The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley

January’s Once Upon a Book Club Young Adult Box. Spoilers ahead. So first I have to give a huge shoutout to Once Upon a Bookclub for choosing a fantastic book as well as incredible gifts to make the story come alive. The shower curtain is my favorite. This book was very well-written and captures your attention from the very beginning. It’s a quick and light-hearted read that is perfect to decompress with. Mel is a normal high schooler, she falls in love and not all of the relationships work out. However, she also loves the theater and being a stage … Continue reading The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley

Vampire Moon (Vampire for Hire #2) by J.R. Rain

The first half of this book was hard to get through, but the ending made it worth it. Danny’s behavior was incredibly irritating and almost made me put the book down and not finish it. But I’m glad that Sam was finally able to beat him at his games. Hopefully the drama with him is over now and doesn’t continue. His character is enough to make me not continue the series. As before, the paranormal aspect of this series is interesting. I haven’t read a paranormal series before where the Vampire actually changes forms the way that Sam does. The … Continue reading Vampire Moon (Vampire for Hire #2) by J.R. Rain

Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire #1) by J. R. Rain

To start, I chose this book for XOXOGirls Monthly Keyword Challenge and since I already had it on my Kindle, it was perfect! I didn’t go into this book with any expectations and, for the most part, I did enjoy the book. It was a quick and engaging read, even if it was very surface level engaging. I did not like Sam’s husband and the way he treated her. I felt that her relationship with Kingsley was random and that it was created to say that she had moved on. Honestly, the most intriguing man in her life is Fang … Continue reading Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire #1) by J. R. Rain

Magical Midlife Invasion (Leveling Up #3) by K.F. Breene

As with books 1 and 2 of this series, the author does a fantastic job at pulling you into the story from the first page. Spoilers ahead! In this addition to the series, Jessie is steadily learning her new magic and getting adjusted to flying. Now, on top of all the other craziness that she is adjusting to in her life, Jessie also has to deal with a visit from her {non-magic} parents. This adds an element of hilarity to the book as her parents flat out refuse to acknowledge what goes on around them. While it is hilarious to … Continue reading Magical Midlife Invasion (Leveling Up #3) by K.F. Breene

Magical Midlife Dating (Leveling Up #2) by K. F. Breene

This is book #2 in the series and it was a great sequel to the first book. I received the first book for Christmas and was instantly hooked! This series is a great blend of inspiration, determination, loyalty, ferocity, and humor. They are quick, light, and easy to read. A great series to escape the world and lose yourself in a fantasy realm for a little while. This is my submission for the 2021 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge hosted by Girlxoxo Continue reading Magical Midlife Dating (Leveling Up #2) by K. F. Breene

Confessions of a Curious Bookseller by Elizabeth Green

I love the set up of this novel. Rather than reading like a typical story, I loved the use of letters, blog posts, emails, and journal entries to tell the story. I thought this novel was very well-written and engaging. Rather than being annoyed by the main character’s self-blindness, I found myself intrigued as to when she would realize that she is to blame rather than the rest of the world. I love the way the book ended and find myself hopeful for her future. I love that Mark never held things against her, he could see what was happening … Continue reading Confessions of a Curious Bookseller by Elizabeth Green

The Pastel Effect by Arly Carmack

First I would like to thank NetGalley and Reedsy Discovery for a copy of this advanced reader ebook! There are potential spoilers ahead. I was very pleasantly surprised by this book! When I first started reading it, I found it hard to engage with. It felt forced and I just wanted to finish it. However, once I reached about 30%, I struggled to put it down. The book picked up and I found myself devouring it all at once. While it was hard for me to relate to the main character, it was easier to relate to the storyline of … Continue reading The Pastel Effect by Arly Carmack

A Girl Like You by Cari Scribner

First off, thank you to NetGalley for an advanced copy of this ebook! It always disappoints me when I do not like a book and sadly, that is what happened with A Girl Like You. The beginning felt slow and I had a hard time being engaged with it from page one. I loved the dynamics of the mother and her children. I loved seeing how close they are and how much they support each other. The idea of all 3 online dating was also an intriguing concept. I honestly kept expecting the mom and daughter to end up going … Continue reading A Girl Like You by Cari Scribner

2021 Reading Challenges!

So for 2020, I had a hard time finding books that I wanted to read, staying engaged in various books, and simply having the motivation to read. It ended up being my worst year to date as far as number of books that I did read. One thing that has worked in the past for me to stimulate my book excitement, is doing reading challenges! So here are the reading challenges that I want to complete for 2021! I will also be trying to keep track of my progress on Instagram. If anyone has any other challenges I should check … Continue reading 2021 Reading Challenges!

Thank You, Next by Sophie Ranald

Thank you Net Galley and Sophie for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! I thought this book was super cute. It follows the standard rom com line but is done in a way that keeps you engaged and cheering them on. You could see the disasters coming but you could also see the happiness that was waiting for her. I found myself rooting for Zoe’s future man early on, they just needed to both realize it first. I felt that Sophie made this book very believable and easy to relate to. Especially with all … Continue reading Thank You, Next by Sophie Ranald