April 2021 Wrap Up: a lot of books that I really enjoyed

Hi everyone! I’m super excited for this wrap up because I read a lot of books that I enjoyed, I have been having a very good reading year in 2021 and I’m happy about it and happy to be able to share my thoughts about these books with all of you:

Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (4 stars): This is a fun adventure full of Navajo mythology and lovable characters. This was really action-packed and easy to read. I really enjoyed that each one of the characters had different strengths and got to use them to help in their quest.

The Shadow Crosser by J.C. Cervantes (3,5 stars): The disbaility rep in this series left a lot to be desired (for more thoughts, here’s my full review). I still loved the characters, they were so fun to read about, always ready for adventure, funny, and easy to root for. The writing is really good, Cervantes manages to give Zane such a captivating and real voice. I also loved all the Mayan mythology and the adventure in this book was really fun. There were some pacng issues especially at the end.

The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan (4 stars): at the beginning of this book this is slow but it still interesting since there’s so much to learn about the world. Then close to the end, the action picks up and it doesn’t let up. This book introduces new bad guys, who are so much more interesting and easy to hate than the nebulous big bad guy of the series. My one complaint about this book, besides the uneven pacing, is that something happened right at the end in terms of the relationship between some of the characters that I didn’t understand and I think it points to a direction that I don’t like.

The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski (3,5 stars): This starts slow and there’s not enough Geralt. I love Yennefer and Ciri, so I enjoyed their parts of the story. But the author changed perspectives in a way that didn’t work for me, it felt clumsy and it felt like the characters I know and love weren’t in the book as much. After the slow first half, things picked up so much speed and I enjoyed the action-packed part of this book. The political intrigued, the different players, the different factions was really interesting. The main thing I didn’t like about this was the ending, this handled sexual assault badly.

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (4 stars): This was a fun, quick read. Mercy is an amazing main character, strong, compassionate, a bit too reckless, flawed, she was captivating and easy to root for. The other characters and the dynamics between them are interesting and compelling. The plot was entertaining and fast-paced, and the writing was good.

Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (4 stars): I liked this one even more than the first one because the plot and the villain are more interesting, darker, and more twisted. I still love Mercy as the main character, she is just very likable, and all the other characters are pretty great too. I usually don’t like love triangles but I’m not disliking the relationships in this one, because I like both guys and their relationships with Mercy and also because it’s very clear who she is going to end up with.

Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (4 stars): I loved most of this book, it was fun getting to see more of the fae and finding out some of their secrets. As always all the characters were great and I enjoyed the way this resolves the love triangle storyline. Now, that ending was fucking brutal. I wish I had seen content warnings before reading, because what happened shocked me, left me reeling and absolutely devastated me. CW: rape

Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle (4,5 stars): This is such a sweet slow burn, sunshine/grumpy romance with a good dose of forced proximity. It has great character and very low angst. (Full review)

The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan (4 stars): the main characters are very compelling, likable and easy to root for, and their relationship is so sweet. It talks about religion in an intersting way. It’s a bit longer than it needs to be (full review).

To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters (4 stars): the main characters have a lot of chemistry, the banter is great and the whole “teach me how to be good in bed” part of the story allows some great representation of communication during sex. The one thing I didn’t like about this book is that there’s a sapphic side character in this book and the portrayal is not great, also the main character outs her to her friends, which sucks.

Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher (4 stars): this is women’s fiction and not romance. It does a great job of ecploring the main character’s personal growth and her relationship with her sister. There’s a romance and it sweet, but I wish they had a bit more chemistry. The ending is heartbreaking and made me cry. (Full review)

Damaged Goods by Talia Hibbert (4 stars): Samir was so sweet!!! I loved him and Laura together. And Laura’s character development was incredible for such a short novella. this is a story about healing after an abusive relationship and it depicted that in a beautiful, painful, and very honest way.

Blind Date with a Book Boyfriend by Lucy Eden (4 stars): This was a quick, fun and sweet novella. I usually don’t like romances that take place in one day because they feel unrealistic, but this one I didn’t mind. The characters were great, their chemistry and connection worked really well. 

Dance All Night by Alexis Daria (3,5 stars): This was fun, but a bit too insta love-y for my taste. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the plot, which revolved around a deal they made to have three dates that will make her fall in love with him and with Christmas and both of the main characters (especially the hero) were likable and captivating, particularly when they were together.

Well Played by Jen DeLuca (3 stars): This is a weird book because it was easy to read, entertaining and I loved seeing more about the ren faire (even if I wish there was more of it). But I had big issues with it: The catfishing goes on for way too long and it’s treated like it’s not a big deal, the main characters get zero character development, the hero doesn’t grovel enough (or at all) at any point).

Much Ado About You by Samantha Young (4 stars): This was a sweet, low-angst romance. I really enjoyed the way the relationship slowly develops, how the main characters become friends but from the first moments, there’s this attraction and tension between them that they can’t deny. I loved the small English rural town setting and all the side characters were great. Once the characters get together, their relationship was sweet and there are quite a few steamy moments between them throughout the book. My one complaint is that the conflict at the end felt forced, even if it was foreshadowed.

One by One by Ruth Ware (4 stars): This was a very fun and satisfying read. I love how atmospheric it is, how the mystery slowly unravels, and the tension increases. The last part was very intense and I was very invested, but I do think it that the last chase took a bit too long.

What is your favorite and least favorite book of May? Was May a good reading month for you?

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March 2021 Wrap Up: the Kate Daniels series, These Violent Delights and a bunch of romance books

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to talk about the books I read in March, which were mostly the books in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. I literally did nothing else with my free time the last two weeks but read these books and it was such a fun experince.

