It’s been a while since I did a comprehensive book review. A while back I stopped doing monthly book wrap-ups since I rarely keep to my monthly TBRs and I started doing the books I read recently series.
I have accumulated a few books over the past few weeks and I guess this is good enough time to review them. I have a few great books I loved and one that I DNFed. Just to be transparent, there are affiliate links embedded in the post, but as always, these are my unbiased opinions.
The Seep by Chana Porter
This book is different and strange, which isn’t a bad thing in this case. It has its foundation on loss, grief, painful past, and a struggling future. It’s a mind and body fight.
In The Seep, we follow Trina in this post current world utopia, where there is no more loss and people can live forever (other things too but you have to read it yourself) following the invasion of Aliens on earth. Trina is a trans woman who is seemingly living the life with her wife in this utopia, she has changed profession a few times because she now has the time and the funds to do so. Her utopia collapses when her wife Debra decides to become a baby again (yes that can happen through the seep) and as you can expect, this doesn’t go well with Trina who is already questioning her place in this connected world. With the rebirth of her wife, she is lonely and missing the old days, so she falls into an alcoholic pit where she drinks herself into liver failure, this is until she meets a young boy and tries to save him. Her quest to save him directs her to her old friend who decided that changing his face to that of a black person was okay and she had called him a racist.
As much as it tried to include elements of sci-fi, I just don’t think that was the focus of the book when I started this book, I realize the lack of balance that it had but when I got past that it was smooth sailing from there
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.
The Bethrothed by Kiera Cass
So I DNF this book.
Usually, if I am not liking a book or enjoying the writing or even tolerating the characters by the fifth chapter, I just give up (reason being that life is too short to be reading a book that I am not enjoying). But with this book, I read about 8 chapters and it just wasn’t getting better (this was because I enjoyed the selection series). Much of my issues with this book stems from high expectations as Kiera Cass wrote the Selection series which I enjoyed. That was a guilty pleasure read for me and sometimes I do go back to read a few chapters again.
But in this book, the characters were so bland, the writing was not exciting, it was too explanatory. I am reading to have fun not to take the medical board exam. Every sentence was followed by an explanation, I could have done without that.
Hollis who is the female main character is just a boring one-dimensional storyteller, she wants to be a good queen, with a statute that people kiss (fuck that).
From the little that I read, I could tell that the main characters have no chemistry whatsoever and this being the first book in a new series (bruv, such wobbly start).
Those are my thoughts. As I did not finish the first book, I will not be continuing with the series.
DNF (based on the part I read, I don’t think I should rate it, I do believe that you should give it a chance and you might like it
My Favourite Souvenir by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland
Once again this amazing duo has delivered just what I needed. As with a lot of Adult romance books, you should read it without knowing anything. Madie and Milo met at a hotel after pretending to be siblings, soon they get to know each other and they go on a road trip together. But real-life calls back and they have to go back home and to their real identity. Hazel and Matheo
I hope you read it.
I gave this book 3.8 out of 5 stars
The Hunter by L.J. Shen
L.J. Shen never disappoints.
Here we follow Hunter who is known as the black sheep in the family (he as a sex tape). he is described as this asshole who cannot do anything for himself and relies on his family’s money.
Then we have Sailor who is potentially the good strong girl and intro archery and she is planning on going to the Olympics but she doesn’t have the backing that she needs
They both end up agreeing to live together, to help curb Hunter and prevent him from losing his inheritance.
As you can expect they fall in love and they have a lot of sex.
I gave this book 3.9 out of 5 stars
Dirty Charmer by Emma Chase
READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am trying to hold in how much I love this book, after reading the Royally series
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars
Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen
From the very start of this book, I kept thinking that I had read this before, even though I have not.
So we have Jude who is going through a tough time and she decides to have a hot night of sex with a french tourist. After having the “best sex of her life” she decides that staying his wallet would increase her climax.
Time passes and she gets a job at a media company online to find out that the “ass eater” is her boss (cue dramatic music). Anyways as you can expect this former french tourist isn’t a tourist and he is an extremely rich handsome guy with a frustrating personality (basically he is a d*ckhead). Oh, and by the way, he is engaged, well not engage-engaged but engaged enough for his relationship with Jude to be classified as cheating.
Meeting again of course fans the flickering embers of their desire and his self-made promise of not getting in his employees’ panties is broken.
I am so used to Shen’s writing that it was so comfortable to read and get through quickly
I gave this 3.2 out of 5 stars
Thanks for reading.