I’m back with another mini reviews posts. I prefer this format to the other way I was doing it but I need to get in the habit of drafting a review for each of the books as I finish them otherwise I am going to let them sit for so long that I forget everything I want to say about them like I did for this set of books. Oh well I will do my best to get my thoughts out for these books. I’m not going to be including the synopsis of the books because I don’t want these posts to end up being too long but I will leave a link to them on Goodreads. Anyways here are my reviews for some books I’ve read recently.
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
****.5 (4.5 stars)
I was so excited for this book when it was announced because I loved her Stalking Jack the Ripper series so much and luckily it didn’t disappoint. Honestly I had no doubts that I would love this book in the first place. It did take me a lot longer to get through than I thought it would but that was not because of the book it was because I haven’t been wanting to read a whole lot lately.
This is a great start to a new series? duology? Honestly I don’t know how many books she plans to write for this one. This book gave me everything I could want in a book. You get witches, demons, magic, a murder mystery, amazing world building and yes a romance however the romance isn’t the main focus of the book but y’all know that’s what I latch onto. The romance while not as swoon worthy as Audrey Rose and Thomas’ romance was from the very beginning has got me hooked. This is I assume going to be an enemies to lovers type of romance, at least that’s what it’s shaping up to be and I am here for it. I am actually shocked that I like Wrath so much considering I never like the villains.
Emilia was a little too reckless sometimes which was a little annoying but in her quest for vengeance I understand the decisions she made even if they were really bad ones. This also ends on a cliffhanger which isn’t my favorite because I am so impatient. The title for the next book has been announced and Kerri said it’s shaping up to be her most romance heavy book yet and I can’t freaking wait. I will definitely preorder it as soon as possible.
Song of Susannah by Stephen King
**** (4 stars)
This is the 6th book in the Dark Tower series and I think it’s my favorite one yet. Don’t get me wrong I still think this series was drawn out and I still have no clue where he’s going with this series but they have mostly all been ok reads. I think this is a great addition to the series and it’s a great set up for the final book which I am so ready to read because I want this series to be over with. I still feel like I am going to be left feeling like I spent/wasted so much time on this series and I am going to be left underwhelmed but we shall see.
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: A Couple of Misfits by Disney Enterprises
**** (4 stars)
My husband bought this for me as a gag gift but I actually really loved that he got it for me. First it’s a really quick and easy read that will help me with my reading goal and Rudolph is one of my favorite Christmas movies. This is definitely meant for kids because it basically tells the story of the movie in easy sentences. Despite that I still really loved getting to read this in book form.