Books I Recently Read📚…

So I wanted to a catch up on my recent reading. Share what I read over the last few months with my personal thoughts and reviews on the books I read.
My Thoughts (Review):

I came across this author’s book through my library and decided to take a chance. I chose this title to start with. I do like the flow of the story and how it’s set up like a mix-tape.


This story is about two people who fell in love and are trying to find ways to keep their love strong. This was a simple love story I just wanted more.


I also was draw to this because of the cover, this was strictly a cover read and I see the author has similar cover art for all his books so that’s a win. I will be reading more from him to get a more feel and understanding of his writing style.


Rating: 3.75 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Click here for Synopsis of Book: BEES + THINGS + FLOWERS + MICROFICTION

My Thought (Review):

Harper was a bad b!tch and she seemed to play the game very well. She knew what she wanted and went after it. The whole situation with Mahoney and his wife was messed up. But in reality that’s how it is. I can’t be too mad with Harper she did what she was supposed to do, while making sure she got paid in the process. In the beginning I felt bad for both women but after reading to the end I don’t. These are games people play, any and everything will have a consequence. Mahoney just didn’t play the game right, facts! I enjoyed this wanted more.

5 ⭐

Click here for Synopsis of Book: TOXIC

My Thoughts (Review)

This was a really cute short story. I always enjoy Daria White’s writing and the characters she brings to her readers. I want to read more about these two characters. Lovely story. 5⭐

Click here for the synopsis of the Book: WHAT MACKENZIE NEEDS

My Thoughts (Review)

I enjoyed this middle grade novel, this is about a young girl named Bea her mom and dad are now divorced but her dad is getting re married to a man named Jesse. In the beginning Bea is trying to gather her feelings about it all. But once she sees that her mom is okay with it she feels she can be okay with it.

Jesse has a daughter named Sonia, and at first she seemed standoff-ish towards Bea and the idea of her dad marrying another man. But she learns this is going to be her new family now.

I really like Rebecca Stead’s writing this is the second book I read by her. The way she writes middle grade is not in a way that it’s watered down for the younger audience but she puts her young characters in real world situations, that’s something I enjoy.

The writing and the topic of discussion is something that drew me into the story more. This is another book by Rebecca that I would re read really good, about family, friends, love and being there for one another.

Rating: 4⭐

Click on the link for the synopsis of the Book: THE LIST OF THINGS THAT WILL NOT CHANGE

My Thoughts (Review)

I read this as a buddy read with my friend. This was an okay quick read. I really wanted more with Eve and Layton, this book talked more about their profession than anything else. I honestly just wanted more. I liked the beginning of the story of how Eve and Layton met I thought that was nice. But overall this was a quick read and I can’t be too mad with that, this was the first book I read by Beverly Jenkins and I plan to read more from her soon.
2.75 stars ⭐

Click on the link for the synopsis of the Book: ONE MASKED NIGHT

Overall I enjoyed reading all of these. They were fun reads that I can see myself re reading one day soon.😉

Thanks for stopping by

Xoxo Nikki🤎

Sheets By Brenna Thummler | Book Review

Claudia and mean Janine Baby sitters club # 7 by Ann M Martin| Book Review

Synopsis:

Claudia’s participation in the Baby-sitters Club is curtailed when Grandmother Mimi suffers a stroke and Claudia finds herself “Mimi-sitting” and fighting more frequently with her sister.

Review:

This year I’m going back to my childhood reading some of the babysitters club books. I always enjoyed Claudia she was one of my favorite characters, she always seemed so much older and mature for her age.

The babysitters club # 7 is basically about Claudia taking on more responsibility caring for her grandmother Mimi after she had a stroke. Her big sister Janine always looks down at Claudia and doesnt think what she does as far her job being a babysitter and things she does after school is worth it.

I listened to this on audio book and the narrator did a great job with all the characters. I’m glad I decided to listen to the books this time around for my re read.
Good story. 3 ⭐

Rating: 3 ⭐⭐⭐


Ghost Squad By Claribel A. Ortega | Book Review

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Synopsis: Coco meets Stranger Things with a hint of Ghostbusters in this action-packed supernatural fantasy.

For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business.

Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd’s witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely’s firefly spirits before it’s too late.

With the family dynamics of Coco and action-packed adventure of Ghostbusters, Claribel A. Ortega delivers both a thrillingly spooky and delightfully sweet debut novel.



Book Review: 

Ghost SquadGhost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ghost Squad is a fast paced middle grade #ownvoices/ Latinx novel great for young readers or anyone who wants something different. This story is about Lucely and her best friend Syd stumbling onto ghosts in their town. Lucely is also trying to communicate with her mother who passed away sometime ago through fireflies. This book I find has a lot of things going on and kids may like that aspect. Since I’m not a big middle grade reader myself and I’m typically not the audience the author goes after the things happening within the book will be different coming from someone in the 5th grade.

But overall I enjoyed it, the audiobook was great. I thought the narrator did a good job with keeping the story alive. Ghost Squad was fun, cute, diverse, #ownvoices and something I’ll let my son listen to.