Recent Reads Mini Reviews

More mini reviews from books I’ve enjoyed to varying degrees over the last few weeks!

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Release Date: January 15, 2019

“Make yourself a myth and live within it, so that you belong to no one but yourself.”

I think I can best summarize my feelings about The Gilded Wolves by saying that while I was interested in the plot, the characters, and world building, I wasn’t invested in any of it. Except Séverin and Tristan’s relationship, but that turned out kinda sad, so I was left feeling a little underwhelmed. We get so much world building in the first 2 chapters – I almost had 3 pages of notes trying to keep track of everything related to Forging, the Order, and the different Houses. And while I did like the world building, it lefts a little bit info-dumpy. And I’m never the biggest fan of overt religious themes in the story, so the Order of Babel was pribably my least favorite part – and the fact that they are at the center of the magic and world bulding didn’t help. I like the strong friendship that is so clearly present in the crew and all the good-natured ribbing going on – excellent humor was used throughout, but nothing grabbed my heartstrings. Overall, this was just an okay read for me, nothing really special and nothing too disappointing.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)

Rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: June 23, 2020

What a fantastic romance with an amazing couple whose chemistry leaps off the page. Zaf and Dani have such a healthy relationship and I loved them so much. There’s great discussions about anxiety, coping, and emotional and mental health that I loved and really enhanced the relationship and showed some a deeper connection that just was the cherry on top of the insane physical chemistry the two have. Love this for a quick and steamy read and definitely recommend!

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1)

Rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: November 5, 2019

Another great installment with the Brown sisters! While I do think I like Dani’s story a bit more, I love Chloe and Red’s chemistry and development! Talia Hibbert does such a great job of adding depth to these romances and crafting real, relatable characters who have histories and complex relationships with relationships. Such an easy and enjoyable listen, and I’m looking forward to the next in the series!

What books have you been reading lately? Share below.


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