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Thriller Mini Reviews: More Than You’ll Ever Know & I’m the Girl

Posted January 23, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Thriller Mini Reviews: More Than You’ll Ever Know & I’m the Girl

I honestly can’t remember how More Than You’ll Ever Know ended up on my radar- probably a Goodreads email or round up post. However, I do remember the striking cover and vaguely knowing that it was a thriller/mystery. When my library hold came in, I didn’t rush to read it, and almost let it slip through the cracks. I’m so glad I didn’t, because it ended up being one of my favorite reads of 2022! Told in a dual POV with alternating timelines, More Than You’ll Ever Know centers around Cassie, an aspiring true crime writer, and Lore, an infamous […]


An Indiscreet Prince by Georgie Blalock | Review

Posted January 16, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
An Indiscreet Prince by Georgie Blalock | Review

I love a good historical fiction novel and have been on a kick with watching British Monarchy content lately (probably thanks to the latest season of The Crown on Netflix). I’ve especially started being more intrigued by the lesser known royal figures who often had fascinating stories of their own. I believe I came across An Indiscreet Princess while browning Goodreads one day, and was immediately interested in a story regarding Queen Victoria’s most rebellious daughter. I decided to give it a shot and really enjoyed this novel exploring the life of Princess Louise and her fight for freedom from […]


Rivals by Katharine McGee | American Royals #3

Posted January 9, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 2 Comments
Rivals by Katharine McGee | American Royals #3

It’s a rare treat when a series gets better with each installment, but that is exactly the case for me when reading the American Royals series. While I was always drawn in by the premise of what it would be like had America become a monarchy, with each book I also become more and more invested in the characters, more impressed by the plot twists, and more engaged with the story. Majesty, the second book in the series, ended with Beatrice taking more control in her role as Queen rather than be bullied by her advisors, and I was happy […]


The STEMinist Novellas by Ali Hazelwood| Review

Posted October 24, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
The STEMinist Novellas by Ali Hazelwood| Review

I’m always a bit concerned going into a novella if I’m going to really feel connected with the characters due to the limited length. I’m happy to report that in all 3 of Ali Hazelwood’s STEMinist novellas I not only enjoyed the characters and romances, I adored them. Following a trio of best friends, the first novella kicks off with Mara, an environmental engineer who’s forced by circumstance into being roommates with Liam, a lawyer for a big-oil company, pretty much making them instant enemies. Ali Hazelwood is known for her hate-to-love romances and these novellas are no exception. However, […]


Book of Night by Holly Black | Review

Posted September 19, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 6 Comments
Book of Night by Holly Black | Review

I’ve had truly a hit or miss experience with Holly Black books. I read the Folk of the Air trilogy because everyoneeee was talking about it for a few years there in the YA community, and while there were some things about it I really enjoyed, I never really connected with the series and felt it to be a little underdeveloped. However, I was intrigued upon hearing that Holly was branching into the adult fiction sphere, especially with an urban fantasy novel (I feel like it’s honestly an underappreciated genre). When my library hold came in I hesitantly started it, […]


Mini Reviews: The Matzah Ball and God Spare the Girls

Posted July 7, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Mini Reviews: The Matzah Ball and God Spare the Girls

This was fun! I don’t think I’ve ever read a Jewish holiday romance before, and it’s a bit Meta because the protagonist is tasked with writing one (even though she’s built a secret career on writing Christmas romance novels and is obsessed with all things Christmas despite being Jewish). I’m always intrigued by books that focus on religion or religious elements (former Religious Studies major here) and it was fascinating reading about Rachel’s struggle with her Jewish identity- from being a dutiful rabbi’s daughter in some elements of her life, but having this closet fascination with Christmas in others. This […]


House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) by Sarah J Maas | Review

Posted June 13, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) by Sarah J Maas | Review

I went into the second installment of Sarah J Maas’ urban fantasy series with no real expectations- I enjoyed House of Earth and Blood well enough, but it definitely didn’t hold the same space in my heart that the TOG and ACOTAR series did. You can imagine my surprise when House of Sky and Breath caught me so entirely and utterly off guard with its ending. Screaming, crying, throwing up (not really, but still). Literally shrieking from my bedroom, causing my husband to ask what the heck had possibly happened (and I promptly read him the last two pages, as […]


Cozy Mystery Mini Reviews | Four Aunties and a Wedding (ARC) & Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead

Posted June 6, 2022 in ARCs, Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Cozy Mystery Mini Reviews | Four Aunties and a Wedding (ARC) & Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead

There’s something about the books in this series that are so absurd, yet they somehow just work. Picking up shortly after where Dial A for Aunties left off, Four Aunties and a Wedding follows protagonist Meddy at her own wedding this time, where (of course) a massive chain of disasters ensue. You know how they say how doctors make the worst patients? That’s basically what happens in this novel, with, you know, your casual mafia twist. Meddy and her aunties run a wedding planning business, and are now looking for vendors for their own family wedding. Meddy doesn’t get much […]


Made in Manhattan by Lauren Layne | ARC Review

Posted February 21, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Made in Manhattan by Lauren Layne | ARC Review

I’ll admit, the cute cover of this novel was what drew me to it on NetGalley. Coupled with the Gossip Girl-esque setting (which is my forever reference point for books set in bougie New York society, sorry but that’s what being a teen in the early aughts will do to you) I decided to request on a whim and hope for the best. I was pleased to discover that Made in Manhattan is a super cute, fun romance that was honestly just what I needed after struggling with an urban fantasy book that I eventually DNF’d. Made in Manhattan follows […]


As Good as Dead (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #3) by Holly Jackson | Review

Posted February 7, 2022 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
As Good as Dead (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder #3) by Holly Jackson | Review

Whoa. Whoawhoawhoawhoawhoa. Just when I think Holly Jackson can’t build upon her previous mysteries BAM she gets me with a twist so unexpected that I’m left reeling. I have a lot of whiplash from this book, the third and (likely) final installment in the Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series, and it went in a direction I was NOT expecting. I’ll admit, I considered DNF-ing this one initially, because the beginning is super slow. Pip is obviously dealing with PTSD (as she was after the first book, however it’s amped up a LOT after what she went through in the […]