Without further ado, let’s talk about the books

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong (4 stars): Roma and Juliette felt so real and I really enjoyed their complicated, angsty relationship. Also, the side characters were pretty interesting and there was a sort of romance between some side characters that gave me life. Also, the way this book explore political struggles and colonialism was fantastic (full review)

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The Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews (4 stars): I read the 10 books and 3 novellas in a period of 2 weeks and absolutely loved it, I gave all the books 4 or 4,5 stars except for the last one that got a 3,5 but was still a good book. The series has an amazing main character, who is strong, smart and compassioante but also very flawed, and it also has so many lovable side characters, I was so invested in all of their stories. The main relationship was a slow burn, dislike to love romance and it was so good. Also, the world and magic system were so intricate and interesting, this series included mythologies from all over the world and it was really fast paced, easy to read, full of action. Reading these books was such a fun experince. My main issue with this series is that the writing got a bit repetitive because they recounted who all the organizations and charcters were and what happened with them in previous book over and over again throughout the series.

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert ( 4 stars): I loved reading about Eve and seeing her grow throughout the book. The tension between Eve and Jacob gave me life, their chemistry was so evident and their bickering, especially at the beginning, was so entertaining. The way they both accepted and made space for the needs of the other person was incredibly sweet. Also, this book has some really steamy scenes.

Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron (4 stars): I enjoyed seeing the main character work to improve different aspects of her life. Also, the romance was really sweet, I liked seeing Reena and Nadim become friends and then seeing that friendship evolve into something more. Also, Nadim was really sweet and considerate. (Full review)

First Comes Like by Alisha Rai (3,7 stars): I like the two main characters and the exploration of complicated family dynamics. I also really appreciated having more traditional Muslim heroine in a romance novel. My main issue with this book is that the chemistry and tension between the characters weren’t there. (Full review)

Anchored Hearts by Priscilla Oliveras (3,5 stars): A full review is coming closer to the release date. But for now, I really liked this slow burn, second chance romance. The tension and chemistry between the characters was great. My issues with this had to do with the writing and the fact that I found the hero a bit frustrating.

Marriage and Murder by Penny Reid (3,5 stars): My enjoyment of this series comes in a big part from nostalgia. The characterization of Cletus is very good, even if he can be irratating at times, he has a very strong personality, but Jenn got a bit lost in the background, even when she had some important realizations in this book. The strength of this book is definitely Cletus and Jenn together.

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Tarot magicomístico de estrellas (POP) by Amelia Andrade (4 stars): this is an introduction to the tarot but the illustrations in the tarot cards are famous people who embody the essence of the card. It’s done by a Colombian author and illustrator and it’s really cool, so if you speak Spanish and you are interested in the tarot, I would recommend this.

What is your favorite and least favorite book you read in March? What book are you looking forward to reading in April?

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February 2021 Wrap Up: a new favorite Black romance author and so much more

Hi everyone! I was in a bit of a reading slump during February, which is why I mostly read short books and especially romance books. This month a discovered a new favorite Black romance author, which was super exciting and that’s why I read 5 of her books in a row. Overall, february was a month of reading some amazing books by Blakc authors and I’m excited to share my thoughts aobut them with you.

Without further ado, here are the books I read in February:

How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole (4 stars): I couldn’t stop reading this, it was SO GOOD! It was a very engaging read. I really liked the main characters, they were both very flawed but they put in the work and I really enjoyed the way they grew throughout the book. Their relationship starts really slow but I enjoyed the way it developed.

I Think I Might Love You by Christina C. Jones (4 stars): This was a quick, entertaining novella. I particularly liked the main characters, they both had captivating and unique voices and great chemistry between them. I also liked the discussion about how someone’s past doesn’t have to define their entire lives. Lastly, there are some great side characters in this book and even a side romance which was a good addition.

I Think I Might Need You by Christina C. Jones (4 stars): I really liked the main characters and the plot was very engaging. In the beginning, I was sure the chemistry was there between the two main characters, but they won me over and by the end, I was a huge fan of their relationship. The only issue I had was that the secret of who the baby’s dad was dragged a bit too long for such a short novella.

I Think I Might Want You by Christina C. Jones (3 stars): This was my least favorite book of the series. I liked Jemma, but I didn’t like Levi that much. The way he spoke didn’t feel natural at all and it was kind of pretentious. Also, it felt like Jemma spent the entire time going in circles, which wasn’t very entertaining to read about.

Getting Schooled by Christina C. Jones (4 stars): This was such a fun book! A great hate to love romance, the main characters had so much chemistry and the banter between them was great. Also, I really enjoyed Jay’s relationship with his family as well as Reese’s relationship with her mom and Devin; including those relationships added a lot to the stories.

Pulling Doubles by Christina C. Jones (3.5 stars): This sounded like a book I would love, but sadly, it was only ok for me. I think mainly it had to do with the fact that I don’t like the “He acted like he hated her to hide that he liked her” trope, so in the beginning, I wasn’t that invested in the relationship. But also, there were some conflicts that were thrown in there but not really resolved, and something happens at the end that was unnecessary, didn’t work well, and made the ending feel abrupt.

A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore (3.5 stars): This was definitely not as good as the first book in the series. Mainly because the main characters were really unlikeable at times and because the connection and chemistry between them weren’t really there at the beginning. Nonetheless, the second half of the book is a lot stronger in terms of the romance. I enjoyed the subplot revolving around Lucie’s activism and the suffragette movement, and the discussions about how romantic love and feminist activism are not mutually exclusive.

Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor (4 stars): This was a quick read, but it was very captivating and it accomplished a lot in terms of world-building and character development for such a short amount of pages. The concept is very interesting and the execution delivers on the promise of that concept.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (4 stars): This book has a great message about letting go of regrets and Matt Haig communicates that message through incredible writing. I’ll say that it never feels like the main character and her particular journey are the actual focus of the book, it feels like they a vehicle to deliver the message that Haig is trying to convey. But this doesn’t mean that the character and her journey are not an engaging part of the book, it’s simply that they are not the most important part.

In the beginning, Haig does a better job of making sure that reading about the different lives of the main character isn’t boring, but once the main character starts to stay longer in these lives, the book does drag a little. Especially, because the message of the book is so obvious that you know what the main character is going to discover and in which life she is going to end up

So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo (5 stars): Ijeoma Oluo covers so many topics in a concise, clear and very smart way. I learned a lot, especially when it came to ways to reframe conversations and actions that can help in uncomfortable and hard situations when discussing race.

