Tag: Diverse Characters

What a Surprising Christmas Romance! Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey [Book Review]

What a Surprising Christmas Romance! Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey [Book Review]

I received this book for free from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Wow, just WOW!ย Crashed Outย turned out to be such a surprise! This is the fourth Tessa Bailey book that I read and it surprised me – it was so good! I am a sucker for unrequited romance and this one was perfect! Also, the heroine, Jasmine, is also older than the hero, Sarge. Oh, and did I mention that she used to babysit him? I know, I know, the […]

โ€ข Posted December 14, 2017 โ€ข 4 Comments โ€ข

Still not a Fan of Amnesia Romances. Love Will Always Remember by Tracey Livesay Book Review

Still not a Fan of Amnesia Romances. Love Will Always Remember by Tracey Livesay Book Review

I received this book for free from the Publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   A couple of months ago, I was reading a lot of contemporary romances. Yeah. Me. I am very picky about the contemporaries I read but I got sucked into reading contemporaries in August so I picked up Love Will Always Remember by Tracey Livesay. I am not a fan of amnesia stories because they are really difficult to pull off and I was right. Tracey Livesay created […]

โ€ข Posted October 27, 2017 โ€ข 6 Comments โ€ข

My Most Anticipated Romance Turned into a Disappointment | The Scandal of it All by Sophie Jordan

My Most Anticipated Romance Turned into a Disappointment | The Scandal of it All by Sophie Jordan

I received this book for free from the Publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   Don’t want to read the whole review? ย Click to jump to the Skinny Review. What was one of my most anticipated books of the year turned out into a complete fail! I really, really wanted to love this book so much, but I just can’t! As much as I loveย Sophie Jordan, I was thoroughly disappointed byย The Scandal of it All. There were no stakes at all! I […]

โ€ข Posted July 28, 2017 โ€ข 6 Comments โ€ข

Over Hyped but Okay? Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh Audiobook Review

Over Hyped but Okay? Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh Audiobook Review

  Don’t want to read the whole review? ย Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I have to be very honest with you. I was extremely excited when I heard about this book. Supposedly, it has similar themes toย Mulan in that our heroine dresses up as a boy. When I finally got around to reading it….uhmm I was in a for a slight let down. It’s not what I expected at all. I thought there would be more action but instead, I got a lot of Mariko’s internal musings. Again, it was okay but the story didn’t blow me away. […]

โ€ข Posted July 14, 2017 โ€ข 3 Comments โ€ข

All that’s Missing is an EPIC Space Battle! Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray Audiobook Review

All that’s Missing is an EPIC Space Battle! Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray Audiobook Review

  Don’t want to read the whole review? ย Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I have no reason why I love reading about artificial intelligence and this book HAS one! Think YA Star Wars! Sure, the start was a little slow, but the story picked up speed as I got immersed into the world. Defy the Stars is about two unlikely heroes, an android named Abel and a teen soldier named Noemi. Noemi inadvertently rescues Abel from his prison where he has been stuck in for about thirty years. These two become allies as they try to stop an […]

โ€ข Posted May 26, 2017 โ€ข 4 Comments โ€ข

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz | Audiobook Review

Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz | Audiobook Review

Don’t want to read the whole review? ย Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I honestly don’t know how to review this book. When I finished listening to the audiobook, I was hit withย homesickness. If you don’t know already, I am an immigrant (now a US citizen) and I am Filipino, so this book really hit home for me. Coincidentally, my turn for the library cue came a few days before the US Presidential Election, which I thought was very appropriate. I had to read this. In fact, I finished listening to the audiobook on election day. I admit to […]

โ€ข Posted November 11, 2016 โ€ข 2 Comments โ€ข

Let’s Travel through Time with The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig | Audiobook Review

Let’s Travel through Time with The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig | Audiobook Review

Don’t want to read the whole review? ย Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I didn’t really hear a lot of buzz aboutย The Girl from Everywhere. ย This book is a prime example of cover love since that was the reason why I actually picked this book up! ย I mean, LOOK AT THE COVER?! I was delightfully surprised by this book, though. ย This book has a unique plot, at least something that I haven’t read about before! Oh, tell me more! The Girl from Everywhere is mostly set in Hawaiiย in 1884! ย Honolulu, to be exact and I absolutely lovedย the unusual setting! […]

โ€ข Posted May 27, 2016 โ€ข 6 Comments โ€ข

Bordeline by Mishell Baker | Book Review + Giveaway

Bordeline by Mishell Baker | Book Review + Giveaway

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.   MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review? ย Click to jump to the Skinny Review. Borderline is an urban fantasy/paranormal YA book, a genre that I hardly read, but when I read the blurb, I immediately thought that it was something that I would love to read. ย I was RIGHT! ย This book really surprised me in a good way and I am excited to read more about Millie […]

โ€ข Posted March 9, 2016 โ€ข 9 Comments โ€ข

The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart | Book Review

The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart | Book Review

Ridiculously Short Plot Ala Jack the Ripper mystery romance with a blind girl as the witness of a gruesome crime. Main Characters Mia Danvers Alex Foster, Eighth Duke of Carrington Jack the Ripper Themes Rags to Riches Mystery Jack the Ripper Blind Main Character Favorite Line ‘You are proposing to me? Marriage?’ Mia asked. She shook her head. ‘Even though you freely admit that I am not duchess material.’ She came to her feet. ‘I suppose I should be flattered, but I am not. That was a terrible proposal and I kindly decline. Good day, Alex.’ And with that, she […]

โ€ข Posted July 8, 2013 โ€ข 3 Comments โ€ข