Category: Book Reviews

Blog Tour: Five Survive by Holly Jackson

Posted 11/29/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

Welcome back everyone! Today we’re doing another blog tour with a book review attached, this time for Holly Jackson’s new novel, Five Survive. I love Holly Jackson’s books – A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is still one of my favorites. Read on to find out what I thought of Five Survive. Content Warning: guns, death threats, mob violence, death, injury When I had the chance to join the blog tour for Holly Jackson’s newest novel, Five Survive, I knew I had to take it. I own A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and loved it – I also own the second and third books in the trilogy, although I haven’t read them yet. You’ve already seen my star-rating for this book, so let’s get into why I gave it 5 stars. Characters There are six main characters we’re going to focus on here – Red, Maddy, Oliver, Simon, Arthur, and […]

Blog Tour: The Q by Amy Tintera

Posted 11/22/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

Hello again everyone. I’m back with another blog tour – this time I’m featuring The Q by Amy Tintera, a post-apocalyptic YA science fiction novel. Read on for more information on the book and my review of it. If you don’t know by now, I love a good thriller – YA, adult, you name it, I’m probably going to at least try it. But with this one, we also have the science fiction bent with the post-apocalyptic style which was intriguing to me. Characters There are a lot of characters in this book. Some play bigger roles than others, as always. I’m going to detail three characters here that I feel the need to talk about. Maisie Rojas Maisie Rojas is our female main character and she’s a great one. The daughter of the former second-in-command of the southern part of The Q, everyone expected her to take over when […]

How to Get Books For Free – Legally

Posted 09/20/2022 by Charli - 1 Comment -

In these current economic times, things are tough. Those who want to read face a conundrum at times – do we buy books or do we spend our money on true necessities? So what do you do if you want new books to read but don’t have the money to purchase books? First, don’t pirate them! Stay away from websites that offer free epub or pdf versions of books. You’re not helping the authors any by pirating the books. And do NOT pirate books for “cancelled” authors either… I see this a lot on TikTok, Twitter, and Instagram – people telling others that if they really want to read a book by a cancelled author, just find it on a pirating website so the author doesn’t get credit. Sure, the author doesn’t get credit or get paid, but you’re still doing something illegal. Just don’t. Instead, try the following options […]

Book Review: Reviving the Rhythm by Amy Kaybach

Posted 09/16/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

Ok, you all had to know this was coming. I’m part of Amy Kaybach’s ARC Team, so the chances of me not reviewing Blind Rebels book 3 was slim to none. Well, today is this book’s birthday, so here we are – my review of Reviving the Rhythm. This time we get Sammy’s love story and in this case, it’s a love he had and lost… of his own doing. There are things in this book that hit home for me and it took me a bit longer to read this one than the first two books. First, let’s look at our characters. Of course, we already know the lovable Sammy. He’s the peacemaker and peacekeeper in the band. He’s a fun-loving guy and he’s great with Gibson. We get to learn Sammy’s backstory and what made him who he is today. We also learn about the tragedies in his […]

Book Review: The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold

Posted 09/13/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

It took me a bit to read this one, but I finally got it finished. This marks the 3rd of 6 books I’d determined to finish before starting anything else, so I’m halfway finished with my September TBR. Now, on to the review. I’d heard about The Fetch Phillips Archives from Witty and Sarcastic Book Club‘s review of the 3rd book in the trilogy. It sounded like something I’d like, so I found all three books through the Libby app and checked them out. While it did take me a bit to read it, I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed it. We don’t get too many books from the perspective of a world that has lost its magic. Yes, I know, there are others, but not from the standpoint of humans were the cause of the world losing its magic. Usually there’s been some great curse or something that […]