Sunday, June 21, 2015

Here's my latest review: This is Not About Love by Carissa Lynch

This Is Not About LoveThis Is Not About Love by Carissa Lynch

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I'm not usually a romance fan, but like the title says, this book is not about love. Three different women, all with different lifestyles have one thing in common. Michael Sinclair. Now normally, I'd expect a novel about an ex-wife, a fiance, and a mistress to be full of cat-fighting, plotting, and manipulation, but this book is definitely an exception to that. Lynch's conclusion is one of the most optimistic and positive views of women I have seen in a long time, but it doesn't feel trite or cliche. The chapters were a little short for me, so occasionally I forgot which character's POV I was in, but over all, a well-written and entertaining read. :)



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Monday, June 15, 2015

Thanks to Lector Vorax for the great review of Sedich: The Annals of Lusiartha Book Two!
 
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Check out my review for Pluviophile by Aarohi Brar!

PluviophilePluviophile by Aarohi Brar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Juliet and Derek have both suffered at the hands of love. Pluviophile recounts these tales of woe and, honestly, the book doesn't really feel like a love story at the beginning. But when life brings Juliet and Derek together again (and not for the first time), they begin to find solace in each other. But the past isn't ready to release them yet. Can the two of them shed the binds of their past and find a future together?

Pluviophile is a grandiose story of life and love, death and pain, dead ends and new beginnings. It's clear from her writing that Brar relishes in the written word. She had created wonderfully developed characters in Derek and Juliet, and effortlessly pulls you into their world of suffering and hope. The story was just the perfect length for its events, and wraps up all the plots twists and turns neatly.

Overall, a great read. :)