Book Reviews

Thoughts on Recent Reads

I have SUCKED at blogging lately. We went on vacation and then I haven’t had motivation to blog since returning. We go back to school in a little over a week, so I’m going to have to plan when I can find time to blog. I love doing it but it takes me so long to make a single post.

This post is dedicated to a handful of books that I’ve read in the past month; it’s not all of them, but the ones I finished in the last two weeks or so!

The Prison Healer

This was such a great YA fantasy read! I loved the characters and the plot a lot. Noni threw in plot twists and curve balls in the last 20% or so of the book and I am SO excited for book two! I listened to this via audible, but wish I had read it instead.

In a Dark, Dark Wood

I read this while floating in my pool and was intrigued by the story. I found it dragged out a bit and wasn’t nearly as scary as some of the reviews said. I liked the mystery and thrill of the book, but wish that it had more oomph to it and less unnecessary details. I also find that I may not be a huge Ruth Ware fan and that may impact my perception of the story. I don’t 100% love her writing, but it’s good enough to get my attention. I’ll give her another try, but take these thoughts with a grain of salt! (Nothing against the author, just my own personal preference).

Romance 🙂

I have been on a bully trope and a mafia romance kick and I am not proud of it. I haven’t wanted to read anything else and it’s driving me crazy…BUT I love how authors write Mafia men and I can’t get enough.

TikTok Made me read this and it did not disappoint. This is a “my brother’s bff” / grump/sunshine trope story and I was loving it. There was also a fun mystery/plot twist thrown into it and it was brilliant.
Peckham and Valenti write such delicious stories. This is mafia/bully and I read this in a day. I fell in love with the Main Male even when I wanted to punch him in the face. This is captor/captive romance and I wish I could read it again for the first time. P & V are the queens of smut and I can’t wait to dive into more of their books.

Another TikTok read that I loved. I kept seeing this everywhere and two friends recommended it as well. Once again…Mafia Romance….I like what I like. Arranged marriage trope, enemies to lovers, and lots of steam…what more could you want?

I’m in the process of picking out book 100 of the year, but I want to pick a good one. I have so many books on my TBR that I don’t even know where to start. Hopefully by this weekend I’ll have that figured out and will have reached 100 reads!

Until next time, whenever that may be!