Gods Of Jade And Shadow By Silvia Moreno Garcia [Review]

Gods of Jade and ShadowRELEASE DATE: July 23th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Silvia Moreno Garcia
GENRE:
     Adult,   Fantasy, Adventure, Mythology.
PUBLISHER: Del Rey
SUMMARY:

Here we shall begin to tell a story: a tale of a throne lost, of monsters and magic. A tale of gods and of the shadow realm. But this, our story, it begins in our world, in the land of mortals.

It begins with a woman. For this story, it is her story. It begins with her.
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Maybe This Time By Kasie West [Review]

Maybe This TimeRELEASE DATE: July 09th 2019 
AUTHOR:
Kasie West
GENRE:
    Young-Adult,   Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Point
SUMMARY:

One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?

Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.

Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn’t so bad after all . . .

Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places.

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MY REV (Copy)

Kasie West’s books are either a hit or miss for me and I’m happy to say that this was a hit for me. Maybe This Time is a stand-alone YA enemies to lovers story. I wanted to give it a shot because i’m a huge fan of enemies to lovers stories. I actually didn’t expect to like it but I really did. This one was a bit less mushy than her other books. Although I’ve enjoyed it, it isn’t without its faults. The characters were pretty fun and I really liked the small town setting.

Sophie is ambitious and dreams of attending fashion designing school in New York. She works at a local florist in her small town and arranges flowers and bouquets in local events. I’ve mixed thoughts about the heroine. She was a bit judgy in the beginning which really annoyed me but It doesn’t mean that I hate her because I really enjoyed her character development. Andrew Hart is a charming guy whose dad is a famous chef. I honestly didn’t find him arrogant as the blurb specified. Sophie was pretty rude to him at the beginning just because he stole a single flower. She doesn’t like him because he’s the son of a famous chef and he’s from a big city. Every time they meet in the events they clashed with each other and I loved their banters. The romance was definitely a slow burn. The reason for the hate between them was cliched but I did enjoy watching them get closer with each event.

The plot was fun and entertaining filled with right amount of  family drama, friendship, and romance. I quite enjoyed Sophie’s relationship with her little brother and her mother. Andrew’s relationship with his father was also a great addition. He’s not completely bad but I honestly found him outright rude and arrogant. I think no one can stand him. The story was easy to predict but it was still a fun ride. The writing was amazing. The book was written in Sophie’s POV but I personally prefer dual POV’s in my romance. The small town setting was pretty good and the secondary characters were nice.

Overall, it was a good read! I would recommend this book if you’re into sweet enemies to lovers story. It’s just a light and fun read!

MY RATING:

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[4/5 Stars]


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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me By Mariana Zapata [Review]

The Wall of Winnipeg and MeRELEASE DATE: February 28th 2016 
AUTHOR:
Mariana Zapata
GENRE:
    New-Adult, Contemporary, Sports, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Mariana Zapata
SUMMARY:

Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

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Savaged By Mia Sheridan [Review]

SavagedRELEASE DATE: May 27th 2019
AUTHOR:
Mia Sheridan
GENRE:
    Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Independently Published 
SUMMARY:

When wilderness guide, Harper Ward, is summoned to the small town sheriff’s office in Helena Springs, Montana, to provide assistance on a case, she is shocked to find that their only suspect in the double murder investigation is a man described as a savage.

But the longer she watches the man known only as Lucas, on the station surveillance camera, the more intrigued she becomes. He certainly looks primitive with his unkempt appearance and animal skin attire, but she also sees intelligence in his eyes, sensitivity in his expression. Who is he? And how is it possible that he’s lived alone in the forest since he was a small child? Continue reading

Don’t Date Rosa Santos By Nina Moreno [Review]

Don't Date Rosa SantosRELEASE DATE: May 14th 2019
AUTHOR:
Nina Moreno
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Contemporary, family, romance.
PUBLISHER:   Disney Hyperion
SUMMARY:

Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea—at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about.

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Dual Reviews: Touch (Selfish Myths #1) By Natalia Jaster | Clouded By Envy By Candace Robinshon

Touch (Selfish Myths, #1)RELEASE DATE: May 24th 2018
AUTHOR:
Natalia Jaster
GENRE:
    New-Adult, Paranormal, Retellings, Mythology, Romance.
PUBLISHER:   Natalia Jaster
SUMMARY:

Could you sacrifice the person you love to save your world? 

Love is an immortal bad girl. With a mischievous smirk and a strike of her arrow, she pins human hearts together.But Love has never loved. Not until she wreaks havoc in a frostbitten forest, hunting for the perfect mortal amusement.
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Call It What You Want By Brigid Kemmerer [Review]

Call It What You WantRELEASE DATE: June 25th 2019
AUTHOR:
Brigid Kemmerer
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:   Bloomsbury YA
SUMMARY:

When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father’s failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible for his care.

Everyone thinks of Maegan as a typical overachiever, but she has a secret of her own after the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping it from her parents might be more than she can handle. Continue reading

The Candle and the Flame By Nafiza Azad [Review]

The Candle and the FlameRELEASE DATE: May 14th  2019
AUTHOR:
Nafiza Azad
GENRE:
    Young-Adult, Fantasy, Magic.
PUBLISHER:   Scholastic

SUMMARY :

Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road. There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. However, the city bears scars of its recent past, when the chaotic tribe of Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population — except for Fatima and two other humans. Now ruled by a new maharajah, Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, and by their commander, Zulfikar. Continue reading

The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient #2) By Helen Hoang [Review]

The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2)RELEASE DATE: May 07th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Helen Hoang
GENRE:
    Adult, Contemporary, Romnce.
PUBLISHER:  Berkley
SUMMARY:

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions — like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better— that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.
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Last of Her Name By Jessica Khoury [Review]

Last of Her NameRELEASE DATE: February 26th 2019
AUTHOR:
Jessica Khoury
GENRE:
   Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-fi.
PUBLISHER:  Scholastic Inc.
SUMMARY:

Sixteen years ago, rebellion swept the galaxy known as the Belt of Jewels. Every member of the royal family was murdered–down to their youngest child, Princess Anya–and the Union government rose in its place. But Stacia doesn’t think much about politics. She spends her days half-wild, rambling her father’s vineyard with her closest friends, Clio and Pol. Continue reading