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.

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.

Suffered from Middle Book Syndrome: World After by Susan Ee

Although this was good, it just wasn’t good as the first. Unfortunately, as with a lot of series, it suffered from what we know as middle book syndrome. This generally refers to an author’s second book not quite living up to their first, particularly if it’s part of a series.

I think part of the major reason why I didn’t enjoy this as much as the first is that Raffe was barely in it. The witty banter between him and Penryn was a major factor that made the previous book more fun. I spent most of the time reading this book just waiting for him to come.

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.

Review: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

When you’ve had the best, suddenly, everything pales in comparison.

I know I shouldn’t have but I couldn’t stop comparing this to The Unhoneymooners. It was my first Christina Lauren book and I absolutely loved it. It was hilarious and fun in all the right ways. On the other hand, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating was fun… just not as fun.

I admit that I also didn’t give this the full attention it deserved. This past week, I was so busy that I only read this for at most fifteen minutes during lunch break. But when it did have my full attention, I was gripped.

Review: Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Jane Anonymous is a story of a 17-year-old girl who got abducted and was held captive for seven months before finally escaping. The book is told in alternating timelines between THEN (during captivity) and NOW (after escape). It is a girl’s journey through healing and recovery.

I confess to putting off reading this book because I didn’t think I was ready to face something stressful. I’m not even sure why I requested this, knowing full well that it contained sensitive topics. But sometimes, I like to go out of my comfort zone so here I am.

Review: Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions #1)

To be honest, I haven’t heard about this series before I bought it. I was skeptical at first but the blurb and the cover won me over. It seemed like something I would like and I was completely right.

You might be thinking: a book about aliens taking over our planet and a possible hint of romance, what’s new? Let me tell you. The charm of this book lies not with the plot but with the relationship between our two main characters, August and Raven. But don’t get me wrong. I liked the plot. It ebbed and flowed at the right moments. It laid the foundation for the development of the bond between August and Raven.

Review: Opposition (Lux #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

After being done with this series, I thought I would feel satisfied. But somehow, I feel like there’s something missing. I wanted more.

This book started off great. Few chapters in and it was breaking every inch of my heart. I was stunned by what was happening and I wanted to scream every few pages or so. But the rest, well… let’s just say it did not floor me like I expected it would.