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Mini Reviews: Kingdom Of The Cursed, City Of Lost Souls, The Inevitable Collision Of Birdie And Bash & The House In The Cerulean Sea

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Kingdom of the Cursed

Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco

***** (5 stars)

When Kerri said this was her most romance heavy book to date I was so excited and couldn’t wait to read it. This was everything I could have asked for and more. While it is definitely romance heavy and it does get a little detailed for me personally this was on the tamer side of things. I read very steamy books though so this could very well be too detailed for some people. I will say there were some reveals that I saw coming and some that totally surprised me. Overall I really loved this book and I wish I didn’t have to wait a year for the final book in this trilogy to be released.

City of Lost Souls

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

**** (4 stars)

I’ve been reading this series back to back and at this point everything is just starting to run together, and I feel like I am continually repeating myself when I am reviewing them. I’m enjoying the overall story to want to continue on to see how things end but this series has drug on too long. This would have been better suited as a trilogy. All of the characters have done something to annoy me at some point or another but I am still on board for the different romances that are happening. Honestly at this point I think the romances have been what have kept me going this long. I’m currently reading the last book and I am so glad it is coming to an end.

The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash

The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash by Candace Ganger

***.5 (3.5 stars)

I was provided an ecopy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I started reading this book a couple years ago and I think I only managed to get a couple chapters in before I put it down and didn’t pick in back up. At the time I just wasn’t in the mood for it. I finally picked it back up and while I didn’t end up falling in love with it like everyone else has I did end up enjoying it. This book is a pretty hard book to read but at the same time it’s hopeful. This book is about forgiveness. Forgiveness of others and yourself. My issue was with the characters. You are meant to feel bad for them and I did but at the same time I didn’t particularly like either one of them and the romance didn’t completely work for me either but not for the reason you might think (if you read this then you know what I am talking about). I get what the author did with this book and for that it gets points but it just didn’t 100% work for me unfortunately.

The House in the Cerulean Sea

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

***** (5 stars)

I went into this book not knowing anything about it. I never read the synopsis or anything I just knew everybody has been raving about this author and I wanted to give him a try and this is the book I started with. When I first started reading this I thought it was really cute and I was enjoying it, but I also felt like it was overhyped. I no longer think it is overhyped. I loved everything about this book. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator did an amazing job narrating each of the characters. As for the story itself as I said it was just so freaking cute and it teaches you a lot. I don’t want to go into detail because I think you should go into this book knowing as little as possible. The biggest takeaway from this book is acceptance but it’s also about found family and finding your place/home in the world. For a fantasy novel this is very simplistic, but it worked for this book and I think that’s part of what made this book so amazing. Like I said I listened to the audiobook of this so I don’t own the book yet, but I have added it to my wish list as well as some of his other books because I want to read everything else this author has written now.

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6 thoughts on “Mini Reviews: Kingdom Of The Cursed, City Of Lost Souls, The Inevitable Collision Of Birdie And Bash & The House In The Cerulean Sea

  1. I am so glad you loved The House in the Cerulean Sea. I also listened to it and thought the narrator added so much to the story. Wonderful review without giving anything away. I enjoyed the newest one, but not as much as this one.

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