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”

Review #176

Title- A Psalm of Storms and Silence Author- Roseanne A. Brown Series- This is the sequel to A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Rating– 4.1/5 (the first was better) Genre- YA fantasy POV- two POV, also the hyena has random narration inserts Trope- forbidden love Cover– I didn’t really understand the titles’ name Plot/Blurb- KarinaContinue reading “Review #176”

Review #172

Title- A Song of Wraiths and Ruin Author- Roseanne A. Brown Series– the sequel is A Psalm of Storms and Silence Rating– 4.8/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- third person, dual POV Trope- coming of age, magic, enemies to (we shall see), I came to kill you & developed feelings Steam level- 1/5 Cover– I wasn’tContinue reading “Review #172”