Title: A Thousand Ships
Author: Natalie Haynes
Age Group/sub-genre/genre: Adult historical fiction
# of pages: 368
Review: I adored A Thousand Ships, which tells the story of the women from both sides of The Trojan War from the points of view of the women, this is their untold story. I loved reading all the stories but my favorite was by far the story of Penelope. The way that Penelope’s story was written was unique as it was letters addressed to Odysseus, her husband. The stories are heartbreaking but beautifully written. A Thousand Ships is a great take on The Trojan War. If you want to read a different story about the war, I highly recommend this book.
Today I bring you an eARC review of What Beauty There Is by Corey Anderson.
This book was out of my comfort zone. I normally don’t read books like What Beauty There Is because I don’t usually read mystery/thriller. I’m so glad that I read this book. What Beauty There Is kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happens next. There are a lot of things that happen in this book, but they’re easy to keep track of. The things and events that occur are all interconnected. There are quite a few characters in this book, and the new characters were introduced perfectly. While there are questions that were unanswered in this book, I’m very excited to read the sequel to see what happens next.
Today’s review is for The Color Project by Sierra Abrams.
I absolutely loved this book. I loved the family relationship and dynamic which I sometimes feel is lacking in YA and it was so refreshing to read in The Color Project. I love how Bee and Levi’s relationship developed and how she wanted to help at his charity. I love how Levi wanted to be his own person and I loved his relationship with his mother and the volunteers at The Color Project. I thought that the characters were well developed, and one character, in particular, Albert made my heart happy. The world needs more Alberts. The Color Project is a breath of fresh air that will break your heart and put it together again. I’m so glad I finally read this book and highly recommend it.
Today’s review is going to be for Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake.
*Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. In no way shape or form does me receiving this book from Netgalley affect my opinion.
Nowhere on Earth had me hooked from the beginning! This book is different but in a great way. It’s a story of survival in the Alaskan wilderness after a plane crash. The plot was very engaging, and the characters (one who isn’t a human) were very well developed. I also loved how well the past story of the main character Emily fit with her current story and didn’t disrupt the flow of the book. Nowhere on Earth was an engaging book that I enjoyed reading.
Today’s review is for Love, Stargirl by Jerri Spinelli.
Here is my review which can also be found on Goodreads:
Number one, I absolutely loved the format of this book. Every once in a while I love reading a book that’s written in diary entries, it feels more personal. Love, Stargirl is a great ending to the duology. I loved how Stargirl made new friends and was able to truly be herself without feeling like she had to change. And oh my goodness, I absolutely loved Dootsie she was such a breath of fresh air. This is a great duology, and I’m so happy that I read it.
Today’s review is for Enchantée by Gita Trelease, you can also find this review on Goodreads.
This book was everything I wanted. I’ve made it no secret that I love historical fiction, but add in magic it’s a game changer. I felt that the setting was extremely immersive and descriptive but the descriptions showed and didn’t really tell. I adored Camille and Sophie and how Camille did everything she could to provide for her and her sister. I loved the other characters too, and I thought that the romance was subtle and I really enjoyed the relationship between Camille and Lazare. Enchantée is a solid debut.
Today’s review is going to be my review for Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab, it can also be found on Goodreads.
Holy shit I did not see the ending of this book coming at all, but I loved it. I loved how this book wasn’t happy, but very dark. My favorite quote is “There were two kinds of monsters, the kind that hunted the streets and the kind that lived in your head.” I feel like this quote is very much true, there are monsters that hunt the streets and there are monsters inside our heads.
Today’s review is for This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. This review can also be found on Goodreads.
I loved this book, it was so different and unique. I loved how it started off from two different points of view (there are very few books I’ve enjoyed from multiple POVs) and how well the two stories came together to become one story. I was really surprised by the ending and did not see it coming at all, but loved it. I can’t wait to read Our Dark Duet.
Today’s review is for Tears of Water by Alicia Keys. This review can also be found on Goodreads.
I think there’s a poem in this collection that everyone can relate too. One of my favorite poems was “Cosmopolitan Woman, ” and I loved the story of why Alicia wrote the poem. Another aspect of this collection that I enjoyed is how there was commentary included after some of the poems which told the inspirations behind them. The poems like her songs tell a story. Overall, I think this is an excellent collection.