Tag: Book Review

  • ARC Reviews: The Empress, Bad Vibes Only, and A Curse of Queens

    ARC Reviews: The Empress, Bad Vibes Only, and A Curse of Queens

    Although the title of this post indicates that there are three reviews here, I am actually including a bonus super short DNF review for Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle, which unfortunately just didn’t work for me. But otherwise, we have The Empress by Gigi Griffis, Bad Vibes Only by Nora McInerny, and A Curse […]

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  • Reading Three of My Most Anticipated Books of June: Malibu Rising, One Last Stop, and Neon Gods

    Specifically, I suppose, thees are three of my most anticipated releases of June that also all happened to release on June 1st. So this post is late even though I had actually finished each book by June 1st. But sometimes life gets in the way. So, my apologies, but let’s talk about Malibu Rising by […]

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  • Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert Spoiler Free Review

    Alright, y’all, another romance novel with a cartoon cover, which means some of us have questions. I’m going to try and address those first: 1) Yes, this is absolutely a romance. It has a central love story, that truly is the main focus of the book, and an HEA. 2) Steam Factor: Explicit on page sex, no […]

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  • The Write Escape and Royal Holiday ARC Reviews

    I was fortunate enough to receive advanced copies of The Write Escape by Charish Reid and Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory and instead of writing two separate reviews, I thought I would thank Dani for not only sending me her advanced copy of Royal Holiday, but also the idea to just do an ARC round […]

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  • Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure Spoiler Free Review

    Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure Spoiler Free Review

    As you may know, Courtney Milan is one my absolute favorite authors and I think she’s also an amazing person. I am so lucky to be on her ARC team, but also she’s an auto-buy author for me so this one has already hit my Kindle by the time this review posts. Anyway, I’m telling […]

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  • After the Wedding: A Spoiler Free Review

    After the Wedding: A Spoiler Free Review

    I was going to write this review on Sunday, but the words just wouldn’t come because I was too busy wondering where the third book in the series is going to go. So of course, this led me to Courtney Milan’s website, which led to me re-reading the excerpt for Find Me she has posted, […]

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  • Book Discussion: An American Marriage (Spoiler Free-Ish)

    Book Discussion: An American Marriage (Spoiler Free-Ish)

    Let me begin by acknowledging that this book is beautifully written and that Oprah selected it as her first book club pick of 2018. So now we’re agreed that it’s well-written and that a lot of people are going to enjoy it, right? Great. Now we can jump into the multitude of reasons I didn’t […]

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  • Spoiler Free Review: American Panda

    Spoiler Free Review: American Panda

    I’ve started writing this review numerous times and just can’t figure out how to do so. If you’ve been following along with my blog, you know that I’ve been anticipating American Panda for a little while now and I think I let my expectations get the better of me. It also could have just been […]

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  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton Spoiler Free Review

    The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton Spoiler Free Review

    The cover of The Belles is almost as beautiful as the prose contained in the pages within. Dhonielle Clayton is not only an incredible advocate, she’s also a brilliant writer. I don’t love overly descriptive writing as a rule. Nathaniel Hawthorne waxing poetic about the roses outside of Hester’s prison for PAGES? Hard pass. Dhonielle […]

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  • Love, Hate, and Other Filters Review

    Love, Hate, and Other Filters Review

    Before I begin, allow me to direct you to some reviews by Muslim reviewers because I think it’s important for you to see how Own Voices reviewers experienced this Own Voices novel. Fadwa’s post is here and she gave the book five stars and replicated the cover in the most brilliantly perfect way, which you […]

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