Wednesday, December 20, 2023

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

The Wall of Winnipeg and MeThe Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

I picked this up a few days ago and immediately put it back down. I was not sure if I was going to finish it, but I am glad I did.

There were some things I loved about this and some I hated. I loved the banter and build up over the relationship. I hated hearing “big guy” over and over again. It was annoying me soooo bad.

When they say slow burn, they mean it. You only get the couple actually together around 90% into the story.

Overall, super cute read but way too long for what it was.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

My Dark VanessaMy Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I went into this blind without really knowing what this was even about. This is not going to end up being for everyone, but it is an important read. It is a powerful story around the impact and hold a predator can have on his victim.

The author grabs your attention and does not let you go. This was almost 400 pages and I still read it in less than a day. The story is between a young girl and her teacher. You really get to see how he grooms her and manipulates her on so many different levels. Your heart will break when hearing how she was feeling in certain moments but then questioning why she would feel negatively around something "she was allowing."

Very powerful story. I loved it.

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Julia Monroe Begins Again by Rebekah Millet

Julia Monroe Begins Again (Beignets for Two)Julia Monroe Begins Again by Rebekah Millet

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.

This sounded super cute, but I just had a hard time getting into it. I had the physical copy and I also found the audio at my library, so I tried that as well. This one was just not for me. I picked it up several times and just never went back to it.

Overall, this was a Did not Finish for me.

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