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.

Flawed but Entertaining: Not the Girl You Marry Review

This is the kind of book that would frustrate you to no end because you get to know both sides of the story. But this is also the kind of book that wouldn’t work better otherwise.

To be honest, Not the Girl You Marry wasn’t even on my radar. I just found out about it when I accidentally requested the 2019 release of Buzz Books Romance on NetGalley. Out of all the excerpts featured, it was the one that really caught my attention. The first chapter got me hooked and made me want more.

A Sweet Tale of Music and Romance: More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn Review

How do you deal with the grief of fictional character death? If you’re me, I would say, read something cute and fluffy. I was really devastated by the death of one of my favorite characters in the book I read before this. I wanted something that would make me forget and squeal in happiness. More Than Maybe seemed cute enough so I moved it to the top of my reading list.

When I read the first chapter in this book, I knew that I would like it. Mutual pining and assuming feelings are unrequited? It’s one of the tropes I live for.

Too Much Drama and Angst: Stay With Me by J. Lynn Review

I like JLA as an author and even more as a person so it pains me to say that I didn’t like this. I really wasn’t planning on reading it but when Jen posted that this was on sale on Kindle for only $1.99, I bought it without thinking or even reading the reviews.

When I first started this, I was lowkey annoyed that Jax and everyone in the Hot Guy Brigade were described as insanely hot. I already know to expect this from a JLA book but somehow, I was able to look past that when I read Lux and Origin series. There’s something slightly annoying about describing another character’s hotness every few pages or so. I want to be able to decide it for myself, thank you.

More Than a Love Story: What You Wish For by Katherine Center Review

This is a love story and yet, it’s more than just a love story.

Although this is my first Katherine Center book, it’s not the first time I heard about her. I heard a lot of good things about Things You Save in a Fire (which I also plan on reading). So when I got an opportunity to read an ARC of this, I didn’t hesitate to grab it.

Ever read books that make you feel like you’ll really love them even from the start? This is one of those.

Warm and Fluffy Read: Eyes on Me by Rachel Harris Review

This is the kind of book that leaves you feeling giddy and warm at the end. The kind that makes you sigh with contentment, wishing to find a love like it.

Before reading this, I reread one of my favorite books by the same author, The Fine Art of Pretending, so I couldn’t help comparing the two. I guess every Rachel Harris book I read will always have high expectations to live up to. But although The Fine Art of Pretending remains my favorite, this one was great too.

Just as Good as I Remembered: The Fine Art of Pretending Review

Before I start this review, let me just say that I have “book amnesia”. I can barely remember books I read years ago even when I absolutely loved it. Honestly, what leaves a lasting impression on me is not the plot but the way a book made me feel.

The Fine Art of Pretending was one of the books that had the honor to be included in my favorites (stand-alone) shelf but I couldn’t even remember any of it. All I know is that it was sweet and fluffy and I absolutely loved it. So despite reading it five years ago, it still felt like the first time.

Perfect Except for the Ending: The Sun is Also a Star Review

This is the kind of book that would’ve been perfect except for one thing: I did not root for them to be together. Yes, they had chemistry but since it all happened in one day, I still feel that everything was a bit rushed.

Yes, I get that this was all supposed to happen in one day but I’m not really a big fan of instalove. I also had a little problem with the ending. Everything was perfect and I was about to give this five stars since it kind of negated the instalove part. Until the epilogue happened.

Funny, Frustrating, and Sweet: Meet Me At Midnight Review

This is one of those books that make you want to scream and shout “FINALLY!” after everything goes well in the end. The kind that puts you through sweet and anxious moments in equal measure. You know that there’s inevitable doom but you don’t mind because it is fun and sweet so you just enjoy the moment while it lasts.

To be honest, I really wasn’t into this at first. I tried picking this up last January but left it for another book. Eventually, I picked this up again because I HAD to read it. So if you decide to read this, I beg that you hold on because things will definitely get more interesting.