Recent Reads Mini Reviews

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

Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce

Hot British Boyfriend

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Release Date: February 9, 2021

This was like reading a really fun, cliché, cheesy teen movie and I had a blast. This was such a comforting book to read, because you go in with certain expectations and all of them are met and played out in the ways that you expect. A great read if your in the mood for a ya romance.

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give, #0)

Rating: ★★★★★
Release Date: January 12, 2021

I don’t know what I can say about this other than I absolutely loved going on this journey with Maverick. If you’re looking for a character driven book, I think there’s no way you could be disappointed. I loved seeing him struggle with his expectations and desires, his hopes for the future vs his stifling reality. And I loved his family so much – there was so much warmth and love, even in the difficult and hard times. It was just fantastic – and I loved the small glimpses or mentions to familiar characters- they always made me smile.

Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon

Make Up Break Up

Rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: February 2, 2021

This is a solid rivals to lovers romance with a lean into workplace romance too because while they work at rival apps, they are down the hall from another. There’s a lot of charm in the story and Hudson oozes confidence, but does have depth and emotional vulnerability. Annika is a focused and dedicated heroine and I loved seeing her passion and love of love come into her app design. I also loved the family moments we got to see with her father.

Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

Queen of Babble (Queen of Babble, #1)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Release Date: May 22, 2007

This was kinda cute but mostly forgettable. Lizzie is one of the most flighty characters I’ve ever encountered, and while that didn’t endear her to me at all, it certainly matched the stream of conscience style writing that made me fly through this book.

What books have you been reading lately? Share below.


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