Tag: romance

Review: Not the Witch You Wed by April Asher

I picked this book up from NetGalley because I thought it would be fun to try out some new romances, and I liked the title and especially the cover. With no expectations, I thoroughly enjoyed this fun romance that mashed up a bunch of romance tropes with witchcraft, shapeshifters, politics and sibling rivalry. Violet comes…

Review: Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

As I began reading Eve Brown, I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to like it as much as Hibbert’s previous two books, which I loved so much I read twice (rare for me).  Eve is an event planner who’s just finished a wedding where a few things went seriously wrong, so her latest career…

Review: Pride by Ibi Zoboi

I have a list of recent Austen adaptations I want to read, like Ayesha at Last, Unmarriageable, and Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors.  I’d seen great reviews of Pride by Idi Zoboi and was happy to find the audiobook narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo.  I thought her reading was terrific and I really appreciated Zoboi’s fresh look at…

Review: There’s Something About Darcy by Gabrielle Malcolm

Gabrielle Malcolm has written a book about a topic that will appeal to many readers: what is it about Mr. Darcy?  More specifically, why does the love story between Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy resonate with so many people, over so many years? Malcolm begins with the impact of Colin Firth in a wet, white…

The Vagabond Vicar by Charlotte Brentwood

Author Charlotte Brentwood sent me this book to review, which is a regency romance with a Georgette Heyer/Jane Austen feel. I hesitated, because of my recently-established rule of not reading books that are “sweet” or “heartwarming.” But then I read the first chapter, and I was drawn into the story. We begin with William Brook,…

Every Day by David Levithan

It’s entirely possible I’m reading too many books aimed at younger audiences (see this recent post), because I didn’t care for this one.  By the end, I appreciated what Levithan was trying to do, and I also appreciated the creative, complex concept of the book.  But because I didn’t like the main character, I couldn’t…