My Plain Jane : Review

M Plain Jane by Hand, Ashton and Meadows

*e-ARC kindly provided by the publisher HarperTeen in exchange for an honest review!*

Publication: June 26th

You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)
Or does she?
Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.

Goodreads' link to the book!

Stars: ✦✦✦✦✦
So as usual, I'll tell 5.0 things I liked about the book and 0.0 things I didn't like.

So what did I think?

+1 | The humour and entertainment value is so refreshing and whimsical and beautiful and I just want more!

+1 | Language. I seem to just fly through these books. It kept me at the edge of my seat with things constantly happening and the characters swooning (though you never know if it was the corsets at times).

+1 | Retelling aspect. I love retellings and I really enjoyed Jane Eyre so I knew this was going to be great, but it was even better!
Filled with references (not only to Jane Eyre) with Brönte herself also a character.

+1 |  Characters and romance, keeping the Victorian era level of intrigue of course, was perfectly executed.

+1  | The world and plot. I hadn't read the synopsis before going into it, and so I had no idea what to look for, but it was everything I hoped, everything I didn't even know I wished for and so much more. It had me hooked.

Read on lovelies,


Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir : Review

Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

*ARC kindly provided by the publisher Penguin in exchange for an honest review!*

Publication: June 12th

Third in the Ember Quartet
Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.

Goodreads' link to the book!

Stars: ✦✦✦✦.5
So as usual, I'll tell 4.5 things I liked about the book and 0.5 thing I didn't like.

So what did I think?

+1 | The world and magic is different and intriguing: ancient Rome meets magic.

+1 | We learn more about the characters, and they continue to grow.

+1 | Jumps right back into the action, and doesn't stop. Tahir kept me at the edge of my seat, and I never knew what would happen.

+/-0.5  | Partially from the beautiful writing, partly from everything else, but I just wanted to devour the book and it just flew by. There were certain parts where the pace would slow down more significantly, but nothing too major.

+1  | The ending. Emotions, action, twists ... and I just want the next book! Which will take some time, because even this book hasn't been released yet.

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The Kiss Quotient : Review

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang


*e-ARC kindly provided by the publisher, Penguin, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!*

Publication June 5th 2018

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She come up with algorithms to predict customer purchases - a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.
Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice - with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan, who can''t afford to turn down Stella's offer, and agrees to help her.
Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he's making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best king of logic...

Goodreads' link to the book!

Stars: ✦✦✦✦.5
So as usual, I'll tell 4.5 things I liked about the book and 0.5 things I didn't like.

So what did I think?

+1 | The idea is clever and pulled me to it immediately.

+1 | The entertainment value kept me reading and reading

+1 | The characters are perfectly executed, flawed yet lovable. And the struggles were portrayed stunningly with family, friends and colleagues woven in.

+1 | The writing brought the main character, and all her struggles, to life and the flow was so well timed.

+0.5 | The romance was definitely refreshing and new.

-0.5 | Disclaimer:  only for mature audiences.

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