Recent Reads Mini Reviews

Here’s a little wrap up for the last few books I read in 2019 – I hope you enjoy!

A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2)

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

Still a good story, but not as fun/engaging as book 1 for me. I really liked having Gray as a POV because he was quite the scene stealer in book 1, and I loved getting to see more from him. Lia Mara was a bit of a frustrating charcter. I liked her compassion, bravery, and smarts – but she honestly had everyone around her look kinda stupid with how quickly she put things together. It just brought the story down a little bit. It was also hard to justify Rhen’s direction and actions in this story. We do get some answers at the end of the book, but a lot is still left unclear. But one think I did truly love was Gray’s relationship with Tycho – it was so pure and wonderful.

So this wasn’t quite the standout that book one was for me, but I did have a fun time reading it.

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


The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

The Afterlife of Holly Chase

Rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: October 24, 2017

What a fun and festive story that you can read again and again. I have a feeling that relistening to this will be a holiday tradition – maybe while baking. It’s a great retelling of A Christmas Carol with a modern (and dramatic) twist. I liked Holly’s growth and it was just a great book to close the year with.

Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen

Fake It Till You Break It

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)
Release Date: May 28, 2019

Super fun, super cute, and exactly what I needed after finishing such a depressing book earlier in the week. This was a breath of fresh air because I knew exactly what I was going to get and I just had the best time being along for the ride. Mia and Jake are an adorable childhood friends to enemies to lovers trope come to life on the page and I couldn’t be happier. Even with the ending being a little rushed (which was probably my biggest complaint) I still just had so much fun reading this and it lifted my spirits to go into my next book!



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


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