Thank you to both Atria Books who sent me a copy to review as well as TLC Book Tours who also sent me a copy to feature! I love Renee Carlino so I was so so excited to get my hands on her newest book, unfortunately this one was not for me and it really bummed me out. I ended up giving this 2 stars.
Huge thank you to Random House for sending me a copy of Uprooted in exchange for an honest review. This has been on my TBR for years and I am so glad I finally got to it, I loved it! This book is whimsical and beautiful, breathing new life into an old classic. It felt entirely like its own story while having small traces of being a retelling. Uprooted read like a fairytale mixing in action, adventure, romance, and danger, all flowing perfectly to create a master piece. I give this 4.5 stars!!
“There was a song in this forest, too, but it was a savage song, whispering of madness and tearing and rage.”
Thank you so much Atria Books for sending my a copy of Heart Land in exchange for an honest review! I enjoyed this one so much it was a quick, easy, light hearted read perfect for summer! Full of southern charm and big NYC dreams and a dash of romance I give this 3.5 stars.
From the second I started reading this book I had a southern twang voice in my head narrating as I read. I loved that this book sucked me in to the Dust Bowl era and Midwestern vibe. Slow moving but filled with hope and forgiveness I gave this book 3.5 stars.
Thank you so much TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and for having me on this book tour! An odd story with bits of dark humor thrown in, a mystery and an eccentric unreliable narrator built up this unique gothic fiction. As a debut novel this was really well done and I’m excited to see what is next for Michael. I gave this 3.5 stars!
“I didn’t trust his death. Father was an author. He was words. You can’t kill words.”
Thank you so much Penguin Random House for sending me a copy of My Name Is Venus Black in exchange for an honest review. This debut novel was emotional, full of second chances and forgiveness, I really enjoyed it and gave it four stars!
“The stupidest little thing we do can alter the future for so many people. That means everything you ever did, you almost didn’t do.”
Thank you so much Amazon Publishing and LMS for sending me a copy of Christopher Rice’s new novel in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed Bone Music, it was completely unique and very refreshing. I haven’t read a story quite like this one and it made it that much more engrossing. A badass female lead with a dark history, entertaining side characters, thrills mixed with science, all elements that added to make this a four star read! I can’t wait to see where this series goes.
“Imagine witnessing a murder before you know what death is…”
Thank you so much Berkley Publishing for sending me The French Girl in exchange for an honest review! Set ten years after the disappearance of a girl a group of friends met on a trip they took, the case comes back to life and unfolds throughout the book with various twists and turns. While the writing was well done, especially for a debut author, the story was very slow and for the most part a bit boring. I finished this book feeling just ok about it and ended up giving it 3 out of 5 stars.
Thank you so much Berkley Romance for sending me a copy of The Wedding Date in exchange for an honest review. A very refreshing diverse romance story covering topics like interracial couples, racism, female empowerment, and activism, I thoroughly enjoyed this and I give it 4 out of 5 stars!
We have made it!!! The last book in this epic series and was it a journey or what?! Not to mention just the journey in length, 2,176 pages later, nice. Now I say “we” because I like to think by the third book in a series you haven’t looked up reviews before reading it and only see them after you have finished. But if you haven’t finished the series yet, what are you waiting for? This series is so so good! I gave this last book 4/5 stars and I will hold this series close to my heart for a while I am sure.