Review #168

Title- A Song Below Water Author- Bethany C. Morrow Series- “A Chorus Rises” is #2 Rating– 3.8/5 Genre- young adult fantasy yet contemporary POV- two points of view, alternating first person present tense Trope- shunned/racism/coming of age Cover– representative of the genre and eye-catching Comps– The Hate U Give meets The Darkest Part of theContinue reading “Review #168”

Review #166

Title- Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry Author- Joya Goffney Series- standalone Rating– 3.9/5 Genre- YA contemporary POV- first person, present tense Trope- coming of age Cover– representative of the genre Plot/Blurb- Quinn keeps lists of everything—from the days she’s ugly cried, to “Things That I Would Never Admit Out Loud” and all the boysContinue reading “Review #166”

Review #148

Title- Lore Author- Alexandra Bracken Series- standalone Rating– 3.1/5 Genre- YA fantasy/Greek mythology POV- third person, past tense Theme- revenge? Idk … maybe finding oneself, release of grief, moving on from the past, moving forward into an unknown future Steam level- 0/5 Cover– The cover confused me, because I immediately thought Medusa, not Athena Comps–Continue reading “Review #148”

Review #146

Title- This Poison Heart Author- Kalynn Bayron Series- The sequel “This Wicked Fate” comes out June 2022 Rating– 4.8/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- first person, past tense Trope- “chosen one,” family secrets Steam level- 0/5 Cover– gorgeous and representative of the genre Comps– A mix between “The Nature of Witches” and “The Gilded Ones” Plot/Blurb-Continue reading “Review #146”

Review #143

Title- You’ve Reached Sam Author- Dustin Thao, a Vietnamese American Series- standalone Rating– 4.1/5 Genre- YA contemporary POV- first person, present tense Trope- lost love, coming of age, grief stages Steam level- 0/5 Cover– on target Comps– “If I Stay” is all I could think of Plot/Blurb- Seventeen-year-old Julie Clarke has her future all plannedContinue reading “Review #143”

Review #141

Title- Kisses and Croissants Author- Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau Series- standalone Rating– 3.9/5Genre- YA contemporary romance- clean POV- first person, present tense Trope- coming of age, parent who doesn’t understand me, finding a path in life Steam level- 0/5 Cover– Ballet is a huge deal with her story, yet I didn’t expect that from the cover Comps–Continue reading “Review #141”

Review #140

Title- All the Tides of Fate Author- Adalyn Grace Series- sequel to All the Stars and Teeth Rating– 4.2/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- first person, present tense (which is refreshingly well written) Trope- Queen/royalty Steam level- 2/5 Cover– matches the first. It shows the setting well, but I liked the cover of the first betterContinue reading “Review #140”

Review #139

Title- All the Stars and Teeth Author- Adalyn Grace Series- All the Tides of Fate is the sequel Rating– 4.6/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- first person, present tense Trope- princess, royalty, semi love-triangle, adventure, coming of age, magic Steam level- 1/5 Cover– The cover showed me fantasy but I was unsure if YA or adultContinue reading “Review #139”

Review #136

Title- Sing Me Forgotten Author- Jessica S. Olson Series- standalone Rating– 4.8/5 Genre- YA fantasy POV- first person, present tense Trope- phantom of the opera retelling Steam level- 1/5 Cover– gorgeous and representative of story/genre Comps– Phantom of the Opera, The Beautiful Plot/Blurb- Isda does not exist. At least not beyond the opulent walls ofContinue reading “Review #136”