Genre: Romance

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Posted July 28, 2019 in Reviews // 6 Comments

Woah. I am honestly still just reeling from that unexpected ending. This book was NOTHING like I thought it was going to be and it far exceeded my expectations.  I should also note – I did listen to the unabridged version.  Definitely listen to the unabridged version!  There are so many hints and clues.  After reading the blurb, I really expected Rebecca to be a sort of sweeping, sappy romance.  For a lot of the book, the reader is led to believe this is true.  But then everything shifted and it was a murder mystery and there was plotting and so help me […]

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The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Posted June 20, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

I loved this book and I hated this book and literally nothing in between.  Rather than have a completely ranting review, I’m going to try and sandwich the good and the bad together so we end up with a towering sandwich of Scooby Doo fame. First of all, the book talk.  I loved all the conversation about books. There were phrases and sentiments I related to so thoroughly, I wanted to reach out and embrace Jenny Colgan for just getting it.  There was a moment where Nina reflected back on her childhood, and how her parents used to usher her out of the […]

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Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless by Gail Carriger

Posted June 15, 2019 in Reviews // 5 Comments

I need to be honest straight into this and say – Soulless is a bit silly. This is a book about a declared spinster – a young Victorian lady in her twenties – who just so happens to have no soul.  It’s an unfortunate side-effect of her birth, as her father is also soulless.  She’s also half-Italian, which is a constant source of difficulty for her in civilized society.  She doesn’t really talk about her preternatural state, but she does argue with werewolves, flirt with vampires, and stab people with parasols. Really, Soulless is a typical cheeky paranormal romance with a steampunk edge, […]

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Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted May 29, 2019 in Reviews // 6 Comments

First of all, I want to share that Storm and Fury is a spin-off series from Jennifer’s The Dark Elements series.  While I felt like this could be read as a standalone without a great deal of confusion, many other do suggest reading The Dark Elements first.  Just wanted to throw that out there. Okay.  Where to begin? There are a few aspects of Storm and Fury I want to discuss, the first fundamentally being that this book was NOT for me.  I read the summary and thought this was going to be a fantasy action novel with light tones of romance […]

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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Posted April 20, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

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 […]

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