Slow-Burn Romance and Visual Storytelling: Fable by Adrienne Young Review

If you’re reading this review right now, I will waste no time and just tell you directly: READ THIS BOOK.

I haven’t read any books from Adrienne Young before this but when I saw the cover, I just couldn’t resist it. I mean, look at how pretty and tempting it is. But while some books are only beautiful on the outside, this book will not make you regret you ever picked it up.

Initially, I had a hard time reading this. It was difficult to imagine some scenes in my head because I wasn’t familiar with the technical terms about ships and navigation. I am a visual reader and when I read, a movie plays in my head. I need to understand the details so that I know what to imagine. If you’re like me and decide to read this, it really helps if you google the terms to see what they look like. But rest assured that you will eventually get the hang of it.

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.

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.

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: 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: Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

This is the kind of book that would have been amazing, if not for a few reasons.

The female lead was veeeery frustrating.
Kammani is one stressed character. She’s the kind that will try to lift the world on her shoulders… ALONE. Sometimes, that’s a good thing but in this case, it was not. All it did was lead her into stupid decisions. It’s one thing to be brave but it’s another thing to be brave and stupid.

Review: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

What is the definition of a good book?

Is it the one that makes you devour the words and flip the pages like your life depends on it? Is it the one whose characters you feel connection with? Or is it the plot that leaves you speechless in the end?

For me, this book wasn’t one of those. And yet, I got through it and I truly cared about what happens next.

It started well. The world building was great and it felt like I was transported to a world where people rode dragons and your place in society was determined by your abilities.

Review: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

There are certain books you read that leave you with a feeling of contentment. This is one of those.

When I read the excerpt, I expected it to be a typical romantic comedy — a light enough read to keep me entertained. What I was not prepared for was how much depth I found in it.

This book is not just about a girl who loves books and being alone. This book is about comfort in solitude, the gift of family, and how sometimes, the best company comes in the most unexpected people.

Review: The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2)

This is my first Helen Hoang book so I had no expectations. I heard about The Kiss Quotient — it was big on the book blogging community — but I haven’t had time to read it yet. But when I got an ARC for the second book, I couldn’t miss the opportunity.

Right from the beginning, I was hooked. It even made me stay up late until 4 AM even though I had work in the morning. It was that good.