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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales Book Review

Only Mostly Devastated

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review.

Okay let me start by explaining why this interested me;
1. I loved : Simon vs the homosapiens agenda
3. dare I need to say more !?!?

This book was such a lovely read, not to say that it doesn't tackle serious subjects because it does.
I picked up this book when I was in a reading slump, coincidentally simultaneously  sick in bed.
It was the perfect book to get me out of that, I can't wait to read the final copy of it another time, because it was THAT GOOD. It has a variety of great LGBTQ+ representation, shows great friendships and familial bonds. The side character also have so much life to them. they don't feel like they were just there to be briefly in the story, they felt like they are actually people.
The character growth in this is also great,
Get ready for a wild ride that will play with your emotions in the best ways. I can't wait to read what this author publishes next !
5/5 stars

Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan Book Review

Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy, #2)

Disclaimer : I received an arc in exchange of an honest review.
So this is a hard one to review.
There were things that I really enjoyed in the first one, unfortunately this one took me too long to read. It was so cliche/predictable. There were so many repetitions in the way the book was written, it felt as if all we had read in the first book was all these characters were. There was little to no character development and what I did find wasn't answers to questions and things happening in Wicked Saints but rather left me feeling as if the author had no idea where she wanted to take the story. I would've honestly prefered waiting more time for the sequel and having it be better than getting the sequel the year after.
After reading the first book, while I did not love it, I was excited to see where things would go. I loved the magic aspects of the story and while it had taken me a long time to get into it, though it wasn't memorable it was okay/enjoyable.
This story had no depth to it, while there are battles and action, they felt more like a way the author was trying to cover up the fact that the story was seemingly going nowhere than a cumulation of  events leading to it (like a omg this is going to happen I can't wait; this felt more like ahh okay this is happening now).
I was very disappointed in this novel.
While I do see potential in the concept it was executed poorly in my opinion.
Hopefully her future novels will be more thought out/written in a captivating way.
I cannot recommend this unfortunately.
2/5 stars