Wednesday, October 25, 2023

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

The Woman in MeThe Woman in Me by Britney Spears
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was and still am a Britney fan. I went into this not knowing if this was really Britney telling her story or someone else for a money grab. I think it was a mixture of both.

Britney does not narrate the audiobook. I know most people do when they have a memoir. She does start off the book saying it was traumatic for her and does read a page or two. Then it moves on to someone else. I do wish we heard the whole story from her though, but the narrator did a great job bringing the emotion to her story.

Most of the information was already leaked or a promotion prior to the book being released. You do learn a little more around how Britney was feeling during some events which was nice. I think she does a good job trying to describe the grief and heartache she was facing with all the custody issues with her boys. It makes your heart break even more for her. Even though we have seen documentaries, this will still also make you mad around the paparazzi and the lengths they will go to for a moment/picture.

The conservatorship parts were heartbreaking. Britney was in a cage. It is all so disgusting what they did to her. This is where we learn more than we previously knew. These parts made me want to cry.

Overall, I think she did a great job bringing her feelings into everything about her life. Looking back, I think we all forget how young Britney was when all this happened and continues to happen. Was this the most mind blowing read? No! But I am glad that I read it and glad she is being able to tell her OWN story.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni

The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer, #1)The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars

I went into this with little expectations as I am not much a young adult reader or a fantasy reader. I have also heard so many great things, and this one lived up to the hype.

I think that two things really kept my interest: the world and the romance. The world was easy to understand which is great for non-fantasy readers. I also loved the brewing romance.

I have seen people talk about the ending, but the way my jaw hit the floor! I did not see that coming. The author did a great job making sure you want to pick up book two!

Overall, I really enjoyed this one.

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Monday, October 23, 2023

The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer

The Wishing GameThe Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Triggers for abuse, addiction, loss of a loved one, and more. There is not much detail around any of this, but it is mentioned and common theme in the story.

This is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but instead of long awaited candy it revolves around a new published book. Several characters are invited on House Island to play a game in which they can win the ownership of the new book. All of the characters have some past childhood/current trauma.

This was a little slow to start. It was not something I would have normally kept reading, but the stories behind the story is what kept my attention. I loved the Lucy and Christopher story so much and even cried tears of joy at one point. Their story is what had me telling my husband about this book as well which makes me want to make it a 5 star since it is one that I want to tell others about.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one.

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Inheritance by Nora Roberts

Inheritance (The Lost Bride Trilogy, #1)Inheritance by Nora Roberts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was sent a copy of this book from a publisher/publicity team/giveaway. 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.

I loved the beginning of this book. I was instantly hooked, and I really liked how we started to learn about the characters before jumping into all of the paranormal stuff. I flew through parts one and two.

I loved everything about the first half. It kept moving, we were learning new things, we had the fun family ghosts, and the start of a romance. I found myself smiling when the music would start playing songs, especially towards romantic moments. Plus who does not want someone to clean up everything for you!

Sadly, part three is where this was started to lose me. Part three had way too many new characters/ghosts/past characters thrown in. I could no longer picture some of the paranormal stuff that was starting to happen.

Overall, I really loved some of this and disliked some of it. It was a little too slow and repetitive at times. I want to know what happens next though. I would have rated the first half 4/4.5 stars.

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