Throwback Thursday Review: Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts

Where the Heart IsWhere the Heart Is by Billie Letts

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I first read this book a long time ago after seeing the movie, with Natalie Portman played Novalee Nation. Natalie Portman became one of my favorite actors and I had to read the book after watching the movie. P.S., it didn’t disappoint!

Where the Heart Is is a soft heart warming story. I love the pacing and mood throughout the book. There is a trustful mood set from start to finish that allows the reader to have faith that everything will work out in the end. I love that Letts was able to create this mood as it helps develop the characters.I really recommend the movie to everyone and to give the book a shot. I just love the story and its one of my favorites!

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Throwback Thursday Review: In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks

In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1)In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you’re looking for a period romance featuring a sexy Highlander, then this is a great book! I zoomed through this book in a day! A satisfying story,  it featuring great chemistry between the two main characters. Paired with solid writing, the pace produces an urge to finish the story asap. After finishing this book I found out it’s part of a trilogy and it left me wanting more. I look forward to reading the next book!

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Throwback Thursday Review: Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey

Dragonswood (Wilde Island Chronicles, #2)Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Interesting YA book that hooked me with the mention of dragons. I enjoyed the characters, especially Tess and Bash but would have liked to see the author go deeper into their characters. While reading I felt the author only touched the surface of the characters and could have fleshed them out more and in doing so would have made this a solid unforgettable YA book.

I really do recommend this book if you’re looking for a quick fantastical YA read. This book only took me six hours to get through.

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Throwback Thursday Review: Lux Series by Jennifer Armentrout

Opposition (Lux, #5)Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout blew my mind! I stumbled across the series on a Friday with intentions of only reading the first page to see if it’s something I’d put on my tbr list. By Monday morning I had read the entire series and spent the weekend in my pajamas, overdosed on coffee. Halfway through the first book I thought, “this is Roswell meets Twilight but better.” By the second book, I knew I had to finish Katy and Daemons story! There was no putting down these books until I finished and I am so glad that I did.
Armentrout delivers a fascinating story with great character development where the girl doesn’t straight away fall for the hot alien next door. In the Lux series you never know who’s going to stay alive and that just adds to the mystery behind the Luxens and the secret government branch that keeps them in check.
A great series to check out and easy to read, I recommend to everyone!

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Throwback Thursday Review: Wedding Girl by Stacey Ballis

Wedding GirlWedding Girl by Stacey Ballis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great chic lit book with mouth-watering recipes! This is a light chic lit book that’s a fast read and best for a rainy Sunday. I liked the pace of the book, but felt left out of the main characters thought process sometimes because of the authors writing style.

There were one or two events in the book where the reader could have gotten a closer look into Sophie’s character if it were written out and not explained in past tense. This would’ve developed Sophie more, made her more tangible and closer to the reader.

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Throwback Thursday Review: The Shattered Court by M.J. Scott

The Shattered Court (The Four Arts, #1)The Shattered Court by M.J. Scott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved reading The Shattered Court! This book has been on my to-read list and I finally picked it up during my last trip to the library. For some reason I thought this was a YA novel, so at first the description didn’t have me as excited as if it wasn’t a YA novel. I’m just glad I picked this book up!

I have to say I loved the characters and the dynamic between Sophia and Cameron. The only thing I wish this book had is a map! Seriously, a map would have helped when reading about Anglion, the traveling that takes place and Illvya. Keeping a mental map while reading about these different places, especially with the type of travel done, is not the best. I think a map would have also helped with the world building in this novel. We don’t get to see much of this world that M.J. Scott has created and that sucks. Whether the world building just wasn’t the greatest or Scott did this intentionally to make the reader just as ignorant of the world outside Anglion as the characters, I don’t know. In my opinion, I hope it’s the latter. I will be following this series and can’t wait for book 2!

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