Stamped by Jason Reynolds (4,5 stars): This book was thoughtful, clear, and concise. It’s told in a tone and style that it’s easy to read and understand, the amount of skill that Jason Reynolds shows with the way he wrote this book is outstanding.

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (4 stars): This is a powerful book that’s part essays and part memoir. It talks about the race issue in America in a way that it’s sobering and it does it through excellent writing. The way James Baldwin talks about different religions in this book and the link between religion, power, race and racism was very interesting.

Homie by Danez Smith (4 stars): This was a really good poetry collection about friendship, blackness, grief, politics, queerness, and community. As with every poetry collection, there are some poems that I liekd more than others but all of the poems in this collection are worth the read.

What is your favorite and least favorite book you read in February? Was February a good reading month for you?

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January 2021 Wrap Up: a new favorite book and tons of fantasy and romance

Hi everyone! It’s time for the first wrap up of 2021. I was in a reading slump for a while during January, but I still managed to read 14 books, I enjoyed all of them and I even found a new favorite book. So overall it was a good reading month.

Before getting into the books, here are the posts I published this month, in case you missed any of them:

Withouth further ado, let’s talk about the books I read this month:

The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl by Theodora Goss (3,7 stars): after how much I loved the two previous books in the series, I was a bit disappointed. I still enjoyed this, because I love the characters and their relationships so much. But I felt like the resolution of the personal storylines of the characters wasn’t that satisfying. This book focused too much on the plot, which I found a bit boring. The author tried to tie the plot of this book to the overarching plot of the previous two installments, but it didn’t really work, this felt like a different story that came out of nowhere. 

White Hot by Ilona Andrews (4 stars): I loved the world and the magic system in this book, it’s so imaginative, cool, and unique. I liked the relationship between Nevada and Connor a lot more in this book than in the first one. I also liked them as individual characters more. I enjoyed seeing Nevada come into her power more and learn how to use it, and I’m not entirely sure why, but I liked Connor more in this book as well. The Baylor family was amazing as always and I think this book lets us get to know other secondary characters more, which I enjoyed.

Wildfire by Ilona Andrews (4 stars): Again, I loved the world, the magic system, and the characters. I liked the way the romance wrapped up and the way the storyline revolving around the Baylor family developed and how so many of the members of the family came into their own in this book. My only issue with this is that despite the fact that the main characters solved a big part of the mystery in this book, the ending wasn’t as satisfying as I wanted it to be because they didn’t catch the main villain and they don’t even know who it is.

The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo (4 stars): Nghi Vo wrote a beautiful story set in a very interesting and whimsical world and full of captivating characters. This book was bittersweet for me and made me emotional in a few parts.

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi (4 stars): This was an angsty story full of complex relationships, longing and grief, but also a fun adventure with twists and turns that will keep you at the edge of your sit. (Full review)

Wayward Witch by Zoraida Córdova (4 stars): While I liked Rose, I didn’t like that her character was reduced to her fear of using her magic and to comparing herself to her sisters. But Adas, the world this is set in, was captivating and intriguing and the gods and the magical creatures were so cool and unique. My favorite part of the book was Rose’s relationship with the people she met in Adas. There was a romance, but it was barely there so I really didn’t care, and I would have liked the romance to be between Rose and another side character.

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells (3,7 stars): it took me a while to get into this story, because the beginning is slow. What I discovered in this book is that as much as I enjoy Murderbot as a character, I don’t find it as entertaining when it’s alone, I like seeing it interact with humans and be irritated by them. Since Murderbot spent a chuck of this book alone, that’s probably a reason why it took me a while to get into the story.

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells (3,7 stars): This was highly entertaining and I liked seeing Murderbot start to question certain things and grow and change as it experiences new things. I liked seeing characters from book one, especially Mensah, and I liked the hopeful tone this ended in because I want Murderbot to be happy. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying a Vampire by Grady Hendrix (4,5 stars): I LOVED THIS and it’s a new favorite book. This book got me out of a reading slump, it was so captivating, I was completely invested and it made me feel so many different emotions. I think this book did a good job of including important conversations about feminism, race and privilege. Also, it’s a grusome and disgusting type of horror, which I hadn’t read before, but it was very well done. (Full review)

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn: The first half of this book was fun and entertatining, it had great banter and family dynamics. Julia Quinn’s writing is compulsively readable. But then the second half is  really angsty mainly because the characters don’t communicate with each other and then there is the non-consensual scene, which ruins the book. (If you want to know more of my thoughts, here’s my full goodreds review)

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn (4 stars): I LOVED Kate! and I loved the banter and the whole relationship between Kate and Antony, this was a very entertaining hate to love romance. My main issue is that I didn’t love Antony. He wasn’t terrible, but definitely not the type of hero that makes me swoon. Also, the bee scene was very silly and not in a way that worked for me. I was cringing.

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore (4 stars): I really liked Anabelle as a protagonist and the relationship between Sebastian and Anabelle was so delightful. I enjoyed seeing them slowly go from dislike to love, the tension and chemistry between them were so captivating. I think this addressed how perilous Anabelle’s situation as a woman was before getting involved with Sebastian but also because of her involvement with him, and I really appreciated that. I also really liked the way this book included the women’s suffrage movement in the story.

To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters (4 stars): I think this book worked so well for me because the pranks weren’t mean, they were fun and entertaining. This book actually made me laugh out loud a couple of times. Also, I really liked the main characters, their chemistry, and banter. I do think they were a little bit immature but also they grew throughout the book, so I was ok with that. The side characters were amazing and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Shipped by Angie Hockman (3,5 stars): This was a fast, engaging read. But the characters lacked depth. I wish we could have read from his perspective and not only hers, because she was so self-centered and a bit annoying. The banter between the main characters was good and they did have chemistry, but most of the time, when they had conversations with any emotional depth, those conversations were stilted and a bit cringy.

What is your favorite book that you have read in 2021? Was january a good reading month for you?

