Review #303

I didn’t finish this coming of age story, where family and magic is everything, but highly recommend it for teens instead of middle aged women who like reading young adult (like myself). Some YA crosses over for generations but this one didn’t do that for me. In “Blood like Magic,” sixteen year old witch, Voya,Continue reading “Review #303”

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 #295

I gave this young adult fairy-tale retelling a 3.7/5 stars. Here’s my live thoughts and notes while reading: The mood is set that the dark forest holds monsters that are afraid of fire and years ago her father was attacked by a wolf of sorts. Adele is making the journey on the path for theContinue reading “Review #295”

Review #294

I gave this young adult dark fantasy a 4.5 stars. Here’s my thoughts live while reading: That was the best prologue opener I’ve ever read.  Who poisoned them all? Why? Does the reaper follow Signa everywhere? Why? How has she escaped death so many times? Why can she see spirits? I love the vibe andContinue reading “Review #294”

Review #293

I rated this a 3.4/5 stars. I won’t be reading the sequel. Here’s my live thoughts while reading: So, Iris, a 17 year old employee glass blower seems to envy her twin sister, Malina’s skill. But I’m unsure exactly what their magic is, if it’s about flowers blooming or related to art and music andContinue reading “Review #293”

Review #291

I’ve been waiting to read this forever and finally got around to it. I rated this young adult standalone a 4.4/5 stars. It was all in one point of view in first person past tense. Also, thank you for the family tree diagram in the beginning! At the beginning of this story about duty, desire,Continue reading “Review #291”

Review #289

I loved this historical fantasy standalone and rated it a 4.7/5 stars. The reason why it wasn’t 5 stars was mainly because a few chapters in the middle felt a little slower and uneventful. I wanted the emotions to be a bit stronger for some of the epic scenes but sometimes that barrier just happensContinue reading “Review #289”

Review #285

I gave this pirate fantasy romance a 4.8/5 stars. The sequel is out but the third in this trilogy comes out in august 2023. There are three points of view all in third person narrative. I loved the slow burn and even though this stays clean the author says there will be more steam later.Continue reading “Review #285”

Review #284

Read this sequel in a YA fantasy series that represents LGTBQ+ characters if you love Greek mythology references in contemporary stories. I gave this a 3.6/5 stars because I liked the first one so much more. Here’s my love thoughts while reading: I know it’s a recap, but there’s too many characters in the firstContinue reading “Review #284”

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”