Genre: Romance

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

If you’re looking for a dark Beauty and the Beast retelling with a dangerous, passionate (but not overly graphic love story), you’ll enjoy Cruel Beauty. Cruel Beauty is about Nyx, a young lady whose father has sold her away after making a deal with The Gentle Lord.  Her father hopes she’ll kill the Gentle Lord and free the land of his demons.  However, after a few weeks in his house, Nyx learns that everything is not quite as it appears.  Freeing her land will not be so simple as bringing down his house, nor killing the Gentle Lord.  And what’s worse, she […]

Posted April 20, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

I went into this book ready to dislike it.  Really, I expected to have so many eye rolls and to think it was ridiculous.  I kind of wanted to skip it?  But I’m glad I didn’t.  Despite it’s moments of cheesiness, I really enjoyed These Broken Stars!  So lets get into it. But first!  Some love for that brilliant cover, ja?  I’ve got serious cover love for this one… so pretty. Okay. So I’m going to start with the bad.  As far as the characters go in this one, I really wasn’t a fan.  The books is split into two POVs: Lilac LaRue, […]

Posted April 15, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Until I Die by Amy Plum

Until I Die by Amy Plum

Picking up Until I Die, I figured that I would hate it and regret my decision in continuing the Revenants series.  I remembered that Die For Me was not my usual fare, being very fluffy and as I called it in 2017, a “kissing book”.  But I liked Die For Me … and I liked Until I Die. Continuing the theme with the first book, I wouldn’t say that this is a masterpiece of literature.  It’s aimed for fans of paranormal romance, but what I like about it the realistic way that characters react to things.  Vincent and the other Revenants are immortal.  They […]

Posted March 20, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

I have to confess I wasn’t expecting much from The Darkest Part of the Forest.  There are a lot of Holly black fans out there, so I can understand how that statement is most likely shocking.  Truth be told, my previous experience with Holly Black has only been the Spiderwick Chronicles and while creative, I found them a little off-putting.  Also, I experienced them as an adult, so the magic didn’t really work on me.  I’m glad I kept other Holly Black titles on my TBR, because if there is a Queen of Faerie, it’s Holly. The integration between faerie and […]

Posted March 6, 2019 in Reviews // 9 Comments //
The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass

I think that The Selection should bother me a lot more than it does. First of all, there’s the story of how the author and her agent made a reviewer feel unsafe after a less than favorable review.  Then there’s the fact that this book is correctly pitched as a dystopian, YA version of The Bachelor.  And it is.  And I don’t like The Bachelor.  So by my usual standards, The Selection should really be a generous three star read. But I enjoy it enough?  I’m going to try to explain why. The Selection doesn’t pretend to be anything it’s not.  It’s a super […]

Posted February 23, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Noemi is a Genesis soldier, and when her adoptive sister wanders toward an old Earth spaceship, Noemi swoops in to save her.  After all, she shouldn’t be wandering off.  When she boards, the last thing she expected to find was an A-class mech that has been missing for 30 years and far more sophisticated than its counterparts.  The mech, Abel, is forced to accept Noemi as his commander and the two go on a wild hunt through Earth’s planetary colonies, seeking the supplies they need to, hopefully, stop the war between Genesis and Eart In starting to write this review, […]

Posted February 21, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments //