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Book Review: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Title: One Small Thing by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

Review:

Once again Erin Watt comes out with a book that is not all warm and fuzzy. A book that is a bit outside the box. I really enjoy when authors write about things that are a bit more realistic. I loved that the main character Beth is the only one in the whole story that constantly tries to stand up for Chase. She always tries to do the right thing and tries to get Chase to see that what happened was an accident. She was a bit annoying in the beginning of the book with all the ways that she was rebelling against her parents. I feel all the ways she was rebelling were a it cliche. I felt really bad for Chase as I was reading this book because he was always really hard on himself. Even though this really bad thing happened and he did his time he continued to think that he didn’t deserve to be happy. Even when Beth told him that she wasn’t mad at him and that she knew that what had happened was an accident. I loved that this story really showed that forgiveness is not always easy but it can happen and be healing. I give this book a five out of five stars.

Book Review: Tarnished Crown by Erin Watt

Title: Tarnished Crown by Erin Watt

Goodreads Summary:

Two years ago, one mistake cost Gideon Royal the girl of his dreams. Since then he’s become jaded and stoic, caught in a spiral that has him dealing with blackmail, heartache and loss. When he left for college, he hoped to start over. But fate has other ideas, placing Savannah Montgomery in his path again.

Savannah believes there’s no coming back from Gideon’s betrayal.

He thinks she’s wrong.

Forgiveness. Hope. Redemption. Gideon has vowed to win back the only girl who owns his heart. And when a Royal makes a promise, he’ll go to the ends of the earth to keep it.

Review:

Where do I started this book it gave me mixed feelings. It started out going back and forth between the past and the present and between Savannah and Gideon. It was just a bit confusing but then the further I read it stayed more in the present. It was really nice to see what Gideon was dealing with right before his mother passed away and that he really cared for Savannah. It was also nice to see where Savannah was coming from and why she was acting the way she was toward Gideon. Just finally seeing more of their story and what they went through was great since the other books in the series show pretty much his younger brothers and their problems and relationships. All in all this was a really good book. I am going to give it a four out of five stars only because I found the beginning slow and confusing with going back and forth between past, present, Savannah and Gideon.

Book Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas

Goodreads Summary:

Hope warms the coldest night.

 

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve.

Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

Review: I mean what can I say. After the last few books in this series it was really nice to see the characters be able to breath and take a moment to reflect on everything that has happened and be able to try and act as if everything is somewhat normal. I loved being able to read from the different points of view and be able to get a small feel for what each character is dealing with. It was a really nice change of pace to the beginning books of this series. I highly recommend this book as well as the others and I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here. I give this book a big five out of five stars.

Book Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Title: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Goodreads Summary:

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

Review: This book is one that started out a bit slow compared to others that I have read recently. Once the story got going it did pick up and I started to get into it a little more and more. I’m not really sure how I feel about the characters. At first some of them seemed really dull to me. That there wasn’t much to them, but they developed over time. I’m not fully sure how to feel about this book. I did like it overall though. I have started reading the others so maybe as Im reading those I will be able to really figure out how I feel about them. As of right now I am going to give this book a three out of five stars.

Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Goodreads Summary:

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

Review: O.M.G!!!! This book had me going through so many emotions while reading it. I was literally laughing, crying, shaking my head and saying WTF! I know I have said this before but seriously where have these books been all my life. I am kicking myself for not reading them sooner. Feyre has come so far throughout these books and I love being able to go on the journey with her and see he become stronger and more sure of herself. Sarah really knows how to turn the table with her characters. She has you loving them in one book and then in the next she has you hating them. These books so far just have me hooked and wanting more. I seriously recommend these books. I give this book like the others a huge five out of five.

Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

 

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Summary:

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

Review: I know I said this in my review of the first book A Court of Thorns and Roses but seriously where have these books been all my life! I try not to judge a book by the hype that is around it and I think that is why I waited so long to read them. These books so far are amazing! It has been a long time since I have enjoyed a book this month. The characters are so beautifully written that you can easily see their growth throughout the story. I enjoy reading about Feyre because even though she is strong and willing to do anything for anyone but on the inside she is broken and in need of help. I don’t want to say to much because I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone. I give this book a huge massive five out of five and would recommend these books to anyone and everyone.

Book Review: Royals by Rachel Hawkins

 

Title: Royals by Rachel Hawkins

Goodreads Summary:

Daisy Winters, average sixteen-year-old, has no desire to live in the spotlight – but it’s not up to you when your perfect older sister is engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. The crown – and the intriguing Miles – might be trying to make Daisy into a lady, but she may have to rewrite the royal rulebook.

Review: When I read the summary for this book I was excited to read it. It sounded really good and a nice lead up to the royal wedding. Once I got reading it though it wasn’t as interesting as I was hoping it would be. It was a nice read over all. I did enjoy the characters especially Daisy and Miles. It didn’t really leave me wanting more when ever I had to put it down. I give this book a three and a half out of five stars.

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