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Ranking all the books I read last month aka My December 2020 Wrap Up

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Hi everyone! This post is a bit late, but my anxiety has been kicking my ass for the last few weeks and I needed some time off. This is my last wrap up of 2020, so it’s the last one where I’ll be ranking all the books I read in the month, I had a lot of fun doing my wrap ups like this in 2020, but I think it’s time to shake things up again.

Before getting into this post, here are my lists of favorite books of 2020 in case you missed them:

Without further ado, here are the books I read in december 2020:

My Least Favorite Book of the Month

My least favorite books this month were a really disappointing romance book:

19. Fans Only by B. Love (2.5 stars): I didn’t like the writing in this at all and that was my main problem, it was SO CHEESY and there were parts that sounded like a bad self-help book. Also, there’s a part where the hero tells the heroine what he likes about her and his answer sounded like someone looked up a badly written birth chart or horoscope and copied it. Also, I didn’t particularly like the characters. This book has an interesting premise, but beyond that, the only thing it has going for it is that it was really steamy.

The “Just Ok” Books

These can be books that 1) I had issues with, but I don’t have a strong negative opinion about them 2) had good elements but bored me or didn’t really impact me in any way, the meh books.

18. Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass by Lana del Rey (3 stars): This poetry collection was ok. Nothing that moved me or that it’s going to stay with me, but I listened to the audiobook and it was a pleasant enough experience.

17. Holiday Home Run by Priscilla Oliveras (3 stars): This was ok. I think my main issue is that the dialogue felt stilted and that made it really hard to see the chemistry between the main characters.

16. Steele by Sawyer Bennett (3 stars): The characters in this were ok, but nothing special. They had a lot of chemistry, so that was good. My main issue with this, beyond the writing, is the message. This idea that you are supposed to be extremely happy 100% of the time in a marriage, which it’s unrealistic. Recently, I have read a few very good second chance romances where people are trying to save their marriages and they put in the work and it’s hard but worth it, and I think this book doesn’t execute that trope that well.

The “I Mostly Liked Them, But…” Books

These are books that I had significant issues with, but they had redeeming qualities that made me mostly enjoy them:

15. Cocaince Blues by Kerry Greenwood (3,5 stars): I started reading this series because I love the tv show based on these books. While so far they are not as good as the adaptation, I still really love the characters in the books, which is why I’ll continue reading the series.

14. Murder in the Ballarat Train by Kerry Greenwood (3,5 stars): This was quick and entertaining. The case was interesting enough, but I have an issue with the writing. I feel like these books need a bit more description, sometimes it’s hard to understand what happened because places and actions are not always described.

13. Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood (3,5 stars): Like all the books in this series, this was quick and entertaining. I love all the characters and that’s what keeps me reading. The two cases in this book were my favorite in the series so far.

12. A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean (3,5 stars): This book and particularly the main characters are very forgettable. But I didn’t dislike either of them, I even really liked Penny and some of the things she did. Penny and Michael spent way too much time apart and when they are together they had some cute scenes and some steamy scenes that were good, but I feel like I needed a little bit more. I guess I needed a little more from the romance. The concept of The Fallen Angel Club is really cool, I really enjoyed getting to see that world in this book and I did like the side characters a lot.

11. The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss (3,5 stars): The premise of this is interesting, the 12 dates aspect was entertaining and a lot of funny things happened. But the author focuses solely on those dates and not on the actual romance, which left me wanting more romance. Also, the love interest is not that great. (full review)

The Ones I Liked

The ones I liked are books that I had really small issues with, but after I finished them I had mainly positive feelings towards them:

10. The Gilded Wolves by Roshana Chokshi (3,7 stars): The characters are precious, I love the relationship between them and the found family element. The romances in this are so subtle and angsty, I LOVED THEM. The writing is beautiful and the way it addresses colonialism, colorism, and slavery, without it taking over the story is amazing. My main issues with this is that the magic system isn’t really explained, not even the abilities of some of the main characters that are used often to get them out of trouble.

9. No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean (3,7 stars): I liked the main characters and the premise was very unique. The tension and chemistry between the characters were to die for. The romance was angsty and steamy. I also really liked the kids in this book and I think they were an interesting addition to the book, especially because Mara was so committed to ensuring their safety. I think it made her more likable. The one problem I had with Mara was how long it took her to talk to Temple and tell him the truth, I don’t think that would have solved everything but I think it would have made things easier and quicker.

8. One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean (3,7 stars): I really liked the main characters in this book, Pippa especially was a very unique, interesting, and lovable main character. Their relationship was great, they had a lot of entertaining and funny conversations and banter because of the way Pippa thinks and the way Cross responds to her. The romance took a while to get going because Cross refused to help Pippa for a long time, but I didn’t feel like the book dragged because Pippa was such an entertaining character

7. If They Come For Us by Fatimah Asghar (4 stars): This is a very powerful poetry collection about . The author manages to say a lot, say it beautifully, and say it clearly.

The Ones I Really Liked

I consider books I really liked the ones that stay with me and that I recommend all the time:

6. An Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman (4 stars): This was an emotional and moving novella. I cried from beginning to end, which it’s very uncommon.

5. Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade (4 stars): I loved both of the main characters and they were so adorable together. Also, The sex scenes in this book were STEAMY. The complicated relationships that the two main characters had with their families added a lot of depth to the story and it was amazing getting to see them stand up for themselves and set up boundaries. I think this book handles very well the conversation about how we don’t owe anyone a place in our lives, not even our parents, if all they do is hurt us.

4. Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur (4 stars): This book includes the fake dating and opposite attract tropes and I loved that about it. The main characters are both so different and each of them is great in their own way. They have so much chemistry and they are so sweet together. (full review)

3. Ever After Alwasy by Chloe Liese (4 stars): This is the first 2021 release that I have read and I’m so glad I loved it! This is a wonderful and emotional second chance romance between two amazing characters. The anxiety representation in this book is incredible. (Full review)

My Favorite Books of the Month

In december, my favorite books of the month were a sequel from a series I love and a book that made me sob:

2. European Travel for the Monstruos Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss (4 stars): I really enjoyed this sequel. I still love the main characters, the concept is still fantastic, unique, and entertaining, and the author added so many cool elements to the story (like vampires!) that made it even better. My only little issue with this is that it was a bit longer than it needed to be.

