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2022 Book Review: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas YA Fantasy, 2012 by Publisher, 406 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Character development is not original. The characters all feel like cliche characters I’ve seen before in this genre.The secret room seemed a bit unrealistic, considering no one seemed to be aware of it. Can’t really say more... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Beneath a Blanket of Snow

Beneath a Blanket of Snow by Arlene Lomazoff-Marron A Contemporary, Independently Published in 2020, 354 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: There’s at least one chapter that didn’t fit in the timeline. Without spoiling anything I’ll say there’s a character who is going to have surgery. Then we jump to another POV and it’s weeks later.... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Calculating Stars

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal A Science Fiction, 2018 by Tor Books, 431 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: The emphasis on the love life of the central couple was a little unexpected (it’s literally mentioned on the first page) but you get used to it pretty quickly. I don’t think I ever got... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Sarah’s Key

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay A Historical Fiction, 2007 by St Martin’s Press, 294 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Similar to a lot of other things out there. The WWII historical fiction, throwing in relationships in turmoil, possibly dealing with abortion … it’s all things I’ve read recently. Even setting a story in France,... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Red Herring

Red Herring by Leonard DiGregorio A Mystery/Thriller, Independently Published in 2020, 277 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Grammatical errors. A few misspellings, some punctuation I’d change, and a missing quotation mark. Nothing huge, but taken together it could be distracting.Telling vs showing. I felt like I was watching the action unravel instead of experiencing it.... Continue Reading →

July 2022 Reading Stats

8 Books  2813 Pages 90 Pages per day (WAY below the unofficial goal I like to be at) SIDE NOTE I don’t have official reading per day/month goals. I have a year long goal (104 books) which breaks down to 2 per week. Sometimes I’m ahead. Sometimes I’m behind. Also, in a perfect world I’d... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Choices We Make

The Choices We Make by Teresa Grabs A Anthology, Independently Published in 2021, 239 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Lots of worlds I wanted to spend more time in! This, I suppose, is a good problem to have. Some stories fell flat or didn’t work for me. Of course when you have this many, that’s bound... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Dark Lake

The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey A Mystery/Thriller, 2017 by Allen & Unwin, 440 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Unlikeable MC. Adultery, selfish nature, hidden secrets, and a generally spoiled attitude made her my least favorite kind of character. That made this one very difficult to really enjoy.Anticlimactic ending. I wanted more. I wanted something... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Great Wars

Great Wars A Anthology, 2022 by Lost Boys Press, 272 Pages What I Didn’t Like: As always with anthologies, it’s worth mentioning that not all the stories are things you’ll love. Of course, that’s also the beauty of anthologies. You may find that gem that you adore. I didn’t love all of these, that’s why... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare YA Fantasy, 2010 by Margaret K McElderberry Books, 479 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Slow. This book dragged on and it was difficult to get through. There’s honestly not a lot of action for the page count and even after finishing it I was struggling to think of what events... Continue Reading →

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