now you can see by Jessica L. Tate
★ ★ ★ ★
I feel like such a horrible blogger. The author reached out to me via email back in August asking if I would be interested in reading her debut poetry collection and I said then that I would try to have it read in September and I didn’t read it until January. Ugh I can’t believe I let this happen. I am still new to poetry and I still struggle to understand poems sometimes but that’s not the case for now you can see by Jessica L. Tate. This collection of poems tells a story of a woman (the author) who experiences love, then heartbreak, and hatred, and ultimately comes to accept it all and see that some things are for the best at the time. I really enjoyed this collection of poems and I could feel all the emotions while reading through each poem.
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
★ ★ ★ ★
I buddy read this book with Brittany from Bookish Beauty. She hasn’t posted anything on her blog in a while but she did start up a YouTube channel which you can find here. I can’t say much about this book without spoiling it so this is going to be a very short and vague review. Like pretty much everyone is saying I think you should go into this book not knowing anything about it. I had pretty high expectations for this book because everyone was saying this was her best book yet. I’ve only read this book and November 9 so based on just those two I think November 9 is the better of the two. While I really did enjoy this book it didn’t reach my expectations of it so therefore when I finished I was just left feeling meh. There’s so much more I could say about stuff I wish would have happened a different way or people who I wish would have been different etc. but again I can’t talk about that without spoiling everything so I am going to leave it at that.
The Usurper King by Zeb Haradon
★ ★ ★ (3.5)
First up I want to say thank you to the author for providing me with a PDF copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Going into this book I didn’t know anything about it besides what I read from the synopsis of it. I definitely thought this book was going to be a little out of my comfort zone but it sounded intriguing so I decided to give it a try. I was really into the story and wanted to know how things were going to play out. It was weird be it had me hooked. I had a few issues with it though. First was the use of a certain word that I absolutely hate and I hate it when people just throw it around like it’s nothing. Next was “extispicy” which is the practice of predicting the future by reading the entails of sacrificed animals and apparently used to actually be a real thing. While those parts weren’t graphic I still had a hard time accepting that animals were being sacrificed that just isn’t for me at all. Like I said I did enjoy reading this but it wasn’t something that I absolutely loved but I also didn’t hate it. It was more of an ok read for me.