/5 Genre- fantasy romance POV- Third person, past tense, dual/alternating POV  Sometimes there were POV errors like the character seeing her own tears.  Trope- enemies to lovers Steam level- 2.5/5 (less than I assumed) Cover– very pretty Comps– The Shadows Between Us, but Mageborn hadContinue reading “Review #164”

Review #148

Title- Lore Author- Alexandra Bracken Series- standalone Rating– 3.1/5 Genre- YA fantasy/Greek mythology POV- third person, past tense Theme- revenge? Idk … maybe finding oneself, release of grief, moving on from the past, moving forward into an unknown future Steam level- 0/5 Cover– The cover confused me, because I immediately thought Medusa, not Athena Comps–Continue reading “Review #148”

Review #145

Title- Honey Girl Author- Morgan Rogers Series- standalone Rating– 3.7/5 Genre- Adult contemporary FF romance Trope- soul mates?/drunken night in Vegas/parent approval Steam level- 2/5 Cover– cute and shows contemporary vibe Comps– none that I’ve read. I need to find more LGBTQ reads Plot/Blurb- With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old GraceContinue reading “Review #145”

Review #144

Title- The Paris Dressmaker Author- Kristy Cambron Series- standalone Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- historical fiction POV- two strong women in the French resistance, Sandrine and Lila. It’s refreshing that the two POV are female, yet there’s still a hint at both of their own romance story lines.  Trope- war, fake relationship, survival Steam level- 0/5 spiceContinue reading “Review #144”

Review #138

Title- A Touch of Darkness Author- Scarlett St. Clair Series- Hades X Persephone. The second is “A Touch of Ruin,” The third is “A Touch of Malice,” and the fourth, “A Touch of Chaos.” Rating– 4.4/5 Genre- Dark/steamy fantasy romance POV- third person past tense Trope- gods/goddesses, “the only one without powers,” bad boy, forbiddenContinue reading “Review #138”

Review #132

Title- The Girl Who Reads on the Metro Author- Christine Feret-Fleury This is the first novel I’d read translated from French.   Series- standalone Rating– 3.8/5 Genre- contemporary women’s fiction POV- third person Trope- whimsical Steam level- 0/5 spice Cover– cute but I expected more romance from the cover, which there wasn’t Plot/Blurb- Juliette leadsContinue reading “Review #132”

Review #131

Title- Spellmaker Author- Charlie N. Holmberg Series- Spellbreaker is the first in this duology Rating– 4.1/5 Genre- historical fiction mixed with whimsical fantasy POV- third person, past tense. The point of view switches to Bacchus Kelsey mid chapter at scene breaks which isn’t my favorite method. Steam level- 0/5 spice Cover– beautiful and representative ofContinue reading “Review #131”