A Heart-stopping Ending: The Rose & the Dagger Review

This broke my heart into a million pieces and put it back together again. It is one of those books that fill your heart after reading it. The one that never leaves your thoughts even after its end.

The Wrath and the Dawn duology is a tale with love at its core — a powerful emotion for a powerful book. Love, which can be a person’s greatest strength or ultimate weakness.

While I said The Wrath and the Dawn was a rollercoaster ride of emotions, The Rose and the Dagger played with my feelings. One of the many reasons why this book tore at my heart is the love triangle. Although I don’t hate this trope, I am not a fan of it. More often than not, the third person is annoying and only exists to torment the couple. Or sometimes, the female MC is so indecisive that she can’t bear to choose one. But when done well, the love triangle trope can be powerful and heartbreaking.

A Captivating Retelling: The Wrath & the Dawn Review

I have no idea what I was doing in 2015 that I haven’t even heard about this series. I only found out about it when a fellow member of an author’s Facebook group asked about this. I was so intrigued by the description that I moved it to the top of my TBR list. Honestly, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

This was definitely a rollercoaster ride of emotions for me. I am not saying this to be cliche, I am saying this because it’s true. I’ve experienced a wide range of emotions these past few days — pity, confusion, excitement, frustration, swoon, and sadness among many others.

Review: Everywhere You Want to Be

This was a Little Red Riding Hood retelling but I forgot that it was.

Honestly, it doesn’t remind me of anything about the fairytale except that she has a grandmother and there’s a mean girl which I suppose was the wolf.

I loved It Started With Goodbye (a Cinderella retelling about Tatum, Tilly’s stepsister) and I was excited about this. So believe me when I say that I’m really, really sad that this turned out to be a disappointment.

Review: Hunted

You know that feeling when you read a book you’re so prepared to like and it’s not bad at all but somehow you’re still left feeling disappointed?

Maybe I set my expectations too high. But when my favorite reviewers (even the most critical ones) loved this, I was more than ready to.

But it fell short and here are the reasons why.