Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Please excuse me while I fan girl and gush over this book. Mexican Gothic was on my radar months ago and I have been eager to read it ever since I downloaded my ARC back in February.

That cover is outstanding and the whole summary spoke to my dark heart. One of my favorite authors is Victoria Holt and I absolutely adore all of her books. The author of this book, Silvia Moreno-Garcia wrote a fantastic piece in the book club kit for this book all about the popularity of novels similar to Victoria Holt. It’s worth reading so you should absolutely check it out.

This book was also a Book of the Month pick for July and has been getting a TON of hype especially with the movement for inclusiveness and BIPOC authors in the publishing industry. I think this book came at just the right time and it’s a gem! Continue reading “Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”

First Impression: Wild Wedding Hookup by Jamie K. Schmidt

When I first say this one, I thought it sounded like a fun little sexy read perfect for wedding season. I couldn’t fit it on my review schedule but I did feature it on my IG and then I started reading a little.

Next thing I knew, I was a few chapters in and wanted to share with you what I thought so far! I had to set it down since I had a couple of other books coming up to read but I am definitely going to come back and pick this one up soon!

If you love sexy, steamy romances set in resort towns—-which if you are anything like me you are feeling a little robbed of your summer vacation plans this year—-then you need to check this one out! Continue reading “First Impression: Wild Wedding Hookup by Jamie K. Schmidt”

Review: A Shadowed Fate (Claire Clairmont #2) by Marty Ambrose

I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while. I absolutely love the cover and I thought the premise sounded fun and different.

I knew it was part of a series (it’s the second book) but I figured that it could be read as a standalone since most of the time, authors of series usually do a great job filling new readers in on things that happened in the previous book.

The other thing I liked about this one was that it was on the shorter side (just under 200 pages) so more like a novella length so I figured it would be a very quick read for me. Continue reading “Review: A Shadowed Fate (Claire Clairmont #2) by Marty Ambrose”

Review: Shadowborn (Born Prophecy #3) by Katie MacAlister

I started reading this series last year and it’s been a decent fantasy series that had kept me mostly interested.

There were some parts of the story that I liked better than others but overall it’s been pretty good and I felt invested enough in the series to see it through until the end.

As this book is part of a larger series, I would not recommend picking this book up as a standalone as you would be missing out on large parts of the story. Continue reading “Review: Shadowborn (Born Prophecy #3) by Katie MacAlister”

Review: Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein

At first glance this book wasn’t eye catching to me. I wasn’t really feeling the basic cover and there was nothing that stood out to me as a reader.

As I said the cover was just ok for me and the title wasn’t really unique but as I have said a million times before, I always read every pitch that comes across my desk because you just can’t judge a book by it’s cover, even though I think most of us are guilty of doing just that.

If I had gone just on first impression alone, I would have missed a really great rom-com! I loved the premise of this book and was thrilled with it cover to cover! Continue reading “Review: Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein”