Friday, February 22, 2019

Review: A Princess in Theory

A Princess in Theory A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This started slowly for me, but I did end up enjoying the story. It was predictable in all aspects. I liked the characters but it took a while. I liked Alyssa Cole's historical fiction better.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Review: Educated

Educated Educated by Tara Westover
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn't sure I was going to like this memoir knowing that the author had a religious childhood. I was surprised to find the story engaging and heart breaking.

I listened to this as an audiobook and I found myself rushing to the end. I'm glad that the author shared her story. It was difficult to see the struggle with her family play out. I would recommend the memoir.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Review: Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is one of those books that has a bit of a back and forth between the past and present. I wondered about it at first but then it moved all to the current time line. I really liked the story but I wanted a little something different from the build to the ending. The ending itself was nice, but the pre-ending felt a little summary to me. Overall a very good WWII story and I'm glade I read it.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Review: The Core of the Sun

The Core of the Sun The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Core of the Sun is translated from Finish and I kept wondering if it would have been as strange if I had not been reading the translation. It reminded me a lot of The Handmaid's Tale, but with chili peppers. I would recommend it, but it does open with the main character testing hot chili powder in her vagina. It was a strange opening and the book continued to be strange. Emotions had smells for our narrator and while I liked that it was a little strange the first time or two. I did really enjoy the book and the characters.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Review: Dark Triumph

Dark Triumph Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed reading Sybella's story. Her story was a little darker than the first but I still found it enjoyable. I read the first book quite some time ago and I knew that this book would not depend fully on having read the first book. It was nice having the background from the first book, but it turned out I didn't need to remember the book completely to enjoy this story. I'm really enjoying this series a lot.

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Review: The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing The Next Best Thing by Kristan Higgins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a nice light read. I liked the first book in the Gideon's Cover series better. I thought maybe we would see characters from the first book, but this was a stand alone.

Lucy and Ethan were both fun characters and I enjoyed the story. I was a little annoyed with Lucy at times but for the most part I liked the characters and it was a nice light read.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Review: Royally Endowed

Royally Endowed Royally Endowed by Emma Chase
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this story, but it covered a lot more time than the previous novels in the series. I think I would have liked it more if it hadn't had to cover quite as much time. I get that it needed to start at the beginning but I would have preferred a more fluid narration.

I did like the characters and the chemistry between them. This series has been my first from the author but it will not be my last. I've enjoyed every single book and the steamy relationships.

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