Recent Reads Mini Reviews

This mini review round up is quite the assorted collection, which really just goes to show my ecclectic reading taste. But I hope you enjoy it nontheless.

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Game of Thrones

Rating:  ★★★★☆
Release Date: August 14, 2013

I’m going to be completely honest with you, I probably wouldn’t have rated this as high if it didnt feel like a reread after having already seen the show. It has that familiar quality that made it really easy to listen too, even though it was SO LONG and I did not like the narrator at all. But it was nice to visi the world again, and to be introduced to all the small details you can never quite capture on screen. I don’t know when I’ll continue with the series – but I know I’d never read this with my eyes.


Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

Loveboat, Taipei (Loveboat, Taipei, #1)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Release Date: January 7, 2020

I wanted to love this so much, but unfortunately I found the story so disjointed and rushed it was a struggle for me to get through it. While Ever’s passion for dance was powerful and I really enjoyed her exploration of her Chinese American heritage and the pressures of family responsibility, the story did nothing to hold my attention. I thought the characters were kind of all over the place without satisfying growth and there were quite a few heavier topics that were mostly glossed over. Loveboat, Taipei didn’t quite meet my expecatuions, but I’m sure others will connect and find themselves in the story so make sure you still give it a try if you’re interested – and I hope you enjoyed it more than me.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Lucky Caller by Emma Mills

Lucky Caller

Rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: January 14, 2020

This was adorably cute and I loved the friendship group throughout the entire book! Like all Emma Mills books, Lucky Caller manages to perfectly balance the drama and the heart to create a world you don’t want to leave.

The relationships in this story just completely hook you – Nina’s relationships with her siblings, her relationship with her broadcasting group, with her parents – it just all so good! Plus the romance was an adorable second chance, friends-to-more hybrid that gave me butterflies. I also loved getting small nods to other things in Emma Mills’ universe – like a This is Our Now reference, it keeps a fun element to her books, catching random references. Overall, another wonderful story from Emma Mills with a ton of heart, Lucky Caller is a story you won’t put down.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Have you read any of these books? Which do you think you’ll pick up first? Share below!


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