Hey, Kiddo By Jarrett Krosoczka| #BookReview #memoir

My thoughts/ review:

Hey Kiddo is a graphic memoir about the author’s life growing up. He talks heavily about the absent of his mother and her being addicted to drugs. He was raised by his grandparents while his mother was in and out of his life.

Jarrett Krosoczka picked up a big talent and that was drawing, that all he wanted to do with his life was draw and paint and he was very good at it.

Throughout the story I felt all kinds of emotions for Jarrett and his situation. But in the end he remained strong and positive and didn’t fall down the same path as his mother. He had a dream of going to college and making something of himself, which he did. 

This story is inspiring and encouraging and I enjoyed the positive ending, the artwork was cool as well.

Overall I enjoyed reading this story.
5⭐

CLICK HERE FOR SYNOPSIS FOR HEY KIDDO

Let me know if you read this graphic novel and what did you think of it?

Xoxo Nikki🤎

Watch “🎂 Birthday Book Haul📚 #bookhaul #romancebooktuber #booktube” on YouTube

I just had my birthday this past February 20th and it’s always a big blessing to see another year and spend it with people I love and care about. But one thing I wanted most out of all my gifts (which I enjoyed just as well) we’re more books. So I did a quick video of a birthday book haul of all the books I got and sharing why I chose them. I’m excited to be getting to them very soon. And having these new books have definitely put me into a big reading mood. Hope you enjoy the video let me know if you are interested in any of the books I mentioned or if you read of these.

Xoxo Nikki🤎

Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser & Robyn Smith | #netgalley #washdaydiaries #bookreview

Wash Day Diaries sums up what I and I would say most black women with natural hair go through. I love the highlights on the struggle it is to take care of our natural hair yet, the time and care we also put into it.

I loved the characters they to represented what real sisterhood is. They stuck together, loved and supported each other. I loved that this story showed that we as black women need to start lifting each other up and not keep tearing us down over crazy insignificant things that don’t matter. 

I feel this story showed respect and power something that has always been taking away from black women. Absolutely loved this!

5 ⭐


***Thanks to netgalley and the publishers for allowing to read and review this**

SYNOPSIS FOR WASH DAY DIARIES

Soft Magic by Upile Chisala | #bookreview

My Thoughts/ Review:

This was a beautiful book of poetry. All about what it’s like being a black woman and the things we do on the daily. We love, give, help, educate but black women still aren’t recognized like they should be. 

The author also talks about self love and self care. Something on the journey of doing for myself. She also mentioned about not putting a man before yourself. Something I often see way more than I should. She says to love him from a distance but still not lose yourself in the process. We a woman not just black women can get caught up in relationship that it tends to control everything in our life. 

The author talked about putting yourself in first; love yourself. I strongly believe more women need to hear this. We do a lot with out children, work, school, family, ect and it’s time we take time for ourselves.

This was a nice fast paced poetry book and I enjoyed the author’s writing.

Rating: 5⭐

Synopsis for SOFT MAGIC

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Xoxo Nikki 🤎

Grading Curves by Naima Simone |#Bookreview #romancereader

My Thoughts/Review:

This is a Read me romance podcast novella. I really enjoyed reading this story, this is the story of Nikki and Dean. Nikki is just trying to start brand new with a new job in a new town. She walks into a tattoo shop to get a tattoo for saying goodbye to her old life and old way of being.

She meets Dean her tattoo artist and they immediately have an attraction. They end up meeting again when Dean start classes at college not knowing Nikki is his professor.

This was a fun teacher -student story that actually seemed realistic. It was fun to know more of a background of Nikki as well as Dean on their issues outside of them wanting to be together.

I will definitely be reading more from this author.

