Review #232

I gave “The Stars We Steal” a solid 4/5 stars. This first person (one point of view from Leo) sci-fi YA stand-alone was enjoyable & flowed smoothly. It was a bit predictable but was an easy read for a lazy, sunny day. I had first heard of this author from YouTube channels that educate authorsContinue reading “Review #232”

Review #228

I gave a strong 4.8/5 star rating for Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller. If you want a female Captain Jack Sparrow, this is the fantasy pirate book for you. I assumed this was fantasy romance, but the romance wasn’t as strong as a focus as I wanted because of the cliffhanger ending.Continue reading “Review #228”

Review #227

Unfortunately, this contemporary trajectory was a 2.9/5 star rating for me. I loved the LGBTQ representation and the bravery of addressing the difficult theme of death. The first chapter felt pretty choppy, vague, staccato and the prose were a little awkward. In the first section of “Death-Cast” I was a little confused on the rulesContinue reading “Review #227”

Review #218

Title- Once Upon a Broken Heart Author- Stephanie Garber Series- the sequel is The Ballad of Never After releasing Fall 2022 Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- third person, one POV Trope- unsure due to questions needing answered in sequel Steam level- clean Cover– a little vague, but pretty Comps– The Ten Thousand Doors ofContinue reading “Review #218”

Review #216

Title- A Thousand Boy Kisses Author- Tillie Cole Series- standalone Rating– 4.3/5 Genre- YA contemporary POV- dual POV, first person Trope- cancer (yes, I know it isn’t a trope, but it kind of feels like it sometimes) Cover– I wasn’t expecting this story based off the cover. Yes the bar of hearts is there butContinue reading “Review #216”

Review #213

Title- White Smoke Author- Tiffany D Jackson Series- standalone Rating– 3.9/5 Genre- YA contemporary Cover– representative POV– first person, present tense, one POV Plot/Blurb- Marigold is running from ghosts. The phantoms of her old life keep haunting her, but a move with her newly blended family from their small California beach town to the embattled Midwestern cityContinue reading “Review #213”

Review #211

Title- Grown Author- Tiffany D Jackson Series- standalone Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- YA contemporary Cover– representative Plot/Blurb- Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson delivers another riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines mystery that exposes horrific secrets hiding behind the limelight and embraces the power of a young woman’s voice. When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition,Continue reading “Review #211”

Review #203

Title- To Kill a Kingdom Author- Alexandra Christo Series- standalone Rating– 4.8/5 Genre- YA fantasy (some romance- clean) POV- first person, present tense. Dual POV Trope- enemies to lovers Cover– The image wasn’t easily popping out as “ocean” to me. And I honestly didn’t get much of an octopus vibe in the book, so IContinue reading “Review #203”

Review #184

Title- The Sound of Stars Author- Alecia Dow Rating– 3.5/5 Genre- YA fantasy/sci-fi Trope- forbidden love, dystopian Cover– somewhat confusing, somewhat representative of the genre Plot/Blurb- Two years ago, a misunderstanding between the leaders of Earth and the invading Ilori resulted in the deaths of one-third of the world’s population. Seventeen-year-old Janelle “Ellie” Baker survivesContinue reading “Review #184”