Review: The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon
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by jdathwriting
7M ago
Buy the book here Page Count: 480 Genre: Fantasy, Romance, New Adult It’s not just enemies-to-lovers in Thea Guanzon’s The Hurricane Wars. Be prepared for a wild ride of enemies-to-conspirators-to-enemies-to-allies-to-friends-to-adversaries-to…who knows? This sweeping fantasy novel from author Thea Guanzon was one of my most anticipated books of 2023, and from the complex world building and engaging plot to the addicting romance, it certainly didn’t disappoint. This book is perfect for fans of the fantasy-romance genre as it balances political plot and a sizzling tension between two people ..read more
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Review: The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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by jdathwriting
7M ago
Buy the book here Page Count: 384 Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery The stage has been set, and the final match is about to be played. In The Final Gambit, the third of The Inheritance Games series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, teen protagonist Avery Kylie Grambs is about to finally claim the fortune bequeathed to her and become a billionaire. Nothing about inheriting the Hawthorne Fortune has been simple for Avery. After being thrust into the spotlight and moving into Hawthorne House with the four Hawthorne brothers, she’s been the subject of consistent public scrutiny and private attacks on ..read more
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Review: Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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by jdathwriting
8M ago
Buy the book here Page Count: 400 Genre: Historical fiction, sports fiction, literary fiction “They can’t make us go away just because they are done with us” – Taylor Jenkins Reid, Carrie Soto Is Back An intense and technical dive into the world of competitive tennis, Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid surprised me. I’ve reviewed TJR books before, including One True Loves, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and my personal favorite Daisy Jones and the Six. TJR is a master at detailed world-building, and the characters and politics imagined in Carrie Soto Is Back do not disappoint. T ..read more
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Review: Happy Place by Emily Henry
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by jdathwriting
8M ago
Happy Place by Emily Henry Buy the book here Page Count: 385 Genre: Romance For those who are longing for east coast summers, desperately waiting for the third season of The Summer I Turned Pretty to be announced, and listening to the new wistful version of Taylor Swift’s “august” that’s taking over social media, Emily Henry’s Happy Place is the perfect summer read for you. In fact, invoking the words of Miss Swift in “august” perfectly matches the ache of Happy Place. Swift’s “back when we were still changing for the better, wanting was enough” is a fitting line for main characters Wyn and ..read more
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Review: Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood
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by jdathwriting
8M ago
Buy the book here Page Count: 384 Genre: Contemporary Romance STEMinist fiction is back with the newest book by Ali Hazelwood, author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain. Rival physicists Elsie Hannaway and Jack Smith were never meant to like eachother. Elsie is an adjunct professor just barely getting by, and she’s resorted to working as a fake girlfriend to make ends meet. She desperately needs to nail her interview for the MIT physics department. But what stands in the way of Elsie and stability in academia is Jack Smith, the serious and intense older brother of one of Elsie’s c ..read more
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Review: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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by jdathwriting
8M ago
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Buy the book here Page Count: 384 Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller What would you do if you suddenly became a billionaire? But there’s a twist. You’ve inherited the money from a man you’ve never met, and his extended family has been disinherited in order for you to receive such a good fortune. You could be set for life, but are you safe? And can you live with never understanding why this fate befell you? The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a thrilling puzzle of a book that has captured the attention of BookTok for its compellin ..read more
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Review: Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare
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by jdathwriting
8M ago
Buy the book here Page Count: 800 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Historical Fantasy My most anticipated book of 2023 is here! Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles have been a long-time resident of my bookshelves. I was first introduced to this series in middle school (shoutout to public libraries for making books accessible!) and it is one of the few historical fantasy series that I read regularly. Coming in at a whopping 800 pages (yes, you read that correctly), Chain of Thorns is the third book in The Last Hours trilogy. If you haven’t already, check out my review of the second book, Ch ..read more
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Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry
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by jdathwriting
8M ago
Buy the book here Page Count: 384 Genre: Romance Are you the romantic comedy villain? Have you ever watched a Hallmark movie and felt personally victimized by the ruthless portrayal of career-centric, hardworking, and ambitious women? Do you have no desire to be the girl from the Christmas tree farm, or the small town dance competition, or the tiny local shop that makes the city boy realize “what really matters” in his life? If any of these questions made you say “yes, and I’m tired of feeling like the evil anti-romance character in a formulaic movie,” then Book Lovers by Emily Henry is for ..read more
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Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
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by jdathwriting
8M ago
Image: Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood Buy the book here Page Count: 352 Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fiction Synopsis: Bee Königswasser is a badass neuroscientist with a secret viral Twitter account, @What Would Marie Curie Do, that gives advice to women in STEM fields who have to deal with the trials and pressures of navigating a male-dominated field. Bee encounters her greatest professional and personal challenge yet when she is offered the job to co-lead the project of a lifetime at NASA. There’s just one problem. She’ll have to lead with her grad school ..read more
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Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry
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by jdathwriting
8M ago
Beach Read by Emily Henry Rating: 5 out of 5. Buy the book here Page Count: 361 Genre: Fiction, Romance Content Warnings: Death of a parent Beach Read came to me, as it should, on the beach. I’d made the horrific mistake of only bringing one book for a day trip to the Jersey shore and finishing it midday. Luckily, my cousin had a copy of Beach Read with her, and it felt too enticing to pass up. January Andrews is a romance writer who has always believed in love. But after the death of her father, everything changes when she is given the key to his secret beach house that he shared with an ..read more
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