Category: Book Review

Book Review: The Bride Test

Book Review: The Bride Test

The Bride Test was a fantastic read. I haven’t read the first in the series, but it stands on it’s own as a separate story. Mya is approached in Vietnam to become a possible bride to a woman’s son, a handsome man in America and she is weary of the opportunity but is persuaded to try. Khai is autistic and does not understand his emotions and feelings and their relationship has a rocky start. They’re forced to attend several weddings together and Mya takes a new name – Esme when she travels. There’s a lot of ups and downs in […]

Posted April 12, 2020
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Book Review: Dumplin’

Book Review: Dumplin’

Dumplin’ was such a fun read, I grew up thinking of myself as fat and not at all cute, but realized once I graduated high school how pretty and beautiful I was even if I was heavier. I never dated in high school so I don’t really get all that stuff. I liked the dichotomy between Willow and her mom and that she was trying to be okay with her body whereas her mom was trying to “fix” her situation. I like that she didn’t jump straight into a relationship but I hated her reasoning, I wish it had been […]

Posted April 11, 2020
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Book Review: Widdershins

Book Review: Widdershins

Widdershins took a bit to get into. The chapters were long and the plot was interesting but definitely a bit slower reading than I expected. The setting is old timey London, the main characters a talking cat and a slums boy who he saves from losing his fingers as well as a witchhunter and the daughter of the Queen, the Princess herself. Quite an intriguing set up, with a bit of a political plot happening that is alluded to with the Academy and the Inquisition. There’s some magic and a book that intrigues the princess. The problem is that nothing […]

Posted March 25, 2020
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Book Review: Never Never

Book Review: Never Never

Never Never is a re-imagining of the story of Peter Pan and Hook. It takes Hook’s point of view from when he was a boy, a Lost Boy and how he became Hook. It takes him parting from Pan’s games – a boy who doesn’t understand his cruel games and paints Pan in a whole new light. I really enjoyed this story, seeing Hook go through a series of unfortunate events that leads him to become the villainous man that we know from the stories. I do wish that the story veered off more from the Disney fairy tale more […]

Posted March 24, 2020
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Book Review: House of Furie..

Book Review: House of Furies

House of Furies was a bit of a disappointment in a few ways. I always love a bit of a horror set in old time England even, but it was a hard miss. With a lengthy set-up, there was a somewhat lack of horror until it was a little in your face and not in the way it was expected at all… more danger than spooks and ghosts. I felt the end was rushed to pull things together and the relationship that had been starting to bud between our two main characters was forced at the end. There was a […]

Posted March 23, 2020
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Book Review: Tiny Pretty Th..

Book Review: Tiny Pretty Things

Tiny Pretty Things I picked up on a whim to meet a random challenge and it was an amazing audiobook. I hear it will be a Netflix show at some point as well. It’s quite a story – about sabotage, ballet, love and more. I absolutely loved the different point of views in the book and the way everything started to unravel as the ballet world is very tense and competitive. I wasn’t sure who to suspect and since you see several perspectives you think you know who could and could not have done certain things. I never did any […]

Posted March 22, 2020
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Book Review: I Was Here

Book Review: I Was Here

I seem to have a way of finding intriguing yet depressing books and this is one that is both of those. Gayle Forman is an author I have loved before so I’ve been meaning to read her other books and finally picked one up. Cody is wondering what led her best friend Meg to suicide and she starts to investigate her death on her own, leading her to a website that encourages people on their journey to decide to commit suicide. On the way, she discovers a love interest of her own, her own emotional path of why suicide, and […]

Posted March 21, 2020
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Book Review: The Queen of B..

Book Review: The Queen of Blood

I absolutely loved The Queen of Blood, an original fantasy about a world that relies on its queen to keep evil spirits at bay. When one queen loses her power, another must take over so that the world can stay safe. We follow Daleina mostly, a girl whose town was decimated by evil spirits and she showed signs of being able to hold power over them and thus became a trainee to possibly be selected to train as a future queen. A bit more complicated than that, but we also meet a warrior who has been cast out and does […]

Posted March 20, 2020
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