1. Dancing at the Pity Party by Tyler Feder (5 stars): This made me sob. As someone whose mom has been very, very ill a few times in my lifetime, this was so scary and sad. I think Tyler Feder did an amazing job of portraining the different feelings and thoughts that she went through in a very honest, relatable and heartbreaking way.

Have you read any of these books? Do you have any of them on your tbr?

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Ranking the Books I Read in September & October | Wrap Up

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Hi everyone!!! This is a very weird wrap up, because it’s a wrap up for the first two weeks of September and the two last weeks of October. Since Latinx Heritage Month goes from September 15th to October 15th and I was hosting and participating in the Latinx Book Bingo, I dediced to do separate wrap ups, so there’s a Latinx Book Bingo Wrap Up that you can check out, if you want my opinions of the 16 books that I read for that.

Life Update

I haven’t done this is a while and I just wanted to share some good things that have happened lately:

  • I got invited to participate in a couple of panels for the Latinx Heritage Month Book Festival (organized by the wonderful Paola @ By My Shelf) and it was an amazing experience, you can check them out HERE and HERE.
  • I started a new job on October 15th and I’m loving it. I have been working towards becoming a social researcher for a while and it finally happened. I’m working as a researcher in subjects related to social innovation in health for a medical research center and I couldn’t be more excited!
  • Also, I turned 26 on October 28th, I had a lovely time with my family that day, I ate amazing food and I felt so loved by my firends in the bookish community, which was amazing!

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Reading Wrap Up

Without further ado, here are the books I read in September and October:

My Least Favorite Book

13. Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Keyples (3 stars): I liked Kathleen, I really liked the secondary characters and I didn’t hate Devon, but he was my least favorite out of all the Ravenels. The romance was not great. While the sex scenes were pretty good, I couldn’t understand why the main characters liked each other beyond physical attraction.

The Ok Ones

12. Kane by Sawyer Bennett (3,5 stars): This is ok, I liked the chemistry and the dynamic between the characters and there are some steamy scenes. I had issues with how alpha male the main character is, I didn’t love the ending, the whole relationship felt rushed and if they had taken the time to talk about some things, the conflict wouldn’t have happened. At least, the conflict didn’t drag, it also actually solved pretty quickly.

11. Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey (3,5 stars): I really like Bethany as a character, she is my favorite part of the book. The romance is ok, not too memorable but I didn’t have any issues with it either. My main problem with this book is that a lot of the plot felt unrealistic and rushed, especially when it came to the reality show and to the storyline about Wes being the guardian of his niece.

The One I Liked

10. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (3,7 stars): This is cute, Nina is relatable and the whole family dynamic is very charming and captivating. The romance starts strong, but then it goes downhill after they start dating, they spend little time together and then they spend a big portion of the second half not talking to each other. This doesn’t really have a plot because it’s a character-driven book and it drags a little in some places. But overall, it is an enjoyable, lighthearted read.

The Ones I Really Liked

9. Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro (4 stars): This is a quiet, introspective fantasy book about the role of stories in our lives and in our communities and the link between the stories we are told and the things we believe in and have faith in. This is a character-driven book with a very loose plot but with strong thematic elements. (Review)

8. Nothanger Abbey by Jane Austen (4 stars): The beginning dragged a little, I didn’t care about the characters and I didn’t like the narrator that interjects with random comments about what’s happening in the book. The one thing I liked from the beginning is the conversations between Henry and Catherine, I enjoyed them as a couple from the start. Once the main characters go to Northanger Abbey, the book gets so much better, it is entertaining and I actually became invested in the characters.

7. Pride, Prejudice & Other Flavors by Sonali Dev (4 stars): This is a great Pride and Prejudice retelling, it’s faithful in a lot of ways to the original but it explores very different themes. This has great complicated family dynamic and amazing main characters that have captivating storylines with their respective families. The only thing that didn’t work for me was the romance. They treated each other pretty terrible for most of this book and while they had some small nice moments, it wasn’t enough for me.

Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean (4 stars): I’m just getting into historical romance but this one was kind of different to everything else I have read, which was fun. Sarah MacLean’s writing is really good and her characters are lovable. The banter in this book gets a 10/10, most of this book is spent with the main characters talking and being witty and funny. They have so much chemistry.

Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (4 stars): This book is basically perfect until about the 80% mark and after that, it is still pretty good. The way the relationship develops between the main characters is fantastic. Their bantering and bickering at the beginning is very entertaining

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (4 stars): This book is spooky but not too scary, andswitching between two timelines keeps the book interesting, builds tension, and saves the book from dragging. The mystery is very engaging and I liked the main character. I thought for a second that the ending was going to be disappointing but it wasn’t and then I thought I had guessed the twist but I hadn’t. It actually was a pretty good ending!

A Heart in the Body in the World by Deb Caletti (4 stars): This book is so good. It was a powerful story about ptsd, grief and slowly healing. It’s a quiet book that says a lot about the constant fear that women experience, about women having to be nice but not too nice since it can be misinterpreted, about women carrying the guilt over things men did that are not women’s fault. This is not a story of sexual assault, it’s a book about other ways in which toxic masculinity can hurt people.

My Favorite Books

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (4.5 stars): I really loved this book, it’s whimsical and magical and peculiar. The writing is absolutely beautiful. While I read this, I felt like I was lost in a strange and beautiful world. I loved and I was invested in all the stories within stories, I was intrigued by the mystery of this underground library and I was captivated by everything.

Station Eleven by Emil St. John Mandel (4,5 stars): This book was so powerful. I was captivated the entire time while reading, I was amazed by the way the author took all of these different elements (a pandemic, a cult, a theater group, some graphic novels) and different timelines and tied it all together in a way it made sense and it was interesting and meaningful. I found all the characters and storylines incredibly fascinating. This book made me really sad while reading it, it also made me feel thankful and, in the end, it gave me hope.

