Review #91

Title- This Time Next Year Rating– 5/5 Genre- Contemporary romance POV- Third person, past tense Trope- cute baker/chef Similar Books/Comps– One Day in December, the two Lives of Lydia Bird. My emotions-  Calm, content, satisfied Characters– It’s hard to write a novel where the antagonist is the self, so Sophie Cousens did a great jobContinue reading “Review #91”

Review #88

Title- The Mothers Rating– 3/5 Genre- Women’s Fiction, Contemporary POV- Third person, past tense Trope- motherhood, small town communities, obligations, expectations, secrets Similar Books/Comps– Clap when You Land My emotions-  I related to certain motherhood themes but not all. Characters– Nadia Turner- a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Luke Sheppard is the pastor’s son, age twenty-one,Continue reading “Review #88”

Review #75

Title- The Book of Lost Things Rating– 3.75/5 Genre- Fantasy POV- Third person, past Similar Books/Comps– The Keeper of Lost Things My emotions-  Creepy but entranced Vibe– darker Plot/Blurb- High in his attic bedroom, David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begunContinue reading “Review #75”

Review #70

Title- The Bourbon Thief Rating– 5/5 Genre- women’s fiction, literary fiction POV- Third person, past tense. This switches between different time periods Trope- family legacy, twists & turns, unexpected revelations, sacrifice, coming of age, revenge, age gap, the South Similar/Comps– The Devil’s Highway, Bull Mountain My emotions- My mind was BLOWN! I was so scaredContinue reading “Review #70”

Review #68

Title- The Lovely Bones Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- Thriller POV- First person, past tense Similar Books/Comps– Her One Mistake, The Cellar My emotions-  Gross, No, Ugh, Goosebumps Characters– Susie- fourteen when she was murdered on December 6, 1973 Plot/Blurb- So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, aContinue reading “Review #68”

Review #67

Title- Girl, Serpent, Thorn Book of the Month Selection Rating– 5/5 Genre- YA Fantasy POV- Third person, past tense Similar Books/Comps– Shatter Me (this is what google said, but I disagree that they’re similar since Shatter Me is so interior based and deep first person POV) My emotions-  LOVED every part of this book! IContinue reading “Review #67”

Review #66

Title- The Ladies of the Secret Circus Rating– 5/5 Genre- Fantasy POV- Third person, past tense Vibe- mystery, whimsical Similar Books/Comps– The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, The Storyteller’s Secret My emotions-  Captivated, Excited Best part- I LOVED this book. It had so much mystery and magic. I LOVED the journal entries bringing meContinue reading “Review #66”

Review #65

Title- The House in the Cerulean Sea Rating– 4/5 Genre- Whimsical Fantasy, Literary Fiction POV- Third person, past tense Similar Books/Comps– Under the Whispering Door, The Invisible Life of Addie Larue My emotions-  I enjoyed the moods and vibes of this novel. It went from dreary and trudging along to whimsical and joyful, then backContinue reading “Review #65”

Review #64

Title- One Day Rating– 3/5 Genre- Women’s Fiction POV- Third person, past tense My emotions- On board with the journey, then frustrated Characters– Dexter Mayhew- never likeable Emma Morley Plot/Blurb- It’s 1988 and Dexter and Emma have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twentyContinue reading “Review #64”

Review #63

Title- The Ex Hex Rating– 4.5/5 Genre- Rom com, fantasy (witches) POV- third person, past tense, alternating two characters Trope- second chance, small town, hottie with an accent My emotions-  comfortable, cozy, sweet, calm Characters– Sir Purrcival was my favorite by far. OMG, brilliant.Vivi- main character, didn’t know she was a witch until older. ProfessorContinue reading “Review #63”