My rating: 4.75 ⭐

Click for Synopsis: GRADING CURVES

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Xoxo Nikki 🤎

Rules of The Friend-Zone By Kat Baxter | #BookReview

My Thoughts/ Review:

This is a “Read Me Romance” podcast book that I chose randomly. I told myself I wanted to start reading the books from the podcast this year, so I just chose this to start with.
This Piper and Dylan’s story. Piper and Dylan are best friends have been since the early years of college. They both love each other but don’t want to cross that line and potentially ruin their friendship.
I enjoyed the ending to this story it was nice HEA and overall a sweet story. I like that the story mentioned a snowstorm because at the time of me reading this the north east in the US is experiencing snow and cold weather so I feel this story fit right in.
In the end I rate this a 4.5⭐ it was nice and cute and with a good ending.

Synopsis to Rules of the Friend-Zone:RULES OF THE FRIENDZONE

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Xoxo Nikki🤎

December Reading Wrapup 2021

In the video below I discuss the books I read in the month of December 2021. I talk a little bit about the books as well as give a star rating. Let me know if you have read these books that I mentioned and share what you thought. Also I have written reviews on these books on my blogs if you would like more details on my thoughts and reviews.

Thanks for stopping by

Xoxo Nikki🤎

#BookReview | Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

My Thoughts/ Review:

This was my first sci-fi romance and I have to say I actually enjoyed it. I put off reading this because I felt I wouldn’t like it, mainly because it’s so hyped up right now and I can see why.

This is about a woman named Georgie who is basically kidnapped on a spaceship with other woman she doesn’t know. She doesn’t know how she got there or where she is going all she know is she is surrounded by little green men that has full control over her and the other girls.

In the book Georgie is basically taken by a big blue guy with horns and tail ..his name is Vektal and he is obsessed with Georgie. He wants to make sure she and protected and wants to make sure while she is living on this ice planet that she is happy.

I liked how imaginative the story was and just how different it was too. The author made it easy to under the world and words to describe other elements of the world. I can definitely see myself reading more into this series. 

4.5 ⭐

CLICK HERE FOR SYNOPSIS: ICE PLANET BARBARIANS

Hope you enjoyed this review let me know what you think

Xoxo Nikki🤎

#BookReview | Indigo by Beverly Jenkins

My review/ thoughts:

Instead of giving a full review of this story I’ll share my personal thoughts and how I felt. Indigo by Beverly Jenkins is my first historical romance novel that I read. I always wanted to read historical romances but had no idea where to start. I knew for a fact that I wanted to read some written by a black author to start me off. Indigo sets the tone of what real romance is especially during a dangerous time like the 1800s where blacks were bought and sold into slavery and had very little power.

I strongly believe Beverly Jenkins captured the historical part very well and made it seem very believable. 
Hester and Galen are the perfect couple. Hester I felt was a strong woman and did for herself she wasn’t use to a man doing for her. Which for me I’m glad the author didn’t write Hester as a weak woman that needed a man for everything. And Galen he is a alpha male he knows what he wants and goes after it. He knew he wanted Hester and wouldn’t stop until he had Hester as his wife.

The whole story is swoon worthy. Every page when Hester and Galen were together I was smiling and I felt happy for them. They have gone through so much together and in the end still managed to be together and build their family, even during the tough times that was slavery.

I actually buddy read this with my good read and now because of her I want to read more of Beverly Jenkins books. I can now say I like reading historical romance and I can see why a lot people of enjoy reading them. Reading Indigo has made me want to read other historical romances novels from other authors as well. 

Overall this was a great story 5⭐ I can definitely see myself re reading this again.

Click here for Synopsis of Indigo:INDIGO

Thanks for stopping by, let me know if you read this or any other book by author Beverly Jenkins

Xoxo Nikki🤎

#FridayReads – Current Reads Nov 19 2021

So I finally uploaded a new video on my YouTube channel talking about my current Reads for this up coming week. At this point in time I’m in the mood to read everything, which for me is a good thing.

Here in the video please check it out and let me know if you have read any of these. All of these books I’m very excited for it.

Thanks for watching my new video and stopping my by blog

Xoxo Nikki