Show Us Your Books

It is about that time again, to share the books I’ve been reading lately. As always, even though I am late or early, I am linking up with Jana and Steph for Show Us Your Books.

LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare @ AMAZON

This is a tough review to write because a lot of parts fell flat for me in this book. Lady Midnight was packed with action and movement. Multiple story lines intertwining, considerable character development, backstories coming into play, etc. With all of that, it felt all over the place. Plus, the romance and love stories were not exciting. There was no tension. Not to mention, the “bad guy” was just so-so.

With all of that said, there were some great parts in this book! Even though there was a lot of action, the story lines worked really well together. Also, the characters were great — they each were intriguing with plenty of believable flaws. It was easy to tell who was who. Lastly, I loved the story of Lady Midnight.

HUNTED by Meagan Spooner

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

HUNTED by Meagan Spooner @ AMAZON

I love the retelling of fairy tales especially if they’re done well. Hunted is loosely based off of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and the Russian folklore The Firebird. The combination of those created a magical world full of adventure.

The author did a wonderful job with her characters and their strong personalities. Not to mention, there was a lot of witty banter which I love! The world building was okay, but I found myself wanting a little more.

CURIOUS MINDS by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

CURIOUS MINDS by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton @ AMAZON

First, I am a huge Janet Evanovich fan. I love every series I’ve read by her so far. So, it’s easy for me to just automatically love anything and everything she writes.

With that admission, it should come as no surprise that I loved this book. The main characters were eccentric, fun, and witty. I could not help but adore them. Plus, the conversations constantly had me smiling. The story moved at a wonderful pace and held my attention. Also, there were a lot of amazing models of cars that were mentioned.

ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett @ AMAZON

This book gave me all the heart-eyes. Sometimes you just need a light read that warms your heart. The main character “Mink”, was unique and well written. I loved her mannerisms, personality, and style. I mean, she dressed like Lana Turner! The supporting characters were done really well too and really helped move the book along.

Admittedly, this book is full of cliches. However, sometimes that’s just what you need as a reader. Sometimes I find them a little annoying, but for this book I found them adorable.

RUTHLESS GODS by Emily A Duncan

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

RUTHLESS GODS by Emily A Duncan @ AMAZON

Ruthless Gods is wicked, cruel, and rather addicting. I had one heck of a time putting this book down. Honestly, I forgot how much I loved the first book in the series. This series will have you second guessing who to root for the entire time. Not to mention, the plot twists are like a knife to your heart.

The characters are very well developed and you’re given a little more back story on some of them. Plus, each character gets a little more twisted as time goes on. My only slight complaint was the pacing started off pretty slow. However, once the action started it didn’t stop. Lastly, that ending. Wow.

GIRL, STOP APOLOGIZING by Rachel Hollis

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

GIRL, STOP APOLOGIZING by Rachel Hollis @ AMAZON

Let me start off with the fact that Rachel Hollis is great at not allowing you to give yourself excuses. She is that kick in the rear that can actually get you moving on your goal. Not only that, but she provides the resources to help you get to where you hope to be. While there’s a lot that I love about this book, there’s also a lot that I was not the biggest fan of. But that’ll be quite a bit on its own.

Many times in this book she referenced her own hard work and failures. I loved that! Putting in the work can be the hardest part. Plus, she tells you right off the bat that she has help – nannies, makeup and hair crew, nutritionists, etc. I appreciate the honesty. After all, we’re constantly made to believe that we should be able to do it all ourselves. There is A LOT of really amazing advice and wisdom being thrown at you all throughout this book.

What books have you read lately? Any recommendations?

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