I have to say that I have been a busy bee this last month. I have read a total of 9 books, with 1 reviewed in April that I added just to make the list an even 10. I have a varied list this month with 5 being Historical Romances, 2 YAs, 1 Fantasy, 1 Time Travel, and 1 Contemporary Romances. However, I still see my currently reading list mounting up. I still have a habit of pretty much abandoning some of the books that I have been reading that I have lost interest in. For the moment, at least. […]
I thought the start of the story was very interesting. I liked Veronique’s spunk and I actually started to fall for prince charming, Nicholas! I loved the part where they were talking on either side of the door. Unfortunately, once the big secret was revealed, the story turned out to be very convenient and predictable. While Nicholas saved Veronique and her family, he didn’t really show her his love. I thought their love turned out to be pretty superficial.
First off, I would like to say that I love the cover. This was one of the books from the bookstore that I had to stop and read the blurb just because of the cover. This book is also a good example of the cliche, “do not judge a book by it’s cover.”
That being said, I enjoyed the story. I thought it read like it was written for a younger YA audience, but what the heck, it was OK. It is a unique take of the genre Utopia/Dystopia. I hessitate to call it dystopia since the setting does not happen on Earth and the themes tend to lean toward Utopian.
MY THOUGHTS This story was a slow start for me. I struggled a little through the whole book and there were a few times that I had to put the book down and then pick it up after a few hours. I did enjoy the romance between Emily and Will and I thought they were a perfect match. Emily’s strength of character and kindness was the perfect salve for Will’s hatred and vengeance. I was a little bit irritated with Emily’s attitude towards Nicholas and their arranged marriage. Also, I couldn’t understand the change in Nicholas. I mean, if he […]
I apologize for posting my March wrap-up mid month since I was so busy the first week of April since it was my birthday week. Yay me! Anyway, I am now back to reading Historicals! For the last few of weeks, I have noticed that I have been reading a lot of Young Adult romances. Not that these romances aren’t good reads but I haven’t really been reading a lot of YA’s in the last few years. I did pretty good this month reading wise BUT not with my March TBR list! Apparently, I tend to avoid my list like the […]
My Thoughts I was very surprised when I read A Long Long Sleep. I actually read a review on this book while blog hopping (I forgot which blog it was) and I thought the blurb sounded very interesting. When the ebook was available at the library, I immediately checked it out and promptly forgot about it. Fast forward to three days before the book was due and I received an email from the library that the book was due. I started reading it that same day and I enjoyed it. The story is that Rosalinda, daughter of one of the […]
This novella was a very quick read for me. I was able to read it in a couple of hours or so. While this had a very promising plot, I thought the story was ok. Maybe because it is a novella and the author had to shorten the storyline – it just didn’t work for me. I like my romance to be well developed and not a lust at first sight type of thing. Normally, I shy away from novellas because of this reason. However, I love Sabrina Jeffries’ work so I decided to give this a shot. The story […]