What were your favorite and least favorite books you read this month? Have you read any of the books on this wrap up?
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Latinx Book Bingo Wrap Up

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to talk about the books I read for the Latinx Book Bingo, a readathon that I host every year during Latinx Heritage Month, which goes from September 15th to October 15th. I had so much fun this year, both hosting and participating. I want to take this oportunity to thank everyone who join me and my co-host, Paola @ By My Shelf.

In this wrap up, I’ll be talking about the 16 books I managed to read for this readathon, one for each square of the bingo board.

Without further ado, here are the books I read and some of my thoughts:

YA

Miss Meteor by Anna-Marie McLemore & Tehlor Kay Mejia (5 stars): THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC!! the friends to lovers romances are adorable, the friendships healed my soul, the siblings’ relationships are wonderfully complicated, the character development is great. It addresses messed up beauty standards, xenophobia, homophobia. (Full Review)

Lobizona by Romina Garber (5 stars): the magical world is interesting and complex, the magic system is captivating, the characters are easy to root for, the Argentinian food, expressions and folklore are a wonderful addition to the story, the soccer inspired magical sport is so cool, the way it addresses immigration is very powerful… Everything about this book is just SO GOOD!! (Full Review)

Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz (4.5 stars): This book is SO GOOD! It’s action-packed, it’s entertaining and it has such a cool concept. Tee world building is fantastic, the plot is engaging and the characters are easy to root for. (Full Review)

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (4 stars): this is a quick and entertaining read. I liked all the characters and the main story about a group of girls that go from enemies to friends. This book does a great job of being humorous while still dealing with heavier topics, especially grief and bullying. The mystery was a bit predictable but it didn’t decrease my enjoyment of the story. The ending made me cry, which doesn’t happen that often.

By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery (3,7 stars): The voice of the main character is really strong in this book, it was engaging and funny and very real from the very first page. This book addresses some serious topics like racism, gentrification, and homophobia within the Black community. Also, the importance of self-care. I don’t know exactly how to put this but I think I would have liked to see a little less of the main character’s internal monologue and a bit more of him interacting with others

Middle Grade

The Dream Weaver by Reina Luz Alegre (4 stars): A very sweet middle grade that deals with hard subjects like grief, complicated family dynamics and not feeling Latinx enough. This book tells such a hopeful story about giving yourself time to figure out your dreams, fighting for them but also allowing them to change with time. This book includes a bowling team, sleepovers, friendships, a strong sibling relationship, and a lovable grandfather.

Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez (4 stars): This is cute and fun. I love Sal and Gabi, they are some of my favorite characters ever. I also liked seeing Sal’s character development in this book. I wish we got to see a bit more of Sal and Gabi work together because it felt a little bit like they had separate storylines and things they weren’t telling the other, but overall I really enjoyed it.

The Fire Keeper by J.C. Cervantes (3,5 stars): As the first book in the series, this was fun and entertaining. I really enjoyed the Mayan mythology, the different gods and magical creatures were really cool. I liked the characters in the book as well. But as with the first book, I’m a bit worried about the disability rep.

Romance

Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera (4 stars): I really enjoyed this book. The chemistry between the main characters is out of this world, the sex scenes are so hot, the friend group is amazing, I loved Julia’s family and Rocco is an adorable hero. The issue I had with this book is that the will they/ won’t they part of this book dragged a bit. (Review)

Crashing into Her by Mia Sosa (4 stars): This book is funny, entertaining and a quick read. I really liked the main characters and I enjoyed their dynamic that went from dislike to like, and their relationship that went from a one night stand to a friendship full of sexual tension to finally a romance. The banter and chemistry between them were amazing, the sex scenes were steamy, and the romance was heartwarming.

The Infamous Miss Rodriguez by Lydia San Andres (4 stars): This is short and sweet. This book has an Afrolatinx heroine and an Argentinian hero, both of them are great. There’s a marriage of convenience and that trope is well executed and the way the relationship transforms throughout the book. I would have liked to see a bit more of the main characters together, but overall this was really good.

Adult

Like Water for Chocholate by Laura Esquivel (4,5 stars): I loved the experience of reading this book, I couldn’t put it down because I needed to know what was going to happen next. I loved the unique structure of this book, the way the magical aspects are integrated into the story especially when it comes to the food, how atmospheric this was, and the complicated relationships between the characters.

Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica (4 stars): This book is very disturbing because it makes cannibalism seem like something that could actually happen, the way the author executes the whole concept makes it seem so plausible. Beyond the interesting concept, the plot revolves around events of a smaller scale but it’s as disturbing as everything else.

Journey Through the Socialist Countries by Gabriel García Marquez (4 stars): This is a very interesting account from an outsider’s point of view of what was happening in the socialist countries at the end of the 1950s. I really enjoy García Márquez’s nonfiction writing and I learned a lot reading this book.

In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (4 stars): This is really good. It has a unique structure and the writing is beautiful. Machado does an amazing job of looking into the history of abuse in sapphic relationships and also addressing her own experience. My only issue is that the unique structure of the book, as much as it is interesting, made me feel a bit distant from Machado’s personal account of the situations she lived through and I’m not entirely sure if it was intentional or not.

Lima :: Limón by Natalie Scenters-Zapico | Copper Canyon Press

Lima :: Limón by Natalie Scenters-Zapico (2 stars): this poetry collection simply wasn’t for me

Those are all the books I read for the Latinx Book Bingo. Hosting this readathon for the third time was an amazing experience and I can’t wait for next year to do it again!

What books by Latinx authors have you enjoyed lately? Have you read any of the books I mentioned?
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Ranking all the books I read this month aka My August Wrap Up

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Hi everyone! I’m so excited to talk about the 20 (!!) books I read this month, especially since I really enjoyed most of them. But before getting into the books I just wanted to share that I JOINED BOOKSTAGRAM!!!! It has been a little less than a month but I’m havig so much fun. If you have a booktagram account, let me know in the comments so I can follow you or follow me there so I can check out your account. My acocunt is Bookish Wanderess.

