My Sister’s Big Fat Indian Wedding by Sajni Patel Realistic Fiction Romance Suspense * * * Stars (Pretty good) Zurika’s older sister has pulled out all the stops and is about to be married Bollywood style – a big, fat, Indian wedding, with singing, dancing, and all of the traditional trappings. Zurika is happy for her, don’t get her wrong, but she’s hoping to get into a prestigious musical program/college where she can develop her … Read more
Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Maddie had a great life with her father in Washington until they moved to the middle of nowhere, Alaska. She missed her friend Logan deeply, but he never responded to her letters, so when he shows up six years later she wants to kill him. However, an assailant appears trying to kidnap Logan, so she … Read more
Tower of Dawn Throne of Glass series, bk# 7 by Sarah J. Maas Adventure Fantasy Romance Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Chaol and Nesryn arrive in the city of Antica to form an alliance with the Khagan of the Southern Continent. During their stay, chemistry between Yrene, a healer, and Chaol arises. I liked the chemistry between Chaol and Yrene. For older teens + adults.
Furyborn Empirium trilogy, book #1 by Claire Legrand Adventure Fantasy Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Rielle Dardenne and Eliana Ferracora are centuries apart. But they are more connected than they ever thought. In this story the two girls find they have great power that can destroy or save the world. I enjoyed this very much because it keeps you on your toes and always wondering. I enjoy many fantasy books, … Read more
A Discovery of Witches All Souls trilogy, book #1 by Deborah Harkness Adventure Fantasy Romance (for older teens, adults) Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Diana Bishop is a historian and a witch. In this story, Diana unexpectedly discovers a bewitched manuscript, forcing her into the world of magic and magical creatures. Along the way she gets help from Vampire Matthew Clairmont. This story is rated 5 stars becuse Deborah Harkness was … Read more
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera Dystopian LGBTQ+ Romance Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) “They Both Die at the End” is about a world where you get a call on the day you will die. The two main characters get the call and decide to befriend each other on their last day. They spend the whole day together fitting in as much as possible, while letting themselves let go … Read more
When We Collided by Emery Lord Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “When We Collided” is a book about two teenagers who meet after the main character (Vivi) moves to California for the summer. She’s dealing with bipolar disorder and her new love interest (Jonah) is dealing with grief after the loss of a family member. They quickly fall in love, but it might just break them, or it will … Read more
The Cruel Prince Folk of the Air #1 by Holly Black Fantasy Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing) The female lead, Jude, has a craving for power. She is a human who was taken into the land of Faerie. The male lead, Cardan, a prince of Faerie, absolutely despises Jude; especially since she is human. They both hate each other until an unexpected event occurs, revealing their true thoughts of one … Read more
The Wicked King Folk of the Air #2 by Holly Black Fantasy Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing) Trouble is brewing under the seas of Faerie. The queen of the undersea wants power, but Jude wants it more to keep Oak safe. Cardan, bonded to Jude, riles tension among them, but one that is not necessarily bad. Jude and Cardan must work together to save the people of land on Faerie. … Read more
The Queen of Nothing Folk of the Air #3 by Holly Black Fantasy Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) A dark curse consumes Cardan, and Jude must rule over Faerie as the first mortal queen. While Jude must take the kingdom as top priority, she must also figure out what to do about the curse and Cardan. I loved how the book ended. For middle and high school teens.