DNF

I did not finish “The Witch’s Daughter” by Paula Brackston. I believe there’s a whole series, the sequel might be called “The Return of the Witch.” I learn about Elizabeth’s personality through her journal entries but nothing happens for quite a while. There’s no objective or purpose. There’s also a lot of small talk withContinue reading “DNF”

DNF

I did not finish “The Bone Witch” by Ron Chupeco. It would be a great fantasy read for those who thoroughly enjoy descriptive world building. However, I need more character agency to connect. Here’s my thoughts while reading: The prologue is about a bard who witness a young girl (asha or bone witch) kill aContinue reading “DNF”

Review #308

I gave “Bookish and the Beast” a 4.1/5 stars. Check out my Instagram for pictures of Princess Belle signing the cover while I was at Disney World. This was a clean, inclusive, easy YA read of a modern day beauty and the beast retelling. Unfortunately I never ended up liking Vance and was a littleContinue reading “Review #308”

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”

Review #300

I almost stopped at page 30 but am so glad I continued because I rated it a 4.7/5 stars. It’s a standalone enemies to lovers with dual points of view. The author mentioned that this idea came from a gender reversal Beauty and the Beast to see if she could write a boy falling inContinue reading “Review #300”

Review #292

I gave this standalone contemporary romance a 5/5 stars. It’s written in two points of view, switching between Katrina and Nathan, both in first person present tense. This author duo made me completely fall in love & I wasrooting for them the whole way. The prose were effective, flowing, beautiful & well balanced between movingContinue reading “Review #292”

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 #276

Above the Sea earned a 4.2.5 stars for this YA fairytale retelling, clean HEA romance. The plot is very fast paced and I don’t feel as if there’s time to settle in a scene or into the characters. Their dialogue is saying exactly what they think instead of making me work and read in betweenContinue reading “Review #276”

Review #275

Master of Salt & Bones is a dark/modern gothic contemporary standalone romance. I gave this a generous 4.0/5 stars. Sometimes it felt more like a psychological thriller/almost erotica. At times I couldn’t determine what was real and what was a hallucination which felt part of the point. I thought Isa had a boring personality andContinue reading “Review #275”