Now, without further ado, here is my August wrap up:

*Click on the title of the book to go to the Goodreads page + the amazon links are affiliate links which means I may get a small commission if you decide to use them, it doesn’t affect the price of books* 

My Least Favorite Books of the Month

My least favorite books this month were a really disappointing romance book and a frustrating one.

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20. Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera: The characters are so hot and cold, towards each other, they switched from liking each other to being angry or mean to each other constantly. They really didn’t spend more than 5 consecutive pages without fighting in the entire book. And still, they ended up falling in love.

The writing as always with Adriana Herrera was really good, the sex scenes were very well written and I liked the way this book the different relationships that both main characters had with their culture. They were both Dominican but, while Kiskeya lived most of her life in the Dominican Republic, Sully lived in the States and that made their experiences and their feelings towards their culture very different. (Amazon)

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19. Scoring the Player’s Baby by Naima Simone:  The main characters in this book have a lot of chemistry and the sex scenes are steamy. But I was very frustrated with some of the hero’s comments in this book. He talks about losing his Man Card all the time and anytime he does something even remotely linked to femininity he “is acting like a p*ss*”. There were a lot of gender normative comments and I was annoyed. (Amazon)


The”Just Ok” Books

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These can be books that 1) I had issues with, but I don’t have a strong negative opinion about them 2) had good elements but bored me or didn’t really impact me in any way, the meh books.

18. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn: the main character has a strong and clear voice that’s very captivating from the beginning. The start of the story – plot wise- is very meh, but then the twist happens and it’s so messed up but so cool! And then the ending happened and I’m not sure what to feel, it wasn’t disappointing but it was at the same time. (Amazon)

The “I Mostly Liked Them, But…” Books

These are books that I had significant issues with, but they had redeeming qualities that made me mostly enjoy them:

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17. Most Eligable Bachelor by Annika Martin: This was ok. My issue with this book is that the change from we distrust and dislike each other to we are absolutely infatuated with each other was very abrupt and it made the relationship not feel entirely believable. Also, the dialogue was kind of cheesy and I think I noticed more because I listened to the audiobook and the narrators weren’t great. Nonetheless, the sex scenes were steamy, and overall this was a quick and entertaining book. (Amazon)

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16. Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon: This was ok. It’s a very short book that covers basic topics about gender and specifically the gender binary. Its particular focus is refuting some of the misconceptions that a lot of people have. This book addresses the subjects it covers in a very superficial way and sometimes the author makes some comments that needed a bit more nuance. (Amazon)

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15. Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayce Lee: The characters had chemistry, there were interesting side characters (which made me excited for book 2!) and I really loved the way that Garret’s family welcomed Natalie. My main issue with this book was that there were weird time jumps and I felt like important scenes were skipped and the book felt kind of choppy. Also, the real reason behind the third act conflict was silly and the ending felt rushed. (Amazon)

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14. When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare: Very early on the main characters started to like and care for each other and I couldn’t see or understand why and that was my main issue with this book: I had trouble believing in the relationship between the main characters. I liked the second half of this book a lot more than the first, I think the relationship ended up being really sweet. (Amazon)

The Ones I Liked

The ones I liked are books that I had really small issues with, but after I finished them I had mainly positive feelings towards them:

13. Daugther of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller: This series is entertaining and fun. Even when this book was a bit darker than the first one, it was still a lighthearted read overall. While the romance was a big part of the book, this sequel has a lot more plot than the first book and I enjoyed that about it. It’s very action-packed and fast-paced which makes it a quick read. (Amazon)

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12. Engagement and Espionage by Penny Reid: I enjoyed this mainly because I love Cletus and Jenn and I loved getting more of them and their relationship. Also, seeing the rest of the Winstons was lovely. Nonetheless, I wasn’t a big fan of the mystery aspect of the book, I mean it was ok but I wasn’t wowed. I feel like the mystery was a bit forced and a lot of convenient things happened. Still, I will obviously continue with the series. (Amazon)

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11. The Black Flamingo by Dean Etta: This is a story told in verse about identity and belonging. I think this covers a lot of different and important topics in a powerful and beautiful way, but also a bit superficially. There’s so much the book tries to cover and it’s such a short, quick read that there’s no time to explore any subject very deeply. I enjoyed this a lot, I think I just wish there was more of it. (Amazon)

10. Finding Joy by Adriana Herrera: This was cute and low angst. I really liked the romance between the two main characters, Elias was adorable and Desta was just chaotic. (Review + Amazon)

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9. Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews: This was my first Iliona Andrews book and I really enjoyed it. I loved the main character, the world and magic system are fascinating and complex and the mystery was really engaging. My issue with this was the romance, it felt like Alessandro was pretending or acting the entire time and even Catalina mentions it at some point. We only got to see very small glimpses of the real him and it wasn’t enough for me, I need more to really get on board with him as a character but also with the romance in the book. (Amazon)

The Ones I Really Liked

I consider books I really liked the ones that stay with me and that I recommend all the time, but they are not new all-time favorites:

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8. The Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar: This book tells a powerful and heartbreaking story and I had a lump in my throat the entire time I was reading it. The poetry in the book is so evocative and the fact that it’s a little girl, who doesn’t entirely understand what’s happening, the one that tells the story of deportation and family separation makes it even more effective in transmitting how devastating the whole situation is. (Amazon)

7. Category Five by Ann Davila Cardinal: the characters were very complex and layered, which I really enjoyed, and the different relationships between them were compelling. The mystery was intriguing and I really liked the way the author integrated what has happened in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria. (Review + Amazon)

6. Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory: I really liked this one! the characters were great, flawed but likable, and I could see why they liked each other. I really enjoyed that we actually got to see them get to know each other and fall in love. My issue with this book is that it did drag a little for me once they went public with their relationship, but overall it was still really enjoyable (Review + Amazon)

