Welcome to another book review compilation. None of the books I have read recently have really blown my mind, they are just about 2 to 3 star ratings but I just felt I needed to review them here and let you decide for yourself. One thing I noticed while writing this compilation is that there are a variety of books on this list and I am sure you will find one that will resonate with you. The way I am rating books in 2020 has changed, no more generous rating, this is the year that I will give a book 1 star, it might not mean that the book is bad (really no book is ever bad) it just might not be the book for me.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Before I start this review, I need to say that I hope this review does not come off as hateful, this is just my genuine opinion about the book and remember just because I am not totally gushing over this book does not mean you won’t like it.
So earlier last year when this book was published, there was a lot of rave and hype surrounding its release and everyone who reviewed it seemed to love it a little too much. Although that did not put me off (as I read poet X by the same author and loved it), I just couldn’t pick it up them. So when I finally picked it up in January, I was surprised with how bland the writing was. I get the fact that it is a prose and that the book addresses sensitive topics such as teen pregnancy, teen motherhood, poverty, disability, racism and much more which are always almost carefully neglected in young adult fiction. Although this book did address these topics rather sensitively and well but other than that, I just felt like nothing was really happening and as you can expect there just had to be a dash of teen romance (right because every teenager is in a relationship).
I don’t want it to seem like I hated this book, it just didn’t do anything for me, the story telling was bland, all I got (at least for me) was a girl who got pregnant after losing her virginity, gave birth, is living with her disabled grandmother, has a part time job with an annoying boss and she loves to cook. So basically through this book we follow her and her love for cooking on a journey through high school while she juggles being a mother.
I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars
Inappropriate by Vi Keeland
I guess the way I feel about this book is as a result of the large amount of books by Keeland that I have read. I love Vi Keeland books because I breeze through them, I don’t have to worry too much, I know what I am getting with her books and she deliver. What am I getting? you might ask…. simple. Hot sexual characters who have sex (as you know sex solves everything in the fictional world).
This book wasn’t any different from all her other books, only that in this one we follow a lady whose employment was wrongful terminated because of indecent exposure, a drunken email later to her boss’s boss leads to him wanting in her pants (and as you can probably tell it will surely happen).
I gave this book 2.1 out of 5 stars
A Wildly Seductive Night by Lauren Blakely
I shouldn’t even mention this one on this list but here we are. This is a novella in the Seductive Nights series and it follows a couple who have wildly seductive nights (yeap, basically).
I gave this book 2 out of 5 stars
I am currently reading two books that I am really enjoying and I can’t wait to share them with you. I know that this post is a downer but I can feel that my next one will be quite uplifting.
Thanks for reading. Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them?