Saturday, September 26, 2020

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

From Blood and Ash (Blood And Ash, #1)From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

This one is a little hard for me when rating. There were aspects of the story that I really enjoyed and others that were just too slow paced. I know so many people who have named this the top book they have read in the year. I am a huge JLA fan, but I just did not love this as much as everyone else.

This started off a little slow. I actually picked it up as soon as it was released. I read a few chapters and put it down. I later picked up the audiobook to finish. I am glad I finished it, but still did not love it as much as I wanted too.

I was confused on some of the aspects around the fantasy. It was hard to follow until it was further explained.

I loved the scenes with Poppy and Hawke, but that is no surprise since I am a romance lover. This is also where I feel JLA always stands out. I have always loved her contemporary romances.

There were also some intense parts where I was tearing up. I loved that this did bring out different emotions as I was reading.

I do think this was way too long though. I also feel that some of the world needed more explanation.

I still enjoyed this and will continue with the series, but I just was expecting to blown away and was not.


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Friday, September 25, 2020

Now That I've Found You by Kristina Forest

Now That I've Found YouNow That I've Found You by Kristina Forest
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I was sent this book from the publisher/publicity team. My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review.

This one is a little hard for me when rating. There were aspects of the story that I really enjoyed and others that were just too slow paced.

I really did not like Evie and never really connected with her character. I did enjoy the parts that involved Evie and Milo though and would have liked to see more of them throughout. This really was a romance within a story around a young girl finding herself. It involves some family themes as Evie goes to stay with her famous grandmother. Evie was very selfish most of the story though and was only thinking about herself.

Like I mentioned, I had some pacing issues with this one. I needed something more in the middle of the story as I found myself skimming some of the chapters. There was really not much going on at times.

Overall, this one was only ok for me.


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Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson

The Christmas SwapThe Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson


It is never too early for a Christmas read! I was excited for this one as I usually love a good Christmas story. Sadly, I could not get into this one. I just was not connecting to the story or the characters on this one. I tried to push through, but I had a hard time wanting to pick this one up even though it is a little shorter.

I have heard great things around this author though, and I cannot wait to see what else she brings.

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