Recent Reads Mini Reviews

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


The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

Rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: June 26, 2018

This was a really straightforward story and doesn’t have many twists or turns, but it really think it worked for this apocalyptic story. I loved the pleading narration style and the unease and uncertainty the characters had. While it is slow moving, I appreciated it for what it was

I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter

Rating: ★★★★★
Release Date: February 27, 2018

What a tragic and heartbreaking story, but oh so beautifully written. There aren’t any surprises or unexpected moments in this, but the story told is so emotional and has such a big impact that the story just really worked for me, even though it’s tragic from the first page.

content warning for rape, sexual assault, and violence


Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez

Rating: ★★★★★
Release Date: April 19, 2022

I loved this from the very beginning. Daniel is smitten from the jump and it made him so endearing. Alexis is coming out of a bad relationship, so seeing her with someone who would give her the world if she asked is great. Its not all smooth sailing for the couple, but they work through it and want to be with each other. And the small town setting was a perfect backdrop for a majority of the story. My only real complaint was that Alexis’ family sucks and felt kinda one note.

Say You Swear by Meagan Brandy

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Release Date: February 16, 2022

Good emotional moments balanced by sweet romance, but it didn’t really hook me. When I wasn’t reading the story I never felt compelled to pick it up, and the story did run a little long for me. A major conflict doesn’t happen until 2/3rd of the way through, and it just felt more manufactured to give more page time to a couple option you knew wasn’t going to happen. The beginning was also a little confusing because there’s so many characters (some who already seem to have a backstory from another series, but we don’t really get to know them here). But the strong family and friendship moments really shined for me.

What books have you been reading lately? Share below.

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