5. The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite: This was cute and interesting and the romance was just SO SOFT! The plot revolves around sexism in STEM back in 1816 and I was so invested!!! (Review + Amazon)

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4. The Switch by Beth O’Leary: I enjoyed this books a lot. I loved the journeys each main character goes on and the changes they both experience. I think the way this book addresses grief was very realistic. The secondary characters were captivating and adorable. I really liked the romances even if they were a bit rushed. (Review + Amazon)

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3. Headliners by Lucy Parker: Sabrina and Nick were adorable together and the best part about this book is that they both acted like adults, who TALK to their significant other. There is no miscommunication in this book, and even more, the opposite of that trope is in this book. Also, Lucy Parker does something so refreshing with the ending! (Review + Amazon)

2. Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall: the two main characters go through so much character development in this book and I loved it. Luc and Oliver’s romance has just the right amount of angst and seeing them be there for each other and slowly fall in love is so heartwarming. They are adorable together. (Review + Amazon)

My Favorite Book of the Month

My favorite books of the month can have different ratings depending on how good a particular reading month was. This month I read an amazing roamnce book that quickly became one of my favorite romance books of the year:

1. You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria: I LOVED THIS! It’s so rare for me to like both main characters in a book equally, but Jasmine and Ashton were both amazing and they had so much chemistry! I liked that they also had a strong emotional connection. (Review + Amazon)

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Ranking all the book I read this month aka My June 2020 Wrap Up

Reading Wrap Up

Hi everyone! June was a bit of a weird reading month for me, I read a lot less than the previous months, I only read 2 books that were on my June tbr, and I was in a reading slump for the last two weeks of the month. Nonetheless, I read some good books. I’m not gonna talk too much about most of them because I already review them, so I’m linking those posts and I’m spending a little more time talking about the books that I didn’t review.

As always, I rank all the books I read from my least favorite to my favorite book of the month. The ranking is not entirely dependent on rating, so there can be books with lower ratings that are higher on the list than books with higher ratings and that has to do with my enjoyment of the books.

Without further ado, here are the books I read in June:

*Click the book titles to go to the Goodreads page*

My Least Favorite Book of the Month

This month there wasn’t one book that I truly disliked, so for my least favorite of the month I chose a disappointing romance:

12. Loud Mouth by Avery Flynn (3,4 stars): The main characters were very two dimensional and they only had two or three conversations that were not about sex in the whole book, but somehow they still fell in love. They did have physical chemistry tho. While I was not invested in the romantic relationship in this book, I was so invested in the relationship between the brothers! There was so much angst and I liked how their relationship developed.

The “I Mostly Liked Them, But…” Books

These are books that I had significant issues with, but they had redeeming qualities that made me mostly enjoy them:

11. The Blind Date Diaries by Branda St. John Brown (3,5 stars): it took me a while to get into this, but I ended up liking the relationship.My issue with this is that it was unrealistic that they fell in love in 3 dates. (Review)

10. The Marriage Game by Sara Desai (3,5 stars): This was ok. I liked the main characters, but this suffered from telling and not showing when it came to the romance and the guy needed to grovel a lot more at the end. (Review)

9. The Change Up by Meghan Quinn (3,6 stars): A good friends to lovers story, I could definitely feel the chemistry and tension between the main characters and I enjoyed seeing the way their relationship developed. Nonetheless, I had issues with the conflict at the end. (Review)

8. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal (3,6 stars): This was a fun and quick read, but I had a lot of issues with it. Mainly because the author had a lot of good ideas, but she didn’t execute them very well. (Full Review)

7. Want by Cindy Pon (3,7 stars): This book was a quick, entertaining read. The group of friends was great; the setting (future Tapei) was very cool and atmospheric; I liked the twist and turns the story took, and I liked the fact that this dealt with important subjects like the environment, pollution, and privilege. Nonetheless, this book was so short and it included so many important subjects that it only dealt with them in a superficial way; the romance played such a big part of the story and there wasn’t any real connection, emotion or development between the characters; this book didn’t build tension, it was going so fast that I didn’t have time to care or worry, and I don’t understand what happened between the characters at the end.

The Ones I Liked

The ones I liked are books that I had really small issues with, but after I finished them I had mainly positive feelings towards them:

6. The Billionaire’s Fake Fiancée by Annika Martin (3,7 stars): This book has a grumpy/sunshine romance, fake dating, and forced proximity. I slowly fell in love with the dynamic between the main characters and I ended up really enjoying their relationship. (Review)

5. Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner (3,7 stars): I enjoyed both of the main characters and their relationship from the very first page. I could feel the connection and tension between them. But I had issues with the conflict. (Review)

4. Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon (3,8 stars): I loved the two main characters in this book and I had fun reading about their marriage of convenience. They were so cute together and there were some very steamy scenes. (Review)

3. White Whisky Bargain by Jodie Slaughter (3,9 stars): This book was so good. The marriage of convenience plot worked perfectly and I loved both main characters, there was an instant attraction between them that made this entire book be filled with sexual tension. The hero was such a nice guy and I loved the way he treated the heroine and how much emphasis he put on communication. The heroine is a badass. While I learned a lot about moonshine, I liked that the business aspect and the conflict with the other family didn’t take over the story.

The Ones I Really Liked

I consider books I really liked the ones I really enjoyed, but they are not new favorites:

2. White Rage by Carol Anderson (4 stars): The way the author did a great job of showing how white rage has manifested in history after big “wins” for Black people and how they have essentially undermined and invalidated those triumphs. This book was brilliant and also exhausting. (Review)

My Favorite Book of the Month

My favorite books of the month can have different ratings depending on how good a particular reading month was. This month my favorite was a 4 stars romance book that made me so emotional!

1. Only When It’s Us by Chloe Liese (4 stars): this book is one of my new favorite romances. I LOVED the main characters so much. They had a frenemies to lovers, slow burn, angsty and emotional romance that I absolutely loved. (Review)

 What were your favorite and least favorite books you read this month? Have you read any of the books on this wrap up? Do you agree with my opinions about them?

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