Review #339

‘Heart of the Raven Prince’ by Tessonja Odette is the third book I’ve read in a row in the Entangled series. This one is a 4.6/5 stars. It’s a Cinderella retelling and so far it’s the only one that has had two points of view, Ember AND Franco. (Unless I’m remembering completely inaccurately.) Music isContinue reading “Review #339”

DNF Mermaid Moon

I haven’t seen blue edged pages in a very long time. It fits well with the ocean theme. The cover image feels a bit older fashioned but when I looked, the copyright is 2020. The prologue is headed with a quote: “The moon lowers herself to draw the tide.” And then the short chapters skipContinue reading “DNF Mermaid Moon”

DNF Fierce Like a Firestorm

“Fierce like a Firestorm” happens to be the third sequel I’m reading in a row. And I have one more after this. I completely prefer binge reading a series in a row which is why my upcoming trilogy is rapid release in three consecutive days. “Wicked Like a Wildfire” was the first book and whenContinue reading “DNF Fierce Like a Firestorm”

Review #338

This Beauty and the Beast retelling earned a 4.8/5 stars for me. It was written all in first person from Gemma’s point of view. I’m so excited to read at least two more books in this interconnected fairytale series. These are my thoughts (live) while reading: Gemma just recently moved to the winter court, seemsContinue reading “Review #338”

Review #337

“Kiss of the Selkie” by Tessonja Odette earned a 4.9/5 stars for me. It reminded me of “Serpent and Dove” by Shelby Mahurin crossed with “The Selection” by Kiera Cass. The .1 point I took off was once in a while it felt too much like The Bachelor show. But otherwise this book was perfection.Continue reading “Review #337”

Hopeless- DNF

Sky’s voice is very appropriately 17 and realistic but I’m just not connecting. Which is okay since I’m 35, lol. I’ve read tons of other Colleen Hoover books but this one isn’t for me since it’s VERY young adult.  It starts out in October 2012, written in first person narrative with such extensive emotion thatContinue reading “Hopeless- DNF”

Review #331

“Six Crimson Cranes” was a great YA fantasy full of adventure and action scenes, especially at the beginning and end. The middle portion had a slower plot to detail the characters. I loved the cranes theme and a strong, young princess as a heroine. The mute part felt a bit like the Little Mermaid whereContinue reading “Review #331”

DNF- Only A Monster

I didn’t finish “Only A Monster” despite how awesome the concept seemed. In was too bored in the beginning chapters and nothing grabbed my attention. Also, the writing doesn’t feel natural, but forced. In the first chapter there’s a lot of backstory and telling. I need more intrigue, like in the prologue when it’s obviousContinue reading “DNF- Only A Monster”

Review #329

I really liked another book by this author but they’re both very YA feeling. Obviously that’s the intended genre, but the topic of the post-divorce issues of her parents aren’t my cup of tea. I gave this YA contemporary called, “Spells and Lost Things” a 3.8/5 stars. Here’s my thoughts while reading: I love howContinue reading “Review #329”

Review #326

Trigger warning for depression and teen suicidal thoughts. I’m rating this unique family drama a 4/5 stars. It’s all in Merit’s point of view in first person present tense narrative. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: Oh the first chapter was divine in so many ways. I could see the antique store so vividly. AndContinue reading “Review #326”