Hey everyone! I read a few ARCs last month, but I never got around to posting them
(because procrastination) hehe. But I am not going to bore you with an endless number of book reviews, I am just going to shorten them and post mini-reviews, which will hopefully, not bore you and be helpful at the same time! Onto the books:-
1. Title: Lockdown Hair || Author: Linda Steinbock ||Rating: 4 stars || Pages: 40
The perfect book at the perfect time – that’s what this is. In these dire times, when children and adults alike are stuck at home, everyone needs a good laugh and something relatable that will make them chuckle and this charming little book with its sweet innocent lovable characters and vibrant watercolor illustrations provide exactly that! This is the perfect book for children during this pandemic because it will not only give them a good time, and make them light-hearted but it will also teach them to overcome the fear and anxiety during such unfortunate times and encourage them to think through their problems.
2. Title: My Dad || Author: Susan Quin || Rating: 5 stars || Pages: 32
At first, I thought that this was such a simple little book meant to just like any other bedtime story, but this book blew my mind away. It made me nostalgic in the best way possible and for some lovely reason made me want to go and hug my father. Everything about this book is just wow!
Every single day, we tend to overlook the miracle that is our fathers, and how much they sacrifice and how much they are responsible for many of our “happy childhood”, and this feels like a perfect ode to them.
Writing style: 10/10
I loved this!
3. Title: I put a Spell on You || Author: Sarah V. Tompkins || Rating: 3 stars || Pages: 235
This book is a Cinderella retelling with a unique take on it – Cinderella is also the fairy godmother. This book is perfect if you are looking for a light read which will give you all the fuzzy fluffy feelings, yet has a lot of feels in it. I am not usually a huge fan of cozy books like this. I love ya contemporary novels, but I prefer it when they deal with all the deep shits, and yet this book was pretty enjoyable and a really fast read. If you are a fan of Cinderella retellings, you might enjoy this. Personally, I read this book immediately after reading Cinderella is Dead, and I despised that book. So, reading two Cinderella retellings back to back was probably not a good idea. XD
4. Title: Red Blood || Author: Kaitlyn Legaspi || Rating: 3.5 stars || Pages: 298
The author has done a great job of creating a wonderful cast of characters, who are flawed and believable. It is an urban fantasy novel where the protagonist, Neela has to fight in a tournament, which is being held to find the most worthy Unbound (magical person) for leading the Queen of Hearts Domain. Neela is what we call a badass YA female character, and I really enjoyed following her story, but for some reason I felt that she made really stupid decisions and there really wasn’t any build up to it. It felt like the only reason behind it was to further the plot, but I could have interpreted it wrong. Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable read, and not to mention there was a little bit of romance! A really sweet and charming character – Amil. So, if you guys are going to read this, I suggest you keep an eye out for him! Hoping to read more from this author.
That is it for now 😀 Thank you to NetGalley, all the publishers and especially the authors for providing me with an e-copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.