All books reviewed on this blog are personally purchased or received from authors or publishers in exchange for honest reviews. I want to keep my reviews unbiased and don’t get any payments from authors or publishers.
Books I Review
I read and review fiction preferably with some romance. I can read fantasy and paranormal as well as contemporary depending on the mood I’m in.
Just to help you get my preferences here are some of my favorite authors:
- Fantasy, PNR, Dystopian: Sarah J Maas, Cassandra Clare, Renee Ahdieh, Susan Ee, CC Hunter, PC Cast, Richelle Mead, Suzanne Wright, Alexandra Bracken.
- Contemporary adult or NA: Beth Flynn, Amy Harmon, Brittainy C Cherry, SD Hendrickson, Aleatha Romig, Pepper Winters, Tijan, Penelope Douglas, Meredith Walters, Tillie Cole, Mia Sheridan, Suanne Laqueur, Penny Reid, Elle Casey …
- Teens and YA: Jeff Zentner; Jennifer Niven, Morgan Matson…
I always give honest reviews. If I did not like a book because it was not my cup of tea, I’ll say it as it is. On the other hand I will always try to see who could be interested in the book and give a few pointers to help other readers make their minds. If the auhtor did a crappy job I wont hide it but so far it’s never happened! I’ve the utmost respect for the hours, sweat and blood authors put in their books. It takes courage to publish something personal and be exposed to criticism. That’s like being naked! As I’ve never published a book myself you’ll always get honest but respectful reviews. Be warned: I can’t stand people bashing writers, readers or reviewers!
Everyone has his/her own taste and if a book is not to your liking that’s no reason to demolish the author.
I love debating about books and if you did not share my opinion it could make an interesting discussion. Reading is a personal journey.
5 stars and more :I’ve been blown away and could not stop reading the book. It was hazardous to ask me anything while reading as I morphed into fome feral beast when interrupted. It stayed with me long after I finished reading.The best examples are: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma (I cried like a baby and reinvented my own ending) and Making Faces by Amy Harmon (such extraordinary characters, graceful and thoughtful writing).
4 stars: I had a fantastic time reading the book but something felt wrong to just be perfect. It could be a character I could not relate to or some potential unexploited. I still would recommend the book in a heartbeat.
3 stars: it was en enjoying read but there is room for improvement. I was easily distracted. Not bad but not good either.
Less than 3 stars: as I’m quite easy to please as long as I’m reading my favorite genre it did not happen a lot. As it takes long hours to write a review from start to finish I won’t lose my time writing reviews for book deserving less than 3 stars. Maybe I’ll leave a short comment if any.