Yesterday I posted about red flags book reviewers may encounter that would warn them away from working with an author. Well, that’s only one side of this relationship.
I’ve been thinking of writing a duology of blog posts for a while now, one where I talk about the red flags associated with the reviewer/author relationship.
Little White Lies Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes YA Mystery/Thriller, 2018 from Little Brown, 390 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Sawyer’s mother. The main idea behind this story never would’ve happened if she was a slightly more attentive parent or was honest with her child. I’m a bit tired of that stereotype. Pacing was... Continue Reading →
Nine Perfect Strangers Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty Mystery/Thriller, 2018 from Flatiron Books, 453 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Genre confusion. Most of this novel reads like contemporary fiction with no mystery (and certainly no thrill) whatsoever. I checked (and rechecked) to make sure the genre was listed as mystery/thriller and it is. It’s... Continue Reading →
Churro and the Magician Churro and the Magician by Gaston Caba Childrens’ Graphic Novel, Coming in February 2022 from Clarion Books, 32 Pages What I Didn’t Like: There’s absolutely no words (I’m coming back to this point, I promise). Not even a name. If it weren’t for the title we wouldn’t know this bunny was... Continue Reading →
Ash Princess Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian YA Fantasy, Ember 2018, 432 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Characters who fit their cliches. I wanted someone to break out of their expected role and I’m still waiting on that. No surprises yet, just people behaving as you’d expect for the role they’re written into. I want more... Continue Reading →
So a few months ago I started posting my reviews directly to Goodreads and Amazon when I finished a book, instead of waiting for my slow self to get around to filming a review. There were some that were never going to get the full YouTube treatment, mostly because they were back list titles that... Continue Reading →
If you're new around here, WELCOME. Basically, I'm behind on everything, the TBR is overflowing, and I can't read fast enough to get through everything I want to read. But I'm trying! So, buckle up, here’s some details on the backlist bonus reads for September. Statistics Age Category: 3 YA, 1 A That's a LOT... Continue Reading →