Recent Reads Mini Reviews

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


A Sky Before the Storm by Sabaa Tahir

A ​Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes, #4)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 stars)
Release Date: December 1, 2020

This was a good conclusion- I had a few complaints, mostly around the ending, which I feel was rushed, but I think maybe I just stopped caring about this series, or it peaked in book 2, I don’t know . I also didn’t love the inclusion of the Nightbringer’s POV, he’s a villain that I do not care about or find threatening.

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

The Game of Love and Death

Rating: ★★★★★
Release Date: April 28, 2015

Well this was absolutely lovely in a number of ways. If you’re looking for a story filled with hope, desperation, longing, and love, look no further.

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Royal We (Royal We, #1)

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Release Date: April 7, 2015

This was a fun story with a lot of drama and hijinks, but there was so much going on that it kept me entertained from beginning to end. Bex and Nick are cute, and their relationship was fine, but nothing too special. But I did like the story focus on family in the story – not just lineage and pedigree, but both Bex and Nick’s relationship’s with their siblings and Nick’s complicated relationship with his mother. It gave a little something extra to a simple romance story.


The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen

The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years, #2)
Rating
: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)
Release Date: June 16, 2016

For a new adult romance, this story was surprisingly heavy. There’s a lot of family issues and baggage that both Scarlet and Bridger have to deal with, but I did appreciate that there was minimal communication issues between them. The romance was okay, nothing special but there was definitely nice moments, and I loved that this was just such a quick read. Sarina just writes these series and I can’t put the books down.

Trigger warning for: death of a parent, mentions of drug use and child molestation, death by suicide, and physical and verbal abuse from a parent/authority figure.


So a bit more on the disappointing side,, but nothing too bad..

What books have you been reading lately? Share below.

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